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VMware Fusion 8 Pro delivers leading edge virtualization features.


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Leading Edge Mac Virtualization

VMware Fusion 8 Pro takes virtualization on the Mac® to the next level with powerful features designed for technical professionals that want to run Windows® applications on a Mac without rebooting. With added support for the latest modern operating systems like Windows 10, advanced users, developers, QA and IT admins rely on Fusion Pro every day for high performance, reliability and leading edge features to run Windows and Linux on a Mac.

State of the Art Desktop Virtualization for Mac

Fusion Pro’s leading edge features help you tackle complex tasks on your Mac by letting you run applications on a breadth of operating systems, including Windows, Linux and more, at the same time on the same Mac without rebooting. Fusion Pro makes it easy to evaluate new operating systems and test software applications, patches or reference architectures in an isolated and safe environment that is also compatible with VMware vSphere. Fusion 8 Pro even integrates with VMware vCloud Air, the cloud service by VMware, bringing even more cloud management capabilities to the Mac desktop. No other Mac desktop virtualization software offers the performance, reliability, and leading edge features of Fusion 8 Pro.

Desktop Virtualization with Fusion Pro
Create Powerful Virtual Machines with VMware Fusion Pro

Create Powerful Virtual Machines

With the ability to allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory or graphics memory to each virtual machine, Fusion Pro maximizes your Mac’s resources to run the most demanding applications in a virtual environment. Whether developing software, testing new operating systems or running powerful 3D applications like AutoCad® or SolidWorks®, Fusion Pro can do it all.

If you're running demanding multiprocessing applications in a VM on a Mac Pro, you don't need benchmarks to tell you that VMware Fusion…is going to best tap that added hardware.


There’s a Reason it’s Called Fusion “Pro”

Fusion Pro takes virtualization on the Mac to the next level with professional features designed to help users save precious time and effort for a variety of tasks. Added cloud support for VMware vCloud Air and VMware vSphere allows you to bring the power of the enterprise hybrid cloud to your Mac. With the ability to create linked clones to save disk space, set up custom IPv4 and IPv6 networking configurations with the network editor or connect to vSphere to create, run, upload or download a virtual machine, Fusion Pro is the ultimate tool for today’s technical professionals.

VMware Fusion Pro has many features for technical professionals
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From Your Mac to the Cloud

Use Fusion Pro to connect to VMware vCloud Air, the public cloud service by VMware, to securely manage and download cloud workloads, or run an entire cloud environment directly on your Mac, all from within VMware Fusion 8 Pro. Leverage the cloud to share virtual machines with anyone in your organization for tests, analysis or demonstrations. Fusion Pro can also connect to, create and run virtual machines hosted on VMware vSphere. Download virtual machines from VMware vSphere and turn them into local Fusion Pro virtual machines or upload local virtual machines to vSphere directly from Fusion Pro.

Take Control of Your Virtual Machines

Fusion Pro gives technical professionals powerful control over how to set up and interact with virtual machines. Choose from a wide variety of options when installing, protecting, connecting, sharing and viewing virtual machines to save valuable time. You can even create virtual machines that are encrypted, require a change of password or expire at a predefined date and time. Leverage the Snapshot feature to preserve the state of a virtual machine so you can return to it at any time.

VMware's robust IT-oriented security features make it the best choice if data security is a concern.

Take control of virtual machines with VMware Fusion Pro

VMware Fusion Pro is Designed For:

Advanced Users
With the ability to assign 64GB of memory, 16 virtual processors and 2GB of graphics memory per virtual machine, Fusion Pro delivers leading edge features for running Windows on a Mac. And, with innovative tools such as linked clones, virtual network editor with IPv6 support, and connectivity to vSphere or vCloud Air clouds, Fusion Pro is the perfect tool for advanced users on the Mac.

Software Developers
Software developers rely on Fusion Pro to streamline the development and debugging of Windows or Linux applications in multiple environments on their Mac. Developers can replicate a production web or hybrid cloud environment right on their Mac, or leverage Project Photon for running containers like Docker, RKT or Garden, on your Mac the right way.

Quality Assurance
Quality assurance teams use Fusion Pro to efficiently and economically test applications on a complex matrix of operating systems, application platforms and browsers—all while doing away with repetitive configuration tasks. QA teams can even pull images down from vCloud Air or vSphere to perform testing with a consistent platform.

Macs in Business
Open the door to Macs in business with Fusion Pro. With unmatched operating system support, performance and reliability, Fusion Pro is the ideal solution for businesses that want to run Windows on Macs. With Fusion Pro, you can deploy standardized desktops to your employees, run business critical applications that are only available in Windows, or continue to run Windows XP applications in a virtual environment on modern hardware.

Any organisation that needs to run legacy Windows software on Apple Macs should consider Fusion 6 Professional.

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