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Densify
Real User
IT Architect at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

There a lot of good features. One would be the automatic rebalancing of the environment. That was one feature which helped. With that, we could improve our efficiency of our VMware infrastructure. The second thing is analyzing the workload... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Densify works basically on the VMware infrastructure optimization and we have the VMware infrastructure in place. Our motive was to perform at capacity management, as well as the optimization of our infrastructure. So, in that sense, Densify... more»

What needs improvement?

Initially we talked about some custom reporting, wherein our customer expected certain reports on a few areas, like how the storage is allocated, how the network performance is doing, and how the network utilization is happening for a virtual... more»
Turbonomic
Real User
System Administrator at UL Workplace Health & Safety
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The biggest value I'm getting out of VMTurbo right now is the complete hands-off management of equalizing the usage in my data center. VMTurbo distributes all of my VMs equally across all of my hosts. I don't ever have to think about when a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The big benefits for me is a lot of time savings. I don't have to care and feed for each individual VM, and make sure that the environment's balanced just the right way. Also, I'm able to see which of my applications are taking more cycles,... more»

What needs improvement?

The one point is the reporting. We do have reports out of it, but they're not the level of graphical detail I would like. One of the reasons we went with VMTurbo was because we wanted to replace vCOPS. We weren't getting the level of... more»

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Densify
Real User
Senior Director at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The features and capabilities which we are using right now that are driving the most value are the analytics within the public cloud. If we go out and optimize workloads internally, we get greater density, more use out of our assets, but... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of reducing risk, the way the product works is that it pulls in utilization data and then based on the analytics coming out of product, will give us recommendations. We'll then review those recommendations, validate them, and we vet... more»

What needs improvement?

In terms of integration, the tool has great data. However, it's not always meaningful because the true business attributes of how most Fortune 500 companies operate are not maintaining in one tool, they're in a school of many tools. I would... more»
Densify
Real User
Capacity Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

I think it's going to form quite a key element within a number of areas for deployment, deployment release, change management, and for managing our test environments. I have a lot of ideas how we can incorporate the technology with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I would say that the initial thing is that it provides us with a technological basis to expand capacity management beyond Excel. It provides the basis that we can springboard off to achieve areas we could only hope for before.

What needs improvement?

So far there are a few areas. It seems that the mechanism for integration is, it goes so far but I think there could be some standard integration to normal remedy service now etc. I think that should be out of the box. The reporting; we've... more»
Turbonomic
Real User
Virtual Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 07 2016

What do you think of Turbonomic?

Valuable Features The automation makes my life easier because I know my VMware clusters are balanced across all my hosts. • Improvements to My Organization Performance issues have decreased since there's no longer bottlenecks on certain ESXi hosts. • Room for Improvement The GUI has been updated since I first started using Turbonomics which was a welcomed improvement. Initially the GUI was difficult to follow and find where things are. It's gotten better but the GUI could still use some work to make certain functions more obvious. • Use of Solution Approximately a year now. • Deployment Issues Deployment was quite easy, learning the product took some time but my sales contact took the initiative and scheduled a 45 minute webex to go over the product with me and my...
Densify
Real User
Team Lead, Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Aug 21 2017

What is most valuable?

We leverage Supply and Demand Planning for Virtual Infrastructure to assist in proactive management of resources. By having a realistic forecast of available resources over intervals such as 90 days, six months and one year, we are able to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Densify provides our organization with usable recommendations for resizing VM's to optimize its use of resources. It has made the ongoing task of curating hundreds of VM's a much less manual effort. It has also provided us with impartial and... more»

What needs improvement?

Some parts of the interface are rather complex and require a bit of time to navigate, but this has never stopped us as a Densify advisor is readily available to help with our "how to" queries.
Velostrata
Real User
Product Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 12 2018

What is most valuable?

The solution implements three features which are of great value: * With Velostrata’s streaming-based approach to migration, I am able to start running apps in the cloud environment in a few minutes, regardless of how much data is associated.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I can give a couple of examples: Reduced storage overhead costs by solving the datacenter’s over-provisioning and under-provisioning issues. As an SAP-based organization, the solution allows me the freedom to create Sandbox environments ad... more»

What needs improvement?

Velostrata supports Azure, AWS and GCP as public cloud targets, which covers most of my customer requirements, but it would be good to see expansion for Google and potentially other clouds in the future. Please note that recently Velostrata... more»
Turbonomic
Real User
Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 24 2018

What is most valuable?

When you log in to Turbonomics, I find the Assure Service Performance that appears on the dashboard the most useful item. This option shows virtual machines that may need additional memory, CPU, or to be migrated to other storage to ensure... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Due to the loss of our primary VMware administrator, my colleagues had to take over managing the virtual environment. There were settings for various reservations set at one of our locations. Although memory/CPU may have been increased at... more»

What needs improvement?

Based on the way we currently use the product I do not have any recommended improvements. However, we do not have may of the automated features configured at this time.
Turbonomic
Real User
System Architect at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 30 2016

What is most valuable?

Automated move and workload placement. Resource planning.

How has it helped my organization?

Planning for capacity is much easier now. It is relatively simple to model growth based upon expected company growth for a given cycle, allowing us to acquire the necessary hardware in time to meet the demand.

What needs improvement?

The interface could use an update. Additional options in data views and dashboards would be welcome. We would also like to see expansion made in the UCS tools that they provide, to allow viewing the entire UCS environment and not just the... more»
Densify
Real User
Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The features which are most important: * The ability to increase server density inside of my environment, which has helped me drive reduction in costs. * The features to identify risk or bottle necks in my environment that help me avoid... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The first benefit (of improving density) helps with my operational budget; it has given me the ability to reduce my capital expense for supporting existing workloads as well as future workloads. The benefit to identity risk really helps avoid... more»

What needs improvement?

Areas for improvement are: * A closer integration to the service management processes. * Being able to correlate the systems which are at risk with systems that report performance incidents. * Maybe a tighter integration with my CMDB... more»
Densify
Vendor
Sr Technical Manager - Performance & Capacity Management at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The Densify Control Console, and Environment Status.

How has it helped my organization?

Our team used to spend days to gather data via MS Excel to prepare reports. The Densify Control Console has the recommendations ready on the fly, based on the policies set in the background. Our team members are now spending more productive... more»

What needs improvement?

* The reports which we extract from Densify could be more user friendly, such as by eliminating the unnecessary fields. * Normalization of CPU utilization is required. At present, the data is available based on entitlement level. * Adding... more»
Turbonomic
User
Network Specialist II at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 21 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to monitor and automate both the right-sizing of VMs as well as to automate the vMotion of VMs across ESXi hosts to insure that all resources are being utilized at peak efficiency.

How has it helped my organization?

We no longer have to continuously monitor our virtual environment through multiple interfaces (WhatsUp Gold, Veeam ONE, vSphere, etc.) to discover issues impairing performance. We now receive three separate reports every morning, one showing... more»

What needs improvement?

Mostly the dashboard. While the product is fairly intuitive and easy to use once you learn it, it can be quite daunting until you have undergone a bit of training. With the newest version, the dashboard has gotten even more "intimidating", at... more»
Turbonomic
User
Virtualization Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 21 2017

What is most valuable?

Originally we looked at Turbonomic as a replacement for our existing virtual management tool as it offered us a real-time view of our environment, which is something we never had before. But it became obvious to us that there was a lot more... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The VM rightsizing tools and the intelligent placing of workloads have helped us to not only streamline what we have but, in conjunction with the sizing tools, has allowed us to look at future scenarios and potentially reduce our spend on... more»

What needs improvement?

The old interface was not the clearest UI in some areas, and could be quite intimidating when first using the tool. Subsequent releases have had the option of an updated UI which is not only much cleaner in its look but is also much more... more»
Turbonomic
Real User
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

We have VM placement in Automated mode and currently have all other metrics in Recommend mode. We also have made use of the planning tool to project when in our migration and modernization project we would need to procure new hardware.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us to show real resource usage in order to justify or deny application owner requests for additional resources, and has helped us to rightsize our VMs to reclaim wasted CPU, memory, and disk space so we can avoid additional... more»

What needs improvement?

I like the detail I get in the old user interface and will miss some of that in the new interface when we perform our planned upgrade soon.
Densify
Real User
Senior Technical Architect at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 10 2017

What is most valuable?

Densify's ability to aggregate multiple on-premise vCenters and multiple cloud accounts, gives it a level of visibility not found in many places. Outside the obvious capacity recommendations and optimizations, the filtering and views provided... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Because of the placement optimizations, our organization has seen fewer incidents of poor performance due to resource contention.

What needs improvement?

Densify's on-premise history gives it a solid skillset to build upon in the cloud. Unfortunately the tools and mechanisms which really came to maturity in the cloud, and were not mainstream on-premise, are still not implemented. These are... more»
Densify
Real User
Performance and Capacity Management at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 19 2017

What is most valuable?

Control Console and Reservation Console. The Control Console is an incredible way to give a quick view of current capacity utilization allowing technical people to drill down quickly and allowing business/management people to get a quick... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has provided us with a more comprehensive solution that is now replacing nearly all other tools which were previously used in the different platforms and environments within the account. Allowing for homogeneous processes and... more»

What needs improvement?

We are currently using a version that is a few behind (v8.3.4 as opposed to v10), so the only improvement I could suggest would be addressed in the newest version. However, in older versions, customized reporting was lacking. v10 includes a... more»
Turbonomic
Real User
Senior Systems and Infrastructure Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature would have to be the out of box automation of VM placement. Without too much configuration, the dynamic and autonomous optimization provided by Turbonomic virtual machine placement is impressive. With over 2500 ESX... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With over two and a half years of Turbonomic in operation, we are now using the planner functionality for an ongoing datacenter consolidation project. The accuracy of our initial planner results again have been impressive, and this will allow... more»

What needs improvement?

Since the introduction of a HTML 5 based interface, our main - but minor - criticism of a less than intuitive operation managers' GUI would be the area of improvement.
Turbonomic
User
User at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important feature to us is an objective measurement of VM headroom per cluster. In addition, the ability to check for the right-sizing of VMs.

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to recover significant headroom by utilizing Turbonomic's measurements. Moreover, there is no need for any in-house reporting to check capacity.

What needs improvement?

Turbonomic's product is the best I have seen at calculating headroom when compared with our original in-house calculations. However, the current versions do not split out headroom by component nor do they indicate where the capacity... more»
Turbonomic
User
Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 27 2017

What do you think of Turbonomic?

Valuable Features Automation and planning. Turbonomic's ability to automatically load balance my storage and hosts has saved a lot of time. Planning for a future VDI deployment has allowed us to eliminate the need to scramble for resources during the deploy. • Improvements to My Organization It has balanced the load on the hosts during the day to eliminate bottlenecks. • Room for Improvement The user interface has room for improvement, but it is well on its way with the new UI that is being developed. • Use of Solution We have had it for over two years now. • Deployment Issues Deployment was easy. It was done over an hour long conference call. Had tangible data in place several hours after that. • Stability Issues Had one issue on an early release (first...
Turbonomic
Real User
Network/Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 27 2016

What is most valuable?

Obviously, automation has been the most valuable feature - it's what initially attracted us and likely our main reason for purchase. However, its reporting and planning features are also very useful and contribute greatly to ROI.

How has it helped my organization?

Not having to regularly monitor our VM environments' resources has been a definite improvement over our previous time-intensive and often reactive processes.

What needs improvement?

Built-in, context-sensitive 'Help' would be useful at times, instead of having to search through the User Guide or Community for assistance - or just for those times when you're curious about the function of a particular option/feature.

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