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Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Reviews

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Real User
VIP of Infrastructure Engineering at MindSHIFT
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Reliability, cost effectiveness, integration.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to deploy faster, more scalable. We get far more use out of the hardware we buy in our datacenters, reducing electrical costs. We own our own datacenters, so electric cost is a big priority, as is space. The more space we can... more»

What needs improvement?

I can't keep up with what they're releasing now, to be honest. Certainly, some of the new things they announced recently, like being able to get better intellect about the virtual machines. That's always been a challenge. vRealize Operations... more»
Real User
Project Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the constant expansion of virtualization of all things in the datacenter, networking, storage. Overall it's the simplicity, they make things very, very simple and the most complex aspects of a datacenter are... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's battle tested, it's cool. I would say in a lot of cases, bulletproof. It's very simple to use, it's very easy to understand, it's easy to set up and initialize and get going, and it actually provides the enterprise class performance... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see something that stands out. Every year we see new products coming out from VMware and they keep packaging more and more in the software defined data center. But I would like to see something that is very much like how it... more»

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Architect at Farmers insurance
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

I think the best way to think of it is, all the reasons why virtualization is so important to compute, SDDC gives to things like network and storage.

How has it helped my organization?

Things that used to take a real long time to do with compute are much faster with virtualization. Now it's the same thing with storage and network because you don't have to worry about any physical hardware. You need additional load balancing... more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest operational change I'd like to see them do with vSAN is to change the actual underlying way the storage is done, so that every node and every disc in the cluster equally participates in all reads and writes. It isn't set up that... more»
Real User
Solutions architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to automate both provisioning of the environment that you're trying to create as well as operationalizing some of the pieces they happen throughout the day is the most valuable feature. It is important because if you are in an... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It improves this whole process because you are no longer locked into solutions that the hardware provides. In other words, you're able to scale things a lot more easily and are able to define things a little more from a fluid type of... more»

What needs improvement?

There are still a lot of pieces that they're working through bugs because it's a new technology. There are things that need to be flushed out to allow customers to be able to troubleshoot the environment a little more easily, so certainly... more»
Stratoscale
Real User
Global VP Technology & President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The scalability of the product, and the ability to provide an AWS region to our clients everywhere; this is one of the most important features for us.

How has it helped my organization?

We use Stratoscale to allow our end customers and our integrators to manage their own servers and their own product. We're allowing them a great deal of flexibility in terms of how they utilize the cloud. We're making the cloud a lot closer... more»

What needs improvement?

We've been working with the product for so long, we've actually been very satisfied. But they could integrate more products. They recently purchased a DB-as-a-service provider, which is something we've been expecting.
Real User
Network Solution Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

VLAN and virtualization are the most valuable features. It is cost saving and effective with the government's money.

How has it helped my organization?

We can scale to the needs of the customer and find them solutions that ten years ago would cost them double the price.

What needs improvement?

Maybe, by just incorporating encryption and making it cheaper are some of the improvements needed. Right now, encryption is still expensive and then encryption is a requirement for DoD, so maybe if encryption got easier and cheaper it would... more»
Real User
Senior VMware Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

It helps me virtualize my environment. The software stack's been out there for over 10-plus years. It's a very solid stack. The feature sets have improved drastically, especially with the new release. Since they are running the same software... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It cuts down the sprawl of the environment. Helps use fewer tools to manage the environment.

What needs improvement?

Maturity of the features they've released just now. What they've released now has a lot of potential, but it's in the very early stages. Again, that consistent feature set across on-prem and cloud, that's what I would look for.
Real User
Analyst at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

It's really valuable because we're expanding our server environment constantly and it helps us manage that effectively. Because we're a company with well over 10,000 employees and offices in over 50 countries, we need a central location for us to manage all of our servers and all of our ESX nodes. It's a great avenue to integrate everything together.

What needs improvement?

Upgrading from previous versions is tricky, especially when you have an environment that spans over five operating systems, and we're using various types of hardware. So a streamlined updating process would be better than what we're currently doing, which is piece by piece rolling out the updates fairly slowly over the course of a couple years, going from 5.5 to... more»
Real User
Security Engineer
Sep 27 2017

What do you think of VMware Software Defined Data Center?

Valuable Features Automation. Using features like NSX. You can automatically create new networks, simplifies the process greatly. • Improvements to My Organization I think it's less user intensive to set up new bits of the network now that we are using SDDC net features. • Room for Improvement I hadn't given that much thought. A lower price. It's a fairly polished solution, but there are some things that are a bit clunky still. • Use of Solution Two years. • Stability Issues Seems stable so far, we've been using it for a couple of years. We have had problems, but that's probably more down to the user than the products. • Scalability Issues It scales very easily. You can just add more racks of compute and expand sideways mostly. • Customer Service and...
Real User
Technical Analyst 2
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The fact that we can troubleshoot is the most valuable feature. We can view the performance reports; we can also quickly build them using the templates and clone. The clone portion of it has a lot of things.

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to scale down in the data center, we were able to scale down with the physical boxes to VMs. It also released space because we actually have the data center offsite that we spend money on such as power, etc. We were scaling down... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the vSphere Client to have more options as opposed to the web client. I don't like using the web client and HTML. I don't like using that.
Consultant
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The virtual networking and being able to make changes on the fly without having to deal with physical cabling. Easy to use, easy to connect. It seems to be more simple than some of the other products out there.

How has it helped my organization?

Reduced cost of manpower for running cabling, ability to put a lot more extra infrastructure and smaller form factors and less power.

What needs improvement?

Possibly iBGP. It is just not clear to me yet. I have had some talks with folks who are helping networks internally. But, my understanding is no one supports eBGP.
Stratoscale
Consultant
Senior Director, IT Global Service & Support at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 08 2017

What do you think of Stratoscale?

Valuable Features The most valuable feature is the ability to dynamically allocate resources between different projects. • Improvements to My Organization We efficiently move resources between major engineering projects. What used to take us weeks takes hours now. • Room for Improvement Not all functionalities are available. • Use of Solution I have used Stratoscale for six months. • Stability Issues We have had stability issues. • Scalability Issues We have not had scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support Technical support is very good. We had a dedicated technical resource who was very knowledgeable. • Previous Solutions We didn’t have a previous solution. • Initial Setup Initial setup was complex at the beginning as the...
Microsoft
User
‎VP Product Management with 51-200 employees
Apr 15 2018

What do you think of Azure Stack?

Primary Use Case We are a managed cloud service provider and provide Azure hybrid cloud services. We operate Azure Stack on our data center and resell Azure publicly. • Improvements to My Organization Beside providing to our customers, we use Azure Stack for internal use as well. We are gradually migrating our internal application from VCE to Azure Stack because the cost of Azure Stack is much cheaper than VCE. • Valuable Features The PaaS that we use as our web service. IaaS (VMs) SQL service Development Media service Firewall • Room for Improvement Azure Stack is relatively new and lacks the features compared to public Azure. Hopefully, it will provide more core on the VM and support multi-scale units. • Use of Solution Less than one year.

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