Turbonomic Review

Helped to “right size” productions server environment. We now can do more with less.


What is most valuable?

Smart Analytics to determine environment efficiency.

How has it helped my organization?

Helped to “right size” productions server environment. We now can do more with less.

What needs improvement?

Dashboard view could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

3 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Had 1 issue during a service pack that required me to redeploy and lose all previous history.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

On a scale of 1-10 I would say 8.

Technical Support:

On a scale of 1-10 I would say 8.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

VCOPS by vmware. Switched because Vmturbo was able to give us the reporting, planning, and migrations more easily and at a huge savings.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. You deploy an appliance, give it the normal basic configs (IP, Subnet, Name) then wait a few hours and you start having data to act on.

What about the implementation team?

In-house.

What was our ROI?

ROI was 3 months. Could have been less if we would have acted on the recommendations earlier.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

VCOPS, Veeam, Solarwinds.

What other advice do I have?

Test the product give it a few days try it. You will see that it is well worth the investment.

**Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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author avatarChris Childerhose
ExpertTop 5Real User

If you need to keep history and other things when deploying because of issues there is a URL that will allow you to create a Full Backup of the appliance which includes this data and then you can restore it also after deployment. Go to - http://appliance name or IP/update.html. Log in with Administrator credentials and hold down the CTRL key when clicking the Authenticate button. This will bring up the Expert Mode features and one is "Full Backup" which is EVERYTHING. You can then use the same URL and login method for the redeployed appliance to restore.

author avatarit_user542331 (IT Team Leader EMEA at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees)
Vendor

The VMTurbo Operation Manager is a great added value to our company. It enables you not only to monitor your virtual environment but also automate proposed adjustments to the environment. We have been using this product for about 2 years now and we think it rocks. Its like having 2 extra hands and a companion looking over your shoulder. Saves me a lot of time!