Turbonomic Review

We use it to keep our virtual landscape balanced and bottleneck free.


What is most valuable?

The economic algorithm is a brilliant way to measure supply vs. demand of virtual machine resource needs. It is this idea that makes Turbonomic perform better than the rest.

How has it helped my organization?

We use it to keep our virtual landscape balanced and bottleneck free. When we enabled automatic guest balancing within Turbonomic, our complaints about slow VM's dropped over 90%.

What needs improvement?

They need an updated UI - perhaps HTML5? The dashboard could use a cosmetic update.

For how long have I used the solution?

Several years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No, it deployed and worked flawlessly.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No, it's there whenever we need to login.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We've had a few issues upgrading and getting things working the way would we like, but Turbonomic has been very supportive to allocate knowledgeable resources to address them quickly.

How are customer service and technical support?

Great. Turbonomic knows what it can do - and what it can't.

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

We used built in tools to try and balance workloads - it wasn't as good.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup is fairly straightforward. We deployed a virtual machine - configured it to our vCenters - and that was pretty much it.

What about the implementation team?

We did the intial deployment in house - we've had Turbonomic onsite to help us tune the product to our specifications.

What was our ROI?

The ROI has been unquantifiable. The tools within the product have been great for our administrative team. I recommend the product highly.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing has changed considerably since we purchased the product several years ago.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No

What other advice do I have?

If you need a product that can automate workload balancing, capacity planning, reporting of resource use - Turbonomic is a fantastic choice.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user540930 (Windows Systems Administrator at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees)
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Hey, check out my recent review of Turbonomic, formerly known as VMTurbo. It's a product I've used in my job and one that you should take a good look at.

author avatarChris Childerhose
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Nice review. They are updating the UI and working on an HTML5 interface. If you have one of the more updated versions of Turbonomic you can check out the new interface using the link in the bottom left corner. Yes the current interface is clunky but works. I am looking forward to the HTML5 and move away from Flash for their product as well as others.

author avatarit_user540930 (Windows Systems Administrator at a consumer goods company with 10,001+ employees)
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Thanks! That's good to hear, an update to HTML5 is the way to go.