Turbonomic Review

After about a month of following the recommendations, we found we trusted Turbonomic enough to start automating the resizing and moves.


Valuable Features:

Within 15 minutes of deploying the virtual appliance, we had some valuable data about our environment and starting using the recommendations for VM resizing and moves within the 32 blade cluster. After about a month of following the recommendations, we found we trusted Turbonomic enough to start automating the resizing and moves. Recently, we've even used it to vacate an entire storage array onto a new one for about 1800 VMs. Everything worked flawlessly without a hiccup.

Improvements to My Organization:

It has essentially replaced the need for 2-3 operations personnel managing requests for RAM/CPU resizing for VDIs. 

Room for Improvement:

Would still like the ability to pick tiers of performance for workstations. For instance, would like to create a group wherein workstations could only scale between 4-8GB RAM, 8-16GB, 16-32GB, etc. This would fall inline with VMWare's Horizon Air performance tiers. 

Use of Solution:

We've been using Turbonomic almost 18 months now. 

Deployment Issues:

Very simple to deploy, less than 20 minutes before we could start seeing data and recommendations on our environment. 

Stability Issues:

Certain versions have had glitches in the past but they've usually been fixed or patched within a matter of days. One such instance was RAM scaling over 160GB on certain VMs for no apparent reason. 

Customer Service:

10/10. They've been quick to respond each time we need help with a new feature or we notice something odd. 

Cost and Licensing Advice:

Turbonomic essentially pays for itself in the first 30 days of use. Can completely replace an operations team for maintaining a healthy environment. 

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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