Turbonomic Review

It has freed up space on our VMware hosts to allow optimized utilization of our resources.


What is most valuable?

Automated sizing and moves for VMs based on real-time usage statistics.

Capacity planning for purchasing new hardware.

How has it helped my organization?

It has freed up space on our VMware hosts to allow optimized utilization of our resources.

What needs improvement?

The only area of improvement that I can think of is re-sizing recommendations are not able to be based upon working hours of a day or typical load times. So you have a VM that gets pounded from 7am - 4pm, but then pretty much goes dormant. Turbonomic makes its recommendation over a 24-hour period, not during time windows you can specify. You do, however, have the option to restrict automated resizing actions within a certain window (so Turbonomic doesn't resize during peak times). I just wish there was a way to base resizing recommendations during a snapshot window instead of a 24-hour period.

For how long have I used the solution?

Two years and just renewed for a third.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues at all, was pretty straightforward to get up and running. Plus the support team was nothing short of excellent!

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues at all.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

10-plus. Everyone at Turbonomic we've worked with has been top-notch and extremely knowledgeable about their product.

Technical Support:

10-plus, same as above!

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

No we did not. Found Turbonomic at a conference and was impressed with their solution and ran with it.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, extremely user friendly.

What about the implementation team?

In-house.

What was our ROI?

I don't have a dollar number handily available, but as mentioned before it has definitely freed up server resources, giving us space back on our hosts.

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

Reach out to the Turbonomic team directly and work with your local rep so that you can get the best solution/pricing available to you.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't evaluate any other vendors.

What other advice do I have?

If you're looking for a solution to give you a deeper dive into how your VM environment is being utilized and to provide some optimization; then you can't go wrong with Turbonomic!

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