Turbonomic Review

Gives us a good idea of the hardware specs we will need for future expansion

What is most valuable?

  • Assure service performance
  • Policy/automation
  • Plan/capacity planning
  • Application module
  • Network module

How has it helped my organization?

Assure Service Performance: This feature is useful, because it gives us insightful information (similar to ESXTOP, but minus all the analysis) about a virtual machine (VM), whether it is over-provisioned or under-provisioned. The recommendations help us maintain a well-balanced virtual environment.

Policy/Automation: We set up a policy of automatically adding more vCPUs to the VMs based on Turbonomic's recommendation and continuous monitoring. This feature serves a dual-purpose for us: alleviate administrative tasks for our sysadmins and help maintain the highest performance in our VMs.

Plan: It is a great tool for capacity planning. It helps to eliminate all the guesses and gives us a good idea of the hardware specs we will need for future expansion.

Application/Network Module: Another great features that we use in our environment to help autoscale our application servers, so they are performing smoothly and fluidly with minimal intervention.

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful to have the option to display the target(s) by their host name instead of their IP address. Also, hopefully Turbonomic will continue to increase supports for more target types (vendors).

For how long have I used the solution?

For me, a bit over a year. However, our team has been using it for years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

It has been a while, and I forgot. If there were any issues, they were probably very minimal. Otherwise, it was pretty straightforward.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Nothing so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?


How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It has been excellent.

Technical Support:

It has been excellent.

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

We were using both Veeam and VMTurbo at one point, but it was management's decision to go with VMTurbo.

How was the initial setup?

It wasn't too complex.

What about the implementation team?

Vendor team. They were knowledgeable and the deployment was pretty smooth.

What was our ROI?

Not applicable.

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

Not applicable.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?


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