VMware Software Defined Data Center Review

Improved reliability with our healthcare solution architecture, but needs performance optimization for VMware IO technology


What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for public-private partnership healthcare projects (hospitals).

Our environment includes Dell PowerEdge Servers, Arista Networks Data Center Ethernet Switches, Coraid SRX Block Storage SAN, GeNUA Security Appliances, Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays, Mushroom Networks BBNA SD-WAN, and MobileNets.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our organization in several ways, including:

  • Convergence and Consolidation of Server Hardware
  • Data Center Ethernet Switching
  • Bare Metal Ethernet SAN "dramatically improved" performance, stability, and reliability of the VMware Healthcare Solution Architecture.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to "leverage third-party vendors" disaster recovery/business continuity applications supporting complex VMware SDS deployments, namely Zerto.

What needs improvement?

The solution needs performance optimization of the VMware IO technology.

For how long have I used the solution?

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