VMware vSphere Review

A resilient solution that is easy to scale

What is our primary use case?

We are using vSphere to virtualize our workloads.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the resilience of the solution and vMotion.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have replication between sites available in the standard version.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using vSphere for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We use it on a daily basis and it seems stable most of the time.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

All of our servers and products run using vSphere. It is easy to scale.

How are customer service and technical support?

Support for the product is not good enough. It should be faster and more efficient.

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

This is the only solution of this type that we have used.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was simple, but you have to develop it before you begin to install it.

The deployment took us approximately one week.

What about the implementation team?

We shared the implementation with a partner.

We do the maintenance, although we did have a problem one time that we escalated to the vendor.

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

The price of this solution is mid-range. There are additional features that can be purchased for an extra charge. For example, if you want replication between sites then you have to pay more.

What other advice do I have?

In summary, this is a good product and I recommend it because it's resilient and you do not have many products to install.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

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