VMware vSphere Review

Proven to be very stable; systems run unattended...Citrix on the other hand allows you to easily mount iso files.

Valuable Features

vSphere Replication, Storage APIs, vSphere HA, vSphere vMotion.

Improvements to My Organization

With VMWare virtualization environment; deploying servers; backing, replication and restoration are done in a matter of minutes.

Room for Improvement

Mounting ISO's ( You have to copy it onto the server and point to it and perform your installation); Citrix on the other hand allows you to easily mount iso files.

Use of Solution

4.5 Years

Deployment Issues

None that were insurmountable.

Stability Issues

VMWare in my experience has proven to be very stable; systems usually run unattended.

Scalability Issues

With the right amount of resources, additional host and servers can be added within minutes.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

5 out of 5

Technical Support:

5 out of 5

Previous Solutions

We also have in production Citrix Xenserver; Xenserver does not seem to be friendly with third party integration.

Initial Setup

With the right amount of training initial installation is usually straightforward; even in the absence of that it's pretty much straightforward.

Implementation Team

Implemented in-house

Other Solutions Considered

We evaluated Xenserver.

Other Advice

Its the most production ready virtual platform.

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