VMware vSphere Review

Enables combining many physical servers but is pricey

Use of Solution: 

I have been using the solution for 7 years.

Valuable Features:

Reliability, Flexibility, High Availability; Vmware enables virtual servers to instantly move from 1 physical server to another with no user downtime.

Improvements To Organization:

Enables combining many physical servers to a few or one.

Room For Improvement:

The price could be lower.

Deployment Issues:

No issues with deployment.

Stability Issues:

No issues with stability.

Scalability Issues:

No issues with scalability.

Customer Service:

Very good customer service.

Technical Support:

Very good technical support.

Previous Solutions:

Yes, we previously used Citrix Xenserver and Microsoft HyperV.

Initial Setup:

It was straightforward, but you need training first.

Implementation Team:

We implemented through an in-house vendor team.


1-3 years depending on how many physical servers are eliminated.

Setup Cost:

Our setup costs/every day costs are several thousand dollars.

Other Advice:

Do a pilot / proof of concept first, and test -- take a non-ciritical server, convert it to a virtual server and let it run for a few weeks - then a 2nd, then a 3rd. If it all works, well, then do more

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