VMware vSphere Review

It now has an easier configuration so new server deployments don't take much time anymore.


Valuable Features

It's stable and has the ability to execute the features it promises.

Improvements to My Organization

We have managed to reduce the number of our physical servers dramatically.

It now has an easier configuration, so new server deployments don't take much time anymore.

Also, we're getting much less out-of-work-hour calls.

Room for Improvement

The web client has a lot of problems which hasn't been addressed properly.

The tools that VMware provides with vSphere need improvement, such as vSphere data protection.

Use of Solution

I've used vSphere for about eight or nine years, and this particular version for four to five months.

Deployment Issues

No issues encountered.

Stability Issues

Not at all, I'm quite happy with the stability.

Scalability Issues

This products works quite well with scaling.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

It has room for improvement, but the staff are usually very friendly and they know what they are doing.

Technical Support:

It has room for improvement, but the staff are usually very friendly and they know what they are doing.

Initial Setup

As system admins, difficulty isn't an issue as long it works after the deployment.

Implementation Team

It was done in-house.

ROI

It's saved electricity costs for us as well as costs on unnecessary equipment procurements.

Other Solutions Considered

We did a trial run of Hyper-V. We didn't switch, but Microsoft is very aggressive and tried to leverage the licenses that we had already bought. We also looked at Citrix.

Other Advice

Stick with vSphere as long as they don't screw up the product.

Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor.
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