VMware vSphere Review

We were able to scale up from 10 to 80 machines, something we couldn't have done with physical servers. Training, however, should be made more available.

What is most valuable?

  • Ease of upgrading
  • Ease of backups
  • Ease of deployment

How has it helped my organization?

We now have a quicker deployment of machines, as it’s been far more cost effective than our physical servers with a smaller footprint.

What needs improvement?

It’s pretty good the way it is, I can’t think of anything else I need.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It’s very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We started with maybe 10, we’re up to 80, and it’s been very easy to add them all on.

How are customer service and technical support?

I’d say they were very good, they’re very quick and responsive, I can’t think of them ever not being able to an issue.

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

We were running physical servers, the industry was headed that way, and we knew that we had to. Furthermore, 80 physical servers is too much to fit into one room.

What about the implementation team?

I didn’t set it up, but I think they had a consultant come in.

What other advice do I have?

Probably the availability of training is the most important thing to look at when choosing a vendor. It’s not perfect but it’s pretty good, and VMware is great.

Peer reviews are pretty important, it’s an easy way to look at hands on market research that you don’t have to pay for, to be honest.

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