VMware vSphere Review

Along with the features of clustering and High Availability, it's also reduced our total cost of ownership and operational time.


What is most valuable?

The clustering and High Availability features are very useful and valuable.

How has it helped my organization?

After implementing VMware alongside some HP solutions, the total ownership cost was reduced significantly, and operational time was also reduced, which resulted in increased productivity and efficiency.

What needs improvement?

Management features for multi-vendor products for complex environment need work.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have six years of core experience in design and configuring VMware solutions.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

9/10.

Technical Support:

9/10.

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

We started virtualization with Microsoft Hyper-V v2, but VMware products are more stable and scalable.

How was the initial setup?

It's straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

The first implementation was done by a vendor team, and after that we completed three upgrade project cycles in house.

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

The cost of licensing is bit on the high side.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Microsoft Hyper-V v2.

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