VMware vSphere Review

We've been able to consolidate 70-80 physical servers into much smaller ESXi virtual servers, though I've yet to figure out the product fully.


What is most valuable?

  • Stability
  • Ease of deployment

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to consolidate 70-80 physical servers into much smaller ESXi virtual servers. We’ve reduced our footprint to a much smaller virtual environment.

What needs improvement?

I can't say as I'm still trying to figure out the product fully.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have been extremely impressed by the stability of the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's extremely scalable. The ease of being able to add a new server or host in, and get it compatible with what's going on gives us a lot more functionality to get that host up and running.

How are customer service and technical support?

Fortunately, I haven’t had to use it much, but I’ve gotten good response, usually we get someone on the phone and they are able to help us with our issues.

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

No previous solution was used.

How was the initial setup?

I inherited our production environment, but I set up the dev environment and that was up and running in a day. The time from installation to functional environment was about a day.

What other advice do I have?

I think as a company VMware is committed to innovation and stability and from a setting up the environment standpoint, you want consistency, but from what we’ve seen VMWare has that.


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

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