VMware vSphere Review

We leveraged it to help us with our DR following power outages. However, we don't necessarily have a need for the expensive add-ons.


Valuable Features

  • High Availability
  • computability
  • vMotion
  • DR

Improvements to My Organization

Our DR count changed – we had quite a few power outtages that opened our eyes to DR and by leveraging vSphere we are able to get to our goal.

Room for Improvement

I know a lot of the stuff that we have issues with have been addressed in v6 like template management. Some of the add-ons are expensive without a specific large need.

Stability Issues

Very stable – its great.

Scalability Issues

Easy – very easy, expecially with Nutanix. It takes longer to get the hardware than to deploy it.

Customer Service and Technical Support

I’d say 10/10 – we’ve never had a problem that wasn’t solved right away if we have to call.

Initial Setup

It was straightforward.

Other Solutions Considered

We looked at a couple others and VMware was just better because of vMotion, its ease of management, and the interface.

Other Advice

Peer reviews are pretty important, more so than online resources.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5.5
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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