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.

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