VMware vSphere Review

We're able to virtualize hundreds of servers at as low a cost as possible, with planned implementation of Operation Management and, perhaps, VSAN as well.


What is most valuable?

  • The ability to virtualize hundreds of servers
  • Hardware cost

How has it helped my organization?

We are a small company so having a solution that bring the costs as low as possible is the most valuable thing.

What needs improvement?

Right now, I’m looking to implement v6 with Operation Management so that would be the next step, and maybe VSAN as well.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's pretty stable, coupled with good performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Really high.

How are customer service and technical support?

Luckily we have never had to use them – that says a lot.

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

We have always been using vSphere.

How was the initial setup?

Setup was very straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented on our own.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

To be honest, I didn’t try Microsoft, or Citrix, so it's difficult to compare, but I'm used to it and it works – works great.

What other advice do I have?

Compatibilities with software, with OS, we have some applications that are only running on XP and 32 bits. You need to do some research to make it work.


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

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