- Ease of deployment
- We had a lot of disparate hardware and now able to consolidate into one platform
- Easy to keep hardware up to date
So much easier to back things up now. We had Oracle, SQL, everything was just a one-off, but we now have just one process for all our VMs.
We have vCloud suite, Hyperion was a pain, but now they've just announced integration into vCenter, so everytime I have a complaint, they’ve already started to address it.
They've always been excellent, but we rarely contact them maybe one or two times a year. When we’ve had issues, it’s resolved in hours. We have TAM (tech account manager) so helped things along.
We had vendor come out and it set up on 3.5, and once we got our feet wet, it's easy to maintain and upgrade.
Only purchase what you’re going to use, our management makes decisions, and buy lots of products we’re not using.
We chose vSphere because of it's ease of use, especially that it's easier than Hyper-V. Deployment would have been more labor intensive, and wouldn’t have saved any more money in the long run.