VMware vSphere Review

Its hardware abstraction allows us to refresh easier. There are, however, some networking changes, storage integrations, and leverage features that aren’t available.


Valuable Features

  • Hardware consolidation
  • Easy provisioning
  • Speed to get environments out to business units

Improvements to My Organization

  • Hardware abstratction (lets us refresh easier)
  • Storage
  • DRS

Room for Improvement

There are some networking changes, storage integration, and leverage features that aren’t available.

Stability Issues

It's pretty solid, there's a few bugs, but nothing detrimental.

Scalability Issues

It's very scalable and easy to deploy.

Customer Service and Technical Support

It's got pretty good tech support, quick answers, and they integrate well with certain key partners (Cisco, NetApp, etc.).

Initial Setup

It was very straightforward.

Other Solutions Considered

Five years ago I used vSphere in a small data center that needed to go virtual. vSphere was more mature than other solutions, and I did a lot of test devs with it and it proved its stability.

Other Advice

I would recommend it, as it's very stable and robust. Make sure you stay current, and up to date.

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