- Hardware consolidation
- Easy provisioning
- Speed to get environments out to business units
There are some networking changes, storage integration, and leverage features that aren’t available.
It's pretty solid, there's a few bugs, but nothing detrimental.
It's very scalable and easy to deploy.
It's got pretty good tech support, quick answers, and they integrate well with certain key partners (Cisco, NetApp, etc.).
It was very straightforward.
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.
I would recommend it, as it's very stable and robust. Make sure you stay current, and up to date.