VMware vSphere Review

Primarily, we've been able to save on energy costs. It also gives us easier migrations when upgrading infrastructure.


What is most valuable?

The two features we've found most valuable are vSphere's reliability and stability.

How has it helped my organization?

Primarily, we've been able to save on energy costs. It also gives us easier migrations when upgrading infrastructure.

What needs improvement?

We had some stability issues, though they were due to bad hardware and not software.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We've encountered no issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The problems with stability were due to hardware problems, never software.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We haven't had any issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

8/10

Technical Support:

9/10

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

We started with VMware, so we never used a different virtualization solution.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was nothing but easy. The system was running in just a few minutes.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it in-house.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We advise in general that the Essentials Plus pack is the best option for the majority of our customers.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were looked at.

What other advice do I have?

Nothing to be afraid of. Everything about vSphere is advantageous.

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