VMware vSphere Review

The higher usage ratio of hardware and vMotion are valuable features.


What is most valuable?

  • vMotion
  • Encapsulation
  • Higher usage ratio of hardware
  • Storage virtualization

How has it helped my organization?

As a consultant and service company, we can manage our own infrastructure with minimal effort, deploy new applications very quickly, and do tests very easily.

What needs improvement?

In general, the management features need to be improved. vCenter has just gotten really big and overly complicated.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for over 10 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?

We haven't had issues with instability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We hardly ever have issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

We've found customer service to be average.

Technical Support:

Technical support used to be better. The response times are OK, but the solution has too many needs too often.

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

We've been using VMware since the beginning.

How was the initial setup?

I don't have any issues with initial setup.

What about the implementation team?

I do implementations myself.

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

Carefully think about what features you need now and in the future, because licensing costs depend on that.

What other advice do I have?

Do a PoC and compare it to other solutions.

**Disclosure: IT Central Station contacted the reviewer to collect the review and to validate authenticity. The reviewer was referred by the vendor, but the review is not subject to editing or approval by the vendor. The reviewer's company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We’re a VMware partner.
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