VMware vSphere Review

We've been able to scale out at deployment time to match our predicted future needs.

Valuable Features

We've found that the most valuable features for us are:

  • vMotion
  • Replication
  • Portability

Improvements to My Organization

It's improved our functioning in three areas:

  • Deployment
  • Backup
  • Disaster Recovery

Room for Improvement

One way VMware could improve on this solutions is to re-incorporate the FAT client along with the web client.

Use of Solution

I've used it for nine years.

Deployment Issues

Deployment is done with future needs in mind. But with day-to-day deployment, we haven't had any issues.

Stability Issues

There have been no issues with the stability.

Scalability Issues

We've been able to scale out at deployment time to match our predicted future needs.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

Customer service is very good.

Technical Support:

Technical support is very good.

Previous Solutions

No previous solution was in place.

Initial Setup

The set-up is very straightforward.

Implementation Team

We used in-house staff to deploy. Depending on the implementation, you would decide then on a vendor, if necessary.


I don’t have a specific number on the ROI, but it has been very good.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

I would recommend discussing an ELA with the vendor.

Other Advice

Think of the entire environment when making this decision - deployment, storage, backups, etc.

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

The FAT client and Web Client are both in Version with the Web Client being able to do all the things the FAT client does and more. Including Update Manager now. Yes it is not quite as quick as the FAT client but they are pretty darn close.

25 January 16
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