VMware vSphere Review

The DRS and snapshot features are valuable. vRA and vROps management could be simpler.

What is most valuable?

  • HA
  • DRS
  • Snapshot
  • FT
  • vMotion
  • SvMotion

How has it helped my organization?

It gives us the ability to be running over 250+ VMs on five physical hosts and in various flavours of guest OSs. Previously, we did not have this option.

What needs improvement?

The only improvement that is needed that come to mind are improvements in the vRealize Automation and vRealize Operations management simplicity.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for six years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have not had any issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had any issues with stability over the six years we have been using the solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution has scaled well.

How is customer service and technical support?

I would give the technical support 7-8/10.

How was the initial setup?

In terms of the setup, it was generally straightforward overall. However, it was relatively complex to set-up vRealize Automation 6.

What about the implementation team?

Implementation was done in-house.

What was our ROI?

We made an ROI after three years of using the solution.

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

My advice when it comes to pricing is that pricing is a bummer, especially when it comes to SnS coverage. From the feedback I have received from other users, that’s a concern for most of the customers.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The products we looked at prior to this one were Hyper-V and RHEV.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, I strongly recommend this product.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

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