VMware vSphere Review

Versatile, extremely stable, and very scalable with useful DRS and resource pooling features

What is our primary use case?

We use it for the virtualization of server infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

It is very versatile. All features are beneficial and very good, especially DRS and resource pooling.

What needs improvement?

They can maybe review its price. They can also consider offering a free public version for development for a certain number of users. 

I am using version 6.7, and it would be good if it has support for SaaS storage. They might already have this feature in the latest version 7.1.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution in our company for 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is extremely stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. Its usage depends on each customer. We have small, medium, and large customers. 

As a company, we are not a big consumer of VMware solutions. We do VMware deployments in other companies. We sell it to other companies, and we have a partnership with VMware. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Based on my experience, they are very good. Their support used to be best, but it also depends on the number of subscriptions for each contract. Generally, their process is very good.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy.

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

I'm not a pricing or budgeting person, but I know that its price is a little bit high, and they can consider reviewing it. Its price is probably the highest in this domain.

What other advice do I have?

I personally do not recommend Hyper-V based on my experience, but I can recommend others to also look at Proxmox. There is also a solution from IBM. They are, for sure, very good contenders.

I would rate VMware vSphere a nine out of 10. It satisfies our needs.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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