VMware vSphere Review

It has allowed us to have the flexibility of moving around our workloads on different machines, and not having to worry if anything is down.


What is our primary use case?

It is primarily for virtualization. 

How has it helped my organization?

As an enduser, I would say it has allowed us to have the flexibility of moving around our workloads on different machines, and not having to worry if anything is down. Since we are a small organization, we don't have a lot of hardware resources to spare. So, this consolidation helps us to aggregate a lot more services and solutions utilizing the same hardware. Of course, it also allowed us to upgrade our skills, which helped us when deploying other solutions.

What is most valuable?

We truly value the security of the solution. We also value the consolidation, which can be done in terms of releasing the hardware footprint, and the service call. Furthermore, the automation and ease, as well as source utilization are key features of this product.

What needs improvement?

I think the cost should be reconsidered. VMware is not the cheapest solution out there, despite the fact that it may be one of the best.

In addition, I think some of the backup features or the prediction features can be improved. The legacy workloads are not prone to be virtualized. Some users may want to see a common deduction product across the physical service.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It has been a very stable solution for us. We have not had any downtime in the past three years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is excellent. I do not see any other solution that comes close to this product.

How is customer service and technical support?

The response time from tech support is efficient. The tech support team there is very knowledgeable. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward, and not complex at all. 

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

The cost is a bit high.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Another solution in the same sphere is Hyper-V, which is quite good in terms of basic plain virtualization software. However, vSphere offers a scaled-up version. 

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