VMware vSphere Review

Gathering all of the hosts together to create one single pool across the enterprise is a terrific feature, but the integration between multiple nodes needs improvement


What is our primary use case?

We started using this just for virtualization, but now we have gone into creating private cloud features for our customers. 

What is most valuable?

Gathering all of the hosts together to create one single pool across the enterprise is a terrific feature.

What needs improvement?

It needs to integrate better between multiple modules. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I would rate the scalabilty as an eight out of ten. 

How was the initial setup?

The setup was easy. The deployment did not take much time, as long as it was properly planned. The planning must be from an experienced side and user-acceptance front. It should not take more than two months of time. 

What about the implementation team?

We used system integrators. 

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

The pricing is a bit complex.

What other advice do I have?

VMware alone cannot offer all the features that customers require. There are times when the differential cost of the customer is not feasible. In addition, there are times when the requirements, in terms of API, build up and the connectivity to the outside world is more important. People need to decide on their own whether this is a good solution or if an OpenStack solution is the better choice.

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