VMware vSphere Review

A stable way of controlling our VMs and moving them between hosts


What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is controlling our virtual machines, as well as our host machines.

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to create virtual machines and move them from one host to another, controlling the resources.

What is most valuable?

I love all of the features in this solution, but moving VMs between host machines is one that stands out.

What needs improvement?

The solution should be more user-friendly for upgrading host ESXi units, bringing them into the control unit of vSphere.

Generally, the user interface needs to be improved for non-technical people. A technical person can hover around and find the right tool or task that needs to be done. But, for people who are new, they require guidance because it is not intuitive. They have to ask for help from here and there to get it right.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has been very stable up to now, and we are very happy with that.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I cannot make a prediction about the scalability, but I can tell you that we have close to five hundred users at this time. We must keep up with technology so we do plan on expanding the use of this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Until now, I have not used their technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment of this solution was completed before I joined the company, although I don't think that it was complex.

In terms of maintenance, it depends on the task that you are doing. Normally, it doesn't take too much time. There are two of us that handle the maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

There were consultants who assisted with the deployment.

What was our ROI?

It took quite a long time, but in the end, I think that it benefits us in terms of ROI.

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

The licensing fees are on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

When I hear that somebody is willing to deploy a similar solution, I suggest this product to them and even help with the deployment. I love this product.

Once this solution is deployed, only fine tuning needs to be done. Once complete and everything is in place, you don't have to do much. From the technical end, the product is great.

I would rate this product a ten out of ten.

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