VMware vSphere Review

Runs the back-end for all of our retail, point-of-sale systems

What is our primary use case?

The primary use cases for the solution are all of our production and DTQ. 

We're not using any of the built-in security features.

How has it helped my organization?

We run 3,000 VMs. It works for what we need it to do. All of our retail point-of-sale stuff, the back-end for that, is on VMware. We're retail, so everything is run in virtual.

What needs improvement?

The vSphere Client always feels slow, and/or like it doesn't keep up with what I'm trying to do. So I usually use the thick client most of the time.

I'm looking forward to some of the new features on 6.7 where you can record your actions in the Client and then it will spit out all the code. So if you want a script of what you just did, it gives you all the code for that. That's probably the one thing I'm looking forward to the most in the 6.7.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I feel that it's stable. We haven't had any downtime because of the VMware.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's scalable.

How is customer service and technical support?

Technical support is helpful. I get through to the right people and they are able to give me the support I need.

What other advice do I have?

It's the only virtual solution I've ever used.

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