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The High Availability, and flexibility are what we've found to be important for us It's made us a lot more agile.
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The vMotion in particular I think is the most valuable because this feature provides migrations of virtual machines in case you want to run do maintenance.
Production people can quickly reboot the server with ESXi Quick Boot.
The most valuable feature is vSAN, as it reduces the cost of SAN storage and maintenance.
We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running.
We are able to create virtual machines and move them from one host to another, controlling the resources.
The most valuable feature is its ability to revert to previous snapshots during testing of various guest and application deployments.
It helps to automate the data replication and DR (disaster recovery).
Using vSphere we have virtualized over one thousand servers and this gave us management, cost and datacenter space advantages.
I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.
I would like to see VMware vSphere provide a centralized patch service on the VMware level, regardless of your operating systems.
I would like more Amazon stuff inside of VMware.
Reporting on vCenter needs to be improved.
Get the HTML5 client to 100% parity to replace the Flash client.
Generally, the user interface needs to be improved for non-technical people.
Two improvements that I would like to see are higher resolution console modes for guests and easier switching between consoles.
I feel that the scalability of the solution should be improved.
Although vSphere is a nearly perfect product, it does need a little improvement. Datacenter and Cluster structure should be mixed so that the management of clusters would be easier.
I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The license of VMware is a one-time payment and you can continue to enroll in support for troubleshooting and also administer the licenses.
The price is high, but you get back a lot.
Our ROI is good.
There is an average performance boost, especially if you use VM encryption inside the VMware with another product, like McAfee. You will see great improvement in these cases.
VMware is costly versus other competitors but is still one of the market leaders and expanding now with partners like AWS.
The licensing fees are on a yearly basis.
VMware does provide organizations with discounts. The customer service license fee we got discounts on from the supplier in order for us to get the best out of the license fees. That's our experience. We possibly paid less than our partner company. The partner is only local and not global like our firm.
The pricing is a bit complex.
The pricing is a bit steep in my opinion for testing and there are other options.
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