Turbonomic Benefits

Stephen Baker
System Administrator at UL Workplace Health & Safety
The big benefits for me is a lot of time savings. I don't have to care and feed for each individual VM, and make sure that the environment's balanced just the right way. Also, I'm able to see which of my applications are taking more cycles, more compute cycles and RAM usage. I really can understand my environment a little bit better. View full review »
Rodney Barnhardt
Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Due to the loss of our primary VMware administrator, my colleagues had to take over managing the virtual environment. There were settings for various reservations set at one of our locations. Although memory/CPU may have been increased at some point on these systems, it was not until Turbonomics recommended increasing the reservations that we realized these settings were in place. More recently, we have used it in planning data center upgrades. It allowed us to determine how many additional blades we may need due to upcoming projects. We built a template on the new model of blades we were considering, and of the new SAP HANA VM's we were going to be needing. It provided a plan of how many blades we would need to add to the environment to accommodate this expansion, which allowed for more accurate budget planning. View full review »
Todd
Network Specialist II at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We no longer have to continuously monitor our virtual environment through multiple interfaces (WhatsUp Gold, Veeam ONE, vSphere, etc.) to discover issues impairing performance. We now receive three separate reports every morning, one showing any actions that Turbonomic attempted to make which failed that lets us know what we need to look at; one showing recommended actions which we have designated within Turbonomic to be manually performed; and one showing all datastore utilization over 85%. All from a single product and all visible from a single pane of glass. With the capacity planning feature, it allows us to accurately determine the proper sizing for our replacement hosts while projecting for a rate of growth specified by us. View full review »
A J R Hammerton
Virtualization Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The VM rightsizing tools and the intelligent placing of workloads have helped us to not only streamline what we have but, in conjunction with the sizing tools, has allowed us to look at future scenarios and potentially reduce our spend on physical kit in the DC. View full review »
MattEllis
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has helped us to show real resource usage in order to justify or deny application owner requests for additional resources, and has helped us to rightsize our VMs to reclaim wasted CPU, memory, and disk space so we can avoid additional hardware procurement. View full review »
EricJansen
Senior Systems and Infrastructure Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
With over two and a half years of Turbonomic in operation, we are now using the planner functionality for an ongoing datacenter consolidation project. The accuracy of our initial planner results again have been impressive, and this will allow us to project investment costs in detail and with confidence. View full review »
reviewer692475
User at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have been able to recover significant headroom by utilizing Turbonomic's measurements. Moreover, there is no need for any in-house reporting to check capacity. View full review »
Garrett Miller
Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
It has balanced the load on the hosts during the day to eliminate bottlenecks. View full review »
it_user541452
IT Tech Lead at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Turbonomic's largest impact is that I no longer have to manually monitor VM/host performance across vCenter's and clusters. This has been replaced with a single dashboard, which highlights recommended actions and reasons. View full review »
jhutton
Senior Network Engineer at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
I no longer have to keep my vSphere Client open to monitor constantly. I let the product move machines to new hosts and change datastores as needed for best overall performance. And all of this is based on best practice from Turbonomic and a few tweaks on our end. View full review »
StephenBaker
Systems Administrator at a software R&D company with 201-500 employees
Without having to worry about a host becoming over-utilized, we have been able to work on more important projects. We are able to be more efficient with our host resources, saving the business money. View full review »
JLZimmerman
Senior Systems Engineer at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
We automate our vMotions, so it has helped us keep congestion on our hosts way down, and has been more effective than DRS. We also have used wasted storage report to reclaim over 2TB of storage from orphaned files that would have had to have been manually located before. Turbonomic has also helped with workload and capacity planning, allowing us to be more accurate with requesting expansion during budgeting. View full review »
Michael Opet
Systems Admin at a energy/utilities company
Basically if there were issues with our VMs, which account for 95% of our environment, we had to wait until one of the techs would look and react to the issue. We can set up triggers to automatically handle these issues before they get any worse. View full review »
Andrew Hish
Computer Systems Admin with 11-50 employees
The biggest improvement for us has been we have been more proactive when dealing with issues. We can even head things off before they cause any outages. View full review »
Jeff Mascaro
Senior Systems Engineer - Virtualization at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It has increased the utilization of our hosts without sacrificing performance. We can run more VMs over a longer period of time without needing to purchase additional hardware. The Plan tool is great as you can create a plan and save it for the future. It allows you to configure the plan however you need it to determine what is needed. For example, I use the Plan tool for capacity planning throughout the year, where it used to be a manual process. I now have plans that I can run and within minutes; the report will let me know what we need and where. I no longer need to keep a watchful eye on the environment. Turbonomic provides assured performance. Anything that we don't yet have automated, it will make a recommendation to improve the performance of that particular server. View full review »
RL
Systems Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We no longer have to worry about our hosts being over/under provisioned. Turbonomic just evaluates the VMs and moves them for us. It's one less thing that we have to worry about. View full review »
Matthew Cable
Network Engineer II at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has freed up space on our VMware hosts to allow optimized utilization of our resources. View full review »
Chris Childerhose
Solutions Engineer at ThinkON
Monthly reporting is more detailed now and we can see where improvements can be made within the environment. View full review »
reviewer692703
Senior Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
While none of our VMs are highly transactional, good performance 24/7 is needed in the healthcare realm. Turbonomic gives us insight and assurance that we are meeting operational targets. View full review »
M Li
Systems Administrator at a government with 10,001+ employees
Assure Service Performance: This feature is useful, because it gives us insightful information (similar to ESXTOP, but minus all the analysis) about a virtual machine (VM), whether it is over-provisioned or under-provisioned. The recommendations help us maintain a well-balanced virtual environment. Policy/Automation: We set up a policy of automatically adding more vCPUs to the VMs based on Turbonomic's recommendation and continuous monitoring. This feature serves a dual-purpose for us: alleviate administrative tasks for our sysadmins and help maintain the highest performance in our VMs. Plan: It is a great tool for capacity planning. It helps to eliminate all the guesses and gives us a good idea of the hardware specs we will need for future expansion. Application/Network Module: Another great features that we use in our environment to help autoscale our application servers, so they are performing smoothly and fluidly with minimal intervention. View full review »
Michael Waranowicz
Director of Technology Operations & Digital Security at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The number one improvement is that Turbonomic gives me more free time in my day to address other concerns. I no longer have to worry about host and guest resource utilization, because it is all handled for me behind the scenes. View full review »
George Horn
System Engineer I at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The reporting has allowed us to quickly evaluate our VM infrastructure and where we stand on a day to day basis. The planning/forcasting feature has allowed us to plan for additional hardware. At times, it has saved us lots of money when we did not need to purchase additional hardware even though we thought we would. View full review »
Jonathan Murden
IT Operations Manager - Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We now have a more robust capacity request process within the department, and over the past 18 months, we have put on hold a scale out of physical hosts at both our primary datacenter and DR. This has saved the trust 1000s in new hosts and more than paid for the solution many times over. View full review »
Calvin Engen
Director of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have a relatively small team for these tasks. We want to ensure that we have automation to provide our clients with the best experience, as well as reducing our overall labor. These factors are critical to our success. View full review »
reviewer689757
Sr. Systems Admin Virtualization Services at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have used the planning feature to retire ESXi hosts and move hosts from one datacenter to another. The planning feature told us how many ESXi hosts we needed to move based on the needed VM resources. We have also used the rightsizing recommendations on some VMs and plan on using it more extensively. View full review »
Edward "Chip" Liczwek
Technical Analyst IT, VMware Infrastructure Team at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We utilized the Plan View to understand our hardware requirements. When we replaced our old hardware with the new hardware in our datacenters, we were able to more accurately predict our needs, then with the old rule of thumb method. View full review »
Ariel Dupar
IT Servers & Infrastructure Leader at a tech services company
we only do investments in new hardwarie when the life cycle is ending or when Turbonomic have been a right sizing. View full review »
Br Yan Keadle
Systems Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Right-sizing and right-balancing VMs and hosts used to be an ongoing, tedious, and time consuming effort. With Turbonomic, it does that work for me so I can focus my attention on other priorities. View full review »
reviewer542421
EVP Financ with 51-200 employees
It continually gives me a solid look at my virtualization environment. It gives me a second set of eyes on our VMs. View full review »
John Adam
Infrastructure Engineer at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Everyone's sizing guess is wrong. Turbonomics resolves the issue with continuous workload placement and sizing recommendations/actions. View full review »
Joseph M. Parks
Ops Sys Programmer II at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
In the past, used multiple products to monitor CPU, memory utilization, or find virtual machine using large snapshots on datastores. We can look in one place throughout the day or get daily reports alerting us at the start of the day. View full review »
reviewer698298
CIO at a university with 501-1,000 employees
As we project growth and expansion, we have to consider high availability and redundancy. We also have to consider business continuity and keeping track of current and future assets. Those items are really key to this program. View full review »
Avash Maharaj
Business Unit Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Due to the VMs being correctly sized, we had an instant increase in the resources and saw an immediate CapEx saving, as we were in the process of purchasing new equipment. View full review »
CarlosCsicsmann
Infrastructure Architect/ Sr. Manager of IT Operations at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have been experiencing VM guest performance issues for months. We tried many things including adding more hardware to no avail. Within a week of running Turbonomic we were able to see clearly which guest systems needed to be resized and, especially, moved to other nodes within our clusters to obtain the optimal performance. View full review »
Peter Just
Senior Consultant at a non-profit with 11-50 employees
It allows us to rightsize VMs. While scaling down is critical, it is also important to scale up when needed. Turnbonomic monitors your environment and reacts automatically. If a VM needs more vCPU or memory, it gets it automatically. No need for manual intervention. When Turbonomic observes a downward trend and it appears that your VM no longer needs those resources, they can be taken away automatically. View full review »
Paco - JBS
User with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the tool to properly size the virtual servers and get a lot of resources back, while reducing the Ready time, so that was like winning twice. View full review »
Rob
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Having Turbonomic as a resource is like having a few extra engineers dedicated to performance monitoring, getting that time back from diagnosing resource issues is a huge plus. View full review »
Jacob Bright Mba
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Server staff gained 4 hours a week in time they did not have to devote to items other than watching a hyper-v cluster utilization. View full review »
George Lemke
Virtualization Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Our clusters are more balanced now than relying on DRS to manage workloads. Also, with the plan data, we are able to have actual data behind what our clusters look like now, how to best optimize them, and if we can afford to remove hosts. This will help us run an efficient, high performing environment while also limiting out licensing costs. View full review »
Afzaal Qaiser
Director, Information Technology at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have been able to use the planning feature to consolidate VMs on few hosts and have been able to show savings of several hundred thousands. View full review »
TapanDewanjee
Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
On a quarterly basis we take the VM right-sizing report and, based on the Turbonomic recommendation, we make the changes to resources. So far, no issues reported and it allows us to right-size our VM and use the resources properly. Along with that, the Projected Cluster report enables us to share the monthly report for capacity planning. View full review »
Kasper H
Operation & Project Lead at a maritime company with 201-500 employees
With VMware's DRS aggressiveness turned down and allowing Turbo to manage the load, we now have a perfectly balanced load across our clustered hosts. These could otherwise easily be off by as much as 30-40%, even on the very aggressive settings in VMware before Turbo. View full review »
Aasimms
Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We used Turbonomic to plan our hardware refresh, and it was right on the money. Now, we are using it to plan VM moves to the cloud. View full review »
rudi
Senior Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Turbonomic has, to an extent, helped us grow our VM environment without us having to buy new hardware. We are also using the performance statistics gathered by Turbonomic in our operations dashboards to give us control over the environment. View full review »
reviewer689127
Sr. Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Keeps clusters aligned, compute wise. We also use the planning and forecasting tools to determine needs. View full review »
Chang Chi Liu
IT Manager - Business Technology Solutions at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Turbonomic provides weekly and monthly reporting functions to our operations. This gave insight to management on how our virtual environment is doing in terms of efficiency and capacity. View full review »
Todd Warner
LAN/WAN Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We allow it to do all our VMotion migrations, ensuring our systems are running at their peak performance. View full review »
Mark Kaplan
Senior Director of IT at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
In the first month, we ran this as a POC. It saved us over 5k a month in costs by implementing its recommendations. The product continues to save us money but constantly updating its pricing files from Azure with current promotions and regional costs. View full review »
CherylHill
User at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Performance of all hosts have improved. View full review »
VVS
Sr. IT Consultant - Infrastructure Management at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Due to automation of workload placements Infra Management has been more efficient and smooth. Performance check and appropriate action taken to eliminate the same. Proactive suggestions based on underlying issues have helped us a lot. Due to that, we have reduced number of Incidents and effort being spent to manage our environment. View full review »
DShank
User
Response times have been improved on many of our servers. View full review »
ScottHorton
Enterprise Systems Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are over 75% virtual, so the importance of our virtual environment stability and performance are vital. Turbonomic has been excellent in keeping us running smoothly. View full review »
reviewer539721
Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Previously we had no automated VM moves, which meant some of our VM hosts would be overloaded and others would be under utilized. View full review »
dreesedatalink
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We no longer have to worry about cluster management, even in an environment with multiple hypervisor vendors. View full review »
Eammon Carleton
IT Infrastructure Architecture Team Lead at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Planning infrastructure needs for our virtual environment was previously a tedious task that included a lot of guesswork. With Turbonomic we can now precisely model future workload and infrastructure supply to plan for growth. View full review »
reviewer689106
Technical Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the past, we would try to manually capture resource utilization, and then use raw math to extrapolate growth requirements. With Turbonomic, we can scale a production (or proposed) use case based on normalized real data, and know exactly the horsepower it will need. View full review »
Amisha Sheth
Senior IT Analyst, Infrastructure Systems at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Used it during a ESX host refresh project to calculate how many hosts we would need to accommodate our growing production environment over the next 2 years. We reduced from 20 ESX hosts to 8 large hosts saving on VMware licensing costs as well as server hardware maintenance View full review »
V!k@5
System Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
VMTurbo helps us manage our virtual infrastructure with a more automated and hands-off approach, thanks to the way it proactively looks at issues. View full review »
Mike Howard
Senior Systems Engineer (VMware) at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
Helps us rightsize workloads, highlight bottlenecks and effectively plan for capacity. View full review »
reviewer687282
Sr. Network Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
The optimization has allowed us to focus our efforts on other areas of our virtual environment. View full review »
Jason Wilcox
Manager IT Infrastructure Computing at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This has saved us a great deal of expenses by better balancing workloads across ESXi hosts. This allowed for higher VM densities. View full review »
reviewer688299
Team Leader, Sr. Virtualization Lead with 1,001-5,000 employees
Gives me more time to spend on real issues. View full review »
Curtis Jackson
Network Admin at a tech services company
It allows for automation thus freeing my time to do other projects. View full review »
JosephBrown
Sr Server Administrator at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
We have used Turbonomic to help correct performance issues with applications in our business. View full review »
Adam Hopkin
Server and Virtualization Team Lead at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Turbonomics is DRS on steroids. Our clusters have been perfectly balanced. View full review »
Jason Bennetsen
NETWRK ANALYST IV with 10,001+ employees
I like the reporting system along with the ability to export reports to PDF format. View full review »
AndyWang
TeamLead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Have the best practices recommendations to optimize our VM environment. View full review »
Sampath H
Lead - Global Virtualization Team at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
We are able to optimize our resources in the infrastructure while gatekeeping the oversized resource requests. View full review »
Scott P
VDI Operations Team Lead at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
This toolkit has some hooks that allows us to upsize VMs on the fly based on the user's current utilization. View full review »
AndyWang
TeamLead at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have the best practices recommendations to optimize our virtual machine (VM) environment. View full review »
reviewer690726
Senior Systems Engineer
We have saved money by not having to purchase Enterprise (including DRS) and no longer having to manually balance VMs in a cluster. View full review »
dagnabbit
User at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
It has saved us a lot of time in keeping our vSphere clusters running smoothly. View full review »
Natasha Vermilyea
Sr. System Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
It has reduced our hardware costs by allowing us to purchase only the necessary resources instead of over purchasing out of caution. View full review »
Bill Ingram
System Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We are able to focus in on the actual problem faster. View full review »
reviewer687585
Data Center Manager at a sports company with 501-1,000 employees
We spend much less time trying to figure out how best to distribute VMs, and how much horsepower to give each one. View full review »
reviewer691617
Vmware Administrator at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
With Turbonomic we are using our hardware resources more efficiently. View full review »
reviewer693378
User at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
This product has allowed us to see how dense we can make our ESXi clusters. View full review »
reviewer690813
User with 201-500 employees
Allowing Turbonomic to take over for vCenter DRS has shown a marked decrease in vMotion of virtual machines to keep our cluster resources balanced. View full review »
reviewer688842
Data Center Server Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Ongoing process. Overview, scaleability and resource usage. View full review »
Grant Risch
Systems Administrator and Tech Support Manager at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
We've been able to balance our environment with much more automated ease than was previously possible. View full review »
reviewer688968
User at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Helps us get the most out of the hardware we have in place. View full review »
TjHansen
Expedia Virtualization and Cloud at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We are able to balance loads across clusters automatically, versus the very manual calculation and migration process without VMTurbo. View full review »
Eric Schoenfeld
Alliances Director, Data Center at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
It has allowed our IT organization to keep investments in hardware flat for a projected three year period. In addition, we have seen a 30% performance improvement overall. View full review »
Bernard Banks
Data Center Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Automation of keeping resources balanced among the cluster. View full review »
isbzl
Server Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Automatic migration of VMs keeps our workloads balanced at an efficient level. View full review »
reviewer689022
User at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Capacity planning. View full review »

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