Turbonomic Pros and Cons

Turbonomic Pros

Stephen Baker
System Administrator at UL Workplace Health & Safety
The biggest value I'm getting out of VMTurbo right now is the complete hands-off management of equalizing the usage in my data center.
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Todd
Network Specialist II at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to monitor and automate both the right-sizing of VMs as well as to automate the vMotion of VMs across ESXi hosts.
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A J R Hammerton
Virtualization Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
It became obvious to us that there was a lot more being offered in the product that we could leverage to ensure our VMware environment was running efficiently.
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MattEllis
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have VM placement in Automated mode and currently have all other metrics in Recommend mode.
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EricJansen
Senior Systems and Infrastructure Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
With over 2500 ESX VMs, including 1500+ XenDesktop VDI desktops, hosted over two datacentres and 80+ vSphere hosts, firefighting has become something of the past.
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reviewer692475
User at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most important feature to us is an objective measurement of VM headroom per cluster. In addition, the ability to check for the right-sizing of VMs.
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Eric Schoenfeld
Alliances Director, Data Center at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
The system automatically sizes and moves resources based on the needs of the applications.
We have seen a 30% performance improvement overall.
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Turbonomic Cons

Stephen Baker
System Administrator at UL Workplace Health & Safety
The one point is the reporting. We do have reports out of it, but they're not the level of graphical detail I would like.
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Todd
Network Specialist II at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
While the product is fairly intuitive and easy to use once you learn it, it can be quite daunting until you have undergone a bit of training.
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A J R Hammerton
Virtualization Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
The old interface was not the clearest UI in some areas, and could be quite intimidating when first using the tool.
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MattEllis
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like the detail I get in the old user interface and will miss some of that in the new interface when we perform our planned upgrade soon.
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EricJansen
Senior Systems and Infrastructure Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Since the introduction of a HTML 5 based interface, our main - but minor - criticism of a less than intuitive operation managers' GUI would be the area of improvement.
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reviewer692475
User at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Remove the need for special in-house knowledge and development.
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Eric Schoenfeld
Alliances Director, Data Center at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Enhanced executive reporting standard with the tool beyond the reports that can be created today. Something that can easily be used with upper management on a monthly or quarterly basis to show the impact to our environment.
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