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Rodney Barnhardt
Real User
Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 05 2019

What is most valuable?

When you log in to Turbonomics, I find the Assure Service Performance that appears on the dashboard the most useful item. This option shows virtual machines that may need… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

Based on the way we currently use the product I do not have any recommended improvements. However, we do not have may of the automated features configured at this time.

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

The pricing is fairly straightforward. It is based on the number of physical CPUs. There is now an option for per VM pricing. This can be valuable if you are monitoring… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously had vCOPS, but that was charged per VM and could not monitor and report on our XenServer environment.

What other advice do I have?

I highly recommend this product, particularly if you have a heterogeneous virtual environment.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, but as mentioned before we did have vCOPS and chose this as a replacement.
Chris Childerhose
Real User
Solutions Engineer at ThinkON
Aug 29 2019

What is most valuable?

The ability to automate moving of VMs, Capacity Planning and Reporting have been invaluable to our monthly reporting.

How has it helped my organization?

Monthly reporting is more detailed now and we can see where improvements can be made within the environment.

What needs improvement?

None at the moment. The product is improving with each release and the new HTML5 interface is great. Would like to see the ability to move custom dashboards from the old… more»

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

Contact Sales about pricing and licensing as they will work with you on the best solution.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Other solutions were evaluated during this time, but nothing was being used.

What other advice do I have?

The sales team was amazing in helping put together a slide deck for me to sell the solution to Management and also were able to negotiate pricing within our budget to help… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, other solutions were evaluated: vCOPS, Uila, and Opvizor.
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M Li
User
Systems Administrator at a government with 10,001+ employees
Nov 01 2017

What is most valuable?

* Assure service performance * Policy/automation * Plan/capacity planning * Application module * Network module

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

It would be helpful to have the option to display the target(s) by their host name instead of their IP address. Also, hopefully Turbonomic will continue to increase supports for more target types… more»

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

Not applicable.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using both Veeam and VMTurbo at one point, but it was management's decision to go with VMTurbo.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Veeam.
Jonathan Murden
Real User
IT Operations Manager - Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Nov 20 2017

What is most valuable?

We have found the automation for moving VMs optimally to be much better than VMware DRS. We have also rebalanced our storage platform using the recommended storage moves… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

The planner can be complex to complete.

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

We pay a subscription model, which more than pays for itself each year.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager was our previous product. This solution was slow, overly complex and its impact limited in terms of what it was capable of doing.

What other advice do I have?

As a manager of a large complex critical healthcare infrastructure, this product has been a huge benefit to me and my team. It is the go to solution for troubleshooting… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we used SolarWinds Virtualization Manager.
Edward "Chip" Liczwek
Real User
Technical Analyst IT, VMware Infrastructure Team at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Improving the overall efficiency of the dashboard. * Plan View * Environmental Health Chart

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

We have two Turbonomic sites set up and use an aggregator to provide an overview of them. The biggest suggestion that I could make is for the changes in the aggregator to be imported into the Turbonomic sites. Currently, we make the change… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not have a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Turbonomic has provided us an automagic optimization of our environment from an operational point of view. I am not sure if we could have as easily setup the same functionality from vROps or on such a granular level.
Br Yan Keadle
Real User
Systems Engineer at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 02 2017

What is most valuable?

Assure Service Performance.

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

Interface and navigation can be a challenge if you do not spend a lot of time with it. Creating policies is a bit intimidating and clunky, but that may be on me, because I have not spent much time in the deep end. To Turbonomic's credit, it… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The previous "solution" was mostly just guess-work in evaluating vCenter metrics.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

VMware Operations Manager. Like most things VMware, it is too pricey.
Aasimms
User
Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 23 2017

What is most valuable?

* Moving VMs * Storage moves in conjunction with DRS * The planning function * Rightsizing VMs

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

This is more of a feature request than a need for improvement. I would like to be a able to track growth over time by cluster and be able to define the clusters to use for enterprise summary. I would also like to be able to get an… more»

What other advice do I have?

You should at least try this out. The install is simple and the product is intuitive. What other solution is capable of showing you an issue, recommending a solution, and making the necessary changes to resolve the issue?

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

vROPs.
Chang Chi Liu
Real User
IT Manager - Business Technology Solutions at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Nov 21 2017

What is most valuable?

Reporting and the dashboard.

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

GUI can be more user friendly. We are also looking for certain reports but they are not defined yet.

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

Turbonomic new pricing seem to be more expensive, but not sure.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used a VMware native tool before and it is impossible to get any capacity and efficiency data from it. We had to hire a consultant to give us some data. But were able… more»

What other advice do I have?

Automation is a good goal but we can't get there until the organization is ready.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There were quite a few solutions presented from EMC, Cisco, and others.
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What is Turbonomic?

Turbonomic Application Resource Management matches application demand to infrastructure supply to continuously ensure application performance. The software integrates with leading APM and IT service management solutions to form a control plane to automate IT resource management, on-premises and in multicloud environments.

Also known as
VMTurbo Operations Manager
Turbonomic customers

JPMorgan Chase, First Canadian Title, UBS, Aetna, Alpha Maxx, London School of Economics, Expedia, JMC Steel Group, Southern Waste Systems.

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