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Stephen Baker
Real User
System Administrator at UL Workplace Health & Safety
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The biggest value I'm getting out of VMTurbo right now is the complete hands-off management of equalizing the usage in my… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

Price is a big one. VMTurbo was very competitively priced. We also were able to get additional modules that helped us with… more»

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

We have some specific instances come up where vCOPS was making recommendations on something like a SQL server. It said… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say if you have a VMware environment that you are having to spend almost any time load balancing and VMotioning… more»
Rodney Barnhardt
Real User
Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 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… 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… 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… more»

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 are no per-VM licensing fees… 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.
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Todd
User
Network Specialist II at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 21 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to monitor and automate both the right-sizing of VMs as well as to automate the vMotion of VMs across ESXi hosts to insure that all… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We no longer have to continuously monitor our virtual environment through multiple interfaces (WhatsUp Gold, Veeam ONE, vSphere, etc.) to discover… more»

What needs improvement?

Mostly the dashboard. While the product is fairly intuitive and easy to use once you learn it, it can be quite daunting until you have undergone a… more»

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

Contact the Turbonomic sales team, explain your needs and what you're looking to monitor. They will get a pre-sales SE on the phone and together… more»

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

We previously used a combination of Veeam ONE and WhatsUp Gold to monitor our virtual environment. We switched due to Turbonomic's automation… more»
A J R Hammerton
User
Virtualization Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 21 2017

What is most valuable?

Originally we looked at Turbonomic as a replacement for our existing virtual management tool as it offered us a real-time… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The VM rightsizing tools and the intelligent placing of workloads have helped us to not only streamline what we have but… more»

What needs improvement?

The old interface was not the clearest UI in some areas, and could be quite intimidating when first using the tool… more»

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

We felt the pricing was very fair for the product. It is in no way prohibitive for larger deployments, unlike other… more»

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

We used another tool to give us insights into our VM environment but due to the way it gathered data it was always at… more»

What other advice do I have?

The ability to connect to many different environments along with the integration with partner systems make this an… more»
MattEllis
Real User
Sr. Infrastructure Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

We have VM placement in Automated mode and currently have all other metrics in Recommend mode. We also have made use of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us to show real resource usage in order to justify or deny application owner requests for additional… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

Definitely more cost effective and with nearly the same options as other more expensive solutions. Licensing is per… more»

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

Just vCenter Server combined with years of experience with VMware to make resource determinations.

What other advice do I have?

Take advantage of the deployment team to learn the best way to use it to your advantage in your environment.
EricJansen
Real User
Senior Systems and Infrastructure Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature would have to be the out of box automation of VM placement. Without too much configuration, the dynamic and autonomous… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With over two and a half years of Turbonomic in operation, we are now using the planner functionality for an ongoing datacenter consolidation… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

What I can advise is to trial the product, taking advantage of the Turbonomic pre-sales implemention support and kickstart training.

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

SolarWinds Virtualisation Manager, more of a reporting engine, and lacking any preventive optimization functionality. We moved to Turbonomic for… more»
Anonymous User
User
User at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have been able to recover significant headroom by utilizing Turbonomic's measurements. Moreover, there is no need for any in-house reporting to… more»

What needs improvement?

Turbonomic's product is the best I have seen at calculating headroom when compared with our original in-house calculations. However, the current… more»

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

You should understand the cost of your physical servers and how much time and money you are spending year over year on expanding your virtual farm.

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

We were using an in-house toolset. There were primarily two reasons for the change: * Remove the need for special in-house knowledge and… more»
Garrett Miller
User
Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Automation and planning. Turbonomic's ability to automatically load balance my storage and hosts has saved a lot of time. Planning for a future VDI… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has balanced the load on the hosts during the day to eliminate bottlenecks.

What needs improvement?

The user interface has room for improvement, but it is well on its way with the new UI that is being developed.

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

Just license what you want to monitor. We have a DR environment which we chose not to monitor.

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

We did not have a previous solution that monitored everything. It was all done manually via the vCenter Server. When we purchased Turbonomic… more»
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What is Turbonomic?

Turbonomic continuously analyzes real-time workload demand and matches it to compute, storage and network resources in a virtualized, private or public cloud environment. The platform provides placement, sizing and provisioning actions across hosts, clusters, datastores, data centers and clouds to deliver the quality of service users define. These decisions can be automated or taken manually.

Turbonomic's autonomic platform enables virtual and cloud environments to become self-managing in real-time, thus assuring performance while maximizing the efficiency of the underlying infrastructure.

Also known as
VMTurbo Operations Manager
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JPMorgan Chase, First Canadian Title, UBS, Aetna, Alpha Maxx, London School of Economics, Expedia, JMC Steel Group, Southern Waste Systems.

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