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Real User
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 30 2018

What is most valuable?

The hardware abstraction layer, being able to make the VMs portable when moving to a different platform or over a WAN.

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to maintain an offline catalog of a bunch of product configurations that can be powered on remotely, so they don't use any resources while they are off.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see, from within the Web Console, being able to define the project and custom templates per user; almost like how CloudSpec has approached the solution.

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

There was no previous solution. It was all bare metal hardware. When selecting a vendor the most important criteria are time in the industry and cost.

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution a nine out of 10 because of its simplicity, scalability, and availability. The one ding would be the need for better manageability of VM sprawl, that would be nice. In terms of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I looked at Zen, VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and the free Linux solution. My decision was made by the fact that our product support team only specifically supports virtualization on VMware.
Real User
Pre-Sales & Training Manager with 11-50 employees
Jan 20 2019

What do you think of vCenter Orchestrator?

What is our primary use case?

We use it for segmentation and the isolation of tenants.

How has it helped my organization?

The DRS feature from VMware is very valuable to us because it balances workloads.

What is most valuable?

I did not encounter any downtime in my environment. 

What needs improvement?

VMware continues to improve its product, and we find a lot of new features that have improved over the years. I would like to see a greater ability to do mobile administration. 

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is good. It is a stable solution. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have had no problems with scaling of this product. We have over 130…


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VMware vCenter Orchestrator simplifies the automation of complex IT tasks and integrates with VMware vCloud Suite components to adapt and extend service delivery and operational management, effectively working with existing infrastructure, tools and processes.
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