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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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
Technical Architect at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 25 2013

What do you think of vCenter Orchestrator?

Essential tool to automate cloud administration activities.

What is vCenter Orchestrator?

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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