VMware Software Defined Data Center Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Technical Administrator at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Oct 14 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the infrastructure as a service. Not all of our clients require the backup to the cloud, but the majority demand IaaS, or the migration from an on-premises solution to the cloud. For example… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The major benefits of this solution are stability and performance.

What needs improvement?

The next version of this solution should include more automation. There should be more visibility in the performance and the configuration. They are using vRealize Log Insight as the virtualized log platform, but this solution is not well… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have also used Nutanix. There are some differences between VMware and Nutanix, where each has benefits and downsides. The advantage of this solution is stability.

What other advice do I have?

We are not using the latest version, and we plan on doing some upgrades. This is a solution that I recommend. It is really stable and rewarding. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
Solomon Adebamowo
Real User
Techincal Sales Manager at ENTAP TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Oct 27 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is vSphere. This solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The virtualization has room for improvement. The Site Recorder Manager needs to be improved. We would like to have active-active replication. This solution is not efficient for small customers. Technical support could use some improvement.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used other solutions in my time as a Sun engineer and as a Solaris engineer. For example, I have used Microsoft Azure, but I am more of a VMware kind of person.

What other advice do I have?

This is a very nice solution. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

VMware is the king among these types of solutions.
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