VMware Software Defined Data Center Room for Improvement

Robert Trasatti
VIP of Infrastructure Engineering at MindSHIFT
I can't keep up with what they're releasing now, to be honest. Certainly, some of the new things they announced recently, like being able to get better intellect about the virtual machines. That's always been a challenge. vRealize Operations Manager is a really good product, but it's a bear to manage. So simplifying some of that would be good; it provides too much information at times. Being able to correlate some of that would help get more intelligence out of the virtual machines. I was glad to see they announced that in the keynote at VMworld 2017. View full review »
Ryan Marsyla
Project Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I would like to see something that stands out. Every year we see new products coming out from VMware and they keep packaging more and more in the software defined data center. But I would like to see something that is very much like how it was with NSX, something that's going to redefine the way that we do datacenter operations from VMware. Don't get me wrong, the product's great, they continue to improve upon it each year, but they're incremental improvements. It's not groundbreaking, it's not something that's completely changing the game. View full review »
Ryan Blace
Architect at Farmers insurance
The biggest operational change I'd like to see them do with vSAN is to change the actual underlying way the storage is done, so that every node and every disc in the cluster equally participates in all reads and writes. It isn't set up that way right now. I know that's an insane thing to ask because it would require completely rewriting the application. For NSX I don't know if there's anything that needs to come out right away, partially because we have not started using it yet. Also, because we're so far behind the times, by the time we start using it all the features we need will already be available. View full review »
Ben Hinkle
Solutions architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are still a lot of pieces that they're working through bugs because it's a new technology. There are things that need to be flushed out to allow customers to be able to troubleshoot the environment a little more easily, so certainly that is one area that I would like to see improve. View full review »
Network Solution Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Maybe, by just incorporating encryption and making it cheaper are some of the improvements needed. Right now, encryption is still expensive and then encryption is a requirement for DoD, so maybe if encryption got easier and cheaper it would be helpful. That's what I want to see. The license is sort of confusing, but hopefully, it can get better. View full review »
Senior VMware Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Maturity of the features they've released just now. What they've released now has a lot of potential, but it's in the very early stages. Again, that consistent feature set across on-prem and cloud, that's what I would look for. View full review »
Matthew Koskela
Analyst at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Upgrading from previous versions is tricky, especially when you have an environment that spans over five operating systems, and we're using various types of hardware. So a streamlined updating process would be better than what we're currently doing, which is piece by piece rolling out the updates fairly slowly over the course of a couple years, going from 5.5 to 6.0. View full review »
Security Engineer
I hadn't given that much thought. A lower price. It's a fairly polished solution, but there are some things that are a bit clunky still. View full review »
Technical Analyst 2
I would like to see the vSphere Client to have more options as opposed to the web client. I don't like using the web client and HTML. I don't like using that. View full review »
Aurelio Rodas
‎IT Specialist at Softshop s.a
The storage utilization needs to be improved. It is not a perfect product. It needs to be more secure and it needs more aesthetics. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Possibly iBGP. It is just not clear to me yet. I have had some talks with folks who are helping networks internally. But, my understanding is no one supports eBGP. View full review »
Ron W. Szpak
Solution Architect with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution needs performance optimization of the VMware IO technology. View full review »
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