VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) ROI

Chuck Jones
Systems Architect at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
ROI is a somewhat difficult question. I haven't sat down and looked, over the years, where the use of vRealize Operations fits within our ROI. View full review »
Principal Server Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The ability to not have to buy as much hardware. I can look across all my clusters and spread the resourcing out. I can see where I have some low and high points, then not have to go out and buy a whole bunch of blades which I don't need. It has helped us in our capacity analysis and purchasing. View full review »
Christian Petrarca
Manager, Sever Storage at Trinity Health Of New Engineerland
It has provided us some cost savings for the high-capacity and our ability to manage that. We haven't seen the benefits for the users because we don't have enough experience yet. And I think that's what 6.7 is going to allow us to take to the next level. Across all of our clusters from test through tier-1 and tier-2, we were way over-provisioned. We weren't taking on the features of over-committing and things along those lines, so I went from 45 blades or 45 hosts, down to 35, and I was able to just shut the other 10 off. When it came time for a hardware refresh, I no longer needed those 10, I no longer needed to get support on those 10. Ten blades at $20,000 a piece, that's a $200,000 savings. In its simplest form, that's huge, especially in the healthcare industry, where they're constantly chopping our budgets. So that $200,000 in the course of 18 months helped me. View full review »
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Senior Technical Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Cant' really say there is one, you buy it, you spend money on it, but it doesn't really allow for a return on your investment, it only burns more of your operation teams cycles just to learn it and use it, and respond to the alerts it creates. Bottom line, if you size your infrastructure correctly you don't need this. If you want to stack VMs on the host to its tipping point, good luck no matter what you monitor with. View full review »
Infrastructure Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It goes back to: "What does it actually do for us?" It's a nice-to-have and it gives us a little bit easier way of predicting when we're going to have issues. Or, if we have issues that no one else notices, a major reporting platform like vROps sees stuff before we know it's an issue. It gives us that heads-up along the lines of, "Hey, you might be having issues or you might be seeing issues in the future. You may not be right now, but here's something to look forward to." That's what it gives us, a bit of heads-up in terms of the way our infrastructure is performing. View full review »
Kieron Ifill
Principle System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our ROI is time. It has reduced the amount of time it takes to troubleshoot an issue. View full review »
Steve Lain
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The biggest ROI is being able, when a systems group comes to us and says, "Hey we need to add more memory or CPU," to look at 'em and say, "Well, if you do that, you're going to add licensing costs, and we don't see that you need it," utilizing the vRealize tools that we have. View full review »
Tushar Tarkas
Virutalization Architect at Calsoft Pvt. Ltd.
In terms of ROI, I have been working as a systems integrator. So, I am helping my customers when doing the integration. For multiple reasons, in terms of saving time and effort involved in identifying real issues and complex problems, that is the cost which has been saved. In terms of infrastructure monitoring, the returns are good. The way it has helped improve troubleshooting helps me associate a lot of different infrastructure components, right up to the application layer. E.g., any issues coming in because an application is slowing down due to performance. Because of the hierarchy of all the objects labeled for that particular application, I can browse through the entire infrastructure and see where exact problem is. This helps me narrow down the surface area of the problem that I am trying to solve. That's a huge saving in terms of time required for resolving any particular issue. It also provides me with a very intuitive way of understanding my capacity usage, whether I'm running out of capacity and how long before I would need to bump up my capacity based on my usage history. So, it's helped me do capacity planning in an intelligent manner. View full review »
William Earles
Director Of Infrastructure Services at Yavapai College
The ROI certainly is apparent with the downtime being eliminated. As a college, if any of our critical systems go down, students can't register for classes, students can't get in and do things, and that means lost productivity for a lot of people - not just me at 2 am fixing something, or one of my guys fixing it. View full review »
System Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have seen ROI with this solution but it's hard to monitor. View full review »
Lead Senior Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
To be honest, ROI wasn't a tremendous factor because, the way we buy things, it was next to nothing for the initial purchase, and then a little bit of maintenance each year. The ROI was very quick on the product. This solution was also a requirement by the EMR provider too. It's nothing that we've regretted, it has definitely added an exposure that we wouldn't have had without it. View full review »
Abdulaziz Radwan
Senior System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We measure ROI by seeing the graph of our investment in the data center for the computer resources, as well on the storage. We see the graph starting to lower because we start reusing the resources that we provide to the other departments. If we have a scale of 30% for every three years, it becomes twenty or fifteen. View full review »
Micah Plourd
Senior Tech Engineer at McKinsey & Company
We've had a demonstrable increase in value directly related to the actions of the product. View full review »
Saurabh Chandratre
Director Solutions Architect - EMEA & APAC at Blue Medora
By using vROps plus Blue Medora TVS you can Maximize Performance, Minimize Investment Reduce the IT tools, eliminate silos and boost IT productivity by up to 67%. • Deploy in minutes without additional services or expertise. • Maintain performance, reduce administration with agentless design. View full review »
Technical Analyst at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
There has been a bit of cost savings in that we could decide to move workloads around a bit better. Though not so much for SevOne outages, but for the day-to-day, warnings, critical things, and alerts that come in, you will run out of disc in X amount of time. Therefore, this product is handy to have. View full review »
Virtualization Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
How much more difficult would it have been to troubleshoot something if this solution wasn't there? It's really hard to say. It's a matter of digging into various different places, so I don't necessarily know how much there is an ROI on it. We trust this product, it seems to be a good tool that we make use of, and I wouldn't want to be without it. View full review »
Blogger at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We do see an ROI. The rightsize exercise, if we get more aggressive on that, we could actually pay for vRO by rightsizing the VMs. There's definitely an ROI there. View full review »
Senior Virtual Desktop Engineer at Madison Technical College
It's very valuable for us. We've since upgraded to the Horizon Enterprise suite, so now it's included with that. It was just another reason to go to Enterprise. View full review »
Mark Stringer
IT Consultant at Sureskills
I'm not sure about return on investment per se, but certainly in terms of being able to troubleshoot and identify issues quickly and in a timely manner which further down the line may have caused an issue with the production infrastructure. It's intuitive from that perspective, that it allows us to deal with issues before they become a problem and that could cause an issue down the road which would potentially impact on costs for our customer. View full review »
IT Infrastructure Manager at SMC USA
We haven't really seen ROI yet. We haven't been using it that long and we're still building out our NSX environment. The visualization of what we're doing and what it provides is a good place to go and see so we don't have to use multiple tools. It consolidates multiple things into one so that makes my staff and the network team's job easier. View full review »
Andy Weissenborn
CTO at NHS Connecting for Health
We are not particularly measuring ROI but in terms of the level of investment that we've made into our infrastructure, we've probably got an extra 12 to 18 months worth out of what we purchased three years ago. View full review »
Cloud Engineer at a recreational facilities and services company with 51-200 employees
This has great value. I feel it should be a default for every installation. Having the monitoring and analytics developed by VMware, so that it understands the kernel better than anything else, is really valuable. I'm not really sure how an enterprise could work without it. View full review »
Chris Ray
Supervisor of Network Engineering at a hospitality company with 501-1,000 employees
Our return on investment, again, is a lot on the people front. Instead of having to expand, we just run a leaner workshop and we have the people to do that. So the cost saving has been around not having to pay for additional employees to support our environment. View full review »
Information Technology Specialist at a government with 10,001+ employees
Because it helps me troubleshoot issues quickly, it saves a lot of time. If I didn't have it, it would probably take me a few days to troubleshoot the issues, versus a single pane telling me I've got an issue with this VM and pointing directly to what the problem is. It saves a lot of staff time. View full review »
Chief Architect For Virtualization at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't really have the numbers for ROI, but I can tell you it has increased them. View full review »
Senior Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We bought it because we wanted to have good monitoring. The return on investment is fewer people calling us about performance issues. View full review »
Sysadmin at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our ROI is that I can spend less time looking at issues, it's all there in the dashboard. I can see them immediately, I don't need to go into vCenter and go through all the different data stores. I can just have a look at the dashboard, see if there are issues, see where the issues are, and save time. View full review »
Lead Technical Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of ROI, we're getting there. However, it's only been live for a couple months. View full review »
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The ROI is that it saves us a lot of time, it helps us keep our customers up, and there is very little downtime. View full review »
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at United Financial Services
Overall, part of the ROI is more being able to provide statistical information to back up what we tell our application owners. It gives them a little more faith in what we tell them about what we see for the performance of their applications and whether the problem is at the core resource level, or if it's pointing back to a problem with their application. View full review »
Chris Tarver
Network Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
We're way too early with it to consider ROI. View full review »
Francisco Batista
IT Manager at Recipharm Lisbon
We have seen ROI because the time we take to solve problems has decreased a lot, so that is the way we give back to the company in the investment. View full review »
Maurizio Rosa
Cloud Specialist
Our ROI is that we have been able to reduce the time it takes to look into a problem. View full review »
Eric Baugh
Systems Admin Expert at Experian
It reduces man-hour times when trying to troubleshoot machines. As far as return on investment goes, being that it came with the level of licensing we were already getting, we didn't spend extra for it. View full review »
Talha Ghafoor
Principal Architect at BTC Networks
We have seen good ROI results. It has made our lives easier. We have a 100TB storage, and it gives us an overview, including databases, how the storage is being utilized, etc. It makes it very easy to find information out. View full review »
Gaurav Amar
General Manager, Information Technology at a media company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The solution helped us to reduce time to troubleshoot issues, improved our quality of service to our users, and it provides cost savings for high capacity utilization. Our manpower costs have been reduced due to the automation in conjunction with the usage of the dashboard. As we continue to implement it across multiple environments, it reduces costs as well. View full review »
Dexter Walker
Systems Engineer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would say our ROI is tens of thousands. I expect to reduce our footprint in the data center, so we've definitely reclaimed a lot of storage. View full review »
Virtualization Consultant at Vantage ad technologies Ltd
We have seen huge ROI. It has certainly reduced troubleshooting, especially when we have less experienced support technicians than engineers looking at it. It guides them as to where to find the solution. Now, I have a lot less junior staff coming up to me asking what has gone wrong because it displays on the dashboard what they can do to resolve it. View full review »
Bryan OConnor
Principal Technologist at QA Ltd
It has reduced time to troubleshoot issues. With our customized dashboards, we can target issues and attribute them to the correct team. We have customized dashboards for networking storage and compute. Then, based off the reports that we get back, we can quickly pass them off to the relevant team rather than have to go around in circles and have everybody say, "Not us." View full review »
Senior Systems Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Not having any downtime is always a return on investment. View full review »
System Engineer II at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We have seen ROI in performance. It used to be our company was giving out eight CPUs to all servers. That was bad performance-wise. People were seeing slow compute times for their applications. View full review »
Simbarashe Mazorodze
ICT Infrastructure and Security Services Manager at NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY AUTHORITY - NSSA ZIMBABWE
A lot can be realized in terms of efficiencies, including improved service delivery. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
It has reduced the time to troubleshoot, because we would have to go to ten different places otherwise to get all the data that it gives you in one single picture. View full review »
Infrastructure Manager at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It was cost effective, because it fixed our problems. View full review »
System Engineer AI Specialist
We get fewer complaints. View full review »
Kevin Kariuki
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The real ROI is the amount of savings seen on the infrastructure. View full review »
Gregory Silus
Operations Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I couldn't necessarily say what our ROI is monetarily, but again, it goes back to finding information for reports that our bosses are asking for. For me, the ROI is in finding out what capacity is remaining in the clusters, the ESXi hosts. View full review »
Server & Storage Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has helped me optimize certain VMs and made them more efficient. The optimization is a huge return on investment alone. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I wouldn't really call it ROI. It's more just a valuable tool for monitoring. It came with the package we bought for VMware. View full review »
Ricardo Seabra
Systems Enginner with 5,001-10,000 employees
I have reduced the time to troubleshoot for my customers. This solution can be used towards a problem that has been existing in infrastructure for months, and no one know what is. Then, in a matter of minutes, I can find the solution and provide it to my customer. View full review »
Harry Farkas
Senior Engineer at Amadeus data processing
We haven't seen ROI yet. It might come later. View full review »
Ben Brouhard
Virtualization Systems Engineer with 201-500 employees
We don't take advantage of the cost savings features that it has. View full review »
Jan Mares
System Architect at Nejvyšší kontrolní úřad
The solution has helped to reduce the time to troubleshoot issues. View full review »
Mathias Meyenburg
Managing Director at Vleet GmbH
The predictive analysis of the infrastructure helps our customers to reduce downtime and improve capacity planning. Issues are fixed faster with vROps. View full review »
Principal Technical Consultant at Fujitsu Consulting India
vRealize Operations has proved to be a cost effective solution for our big environment. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Turbonomic vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
407,401 professionals have used our research since 2012.