Yves Sandfort
CEO / Cloud Evangelist at Comdivision Consulting GmbH
ROI is difficult for us to deal with because of our approach and what we do in our business with test and demo cases. It's hard for us to judge because some of the hardware and stuff we get during tests is actually provided by vendors. Therefore, I don't necessarily have what an online customer would pay for it. We still pay for the stuff. But it's a different story. ROI from an administrative perspective is clearly much better because I only have to deal with one user interface. I can go into once place and be on top of it for some scenarios, even use vCloud Director. So, it's much easier to use vSAN from that perspective because it's all in the vSphere Client. I can configure my profiles and use them on all the other tools. Whereas, in the legacy storage approach, I still have to deal with all these additional details on each individual storage, which can be challenging, even though some of these vendors provide integration into the vSphere Client. In many ways, that's just the HTML UI of their storage device in the vSphere Client. That's not really integration. It's still a different UI. It's still a different training effort. View full review »
Paul Letta
Systems Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school with 201-500 employees
I see ROI on vSAN because we have gotten out of the business of depending on the back-end NAS device or the back-end iSCSI device. We get the return on investment by decreased administrators' time, decrease exposure to network issues and stuff that would take a lot of VMs down. That's where we see our ROI. View full review »
Manager, Technical Systems at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We're just wrapping up year-two of our five-year ROI plan and this VDI solution, with vSAN, is part of it. View full review »
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CTO at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
So far, we've been able to replace two Compellents which have cost an arm and a leg. And they're just not as performant as the vSAN. So the ROI has been good. Let's put it this way: I think the VDI/vSAN has replaced quite a few of our desktops or laptops. Over the course of time, give us another year or two, I think the ROI will be very significant. View full review »
Deron Roberts
Senior Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I don't see this solution as an ROI type of thing. We tried to do it as a DR solution, or for making sure that it's a solution that is off by itself. At this point, cost was not a major factor for this. View full review »
Michael Cayouette
Team Lead System Integration at a tech company with 201-500 employees
In terms of return on investment, we don't have any kind of requirement there. View full review »
Joseph Lepek
IT Manager at VelocityEHS
The ROI data on vSAN: I would definitely say it's my staff cutting their time by something like 90 percent. They're only dealing with one stack of servers right now. All of them are able to perform the storage tasks needed. Everyone can manage it. We don't have to wait for that one guy to come in and do what he has to do. My entire staff is trained on vSAN. We usually spend no time in it. Before, we were dealing with a lot of different solutions that took up a lot of our time, so time saved is a good reason for our ROI. View full review »
Eric Garrison
Customer Engineer at ATTO Technology
ROI for us comes in uptime, keeping applications up and running. That's important to us because that's directly attributable to our revenue stream. View full review »
Infrastructure Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary ROI for this is its stability. That's the key. I can't really speak to the cost side of the equation, but I can speak to the stability side, and I know that it's critically important to us to have our data available to us when we need it. Since we've gone over to the vSAN solution, it's been very stable. View full review »
Marcello Collao
Manager Innovation Cross Developer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our model is different. Our interest is in how we provide a solution for our clients. vSAN results in indirect benefits for our clients because it helps us reduce costs. But the client does not necessarily know that vSAN is the product behind the solution. View full review »
Andrew Harrison
Cloud Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
It completely removes the need for a storage network and for a storage administrator and all of that infrastructure and the costs that are involved with them. That, right there, is a huge return. View full review »
Chris Gould
Security Specialist at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It has simplified things for us. It was one purchase for servers and storage so that made it easier on us. It's been a good product, it's something that we'll continue to use. View full review »
Director Of IT Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We didn't calculate a formal ROI on it because it was a technology refresh, but, "seat-of-the-pants," it's less expensive than traditional infrastructure. View full review »
Russ Timberman
Senior Network Engineer at Reliance Standard Life Insurance
It has provided good value on the development side. Once I'm comfortable with it, we'll start looking at moving towards a production setup. But for now, just development. View full review »
Supervisor at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a liitle hard to say what our ROI is because we bought it to replace an old, traditional setup. It was either pay for maintenance and the like, refresh it, or go to an ACI. We went to an ACI. I don't know what the cost to refresh the other environment was, so I don't know exact numbers for return on investment. View full review »
Supervisor at RSM US LLP
The timeframe for return on investment is about three years, and we hit that pretty consistently, if not even sooner. View full review »
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We have definitely seen value, especially in performance. View full review »
Sys Admin II at a retailer
Because of the time that we've had to spend dealing with the vendor, we haven't seen a return on investment yet. View full review »
Andrew Watson
Systems Engineer at Colorado college
We have increased our user productivity. However, being in Higher Education, we don't really measure it. View full review »
Sys Admin with 1,001-5,000 employees
We probably reduced our hardware footprint by 50 percent, which is a lot. View full review »
Cj Tharp
Senior Systems Engineer at Smithfield
We probably already reached our ROI aftertwo and a half years. View full review »
IT Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have seen value in it but, since it's not performing the way we think it should. We're probably not going to move forward with it. View full review »
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