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MC
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Classic, stable, easy to install and use

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for virtualization and management.

What is most valuable?

It's easy to use. It's a classic solution.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would love to have Java as a service, platform as a service, and container as a service.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years. I am using version 6.7.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a very stable product and we plan to continue using it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. We have approximately 5,000 users, with 150 in the IT team and there are 10 in the admin team.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not needed to contact…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for virtualization and management.

What is most valuable?

It's easy to use.

It's a classic solution.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would love to have Java as a service, platform as a service, and container as a service.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

I am using version 6.7.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a very stable product and we plan to continue using it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. We have approximately 5,000 users, with 150 in the IT team and there are 10 in the admin team.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not needed to contact technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward.

It took a day to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

I completed the deployment myself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's a pricey solution. The price could be better.

We pay for licenses on a yearly basis.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We contacted Hyper-V but have never used it.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate VMware vSphere a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Solutions Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Flexible, easy to use, and stable

What is our primary use case?

The solution has many uses, such as consolidation, VDI workloads, and server virtualization.

What is most valuable?

It is a very mature solution that is easy to use and flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

From the years of usage, I have found no issue with the stability of the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good. However, it could be more seamless when it comes to chat support and lower response times.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward but when it comes to consolidation it can become complex quickly in some environments. The time it takes…

What is our primary use case?

The solution has many uses, such as consolidation, VDI workloads, and server virtualization.

What is most valuable?

It is a very mature solution that is easy to use and flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

From the years of usage, I have found no issue with the stability of the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good. However, it could be more seamless when it comes to chat support and lower response times.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward but when it comes to consolidation it can become complex quickly in some environments. The time it takes to install depends on many variables. For example, if you are building a data center and are using this solution then it can be complex.

When it comes to maintenance, you do not need a team to handle it. We have found it easy to manage.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price could improve for the enterprise versions.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend using a certified skilled implementation team. It can be difficult if you do not have the experience.

I rate VMware vSphere a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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FK
Head Of Network & Technical Support at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Excellent virtualization, high performance, and simple installation

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for a lot of proposes, such as in production environments.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use, has high performance, and good virtualization.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. However, it could improve by being more secure.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the solution scalable. We have approximately 500 people using the solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have been satisfied with the technical support.

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

We have used…

What is our primary use case?

We are using this solution for a lot of proposes, such as in production environments.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use, has high performance, and good virtualization.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. However, it could improve by being more secure.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found the solution scalable.

We have approximately 500 people using the solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have been satisfied with the technical support.

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

We have used another solution previously.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and is easy to manage. It took approximately two hours to install.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the VMware vSphere and we have a team of 15 that does the implementation and maintenance of the solution. The team consists of managers and heads of departments.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is a standard license required for this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate VMware vSphere a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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ES
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Fast deployment of services, ease of movement, and great scalability

What is our primary use case?

We use it in the data centers of our customers for server consolidation and new deployments.

What is most valuable?

The ease of movement of these machines is the most valuable. It is very easy to move these machines between physical hosts. The fast deployment of services is another valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

Its price can be better. It is very expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for ten years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. It is great in terms of scalability. We have 50 to 60 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is great. I would rate them a ten out of ten.

How was the

What is our primary use case?

We use it in the data centers of our customers for server consolidation and new deployments.

What is most valuable?

The ease of movement of these machines is the most valuable. It is very easy to move these machines between physical hosts. The fast deployment of services is another valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

Its price can be better. It is very expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for ten years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. It is great in terms of scalability. We have 50 to 60 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is great. I would rate them a ten out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

In general terms, it is easy to deploy, but it depends on the size of the project. The deployment duration varies. A basic deployment doesn't take more than one hour.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to go ahead with this solution. It is a very functional product. Only its price needs improvement.

I would rate VMware vSphere an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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DN
Senior Buyer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to install and scalable, but should have better stability

What is our primary use case?

We are using the latest version. We use it for virtual machines. It is a platform which can be used to provide infrastructure for virtualization.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more stable.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using VMware vSphere for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

While the solution is stable, it would be nice if it were more so. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.  We have plans to increase our usage. 

How are customer service and support?

I have not had occasion to contact technical support. 

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

We used a virtual machine prior to…

What is our primary use case?

We are using the latest version.

We use it for virtual machines. It is a platform which can be used to provide infrastructure for virtualization.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more stable.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using VMware vSphere for more than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

While the solution is stable, it would be nice if it were more so. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. 

We have plans to increase our usage. 

How are customer service and support?

I have not had occasion to contact technical support. 

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

We used a virtual machine prior to the solution. 

How was the initial setup?

As the the solution is cloud-based, it is easy to install. 

The installation took, perhaps, four days. 

What about the implementation team?

Installation can be done on one's own. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution comes with a yearly subscription license. 

What other advice do I have?

The solution is cloud-based. 

There are around four people using the solution in our organization.

I rate VMware vSphere as a seven out of ten. 

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RT
Network and Systems Administrator at Ishango-it
Real User
Good for virtualization, stable, and offers visibility into local hardware and workloads

What is most valuable?

VMware is good for virtualization.

What needs improvement?

The licensing costs are expensive and most of the important features require a license.  For example, we would like to use DRS but there is an additional license for that. If it were free then it would be very helpful. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with VMware vSphere for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This product is very stable. It gives you good visibility of your hardware and the loads on it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Up to now, I haven't had a problem that caused me to contact the technical support team.

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

I have experience with using…

What is most valuable?

VMware is good for virtualization.

What needs improvement?

The licensing costs are expensive and most of the important features require a license. 

For example, we would like to use DRS but there is an additional license for that. If it were free then it would be very helpful. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with VMware vSphere for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This product is very stable. It gives you good visibility of your hardware and the loads on it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Up to now, I haven't had a problem that caused me to contact the technical support team.

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

I have experience with using Proxmox on a single host for about two months, with Hyper-V. This setup is only in a lab and not for production.

How was the initial setup?

For my initial setup, I am not using the entire functionality. We are using vMotion, storage, and clustering.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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RT
Directeur Production, Infrastructure et Architecture IT at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Best for private clouds and big enterprises

What is our primary use case?

I use VMware vSphere to run all my applications in a private cloud. I had all the applications in the standalone mode. I migrated them to the cloud. 

What is most valuable?

VMware vSphere is the best private-cloud solution.

What needs improvement?

It is expensive. They can improve the licensing cost for Cloud Director. They can also improve the integration with other applications and the metering feature, which is currently not flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware vSphere for more than seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have 100 users, and we plan to increase the usage.

How are

What is our primary use case?

I use VMware vSphere to run all my applications in a private cloud. I had all the applications in the standalone mode. I migrated them to the cloud. 

What is most valuable?

VMware vSphere is the best private-cloud solution.

What needs improvement?

It is expensive. They can improve the licensing cost for Cloud Director.

They can also improve the integration with other applications and the metering feature, which is currently not flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware vSphere for more than seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have 100 users, and we plan to increase the usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

The price is very high for professional services. I don't know why.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is expensive in terms of cost, licensing, and professional services.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend it for big enterprises. I would rate VMware vSphere a nine out of ten. It is the best solution. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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Stanley Lee
Principal Engineer at ST Engineering Limited
Reseller
Top 20
Great provisioning setup of VMs; integration with services automation could be improved

Pros and Cons

  • "The provisioning setup of VMs is good."
  • "Lacks a simplified integration with services automation."

What is our primary use case?

We deploy this solution for our clients, from small to large enterprise. We are resellers and I'm the company's principal engineer. 

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature is the provisioning setup of VMs. It's the most common feature used by our clients. 

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see a simplified integration with services automation. At the moment it requires a lot of network from partners and solution providers to do this - there are a lot of third party components that require integration. If they could improve this it would mean less integration for some key products and services.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for five years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have no complaints about the technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing costs aren't too expensive, although you pay extra for additional features. 

What other advice do I have?

It's important to understand your requirements before choosing a solution. 

I would rate this solution a seven out of 10. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: reseller
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