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Henry
Real User
Team Lead at Tata Consultancy Services
Dec 18 2017

What do you think of VMware vSphere?

Yes. vSphere 6.5 is better then v 6.2 I was wondering what function you wish to have in vSphere 6? Happy New Year
Consultant
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Oct 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important feature for us is clearly the foundation it provides. In addition to that, we've found the High Availability and flexibility to be important as well.

How has it helped my organization?

It's made us a lot more agile. We don't have to acquire new hardware just to bring it up or utilize new services for our customers. It makes it a lot easier for my team to allocate resources for the… more»

What needs improvement?

I definitely could see some improvements in Operations Management. That's another product that they have, but it's lacking in a few things. I feel that it's not as aggressive as it should or could be… more»

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

Make sure you find a good reseller you can trust. I don't have any advice with regard to pricing though, because the product is worth what you pay for it. I definitely feel like I"m getting good… more»

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

We evaluated Citrix, but in our testing, vSphere was definitely more stable. Once we got started with vSphere and saw what it could do, we liked it more and more.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes we looked at Xen server, but we had issues with VM stability. This was over 8 years ago though so obviously that isn't likely the same anymore.
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Vendor
IT Systems Administrator II at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The vMotion feature.

How has it helped my organization?

Service up time has increased significantly. Having servers that are not hardware dependent has changed the way we offer solutions.

What needs improvement?

The vSphere Web Client could be better. The requirement for flash is what really kills it for me. Mobile access from iPads would be great too.

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

Every dollar spent on vSphere will repay itself in up time.

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

No solution was used previously.

What other advice do I have?

Stop looking at others solutions and implement vSphere 6. It is hands down the most robust, scalable and easy to use virtual infrastructure out there today.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No other options were evaluated.
Vendor
Deputy Director at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* vMotion is one of the most useful features, which helps to provide both flexibility and High Availability. With new versions of vSphere and vCenter, it is still… more»

How has it helped my organization?

A good example is that we had improved organizational functions by providing much more IT services with the same IT staff. It is also worthy to mention that the quality of… more»

What needs improvement?

Big improvements were introduced in v6 compared with v5.5, but I am still expecting some additional improvements for our activity. Another area is the backup solutions… more»

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

Compared with other vendors’ products, the pricing of the license is slightly lower. The annual S&S price is very affordable.

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

At the beginning of the virtualization of our data center, we used open source projects (such as KVM), but we quickly realized that they didn't satisfy our business… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is one of the best products as a virtualization platform. It is important to consider best-practices designing the infrastructure and to put in practice-available… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we compared it with Mic.
Consultant
Project Leader at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are HA, DRS, and SDRS.

How has it helped my organization?

We have reduced our number of physical servers from 180 to 20, saving us cost and resources in our data center.

What needs improvement?

I'd suggest improvements in a couple of areas. First, the Web Client is too slow. Also, they need to improve vRealize Operations Manager.

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

I think that in the past there have been some mistakes in the licensing policy. I hope that in the future it will be simpler.

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

I’ve used different hypervisors and also previous versions of vSphere. I think that vSphere is the most complete and stable solution for enterprise customers.

What other advice do I have?

For a customer who needs to have a stable infrastructure that's scalable, for very critical applications, I recommend vSphere without a doubt. I would also recommend that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have migrated from the previous version without evaluating other products. For our development environment, we are evaluating whether or not to migrate to a product… more»
Consultant
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

Having the ability to deploy fault tolerant VM’s with up to 4 CPUs is fantastic as it goes one level up from a business continuity perspective. Previously, VMware was… more»

How has it helped my organization?

vSphere has been deployed in many of our customers. It improves drastically DC consolidation and proper use of available resources. At present, virtualised customers are… more»

What needs improvement?

I’d like to see a better web console or rather, transform the web console in a real single pane of glass for the whole infrastructure instead of having to go for vRealize… more»

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

Start with the lowest and upgrade if, and only if, absolutely necessary. Customers will find that the standard edition is more than sufficient for their needs until they… more»

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

My customers have used all available solutions. Some move to vSphere, some move away. In the end it will be about costs unless very well justified by a business need for… more»

What other advice do I have?

Start with the least expensive Licensing model and upgrade as you need. Change your operating model to virtualisation and fully leverage its potential. vSphere has it all… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

All in the market. Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM, PowerVM, etc.
Real User
Manager - System Engineering and Storage at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

* Core virtualizaton * Basic hypervisor functions with HA

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to scale up far better with densities of 10:1 or 20:1 and provide robust, flexible computing to our increasing application demands.

What needs improvement?

Stability and manageability need improvement. The core product has not changed much over the years and has large deficiencies in manageability and how they implement certain features. The basic… more»

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

VMware is consistently expensive and their pricing arrogance is what will drive us and other customers away. Compared to physical systems, it is a bargain, but compared to other solutions, it is… more»

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

We had Hyper-V, but the older versions had issues. When the 2016 version releases, we are going to re-evaluate it.

What other advice do I have?

The core hypervisor is decent. Many issues will be with management and bolt-on products.
Vendor
Researcher and Professor at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

I find that the Virtual Center Management, iSCSI support, and VMotion hot migration are very beneficial. With these features, we have faster server deployments, additional… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The fact that we are having faster server deployments has improved our organization. We are also have better security for development projects and are seeing easier… more»

What needs improvement?

* Native multi-platform management client (not WEB based) - Last improvements in this area are huge. However, some users prefer a native client. Please VMware, listen to… more»

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

Purchase only the cheaper solution with support. I don’t recommend high-end licenses.

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

No, we haven't used a previous solution.

What other advice do I have?

Contract only experts or use an external consultant.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

* Hyper-V * Oracle VM
Consultant
Independent Analyst and Advisory Consultant at Server StorageIO - www.storageio.com
Apr 23 2017

What do you think of VMware vSphere?

PART I Have you spent time searching the VMware documentation, on-line forums, venues and books to decide how to make a local dedicated direct attached storage (DAS) type device (e.g. SATA or SAS) be Raw Device Mappings (RDM)' Part two of this post looks at how to make an RDM using an internal SATA HDD. Or how about how to make a Hybrid Hard disk drive (HHDD) that is faster than a regular Hard Disk Drive (HDD) on reads, however more capacity and less cost than a Solid State Device (SSD) actually appear to VMware as a SSD' Recently I had these and some other questions and spent some time looking around, thus this post highlights some great information I have found for addressing the above VMware challenges and some others. The SSD solution is via a post I found on fellow VMware…
Real User
Infrastructure Engineer at a non-profit with 5,001-10,000 employees
Apr 10 2017

What is most valuable?

vMotion between the hosts, deployment of the virtual machines via templates and distributed switches are some valuable features of this product.

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to move from a physical environment to a virtual environment. It also allowed us to install much more of the hardware, i.e., up to 30+ virtual machines on a… more»

What needs improvement?

There is need for high availability for the vCenter and also a faster/responsive vCenter web interface. True high availability for a vCenter is required in the current… more»

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

It is expensive for the private sector but it does have a good pricing policy for the charity sector.

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

I was not using any other solution previously.

What other advice do I have?

You need to place more time into the design phase. You should also build higher spec servers in order to save costs on the licensing.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tested Hyper-V - but this was back in 2009. It was very basic then.
Vendor
Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 16 2016

What is most valuable?

Every organization that I know of that has wanted to implement virtualization in their environments wants HA with every virtual server. That's why for us, we've found the most valuable feature is the ability to move VMs between vCenters and fault tolerance within our four vCPUs. I would also add… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest advantage is that it cuts costs. A few years ago, I worked in an environment of all physical servers. It was very expensive to maintain high availability with them. vSphere cuts that cost. No more lengthy physical server server restores. When this product is coupled with Veeam Backup and… more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see small VMDKs in the next version since Hyper-V provides that option. Right now, that process with vSphere is still manual and requires downtime.

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

I used Hyper-V, which worked well on a single server running Windows 2008 R2. But as soon as a cluster is configured, there are lots of issues with SCVMM. I've heard that Microsoft made some improvements and the product is now more stable, but VMware ESXi is based on the Linux OS and is much more… more»
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 16 2016

What is most valuable?

Stability of the Hypervisor, DRS, and HA are some of the more valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

VMWare (and any virtualization platform) completely changes the way an organization functions. The way you investment in hardware is done from a completely different… more»

What needs improvement?

Nothing I can think of. For a while, allowing for HA without shared storage was a missing feature, but as of 5.1, VMware introduced that feature.

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

The original cost of the first set of servers to migrate a whole school district to, was close to $100,000. More recently, an upgrade to an SSD SAN cost an additional… more»

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

For an enterprise virtualization platform, I have only used VMware. I have also used Amazon Web Services as an IaaS, but that doesn't exactly sit in the same category as… more»

What other advice do I have?

For anyone looking to implement VMware, don't take the initial implementation lightly, and don't cheapen up on the hardware, especially the storage. You will save a ton of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No. I had started with VMware very early on, and adopted it when it became a viable enterprise product.
Vendor
Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 04 2016

What do you think of VMware vSphere?

ESXi is highly recommend for virtualization these days for mid/large sized organizations due to its increased reliabilty and lot of other features. Pros:- - 1. VMWare ESXi is virtualization product that allows us to partition a single physical server into multiple virtual machines.  2. VMWare ESXi hosts can be with Windows, Solaris, Linux and Netware, any or all of which can be used concurrently on the same hardware.  3. VMWare ESXi has been proved as leader in cloud enterprise class solutions.  4. VMWare ESXi takes virtualization higher and deeper with rich storage automation and more advanced virtual networking tools.  5. VMWare ESXi allows dynamically to modify cpu, memory, disk and network configurations.  6. VMWare ESXi hosts can be accessed using vsphere…
Vendor
Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 04 2016

What do you think of VMware vSphere?

VMWare server is freeware server and provides very good environment for testing. It is used to be one of the good product, but now it has come to EOL. Pros:-  1. VMWare server is cost saving virtualization product that allows us to partition a single physical server into multiple virtual machines.  2. VMWare server works with Windows, Solaris, Linux and Netware, any or all of which can be used concurrently on the same hardware.  3. VMWare server takes virtualization higher and deeper with rich storage automation and more advanced virtual networking tools  4. VMWare server allows dynamically to modify cpu, memory, disk and network configurations.  5. VMWare server provides web management console for easier management.  6. VMWare server is normally implemented in…
Vendor
Senior System Administrator at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 29 2016

What is most valuable?

Inventory, vMotion, and cloning are the most valuable for me. Customization of VM's which include joining machines to multiple domains, changing names, IP address information, and post operation using… more»

How has it helped my organization?

VM cloning speed is excellent and has allowed me to provide easy of use and speed when cloning one or more VM's using PowerCli.

What needs improvement?

I honestly can’t think of anything right now, it provides the access and management tools I need and keeps them in easy reach.

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

It has always been vCenter, they were in a Rackspace physical environment beforehand.

What other advice do I have?

It’s rock solid and there’s nothing in its class in terms of alternatives.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I’ve always used VMware ever since the beginning, so I’m biased and I think they have a great product. I’ve played with Hyper-V and it’s just way behind in my opinion. Download them and try them all… more»
Consultant
Virtualization Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 24 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are vCenter, vSphere, vROPS, vRO, NSX, SRM and vSphere replication. They're not only the most valuable features for us, but they're the features that we use the most right now.

How has it helped my organization?

From an organizational point of view, it allows us to give a lot of services to our customers. This is true of all VMware products that we purchase. We make sure that our business ultimately benefits from it.

What needs improvement?

We have many versions of vSphere, but when it comes to the vSphere appliance, we don't have failover or a recovery point. I also would like some added features to vSphere, such as Fault Tolerance with more CPU support. That would be really… more»

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

We didn't really evaluate other solutions, but we're aware that Hyper-V is out there. But we went with VMware because they've been in the market a long time and we trust them.

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to go for it. VMware has a wide range of products. Try them :)
Vendor
Sr. Systems Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 23 2016

What is most valuable?

* Hardware consolidation * Easy provisioning * Speed to get environments out to business units

How has it helped my organization?

* Hardware abstratction (lets us refresh easier) * Storage * DRS

What needs improvement?

There are some networking changes, storage integration, and leverage features that aren’t available.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend it, as it's very stable and robust. Make sure you stay current, and up to date.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Five years ago I used vSphere in a small data center that needed to go virtual. vSphere was more mature than other solutions, and I did a lot of test devs with it and it proved its stability.
Vendor
Systems Administrator at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 27 2016

What is most valuable?

Cross vCenter vMotion is a valuable feature. It allows you to perform vMotion from one vCenter to another vCenter without the need for shared storage, like a cut and paste. This was not possible until version 6 and is built upon Enhanced vMotion. It requires L2 network connectivity.

How has it helped my organization?

Cross vCenter vMotion can be particularly useful if you have migration projects, or you simply want to shift workloads to different location. It can be particularly useful if you have plans to move from a VCSA to a Windows Platform vCenter and vice-versa. If you have shared resources with public/private cloud, you can move them by establishing several vCenters.

What needs improvement?

One improvement could be to have the vMotion independent of the SSO Domain. With Cross vCenter vMotion, it is a requirement to have both the source and the destination vCenter on the same SSO domain. It also requires version 6 and above. You cannot have this between a version 6 and 5.5. I still experience lag with the web interface
Consultant
Independent Analyst and Advisory Consultant at Server StorageIO - www.storageio.com
Dec 25 2015

What do you think of VMware vSphere?

VMware has announced version 6 (V6) of its software defined data center (SDDC) server virtualization hypervisor called vSphere aka ESXi. In addition to a new version of its software defined server hypervisor along with companion software defined management and convergence tools. VMware vSphere Refresh As a refresh for those whose world does not revolve around VMware, vSphere and software defined data centers (believe it or not there are some who exist ;), ESXi is the hypervisor that virtualizes underlying physical machines (PM’s) known as hosts. The path to software defined data center convergence Guest operating systems (or other hypervisors using nesting) run as virtual machines (VM’s) on top of the vSphere hypervisor host (e.g. ESXi software). Various VMware…
Vendor
Engineer with 51-200 employees
Nov 19 2015

What is most valuable?

The best part of ESXi for us is the flexibility it gives us, we can spin up a new server in minutes, we can increase VM drive space live, we can perform maintenance on our infrastructure with minimal down time – we have a blade solution, and have the capacity to move VM’s to allow us to perform… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Its allowed us to reduce the time needed to bring onboard new services. For example, we migrated from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010, the flexibility of running a virtualised environment allowed us to quickly build new servers to test, this is something that would have taken considerably longer… more»

What needs improvement?

I’m keenly awaiting multi core Fault Tolerance, so I can have all our VM’s covered by FT – currently it’s only available for single core VM’s. Fault Tolerance is now available for multicore VM's, but, you;ll need to factor in how many cores the host has before rolling this out to the more powerfully… more»

What other advice do I have?

I’d say, understand what it is you wish to achieve from the outset. Take into account growth, be aware of VM sprawl and the associated license costs – we were all happy to add servers left right and centre, we’ve now been through a server rationalisation process to bring our VM server count down a… more»
Vendor
IT - Server Administration with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 19 2015

What is most valuable?

From the admin perspective, the centralized management/administration of the environment. Additionally, a much smaller data center footprint, streamlined machine deployments and flexible resource… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is hugely more efficient for daily monitoring, patching and upgrades and deploying new machines. With more than 100 servers we would have a couple of full time folks just for patching! Server… more»

What needs improvement?

We are a small shop but still pay the big bucks for licensing vSphere products in order to gain the features that fit our goals. I'm looking forward to a review of VMTools updates in vSphere 6, which… more»

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

No, we moved from a completely physical environment.

What other advice do I have?

Do your homework so you learn as much as you can about virtualization concepts as there are many nuances that are quite different from the physical counterparts. It’s easy to get an ESXi host stood up… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had one Citrix server at the time and I believe we did a very high level evaluation of Xenserver, but VMware was more in line with our virtualization goals.
Hieu Nghiem Ba
Real User
Systems Engineer at a engineering company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 23 2015

What is most valuable?

vSphere provides a lots of great features. In my opinion, VMotion is a feature that helps save time, cost, and effort. You can arrange for system maintenance at any time… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We've used it to implement a virtual datacenter server for in-house applications and services and have achieved a green and efficient virtual datacenter. After… more»

What needs improvement?

I think that all the improvements VMware could make would be related to monitoring. vSphere should be equipped with a better monitoring solution.

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

Pricing and licensing models vary, and are dependent upon your organization requirements and operations. Always start with the minimal licensing model then, later, upgrade… more»

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

I have used KVM and Microsoft Virtual Server before switching completely to VMware vSphere. With VMware vSphere, we have a good management tool, with easy provisioning… more»

What other advice do I have?

We were seeking a green and an efficient solution for our datacenter. We found vSphere to be a great product and decided to become their customer. When working with… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Due to the simplicity of vSphere deployment, the ease of management, and the small footprint of its hypervisor, we decided to use it without wasting time on other… more»
Consultant
Systems Support Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 21 2015

What is most valuable?

vSphere has many great features. It is very hard choose just one because most of them work together. But, based on the way how vSphere manages all resources provided by… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are constantly updating and migrating systems here in my current company. With this product, we can run parallel systems with a low cost and without impacting our… more»

What needs improvement?

This product already does this very well, but all improvements are related to how physical resources, as well as memory and CPU, are managed . These are the main problems… more»

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

As prices vary, the ideal would be to contact a direct sales team, and report the company's needs so they can point out the best license to use.

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

I work with more than one virtualization technology. The solution implemented varies according to client requests.

What other advice do I have?

It is necessary to be sure about the systems that will be migrated to a virtualized environment. Although nowadays virtualization is at an advanced stage, some systems… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As I said, I work with more than one virtualization technologies. Beyond VMWare vSphere, I've worked with Microsoft Hyper-V, which is a great virtualization solution too.
Chris Rodinis
Reseller
Vice President at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Jul 20 2015

What do you think of VMware vSphere?

The Dell PowerEdge M520 is a dual cpu socket, half-height blade server that offers up to 20 processor cores and 12 DIMMs per node with up to 16 other half height blades being deployed in a single M1000e blade enclosure. This powerful yet compact server is a great general purpose machine that offers scalability and performance in any size business. Like other PowerEdge M series blade servers, the M520 operates independently of other blades in the m1000e and has the ability to mix different types of M series servers in the same enclosure. The M520 uses the Intel C602 chipset and take up to two Intel Xeon E5-2400 or E5-2400 V2 series chips. For each blade, a total of 12 DIMM slots are available for a potential total of 384GB of RAM spread between 3 channels for each CPU.…
Real User
VMware Engineer at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 04 2015

What is most valuable?

vMotion, Storage vMotion, Distributed Resources Schedule (DRS), NIOC, SIOC, Storage Profiles.

How has it helped my organization?

Our business has been able to consolidate fleets of physical servers to virtual servers, and is able to respond to changing business needs quickly.

What needs improvement?

Needs improvements to the Fault Tolerance feature, focus more on the performance and quality of the hypervisor. I'd like for them to add more vCPU capability.

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

There is no setup cost. Its only the administration cost.

What other advice do I have?

From my personal experiences I've found that it’s still the leading hypervisor on the market.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. Hyper-V, Xen.
Consultant
Manager of Infrastructure at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 22 2014

What is most valuable?

vSphere Replication, Storage APIs, vSphere HA, vSphere vMotion.

How has it helped my organization?

With VMWare virtualization environment; deploying servers; backing, replication and restoration are done in a matter of minutes.

What needs improvement?

Mounting ISO's ( You have to copy it onto the server and point to it and perform your installation); Citrix on the other hand allows you to easily mount iso files.

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

We also have in production Citrix Xenserver; Xenserver does not seem to be friendly with third party integration.

What other advice do I have?

Its the most production ready virtual platform.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Xenserver.
Consultant
Founder & Principal Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 01 2014

What do you think of VMware vSphere?

The industry’s flagship virtualization platform, VMware’s vSphere, reached its latest release in September of 2013 with the launch of version 5.5. I am a ‘best tool for the job’ sort of technologist, and strive to stay impartial and always recommend the right product for the purpose. Currently, this release is better than any other hypervisor on the market in many ways, such as performance, scalability, management, and automation. I make this statement unequivocally and without bias because I believe so strongly in this product. Every environment that I encounter in my job has some sort of VMware infrastructure powering some set of its critical business applications. The core of the platform is the server-level virtualization hypervisor, VMware ESXi. It is a bare metal hypervisor that gets…
Consultant
Founder & Principal Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 01 2014

What is most valuable?

- Increase the flexibility and agility of the infrastructure to move at the speed of business by decoupling the server from the hardware - Server consolidation has driven the virtualization industry shift, and vSphere leads the charge. - Virtualization overhead is the smallest of any hypervisor on the planet. - Supports over 90 operating systems, whereas other vendors cannot even come close -… more»

What needs improvement?

- The entry point for small business is fairly high. They are working on this currently. - Capacity management for top-tier business critical servers - Currently VMware has a tremendous amount of products that complement the vSphere suite. Some of the products are complementary, and some compete with each other. This product list is sometimes hard to navigate. - Security access granularity for end… more»

What other advice do I have?

VMware's vSphere is currently THE industry leading virtualization platform. I have been using VMware vSphere and its predecessors for almost ten years now. The core hypervisor continues to lead the industry. At the present time, you cannot go wrong with VMware's vSphere suite. However, competitors are rapidly closing the gap, so watch the market closely over the next few years. I implement… more»
Consultant
Infrastructure Expert at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 01 2014

What do you think of VMware vSphere?

Valuable Features:

This server class product is very stable, I have been using it for more than 7 years, previous versions were named different with less bugs. No downtime.

Room for Improvement:

Pricing can be considered as measure block small and mid range companies. Company needs to think in this direction as well.

What is VMware vSphere?

VMware vSphere is the leading server virtualization platform with consistent management for virtual data centers.

Deliver business value from day one with powerful server virtualization, breakthrough availability, safe automated management and intelligent operational insight that adapts to your environment. Automate workload placement and resource optimization based on preset customizable templates.

VMware vSphere customers

Abu Dhabi Ports Company, ACS, AIA New Zealand, Consona, Corporate Express, CS Energy, and Digiweb.

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