vSphere Competitors and Alternatives

The top vSphere competitors are
  • KVM
  • Proxmox VE
  • Hyper-V
  • Oracle VM
  • XenServer
  • Nutanix Acropolis
  • RHEV
  • VMware Workstation
Read reviews of vSphere competitors and alternatives
Turbonomic Logo
Senior Systems Engineer
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

Turbonomics ability to present suggested improvements, and enact those changes upon approval, have been very helpful in our environment. We are able to right-size VMs and host... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have saved money by not having to purchase Enterprise (including DRS) and no longer having to manually balance VMs in a cluster.

What needs improvement?

The interface has so much to offer, it is a bit complex and there is a learning curve. However, they are more than happy to spend time teaching you to use the product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Real User
Cloud Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 27 2018

What is most valuable?

Valuable features include the PowerCLI module and the ability to do scripting, to pull information out, to simplify reporting and troubleshooting. Being able to gather metrics, or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It speeds up time for troubleshooting and it gives simple-to-use dashboarding for executives and managers to be able to see what the issues are in an easy way, so they can escalate... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a full RESTful API for everything, and PowerCLI modules that interact with more of the different features. It doesn't have a complete API set and it's not a... more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. Be willing to go through some growing pains to get it going, but once it's going it's beautiful. It's worth the effort. For a new user, it's not intuitive and... more»
KVM Logo
Vinícius Melo
Real User
Student at Universidade de Brasília at a tech services company
Jun 19 2017

What do you think of KVM?

Valuable Features: Low cost, if not lowest. Great performance and scalability. Security is top-notch. Free. • Room for Improvement: Networking configuration might be annoying depending on how you want to set it up; usually works fine, though. • Use of Solution: I have used it for one year. • Deployment Issues: We have not encountered any deployment issues. • Stability Issues: We have not encountered any stability issues. • Scalability Issues: We have not encountered any scalability issues. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Customer Service: Well, none. Technical Support: Unless you can count open forums? • Previous Solutions: I previously used VMware VM VirtualBox and then Workstation Pro. I switched because VMware is not free. •...

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