2017-11-27T20:34:00Z

What do you like most about VMware vSphere?


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Top 5Reseller

It is a very stable solution. Integration with other environments was simple to achieve.

2021-05-11T20:43:55Z
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Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature of the solution would be the basic feature of server virtualization, we use it everywhere.

2021-05-11T15:58:37Z
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Top 5Real User

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

2021-05-08T06:57:07Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution is very straightforward to implement.

2021-04-22T15:13:26Z
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Top 20Real User

Also, the automated builds are being done through it, and we don't have to manually do it anymore. All of my AIS platforms are completely automated now with the VM suite.

2021-04-19T13:10:43Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution can scale well.

2021-04-02T07:37:24Z
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Top 5Real User

Technical support is very good. They are very helpful.

2021-03-31T17:16:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It affords us different views of the VMs created by vSphere so we can control them better.

2021-03-12T15:01:32Z
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Top 20Real User

vRealize Operations Manager is the most valuable feature, but it is not embedded in vSphere; it is a part of vSphere. It is used for forecasting and checking the consumption of CPU, memory, and other resources. It has the capability to do the forecast based on the history and give advice on consumption.

VMware vSphere is easy to use and easy to implement. Its learning curve is not sharp. Any engineer with little or medium knowledge of hypervisors and virtualizations can implement vSphere with a few clicks.

2021-03-09T10:16:18Z
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Top 5Real User

Server Virtualization is the most important feature because that helps me to utilize 100% capacity of my physical server or box. Its redundancy, uptime, or high-availability is also valuable.

Storage-sharing is also valuable. In vSAN, I can utilize the maximum storage. In the physical boxes, if you don't require storage, it lies idle, but with VMware or any kind of virtualization, you can utilize the full storage.

2021-03-06T14:20:57Z
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Top 5Real User

The documentation is very good.

2021-02-19T06:39:21Z
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Top 10Real User

The features that I have found most valuable are the overall good ease of use and the good interface which makes it very easy to migrate from one bare metal to another. These are the two things which I like about it.

2021-02-09T16:19:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I don't see any challenges in using this product.

2021-02-04T11:03:37Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I like the standard features.

2021-02-04T07:32:15Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Valuable features really depend on different projects. We are using the traditional infrastructure based on VMware vSphere. We are also using the high availability (HA) and Distributed Switch features to extend our network and switch between different hosts.

The VMotion and SVMotion features are very essential for us to relocate the storage of virtual machines to different storage or vSANs. We are using VMotion and SVMotion features several times of the day. We are also using another VMware product to replicate a lot of solutions to a second replication site.

2021-01-29T22:45:58Z
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Top 10Real User

Virtualised automation is a useful feature.

2021-01-23T10:46:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Their command-line tools integrate well with other Microsoft products like PowerShell, so I can manipulate VMs using it.

2021-01-23T02:06:57Z
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Top 10Real User

I think that the solution is perfect. It's the best on the market.

2021-01-14T21:22:10Z
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Top 5Reseller

The provisioning setup of VMs is good.

2021-01-12T11:20:03Z
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Top 5Real User

I have found the Storage vMotion feature to be the most valuable.

2021-01-11T11:44:12Z
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Top 5Real User

The performance is efficient.

2021-01-06T19:39:50Z
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Top 10Real User

Very reliable with a great community.

2021-01-06T19:33:57Z
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Top 5Real User

VMware SRM is one of the site recovery solution help us to recovery the failed VM on DR site with the help of storage adapter 

2021-01-06T06:07:26Z
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Top 10Real User

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.

2020-12-27T09:09:57Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable features are that it's stable, easy to use, and it's flexible.

2020-12-23T20:50:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Vmware vSphere is the benchmark of the visualization market.

2020-12-03T00:30:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Provides good backup to our servers.

2020-12-02T09:42:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution allows for very good virtualization.

2020-11-26T17:13:52Z
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Top 10Real User

The solution has high availability.

2020-11-25T21:48:11Z
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Top 20Real User

VMware is good for virtualization.

2020-11-18T15:53:08Z
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Top 10Real User

The most valuable features are stability and support.

2020-11-16T19:21:59Z
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Top 5Real User

It cuts down on hardware costs by being able to virtualize multiple hardware and multiple machines on a single piece of hardware.

2020-11-16T18:04:07Z
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Top 5Real User

VMware Tanzu (container) is the most valuable addition because you get an efficient solution to manage the VM and container in a single pane of glass.

2020-11-16T14:39:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The initial setup is easy.

2020-11-10T07:19:30Z
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Top 5Real User

The virtualization is set by itself. vSphere is the best way to have a non-host based fixed solution. We always try to find an agnostic environment where we can restore agnostics or just say, "I need resources, capacity." That's why VMware vSphere in particular, has been the best in the past but now also with the evolution of their product. Nowadays, you don't have to use any STEM infrastructure anymore because the bandwidth and the land speeds are getting steeper.

2020-11-10T02:16:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The most valuable features are the resilience of the solution and vMotion.

2020-11-09T17:13:44Z
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Top 10Real User

It's not a particular feature, really, however, I can say that the solution is just easy to maintain, and makes it easy to backup all those VMs. We can easily save our data and we can deploy VM machines very fast and create the delivery of the server in a pretty simple, dynamic way.

2020-11-09T15:22:53Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is very easy to use and very stable.

2020-11-07T13:44:14Z
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Top 10Reseller

The product offers good stability.

2020-11-07T11:56:52Z
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Top 5Reseller

The most valuable features are the vMotion, the storage vMotion, the DRS, and the high availability function.

2020-11-05T14:24:17Z
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Top 10Real User

An easy way of providing near-zero downtime services, the operation of the instances between clustered services, and providing the projected SLA for our customers.

2020-11-01T09:32:00Z
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Top 10Real User

VMware vSphere is the best private-cloud solution.

2020-10-28T07:19:59Z
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Top 5Real User

Its DR facility is good. Within a moment, data can be retrieve from another physical location over the Internet. The speed to recover data is good.

2020-04-15T07:17:00Z
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Top 20MSP

The ability of a running VM to be quickly relocated to another hypervisor or launched at another site via replicated storage greatly reduces downtime.

2020-03-21T17:49:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is the VDP Backup solution.

2020-02-27T14:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It has allowed us to be more resilient to infrastructure and hardware failure, reduced hardware costs, and decreased recovery time from failures.

2020-01-14T21:14:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The free ESXi hypervisor was a great way to get started, as it allowed us to introduce virtual machines so that users could start to experience the advantages.

2020-01-14T13:49:00Z
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ExpertTop 5Real User

The vMotion in particular I think is the most valuable because this feature provides migrations of virtual machines in case you want to run do maintenance.

2019-09-26T05:56:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is vSAN, as it reduces the cost of SAN storage and maintenance.

2019-07-23T05:10:00Z
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Real User

We are able to create virtual machines and move them from one host to another, controlling the resources.

2019-05-06T18:25:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The most valuable feature is its ability to revert to previous snapshots during testing of various guest and application deployments.

2019-04-28T03:12:00Z
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Real User

It helps to automate the data replication and DR (disaster recovery).

2019-04-14T17:59:00Z
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Real User

Using vSphere we have virtualized over one thousand servers and this gave us management, cost and datacenter space advantages.

2019-04-11T07:02:00Z
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Real User

The features in VMware vSphere data recovery are excellent. Sometimes I've deleted an entire server before and was able to recover the deleted VM. I just used some command line tools and I was able to restore the deleted VM.

2019-03-24T08:52:00Z
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Consultant

It is highly scalable. We need to scale out and up, and we can do that with vSphere. We can easily add more storage, drives, or memory.

2018-12-19T10:11:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is highly scalable. We can add new hardware and expand the infrastructure easily.

2018-12-19T10:10:00Z
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Consultant

It is fairly easy to use and has enhanced security.

2018-12-05T11:40:00Z
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Real User

We saved a lot of time and hardware with this solution. It also prevents fewer incidents.

2018-12-05T11:33:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

Gathering all of the hosts together to create one single pool across the enterprise is a terrific feature.

2018-11-28T08:38:00Z
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Top 20Real User

It is a powerful solution that enables us to take a snapshot and clone any version of machine.

2018-11-22T10:34:00Z
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Real User

The scalability of the solution is good. You can scale up to maximum levels.

2018-11-18T10:27:00Z
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Real User

The DRS feature of this solution is a very valuable feature.

2018-11-18T10:27:00Z
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Top 5Real User

It has high clustering and availability features. These features are not found with other hypervisors.

2018-10-24T14:07:00Z
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Real User

You see more responsiveness, especially now with having the HTML5 client. It feels like a much snappier product.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Consultant

Production people can quickly reboot the server with ESXi Quick Boot.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Real User

The main benefit of the version 6.7 is that it makes end-users able to use the interface much more effectively. They don't have to install a client on their machine, they can do it from their phone, their laptop, their tablet, any OS, anytime. It's a better experience for the end-user.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Real User

Most valuable features are quick provisioning, High Availability, and DRS for balancing workload.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Real User

Most valuable features of vSphere 6.7, for us, at the management level would be: VCHA is a nice redundancy feature that they added in v6.7. I like the quality of life improvements with the VMFS-6 for using auto UNMAP on the data stores. And we really appreciate the improvements to the Clarity UI where we can manage Update Manager (VUM) and our vSAN stack within the modern interface.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

In the past, we struggled with VM encryption. We couldn't encrypt the virtual machines with older versions of vSphere without some kind of third-party tool. Now, with 6.7, it's all in the application itself, in vSphere. We no longer have to procure additional products to meet that requirement. We can just do it on the fly, and pass our audit with no issues.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Real User

One of the most valuable features that vSphere has is its HA and DRS protection, where it can simply make sure that all the machines are always where they need to be and how they need to be taken care of. We have a lot of servers and services for emergency services for police, fire, and the like. We have the ability to use DRS as Anti-Affinity Rules to make sure that those redundant server pairs always stay away from each other. But then, if anything would happen to one of them, we have HA to be able to come up and bring it right up and going again.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Real User

The built-in encryption of vSphere really helps us to secure our customers, especially customers in the medical field who need to be HIPAA compliant. Being able to encrypt the VM itself helps out a ton.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Real User

For me, the most valuable feature would be the EVC, but EVC has been changed to be per-VM which makes it possible for us to migrate the VMs to cloud and not take into account what hardware they're running on. Also, a big improvement from the previous version is that I'm now able to schedule backup for the VCSA. That is, in my opinion, a huge improvement. The last thing that I think is really great is, I'm not able to boot the OS and not the entire server. That's going to save me a lot of time.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Real User

The ability to to virtualize systems and run those virtual workloads with a fewer number of servers is tremendous.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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MSP

vMotion radically changes the way we think about how we can operate a large infrastructure, and notably, in terms of proactive maintenance.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have seen a tremendous performance boost. From when we started this VMware engagement in 2016 until now, we have seen around a 70 percent performance boost. This is a good number.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Since we have an internal cloud, suddenly people may require 1000 or 2000 VMS in something. We have options to analyze and make sure we have enough scalability.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features for me are a very easily scalable infrastructure. I can have a couple of hosts to do basic workloads. I can have a lot of hosts to do a lot of workloads. vSAN integrates my storage so I don't need an external storage SAN. I love having everything integrated in the same UI. The new HTML5 interface doesn't require any plugins anymore and it's super-fast.

2018-10-04T17:13:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The redundancy, the failover, the ability to stay up and running 24/7, all the various tools that are in there, high-availability, DRS, are very critical to us.

2018-10-04T17:12:00Z
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Real User

As an end-user, I would say it has allowed us to have the flexibility of moving around our workloads on different machines, and not having to worry if anything is down.

2018-10-02T19:05:00Z
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Real User

It provides a new environment in an expedient manner.

2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature would be the slight changes they've made to VMFork instant cloning, in which they have abstracted out the parent-child relationship in cloning, in which certain features, like HA and DRS, are now usable on that parent virtual machine. That is wildly amazing and something that wasn't available until 6.7.

2018-09-05T08:39:00Z
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Real User

It is a single pane of glass that lets you access your hosts and VMs.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

The VMware community is always there and it is a valuable resource.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

Visibility: We can easily pull reports and give access to other people to look at specs or performance metrics.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

We have seen a performance boost because we have been able to more dynamically allocate either memory or processors.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

What I like about it is being able to see my entire organization, especially with some of the newer enhanced links. All of my data centers show up in one view and I can see every server that's running. I also get performance statistics so if there are issues, major problems going on, I can see them.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

Server consolidation. Getting rid of our physical servers and going virtual is saving us some money in overall rack space.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

Its most valuable features are reliability, for sure, and quickness in getting the job done. I can spin off 100 or 200 machines in the matter of half an hour.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

VMotion is the biggest feature. It gives us the ability to move things on the fly.

2018-09-03T13:24:00Z
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Real User

We don't have any downtime because it was built right.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable feature is being able to VMotion and migrate easily, moving machines around on the host. I know DRS will take care of a lot about that, but there's still some manual intervention here and there, so the flexibility of it has been really good.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features are the seamless HA with vMotion and being able to run vCenters in HA mode.

2018-09-02T12:37:00Z
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Real User

With the current compliance options that I have to go through, it's very nice to have a lot of the encryption built in. It checks a lot of boxes for the federal level so I don't have to either bolt something on or have something on top of it. Having it native and integrated into the system makes things much easier.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

We find the solution simple and efficient to manage.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

Some of the most valuable features are: the ability to Snapshot so that when we do updates we have a layer of protection for simplified rollback; the replication that we can leverage for data center failures and data center downtime; the ease of migrating workloads from physical device to physical device for maintenance that we have to do on physical servers.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

We have removed the need for backups and going to the office at three in the morning to change a server. I do everything during my business hours. It gave me my life back.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

One of the things I like with the web client, versus the thick client, is that we're able to access all the vCenters that we manage. With the thick client, you have to log in to one vCenter at a time.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features are its flexibility and the ability to move workload.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

The most valuable features for us are DRS, VMotion, and, of course, some of the analytics that we were able to define to quantify our workloads and tell us how we are able to make our data center more efficient.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

It makes managing your virtual servers easier and more centralized.

2018-09-02T09:37:00Z
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Real User

Ease of support is one of the main features that we have with it. We're able to take Snapshots before doing updates to make it easy to roll back if something does happen to go wrong.

2018-09-02T08:01:00Z
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Real User

We use it for our VDI infrastructure and managing virtual machines.

2018-09-02T07:54:00Z
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Real User

We have seen an improvement in uptime. The whole hardware lifecycle process is easier.

2018-09-02T07:53:00Z
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Real User

We are able to increase the density of the virtualized servers and, with the increased density we have a lot of page sharing as well as memory sharing.

2018-08-28T07:05:00Z
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Real User

The benefit of the solution is that you can create template-based servers within minutes. If you were to use a physical server, it would probably take several hours, if not a whole day, to get everything set up the way you need.

2018-06-10T07:19:00Z
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Real User

It is easy to maintain our data machines and take snapshots with the solution.

2018-04-25T06:47:00Z
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ExpertTop 5Real User

We are able to patch our hosts during production hours with the ability to keep services running.

2017-11-27T20:34:00Z
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