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Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 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 covering, with just vSphere, backups and DR, and now it also covers a... 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 still far from fully leveraging the potential of vSphere in part due to... 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 Ops Manager. Other vendors are providing this already and vSphere... more»
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Sr. Enterprise Storage Engineer at Providence Health & Services
Dec 18 2017

What do you think of 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
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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 other business teams at the company.

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. They have different levels built into it,... more»
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DPSA III at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important feature is high availability (HA) which monitors the system and restarts virtual machines to a healthy host whenever the system senses an imminent hardware failure. Another great feature is DRS which is VMWare’s load... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can bring up brand new servers with a couple of mouse clicks when it used to take a couple of days.

What needs improvement?

Cloning large servers will require just as much space on the virtual volume as the original server. It makes it difficult when your system has limited space.
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Network Manager / Senior Network Engineer at Warnock, Tanner & Associates
May 15 2018

What is most valuable?

I have found this product excellent for test/dev environments. This is 90% of what I use this product for.

How has it helped my organization?

Since I work with so many different customers, I deal with many operating systems and workstation configurations. When performing upgrades to servers, applications, windows, etc., I need to know the ramifications before we go live with... more»

What needs improvement?

I have had issues with the virtual network adapters in the past that has taken some time to troubleshoot.
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Solutions Architect / Cloud Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 02 2018

What is most valuable?

* Intelligent Operations * Policy-based Automation * Unified Management With features like predictive analytics, intelligent workload management and Smart Alerts for the application/infrastructure, users get full visibility at the virtual... more»

How has it helped my organization?

A clearer, more holistic view into its on-premise Compute, Storage and Network environments Faster identification of any issues and clear guidance on their resolution More focused pinpointing of problems leading to improved employee productivity

What needs improvement?

One missing component was the integration of Log Insight and vRealize Business within vROps. But, with the new version of vROps (v6.5 & v6.6), this requirement was also met with, as the other products in vRealize Suite are now... more»
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IT Infrastructure Team Lead / Project Lead IT at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 04 2017

What is most valuable?

VMware's high availability which supports our SLA, VMware on the fly features like LUN expansion, P2V and API integrations are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

The most important accomplishment was the cost savings that were achieved by server consolidation and eliminating dependency on the physical server's environment. This also facilitated our disaster recovery by easy replication of the VM... more»

What needs improvement?

The solution could benefit by expanding the CPUs and memory from different physical nodes. A more mature dashboard is needed; currently, we rely on third-party VM Management Solutions but most of the features have matured since we first... more»
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Virtualization System Administrator. at a integrator with 51-200 employees
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The most important functionality is the ability to extend cluster storage and cluster computing power securely without loss of data. Also, the ability to set up an extended cluster on multiple sites in a much simpler and easier way than with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is precisely the possibility of being able to extend the capacities of the cluster of storage and calculation by the simple addition of one or more physical server which makes us lean on this solution in a secure way. Moreover, with the... more»

What needs improvement?

This product is usable in many cases. It can be used for a wide range of applications. It is also possible, for example, to parameterize a stretch cluster at the very least without going to a costly solution based on conventional storage,... more»
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Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jul 19 2017

What is most valuable?

AirWatch has one of the best User Interfaces and it's quite easy to figure out where particular items are within the menu system. They have good functionality across all the major platforms, too.

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed employees to access their apps from their mobile or tablet while on the go, essentially freeing them from their old desktop workstations.

What needs improvement?

There is a lack of a real developer community. AirWatch doesn't seem to empower IT admins to try new things or get creative with implementations. They are more happy to sell you one of their support subscriptions.
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Senior Systems Engineer at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 30 2017

What is most valuable?

* Easy to navigate interface for admins * Integration with Cisco ISE and other third party applications utilizing REST and SOAP APIs. * AD/SMTP/Certificate Integration * Feature-rich, including integration with other VMware products. * Zero... more»

How has it helped my organization?

By allowing us to centrally manage cross-platform mobile devices for corporate and BYOD.

What needs improvement?

* QA – better code execution * Apple Mac management is troublesome * Documentation prerequisites often leave out important information. * Support in general; We have many issues that have never been fixed.
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Network Solution Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 27 2017

What is most valuable?

VLAN and virtualization are the most valuable features. It is cost saving and effective with the government's money.

How has it helped my organization?

We can scale to the needs of the customer and find them solutions that ten years ago would cost them double the price.

What needs improvement?

Maybe, by just incorporating encryption and making it cheaper are some of the improvements needed. Right now, encryption is still expensive and then encryption is a requirement for DoD, so maybe if encryption got easier and cheaper it would... more»
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System Admin at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 09 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to monitor our trending and growth in our environment. It gives us an idea of when we're running out of capacity, how quick our growth is occurring, where it's occurring. Knowing our environment, being able to properly size and prepare for what the future holds.

What needs improvement?

Maybe to get a little bit more granular with storage and i-apps. Also, some of the configuration settings are a little bit overwhelming to try and understand all of the implications and ramifications of what they do, so something not quite too intense to configure initially.

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VMware Questions

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‎Senior IT Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 17 2018
Which is better in terms of functionality and management? 
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Deb BerczynskiPlease see response below from Shane Hill, PMP Arrow SI Practice Manager,... more»
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Hector MaldonadoI been using VMware for long time and they have a very robust product that... more»
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JeffreyThat depends on many factors and understanding where HCI is going today. The... more»
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May 01 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is KVM and vSphere. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? What is the biggest difference between these two solutions? Which would you recommend as a Server Virtualization... more»
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Ulrich VogtService Virtualization has nothing to do with KVM and vSphere. KVM and... more»
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Jun Kai NgKVM is a simple and OpenStack-preferred virtual machine manager. vSphere is a... more»
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Takue ChaparadzaI'd say the main difference that sticks out like a sore thump is the KVM is... more»
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Content Specialist
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Feb 23 2018
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is Microsoft Intune and VMware AirWatch. People like you are trying to decide which one is best for their company. Can you help them out? Which of these two solutions would you recommend for Mobile Device Management? Why?Are you using a... more»
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Faisal K HanMarket leader in MDM is IBM MaaS 360 in terms of maturity and security but... more»
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Keith SchultheissThe differences are very close, Intune cannot push an app to a device. It... more»
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Josh OlsonIt depends on the level of sophistication of your org. If all you are doing... more»
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Jan 05 2018
Please share your opinions and advice about VMware and Hyper-V. If you've used both and prefer one over the other, it would be helpful to hear why.
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Aykut HakverdiIt depends. I would say both for the present. I cannot avoid using both... more»
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Does anyone have a feature and price comparison for these three products? 
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TuPhamUnfortunately pricing is never that simple with each product having a... more»
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