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
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is easy to use, has high performance, and good virtualization."
  • "The solution is stable. However, it could improve by being more secure."

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.

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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 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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Jefatura del Departamento de Tecnologías de la Información at SERGEAR SAC
Real User
Useful online support, reliable, and scalable
Pros and Cons
  • "The technical support is good and they are available over the internet."
  • "We need to improve availability and disaster recovery in VMware vSphere."

What is our primary use case?

We use VMware vSphere for many things in our business, such as ERP software, file sharing, and back office. Additionally, we use it for many types of servers, such as database and file servers.

What needs improvement?

We need to improve availability and disaster recovery in VMware vSphere.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware vSphere for approximately seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

VMware vSphere is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have found VMware vSphere to be scalable.

We have approximately 25 users in my company using this solution. All the employees are using the solution.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is good and they are available over the internet.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup of VMware vSphere was simple. The full deployment took approximately two weeks.

What about the implementation team?

We had a consultant that did the deployment of VMware vSphere.

We have two engineers for the support of the solution.

What other advice do I have?

VMware vSphere is a good solution, but we are looking for ACI opportunities.

My advice to others is when you are looking for a solution, look for a vendor in the county you live in.

I rate VMware vSphere a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Consulting Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Absolutely scalable, easy to install, and has good manageability
Pros and Cons
  • "Its stability and manageability are valuable."
  • "There should be more stability in the updates. They had an issue with the last release."

What is our primary use case?

We're using it to run all kinds of workloads.

What is most valuable?

Its stability and manageability are valuable.

What needs improvement?

There should be more stability in the updates. They had an issue with the last release.

Their support should also be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for 15 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's absolutely scalable. We have 130 users who are using this solution. All of the company is using it.

How are customer service and support?

I am not satisfied with their performance or speed for anything below P1 or production-down status. Anything below that is worse than we could expect.

How was the initial setup?

Its installation is straightforward. That's not a problem.

The deployment duration varies. For a specific installation, it could take 15 minutes to set up the whole thing, and it could also take three weeks. It depends on how we're scoping it.

What about the implementation team?

I could do it myself.

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

Its licensing is typically yearly. From a value standpoint, it's worth it.

What other advice do I have?

I would absolutely recommend this solution. I would rate it a nine out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Engineering Manager, R&D at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Simple installation and good scalability
Pros and Cons
  • "The scalability is good."
  • "The performance of the solution could be better and there could be an extra level of security."

What is our primary use case?

We use VMware vSphere in order to get access to the data center worldwide.

What needs improvement?

The performance of the solution could be better and there could be an extra level of security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware vSphere for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability could be improved because there can be some connectivity issues. There are times the networks disconnect and then reconnect, this could improve.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

Mostly everyone in our company is using this solution including the technical team and managers, approximately 400 people.

How are customer service and support?

We have an internal team that is providing us with technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is not difficult it is self-explanatory.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation ourselves.

There are some maintenance tasks needed, such as updating and upgrading.

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

There is an annual subscription to use this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. It is one of the best tools.

I rate VMware vSphere a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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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
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is scalable."
  • "The solution could be more stable."

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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IT Manager at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
User friendly user interface, easy to install, and stable
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is easy to use, user-friendly interface and has high availability features. When comparing it to other solutions it is more robust."
  • "The technical support could improve by being a little faster."

What is our primary use case?

We use VMware vSphere for the virtualization of environments.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use, user-friendly interface and has high availability features. When comparing it to other solutions it is more robust.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is more stable than competitors.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

VMware vSphere is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support could improve by being a little faster.

How would you rate customer service and support?

Positive

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

I have previously use Hyper-V.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and can be done in one day.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation myself.

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

The solution requires a license and it could be cheaper.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We previously evaluated Hyper-V and RHEV.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others.

I rate VMware vSphere a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Product Management & Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
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High resiliency, good support, and scalable
Pros and Cons
  • "The stability of VMware vSphere is very good. It has high resiliency, it is one of the best solutions on the market."
  • "VMware vSphere could improve on the automation features and the ease of use of the solution in many areas, such as the interface. However, VMware is doing lots of great things."

What is our primary use case?

VMware vSphere is deployed in our data centers. We provide services to our customers by allowing them to use our infrastructure. We have lots of customers from different sectors, such as financial, educational, and retail.

What needs improvement?

VMware vSphere could improve on the automation features and the ease of use of the solution in many areas, such as the interface. However, VMware is doing lots of great things.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VMware vSphere for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of VMware vSphere is very good. It has high resiliency, it is one of the best solutions on the market.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

VMware vSphere is very scalable.

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is good. They are a trustful company.

How was the initial setup?

We have one initial setup, we are not doing the setup all the time. Since we are a service provider, we have the infrastructure already.

What other advice do I have?

I rate VMware vSphere an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Feature-rich, stable, scalable, easy to install, and has good technical support
Pros and Cons
  • "The roadmap for the product itself covers all of the features that we are looking for."
  • "It would be great if VMware could have a consolidated way of delivering this as software rather than pieces and several add-ons so that you could enjoy the product in its entirety."

What is most valuable?

It is user-friendly, easy to deploy, and easy to maintain.

The roadmap for the product itself covers all of the features that we are looking for. 

It has what we need.

What needs improvement?

There are many add-on modules for it.

It would be great if VMware could have a consolidated way of delivering this as software rather than pieces and several add-ons so that you could enjoy the product in its entirety.

There are many add-ons that you have to plugin to enjoy the feature or experience the full power of it.

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

VMware vSphere is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

They were very helpful in resolving the issue that we had.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. It is considered to be a leader within the industry.

I would rate VMware vShpere an eight out of ten.

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