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Huy Le Quang
Cloud Professional Architect at FPT Software
Real User
Top 20
It's straightforward to scale and configure virtual machines

What is our primary use case?

We need virtualization for our company, or sometimes our customers leverage virtualization solutions instead of using physical machines.

What is most valuable?

The fact that vSphere is an on-premise solution is beneficial for the user. It's easier to manage the infrastructure. It's more straightforward to scale and configure virtual machines. 

What needs improvement?

VMware vSphere is perfect for the on-premise solution, but we are in the cloud era, so I think maybe VMware needs to invest more in the cloud and the microservice chain. It would be better if VMware offered more cloud solutions and continuous applications.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In terms of scalability and stability, vSphere is excellent. We lack…

What is our primary use case?

We need virtualization for our company, or sometimes our customers leverage virtualization solutions instead of using physical machines.

What is most valuable?

The fact that vSphere is an on-premise solution is beneficial for the user. It's easier to manage the infrastructure. It's more straightforward to scale and configure virtual machines. 

What needs improvement?

VMware vSphere is perfect for the on-premise solution, but we are in the cloud era, so I think maybe VMware needs to invest more in the cloud and the microservice chain. It would be better if VMware offered more cloud solutions and continuous applications.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

In terms of scalability and stability, vSphere is excellent. We lack volume when we need to bundle a considerable number of physical machines to facilitate virtualization. There are a lot of competitors like Nutanix or others, but VMware is the number one solution for me.

How are customer service and support?

We don't contact VMware support often, but I sometimes have trouble understanding their manuals, so I ask them for help.

How was the initial setup?

It's easier for the user to deploy vSphere or the vCenter, but it's complex when setting up network virtualization.

What was our ROI?

I think VMware is a good investment. We use VMware to maintain our internal system. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate VMware vSphere seven out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Hani Ismail
Scrum Master - Digital Marketing at Vodafone
Real User
Top 20
Good modularity and maturity updates
Pros and Cons
  • "The most valuable feature of vSphere is its modularity. I also like the maturity updates. It's available everywhere and almost all the data centers are using it."
  • "vSphere could perhaps be improved by more integration or better security."

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case for vSphere depends on the center. This solution can be implemented both on-premises and on the cloud. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of vSphere is its modularity. I also like the maturity updates. It's available everywhere and almost all the data centers are using it. 

What needs improvement?

vSphere could perhaps be improved by more integration or better security. If there is ever something that could be improved, I am open to looking into it and proposing the improvement. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I'm a Solution Designer, not a user, but I have been working with vSphere products for over ten years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

I don't have experience with VMware support. 

How was the initial setup?

I didn't personally install this solution. 

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

My customers pay for a license to use vSphere. In Egypt, the license is yearly, and we buy three years. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate vSphere a nine out of ten. I have a lot of customers using vSphere. I recommend this product for those who are looking into implementing it, but it depends on their needs. There are other similar products I can propose too. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Classic, stable, easy to install and use

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for virtualization and management.

What is most valuable?

It's easy to use. It's a classic solution.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would love to have Java as a service, platform as a service, and container as a service.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years. I am using version 6.7.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a very stable product and we plan to continue using it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. We have approximately 5,000 users, with 150 in the IT team and there are 10 in the admin team.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not needed to contact…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for virtualization and management.

What is most valuable?

It's easy to use.

It's a classic solution.

What needs improvement?

In the next release, I would love to have Java as a service, platform as a service, and container as a service.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

I am using version 6.7.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a very stable product and we plan to continue using it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. We have approximately 5,000 users, with 150 in the IT team and there are 10 in the admin team.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not needed to contact technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward.

It took a day to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

I completed the deployment myself.

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

It's a pricey solution. The price could be better.

We pay for licenses on a yearly basis.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We contacted Hyper-V but have never used it.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate VMware vSphere a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Solutions Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Flexible, easy to use, and stable

What is our primary use case?

The solution has many uses, such as consolidation, VDI workloads, and server virtualization.

What is most valuable?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

From the years of usage, I have found no issue with the stability of the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good. However, it could be more seamless when it comes to chat support and lower response times.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward but when it comes to consolidation it can become complex quickly in some environments. The time it takes…

What is our primary use case?

The solution has many uses, such as consolidation, VDI workloads, and server virtualization.

What is most valuable?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

From the years of usage, I have found no issue with the stability of the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is good. However, it could be more seamless when it comes to chat support and lower response times.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward but when it comes to consolidation it can become complex quickly in some environments. The time it takes to install depends on many variables. For example, if you are building a data center and are using this solution then it can be complex.

When it comes to maintenance, you do not need a team to handle it. We have found it easy to manage.

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

The price could improve for the enterprise versions.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend using a certified skilled implementation team. It can be difficult if you do not have the experience.

I rate VMware vSphere a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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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

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.

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 technical support?

We have been satisfied with the technical support.

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

We have used…

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.

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 technical 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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Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Fast deployment of services, ease of movement, and great scalability

What is our primary use case?

We use it in the data centers of our customers for server consolidation and new deployments.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

Its price can be better. It is very expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for ten years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. It is great in terms of scalability. We have 50 to 60 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is great. I would rate them a ten out of ten.

How was the

What is our primary use case?

We use it in the data centers of our customers for server consolidation and new deployments.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

Its price can be better. It is very expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for ten years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is very scalable. It is great in terms of scalability. We have 50 to 60 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is great. I would rate them a ten out of ten.

How was the initial setup?

In general terms, it is easy to deploy, but it depends on the size of the project. The deployment duration varies. A basic deployment doesn't take more than one hour.

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

It is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to go ahead with this solution. It is a very functional product. Only its price needs improvement.

I would rate VMware vSphere an eight out of ten. 

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 5
Simple installation and good scalability

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

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

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…

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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