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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.

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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 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 5Leaderboard
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 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 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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Network and Systems Administrator at Ishango-it
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Good for virtualization, stable, and offers visibility into local hardware and workloads

What is most valuable?

VMware is good for virtualization.

What needs improvement?

The licensing costs are expensive and most of the important features require a license. 

For example, we would like to use DRS but there is an additional license for that. If it were free then it would be very helpful. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with VMware vSphere for three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This product is very stable. It gives you good visibility of your hardware and the loads on it.

How are customer service and technical support?

Up to now, I haven't had a problem that caused me to contact the technical support team.

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

I have experience with using Proxmox on a single host for about two months, with Hyper-V. This setup is only in a lab and not for production.

How was the initial setup?

For my initial setup, I am not using the entire functionality. We are using vMotion, storage, and clustering.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Directeur Production, Infrastructure et Architecture IT at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Best for private clouds and big enterprises

What is our primary use case?

I use VMware vSphere to run all my applications in a private cloud. I had all the applications in the standalone mode. I migrated them to the cloud. 

What is most valuable?

VMware vSphere is the best private-cloud solution.

What needs improvement?

It is expensive. They can improve the licensing cost for Cloud Director.

They can also improve the integration with other applications and the metering feature, which is currently not flexible.

For how long have I used the solution?

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

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have 100 users, and we plan to increase the usage.

How are customer service and technical support?

The price is very high for professional services. I don't know why.

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

It is expensive in terms of cost, licensing, and professional services.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend it for big enterprises. I would rate VMware vSphere a nine out of ten. It is the best solution. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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Principal Engineer at ST Engineering Limited
Reseller
Top 20
Great provisioning setup of VMs; integration with services automation could be improved
Pros and Cons
  • "The provisioning setup of VMs is good."
  • "Lacks a simplified integration with services automation."

What is our primary use case?

We deploy this solution for our clients, from small to large enterprise. We are resellers and I'm the company's principal engineer. 

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature is the provisioning setup of VMs. It's the most common feature used by our clients. 

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see a simplified integration with services automation. At the moment it requires a lot of network from partners and solution providers to do this - there are a lot of third party components that require integration. If they could improve this it would mean less integration for some key products and services.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for five years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have no complaints about the technical support. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. 

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

Licensing costs aren't too expensive, although you pay extra for additional features. 

What other advice do I have?

It's important to understand your requirements before choosing a solution. 

I would rate this solution a seven out of 10. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: reseller
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Product Management & Business Development Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
High resiliency, good support, and scalable

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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