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Likelihood to Recommend

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

Scenarios where VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud is well suited for any companies that don't want to have to worry about the physical side of everything. If you are already looking to virtualization, then why not get rid of the physical infrastructure running the vSphere portion as well. A less appropriate scenario would be in the case of our SCADA systems. Due to the nature of these systems, we still prefer to keep the management and vSphere on prem.
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vSphere

Good for an on-premise environment where you need control over your hardware and workloads. vSphere is suited for businesses of all sizes that require high-density workloads and want to minimize physical footprint if they can afford the cost of entry (licenses needed). Beware not to over-buy licensing needs for what is needed but when purchasing licensing, also be aware of what will be needed in 18-24 months in the future to size correctly.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.5
vSphere
9.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.0
vSphere
9.3
Management console
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
vSphere
8.8
Live virtual machine backup
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
5.9
vSphere
8.7
Live virtual machine migration
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
5.5
vSphere
9.6
Hypervisor-level security
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.6
vSphere
8.8

Pros

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • Ease of use - we don't want to spend extra hours trying to figure out a problem
  • Easy Setup - onboarding was simple and quick
  • Great documentation - Most of the answers to our questions are very easily accessible without additional help
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vSphere

  • Makes your server hardware independent, so you no longer need to worry about hardware failure and where to find specific replacement parts.
  • Reallocation of server resources quickly and on the fly, so if your server is slowing down, you can beef it up with a few clicks of the mouse.
  • Server recovery, when there is a problem, you can restore a backed up entire virtual server to the recovered host or a new host quickly and easily.
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Cons

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • I wish it were a bit easier to manage user access.
  • The initial configuration process could be a bit more streamlined.
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vSphere

  • Pricing, VMWare does have several free options available for people that want to handle a lot of the management themselves, but if you want to get the top of the line fully managed version of vSphere, it can be quite pricey.
  • Working with server hardware makers to make it clear which server hardware is compatible with vSphere, sometimes it can be hard to figure out if a server box is compatible with vSphere.
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Likelihood to Renew

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

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vSphere

vSphere 10.0
Based on 4 answers
It is a really rock solid product with a lot of great uses
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Usability

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Everything is very clearly laid out. Being familiar with vSphere already, it was a quick transition over to the IBM environment. This allowed us to spend less time on the implementation phase and move quickly to actually utilizing the system on a day to day basis. Also, the performance is very good. No lagginess to the website like our previous on-prem environment.
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vSphere

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Support

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud 7.9
Based on 3 answers
We have had very few instances where we needed to reach out for support, but each time we have the response has been quick. The techs have been knowledgeable and resolved issues in a timely manner
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vSphere

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Implementation

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

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vSphere

vSphere 9.0
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was straight forward and carefully planned out.
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Alternatives Considered

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

We selected VMware over Azure due to the fact that it was already familiar and still offered the same cloud capabilities that Azure would have gained us. This allowed us to keep using the same interface and not have to relearn everything from start to finish with a new product.
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vSphere

vSphere does not have any competition, Hyper-V is light years behind! VMWare has always been about innovation and great features. My company has relied on them for over 10 years now, always been satisfied. The only bad thing they have going for them is their price, apart from that they are untouchable. I would strongly suggest anyone looking at virtual solutions to immediately look into vSphere, do not waste your time checking out Hyper-V or other solutions, they just don't have all the features and capabilities Vsphere has.
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Return on Investment

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • It has a positive impact on the cost required to maintain our vSphere environment by allowing us to get rid of our vsphere hardware and not worry about maintenance either.
  • There have been very few negatives, but one would definitely be the open-ended cost associated with cloud products in general.
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vSphere

  • We've had a positive ROI since deploying vSphere in our environment. We were able to minimize the number of physical servers we had running by combining some servers and their apps into one virtual machine. We also experience less downtime since vSphere is equipped with a failover feature that will allow another virtual machine to take over if we have problems with one system. The reporting feature allows us to stay on top of application performance, system errors, and other necessary tasks that keep our environment running smoothly.
  • The only negative impact we've had is in the finance category. Buying and maintaining licenses and maintenance agreements is very expensive.
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Pricing Details

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

vSphere

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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