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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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VSOM

Vsphere Operation Management is suitable for automating the process of bringing up an alternate data center in case of a disaster. It also is a great way for testing your readiness of disaster. You have the ability to bring up a server in a "bubble" for testing. This way you can show your admins how the failover process will work.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.5
VSOM
10.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.0
VSOM
10.0
Management console
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
6.4
VSOM
10.0
Live virtual machine backup
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
5.9
VSOM
Live virtual machine migration
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
5.5
VSOM
10.0
Hypervisor-level security
VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud
7.6
VSOM
10.0

Pros

VMware vSphere on IBM Cloud

  • The performance is top notch. Our on-prem environment was always suffering from lag and general sluggishness. With IBM running everything, it's much smoother.
  • It's always up to date. Our previous environment was always lacking the latest updates and security features. Our audit department enjoys having the peace of mind that everything is up to date.
  • They handle the security of the environment. It allows our security team to focus on higher priority issues. They dont have to worry about making sure our systems are secured.
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VSOM

  • The best thing about VSOM is that it's built into VCenter so you only have one point of administration
  • VSOM does a great job of making applications intuitive
  • Re-IPing virtual machines are a must and VSOM does a great job of making this a simple process
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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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VSOM

  • The installation of VSOM is very tedious
  • It uses an MS SQL database
  • It should be able to adjust for hardware modifications in VCenter
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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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VSOM

No score
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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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VSOM

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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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VSOM

vSphere with Operations Management has a much better way of automating the re-IPing of servers so you can stand them up in a different environment or location. You do, however, need another way of replicating your servers to your DR site, VSOM will not do that. We used EMC Recover Point for replication.
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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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VSOM

  • In the case of a disaster, the ROI would be substantial.
  • The license for VSOM is pretty expensive initially.
  • Support for VSOM is terrific.
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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

VSOM

General

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

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