214 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)

[Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)] is the most advanced tool till now, which works as a VMs
and separates any single application from the dependencies. Also, this tool is
helping me in the agile development of the processes. It is strongly recommended to
almost all major organizations.
Carol Aleman | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

I do like [VMware] ESXi, but the pricing is hard to swallow for a smaller company. I love the ability to have many options for backup solutions, like Veeam, but the functionality you get for the pricing can be hard to justify. That being said, if you are not virtualized, I definitely recommend something like VMware to get virtual[.]
Tom Blazek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Server Virtualization

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)
VMware ESXi
9.0
Virtual machine automated provisioning
Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)
VMware ESXi
8.9
Management console
Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)
VMware ESXi
8.7
Live virtual machine backup
Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)
VMware ESXi
8.9
Live virtual machine migration
Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)
VMware ESXi
9.6
Hypervisor-level security
Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)
VMware ESXi
8.8

Pros

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)

  • Containers - Docker is the go-to when using Containers, which are super useful if you need an environment that works both for Windows and Linux
  • Efficiency - Docker is very lightweight and doesn't demand too much from your CPU or server
  • CI/CD - Docker is excellent for plumbing into your build pipeline. It integrates nicely, is reliable, and has an easy set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

  • High availability/vMotion for hosted VMs is a must-have in any business. No one wants their systems to fail, knowing that the hosted systems are protected and always available is a great stress reliever.
  • Load and resource balancing (with proper licensing) keeps busy servers from consuming all available resources on a given host. DRS and StorageDRS make short work of balancing workloads, I find this a must-have feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)

  • Containers are often opaque - if a container doesn't work out of the box, it's messy to fix.
  • Logging is complexified by the multiple containers and logs are often not piped to places you expect them to be.
  • Networking is complexified due to internal port mapping between containers, etc.
Ben Lachman | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

  • The vSphere / vCenter GUI is complex. This is because there is just a crap-top of stuff that ESXi manages, so there is frankly a crap-top of necessary stuff that you have been able to manage in the user interfaces. The learning curve is a little steep. Just because it does a lot of things.
  • Live (powered on) ESXi snapshots of VMs still don't act as SQL backups very well. Snapshots can't backup SQL reliably because of the architecture of SQL and how it interacts with the live resources running on the VM. This is one of the many reasons why taking a snapshot works better when the VM is powered off. This is also why we don't rely only on snapshots to backup our VMs. We also use Veeam and for critical SQL databases we use native SQL backups and in one case, another backup solution (Veritas) that can do SQL better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 3.8
Based on 2 answers
Me, not likely as my current company doesn't use it nor do I use it at home. However, I don't see my previous company ever switching away from it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Docker's CLI has a lot of options, and they aren't all intuitive. And there are so many tools in the space (Docker Compose, Docker Swarm, etc) that have their own configuration as well. So while there is a lot to learn, most concepts transfer easily and can be learned once and applied across everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The interface is fairly intuitive for most things, and the areas that are a little less obvious usually have fantastic documentation in the online knowledgebase. In 3-4 years of managing our ESXi hosts, I think that I have only opened 4-5 support cases for things that I could not figure out myself or find answers to on the website.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise) 7.9
Based on 6 answers
The community support for Docker is fantastic. There is almost always an answer for any issue I might encounter day-to-day, either on Stack Overflow, a helpful blog post, or the community Slack workspace. I've never come across a problem that I was unable to solve via some searching around in the community.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi 8.9
Based on 72 answers
I have had to use support within VMware for ESXi twice in my 13 years of VMware administration. I am not counting times where VMware had to step in due to hardware issues or something similar to that. The two times I have engaged VMware support, I was pleasantly surprised in how they handled my issue and how they were sure everything was resolved for me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)

We've used XAMPP, PHPmyAdmin and similar local environments (our app is on PHP). Because of how easy you can change the configuration of libraries on PHP and versions (which is SO painful on XAMPP or other friendly LAMP local servers) we are using Docker right now. Also, being sure that the environment is exactly the same makes things easier for developing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

We did consider and have looked at MS Hyper-V a couple times over the years, but didn't like the perceived complexity (although we were biased by our understanding and use of ESX). We also (again fairly or not) didn't like the idea of MS servers being the underlying architecture with the current status of patching/upgrading.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)

  • Docker has made it possible for us to deploy code faster, increasing the productivity of our development teams.
  • Docker has made it possible for us to decentralize our build and release system. This means that teams can deploy on their own schedule and our dev ops team can concentrate on building better tools rather than deploying for the teams
  • Docker has allowed us to virtualize our entire development process and made it much simpler to build out new data centers. This, in turn, is significantly increasing our ROI by providing a path forward for internationalization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware ESXi

  • As an early adopter of VMWare, we have see a tremendous ROI in our ability to be agile in our deployments
  • VMWare has made our backup simple for areas of our business not covered under our Snap Mirror; things such as our Synology as we use the API to backup VMDKs regularly. This is priceless to us.
  • VMWare has simplified the organization of machine roles which has cut down on man hour required to administrate our systems.
Colby Shores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)

General

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

VMware ESXi

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)
8.2
VMware ESXi
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)
9.1
VMware ESXi
3.8

Usability

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)
8.0
VMware ESXi
10.0

Support Rating

Mirantis Cloud Native Suite (Docker Enterprise)
7.9
VMware ESXi
8.9

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