Getting use from Turbonomic
November 14, 2021

Getting use from Turbonomic

Jeff Rymuza | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Enterprise Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Turbonomic, an IBM Company

Here at BCD Travel, we use Turbonomic to monitor and slightly manage the virtual environments, as well as troubleshooting, capacity planning, and reporting. Turbonomic is being used globally for all virtual environments. It is has helped us troubleshoot resource constraints in some environments, capacity plan for the next hardware refresh, monitor the health of the networking, storage, and compute resources for our environments, and the reporting has helped us stay efficient with our resources.
  • Monitoring
  • Troubleshooting
  • Capacity planning
  • Reporting
  • Reporting could get better. Maybe talk with customers to find what better out-of-the-box reports could be added.
  • Capacity planning is a little tough to navigate sometimes. Sometimes you have to be creative to get the answer you want.
  • Maybe more info from the networking aspect. Something around being able to dive deeper in the switches that are attached to Turbonomic.
  • Improved our environments efficiency
  • less cost on physical resources
  • better planning for future purchases
We tried the vRealize Suite but found it complicated and not very intuitive for first-time users. Meaning we could log into Turbonomic and click around to figure out what we needed, whereas vRealize was not as user-friendly in its UI. Ultimately that was why we choose to go with Turbonomic over vRealize.

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Turbonomic has provided great value to us by helping us maintain a healthy environment, less time troubleshooting things, as well as [plan] for future purchases. I can't really comment on the faster time to a new market as I don't get that involved on the application side of things. I purely maintain the infrastructure.
With spending less time troubleshooting issues, gathering various reports, and capacity planning we are able to use our time for other things like building automation or looking at new technology. We have time to explore other interests that [may] help out with more efficiencies. For example, when your manager asks if any VMs can be rightsized we can just go into Turbonomic and run the rightsizing report.
We are new to the cloud and do not have a lot of footprints currently up there. We are looking to change that and [build] more and more things for the cloud. We do hope that Turbonomic will provide the info we need to help with cloud costs. We have used Turbonomic to capacity plan for purchases where we bought 8 servers to replace 12. Also, we are further using Turbonomic to plan the consolidation of a couple of ESX clusters.
I have mainly used Turbonomic to capacity plan for our next hardware refresh or to see how to decrease our footprint by consolidating environments. Also, I have used it to troubleshoot some resource issues we had in a couple of our environments. Also, I have used the reporting to make the environments more efficient. This included right-sizing certain VMs to not waste resources. As of right now, I don't know how well it is for switches. We have our Cisco UCS switches attached but feels the info provided is not much help in the grand scheme of things.