Turbonomic is nothing but Awesome!
September 30, 2016

Turbonomic is nothing but Awesome!

Ken Wilkey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Cloud Edition,Enterprise Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)

Optimizing Virtual workloads is an art all unto itself. Relying solely on user experience and VMware alone is not enough in today's environments. You need a tool and an organization that understands the underlying virtualization platform. Merely looking at VMs and their workloads is only the starting point. You don't just need the analytics of both the hosts and VMs, but the workloads within those virtual machines as well. That's why we chose Turbonomic! They helped us pull together the pieces and provide insight and analytical data by which we can make logical, sound business decisions. Decisions that can not only help reduce capex costs, but improve overall performance, stability and scalability in our virtualized environments.
  • SQL and Exchange analytics. Looking into these heavy workloads helps resolve performance issues and allows administrators to properly adjust thresholds and CPU/Memory settings to maximize their Virtual platforms.
  • Detailed recommendations. Having the details around what adjustments are needing to be made to a virtual machine is paramount in getting business owners to agree to the change. Without it - IT is merely bogged down in the sand.
  • Not many to really speak of except - finish the HTML5 interface - it's almost done! ;-)
  • No negative impacts. The positive impacts it has had, is that we reduced our compute capex requirements by 150K. Merely using Turbonomic's for evaluating how much compute we would truly need during our refresh cycle helped drive our business decision to purchase Turbonomic.
In the past we relied on VMware DRS to make all performance related decisions as it related to the ESXi hosts. As our environments and workloads became more and more complex - we realized that we needed a tool to help us better understand where our hot spots were. With the analytical data Turbonomic provides, we are now able to scale both horizontally and vertically without jeopardizing the availability and uptime of our platforms.
None really compare to what Turbonomic can do and provide.
There really aren't any areas in our environment where I can say it isn't suited.