Turbonomic review for school district
Updated September 12, 2017

Turbonomic review for school district

Scott Trautwein | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Cloud Edition,Enterprise Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)

Our entire school district uses turbonomic for our VDI infrastructure. We have 350 virtual desktops on 8 hosts. We use turbonomic to load balance the resources automatically and to drill down into the data on any specific issues.
  • Automatically handles vmotion for all assigned desktops. It can be set to further customize ram and vCPU sizes as well.
  • Reporting is easy to use and access. It allows you to drill down into each virtual machine if necessary.
  • Provides a list of recommendations on the first panel of the customizable dashboard. It's never pushy, recommendations are just that, [you] never have to follow them.
  • The upfront cost is significant. After the initial purchase, the maintenance costs are very reasonable. But if they offered a basic version for less we would have definitely considered it.
  • All host resources are spread out evenly, no matter what time of day. Gives us an always optimized environment for our users.
  • No negative impact. If the turbonomic virtual appliance were to fail or lockup (which has only happened once), it does not cause any ill effects to the infrastructure.
We use it strictly for automatinig vmotion tasks to enable a balanced set of memory and CPU resources across our hosts. Once the parameters are set we are able to just let it work on its own, no further action is required. Also, we occasionally get into its reporting functions to verify certain vms have the resources they require.
We didn't really consider any other vendors. I know VMware has an option, but I was not interested in VMware's pricing model.
It is well suited for anyone utilizing a VDI and needs to have all resources load balanced without any intervention on their part. It also would be useful for large server implementations, upsizing and downsizing system specs as necessary.

If you have VMs on hosts with limited resources, turbonomic is very helpful.

Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo) Support

All issues I've had they have been able to resolve quickly. They are very responsive and don't waste your time with basic troubleshooting steps (reboot the device, turn it off/on....)
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response