Turbonomic is a great autonomic platform for my environment!
April 30, 2019

Turbonomic is a great autonomic platform for my environment!

Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Cloud Edition,Enterprise Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)

We use Turbonomic for workload automation in our internal VMware environment. We also use it for capacity management and VM rightsizing.
  • Automation
  • Reporting
  • Capacity Management
  • Rightsizing
  • In an environment with a lot of contention, Turbonomic moves VMs around more than you may like.
  • If you don't want to use it to suspend hosts, be sure to disable it... Or it'll evacuate hosts on you.
  • I've found the capacity management (Plan) function to be very valuable. My company was planning to expand a cluster. I ran a plan in Turbonomic, and it said we could suspend 3 hosts, not add... There's our savings!
We are not yet using this feature. We do not allow Turbonomic to deploy the VMs for us yet. There are several decisions that go into deploying VMs in our Environment. Is it DR protected? What DR Tier? Etc. We haven't started looking into setting up Turbonomic to make decisions based on these criteria. Maybe one day, we'll use Turbonomic for this too.
The company already owned Turbonomic when I started here. I was not part of the evaluation process. I work for a law firm and, in this industry, there is a lot of "follow the leader" that goes on. I believe my firm deployed Turbonomic based on the recommendation of another firm. I've used other tools like Veeam One, and VMware vROps in the past, but it doesn't compare to Turbonomic and its autonomic functions!
It handles the workload automation very well. It keeps my VMware Clusters well balanced and we have fewer issues than in the past.
The rightsizing reports are handy, once you make the change so it doesn't try to step you down 1 cpu/gb ram at a time (dropping from 16gb to 8gb, at 1gb per change means 8 changes/reboots. We didn't want that.)