A tool that does it all!
Updated September 19, 2017

A tool that does it all!

Gabriel Munoz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Software Version

Cloud Edition,Enterprise Edition

Overall Satisfaction with Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)

We are currently using VMTurbo Operations Manager to analyze resource usage and follow possible load balancing recommendations based on current and past trends. It is also being utilized to automatically vmotion servers across ESXi hosts for load balancing. It is only being used by our Infrastructure team.
  • It provides comprehensive historical data.
  • Great tool to vmotion VMs based on your configured specifications.
  • It allows you to model possible increase or decrease of resources and see what the impact would be to your environment.
  • So far I have not encountered functionality that I would need and it's not implemented.
  • It allows us to quickly and efficiently identify possible problem sources.
  • I helps in planning upgrades by providing trends.
It allows us to manage our virtual environment automation, monitoring and trends from one location.
I think VMTurbo Operations Manager is an overall useful tool, in any scenario.

Using Turbonomic (formerly VMTurbo)

3 - All three of them are systems administrators, supporting the day to day operations for 250 plus users, mostly infrastructure support for network, phone system, servers, storage, backups, computer imaging, security, patching, hardware and software
3 - A good understanding of virtualization, specially vSphere, vcenter, vmotion and resource management in a virtual environment.
  • Automatic resource balancing
  • Virtual environment resource monitoring
  • Virtual environment planning
It has done everything we need for us at a reasonable price.

Evaluating Turbonomic and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Analyst Reports
Product Usability is key in our purchasing decisions, we have to make sure the product does what we expect and we get the appropriate ROI, it should also allows us to work more efficiently with less available resources.
I did not evaluate this product or select this product.

Turbonomic Implementation

I did not hear of any issues during implementation from the team when I asked about the product.
Not sure - I'm not sure, the product had already been implemented when I was hired.
  • Not sure, the product had already been implemented when I was hired.

Turbonomic Training

  • Online training
  • Self-taught
Clear information regarding the product and its features.
I would but it really depends on how people learn, some like a more hands on approach or in person guided training.

Configuring Turbonomic

Some - we have done small customizations to the interface - Not too bad.

Turbonomic Support

Any time we've had to engage their support or sales team they have been available and knowledgeable.
ProsCons
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
None
We needed additional guidance when we were trying to spec out our system for a possible upgrade and they jumped on the phone with us right away to walk us through all of the analysis options available in the product, they helped us create a couple of test scenarios and followed up a couple of times after the support call to make sure everything had worked out as expected.

Using Turbonomic

I've been able to use all the functions with minimum feature research.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Automation
  • Monitoring
  • Analysis

Turbonomic Reliability

We haven't had any issues with scalability.
The system is always available and offers real-time information.
For the amount of data it is gathering the pages load in a reasonable amount of time.

Integrating Turbonomic

I did not do any integration.
Not sure, I did not do any of the integration
  • None at this time.
I don't know.

Relationship with Turbonomic

They are always available to answer any questions or concerns, we have monthly status meetings to provide us with information regarding new updates or upgrades and to address any issues or concerns.
They are always there to assist in any way possible.
Not sure, I did not do the negotiation.

Upgrading Turbonomic