The standard when it comes to virtualizing servers
March 07, 2016

The standard when it comes to virtualizing servers

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi

We utilize VMware across our entire organization including our production data center locations as well as our corporate office locations. VMware ESXi has changed our business practices positively in every way. It has allowed us to break the strings attached between the hardware layer and OSE layer and has allowed us significant flexibility in regards to update time of our products and services.
  • Better uptime
  • Easier scheduled maintenance windows when an outage is needed
  • Consolidation of server hardware
  • Flexibility
  • License Costs
  • Better email notification support of host hardware usage or failure
  • Better email notification support of guest OSE disk usage / system resources / thresholds
  • Turn around times to spin up new OSE is 100 times faster
  • Centralized management with vCenter makes everything faster to manage multiple host servers
  • VMware ESXi has allowed us to expand our hosted solution offerings for customers
At the time, MS Hyper-V was new and wasn't very mature. Hyper-V classification as a hypervisor is questionable in my opinion as it does require a more over head than VMware ESXi does. We wanted a mature product that was going to be very reliable and not require much "babysitting."
VMware ESXi will dramatically help any business consolidate their existing physical server environments by utilizing better usage of host system resources which will, in turn, save on rack space costs, server costs, and energy / heat by combining those server OSEs into virtualized environments that can allow the usage of multiple OSEs on each host server.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Management console
Live virtual machine backup
Live virtual machine migration
Hypervisor-level security