Server Virtulization: Less is More
September 07, 2016

Server Virtulization: Less is More

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

VMware ESXi is used for server virtualization across our whole organization. We are approximately 85 percent virtualized. It allows us to utilize less server space, power, and cooling while allowing us to quickly spin up more servers. We have also included some desktop virtualization in our organization. It allows for much more efficient management of our servers.
  • Allows our organization to spin up needed servers in a short time based upon pre-staged templates.
  • Make for simplified updates on hosts with migration features.
  • Space, Power, and cooling requirements have been dramatically reduced because we have been able to remove older servers and replaced with fewer more efficient server hosts.
  • Would like all the functions including updating be all in one client instead requiring the fat client for Update Manger.
  • Web client is still a little slow.
  • We have reduced our physical server count from 78 to 12.
  • Power consumption has reduced by 35 percent.
  • Management time has decreased by 50 percent.
VMware was a much more robust product than XenServer.
It is awesome for server virtualization when trying to reduce servers.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
9
Management console
8
Live virtual machine backup
9
Live virtual machine migration
9
Hypervisor-level security
9