Upgrading to the virtual realm for a mid-sized business
November 12, 2019

Upgrading to the virtual realm for a mid-sized business

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi

VMware ESXi is being utilized to bring virtualization into the current environment. ESXi is the backbone of the virtual infrastructure within the organization. It was brought in originally to assist with some virtual systems for remote users who needed to utilize software that does not behave well through VPN. By bringing in this product we allowed out user base to take advantage of virtual systems that can be accessed from any location that has internet access.
  • Manage resources for virtual machines
  • Allows ease of access to maintain and upkeep VDI
  • Gives a high level overview of current resources that are being used
  • The various add-on features can make things a bit complicated
  • It is an expensive solution v.s other options
  • Web interface is not the easiest to navigate
  • This system has allowed us to consolidate physical servers to cut electrical costs
  • Allows flexible options for users to access VDI anywhere with an internet connection
  • A simplified location to view multiple systems in one place which can consolidate workloads
The interface was simpler for me understand since I don't have a heavy background with Linux. VMWare has double the amount of virutal CPUs than Citrix Hypervisor. VMware also has a host limit of 120 virtual machines vs Citrix Hypervisor's 75 virtual machines which allows for more bang for our buck with the system we've integrated.
Very solid support. I haven't needed much since the setup of the system. However, some colleagues at other companies have had to use their customer support and have given it very high praise. Their sales team were very accommodating.

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This software is fantastic when it comes to providing visibility for multiple virtual systems that have been implemented within the infrastructure. The ability to have eyes on multiple virtual servers and their current workload is fantastic, with VMWare ESXi you can verify which server is experiencing a high amount of use and allocate resources from a system that is not being utilized as much to alleviate pressure.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

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