VMware ESXi is pound-for-pound the best hypervisor in the business
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 20, 2019

VMware ESXi is pound-for-pound the best hypervisor in the business

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi

ESXi has enabled us to reduce our infrastructure footprint at our datacenters thus reducing our cost of doing business. ESXi, vCenter clustering, has also added a layer of redundancy when it comes to the threat of physical hardware failure. Running ESXi also saves time by making it quicker and easier to spin up and deploy new servers.
  • Has the best memory management in the virtualization business.
  • ESXi itself uses very little resources.
  • Upgrades can be clunky if host is in a cluster.
  • Management can be difficult if vCenter is not used.
  • Reduced footprint in datacenter.
  • Reduced costs for hardware.
ESXi outperforms both Citrix and MS in just about every aspect of virtualization. Plus, coupled with vCenter, the management of the hypervisor cluster is second to none.
VMware's support is always helpful and responsive. I have rarely run into issues, but when I have, they have always been very helpful in resolving them.

Do you think VMware ESXi delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with VMware ESXi's feature set?

Yes

Did VMware ESXi live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of VMware ESXi go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy VMware ESXi again?

Yes

ESXi is recommended in most scenarios. VMware has the most robust and scalable virtualization platform *if you are willing to spend the initial cost*. If you are looking for a low-cost hypervisor, Microsoft's Hyper-V may be the way to go. But, ESXi (paid license) outperforms Hyper-V and Citrix Xenserver in just about every arena.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
7
Management console
5
Live virtual machine backup
5
Live virtual machine migration
Not Rated
Hypervisor-level security
7