Great Product!
May 13, 2021

Great Product!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi

We leverage ESXi and VCenter to host all of the university's virtual machines and appliances. This has allowed us to dramatically increase our effective use of space in the data center as well as increased our flexibility with our end users to meet the business requirements that they have for their application needs.
  • HA protection
  • Workload Balancing
  • Elastic resource allocation
  • We are looking for more flexibility with vvol usage
  • Better and more descriptive error logging in vcenter
  • Permission structure can occasionally get confusing
  • Great reduction of overhead from previous physical host requirements
  • Increased security due to lower attack vector
  • Cooling costs and space from a datacenter perspective
Hyper-V while perfect in terms of price lacked a lot of the flexibility and robust HA that we needed in an enterprise product. This along with the ease of use and granularity of control made the choice to stay on ESXi/VMWare a no-brainer for our school.

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At the moment I don't know of a better baseline product to provide the virtual machine flexibility that VMWare has. With the power of ESXi and the ability to leverage other VMWare software products with it, you are able to use it to cover just about any VDI, Local Cloud, or simple server needs.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

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