Highly recommended, you know what you're getting with VMware
September 28, 2021

Highly recommended, you know what you're getting with VMware

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

We make use of VMware ESXi and vCenter with a collection of clustered servers, geographically split between two data centres. These data centres run our critical business applications that require an on premises locale. Connected to our SAN, ESXi allows us to have a robust, secure, and easily manageable interface with a platform that supports integration with other vendors to allow for expansion, recovery or backup.
  • Quick deployment of VMs.
  • Small footprint.
  • Easy install.
  • Backup integration.
  • Secure.
  • Premium Price
  • Very positive as it has made deployment of VMs a simple task.
  • Using datacentre licenses we pay once for our Windows licenses.
  • Backups are central and simplified.
  • Recovery/Restores in DR is available.
VMware have been in the sector from the start and it shows. Others are catching up but as the market leader you know what you're getting and the assurance that their support is on hand should you need it. Competitors such as Hyper-V are running them close and FreeSAN is an option but I'm happy with VMware and what the product gives us.

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VMware ESXi are the market leader and make management / administration simple and intuitive. If you've got the budget to get vCenter and particularly the essentials package that supports vMotion, then moving machines for maintenance is hassle free. Integration with the likes of Veeam make backup and recovery very simple. The templates to copy a machine or to quickly deploy several VMs has saved us a lot of time.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

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