The best hypervisor for private clouds.
March 24, 2022

The best hypervisor for private clouds.

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

Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi

We're using VMware ESXi to virtualize our infrastructure, servers, and desktops. Our needs are to maximize our physical servers and increase availability. Our business requires very low downtime, including maintenance, backups and we need to support a lot of OS versions. Servers are across Canada and US, in private DC and colocations, using WAN and Internet links.
  • Performance
  • Reliability
  • Security
  • Maintenance
  • interoperability
  • licensing
  • pricing
  • Very easy deployment.
  • Automated upgrade/patching.
  • High cost of licensing/maintenance.
Much more reliable and well-integrated than competitors, with a solid central management console. Citrix is having good performance but requires a specific kernel to leverage, HyperV is good only for windows OS.

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ESXi is versatile and can support all business needs. It can support standalone installations on small or isolated sites to high-availability multi-site distributed data centers, with local storage or central storage (SAN, NAS). Supported OS list is very important so all use cases are covered without issues as it does not need any OS side modification like the kernel.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

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