A class above the rest
April 04, 2022

A class above the rest

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with VMware ESXi

We use ESXi in our organization for our virtualized workloads. ESXi provides a solution for growing organizations that have way too much of a physical presence. Without ESXi, datacenters would be filled with single-purpose, standalone servers. 99% of our environment currently runs on ESXi. I have used it in my previous jobs and still do in my current one.
  • Ease of management.
  • Installation is very straightforward.
  • Support is great as well as online documentation.
  • Reduced the need to purchase more standalone servers.
  • Simplified management.
ESXi continues to improve the platform whereas Hyper-V has stayed pretty stagnant over the years.

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Having used both Hyper-V and ESXi (2 of the most popular options for businesses), I highly favor ESXi. There has been a lot of improvements made over the years to ESXi and it continues to get better. ESXi can even boot off of USB/SD, which makes it really easy to deploy. The only scenario I can think of that may be an issue is possibly licensing costs but that really depends on what your environment is like and what your goals are.

VMware ESXi Feature Ratings

Virtual machine automated provisioning
Management console
Hypervisor-level security