VSphere is a great package for piece of mind for server backup and restoration
October 25, 2018

VSphere is a great package for piece of mind for server backup and restoration

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Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with vSphere

We use VMWare vSphere at my business now for the last few years now and have implemented across the whole company now and all our servers because it makes our servers hardware independent and if we ever have a problem, we can restore our servers from a VM backup quickly and easily without any reconfiguration. When we have a hardware failure, we simply move the server VM to a different vSphere host effortlessly. Also when a server is running low on resources, we simply allocate more resources to that server on the fly and its back up to speed and running nicely again! So easy and convenient to setup and maintain as well and VMWare is always releasing updates with new features and functionality and stands behind their products 100%.


  • Makes your server hardware independent, so you no longer need to worry about hardware failure and where to find specific replacement parts.
  • Reallocation of server resources quickly and on the fly, so if your server is slowing down, you can beef it up with a few clicks of the mouse.
  • Server recovery, when there is a problem, you can restore a backed up entire virtual server to the recovered host or a new host quickly and easily.


  • Pricing, VMWare does have several free options available for people that want to handle a lot of the management themselves, but if you want to get the top of the line fully managed version of vSphere, it can be quite pricey.
  • Working with server hardware makers to make it clear which server hardware is compatible with vSphere, sometimes it can be hard to figure out if a server box is compatible with vSphere.
  • Having vSphere helped my business quickly recover from a ransomware attack which would have crippled us for weeks if we were not virtualized. I think the ROI on something like that is immeasurable.
  • vSphere has allowed my company to purchase bigger server hardware to host 3 or 4 virtual servers, which was at a cost much lower than buying 3 or 4 server hardware boxes, saving us thousands each time we need to upgrade hardware.
vSphere is superior to both XenServer and the Microsoft counterparts because of the great support and community that surrounds and helps support vSphere and the ease of use. Also the product updates and security patches that come out for vSphere are regular and fast and always address the current security issues that get discovered on a regular basis, so you know they are always on top of keeping their software secured.
vSphere is great to quick server restoration, if you want to make server with flexible resources you can quickly adjust up or down quickly, and takes the worry out of hardware failure. vSphere might not be the right solution if you are on a tight budget and don't have a lot of experience managing virtual machines though.

VMware vSphere Feature Ratings

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


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