Best Virtual Hosting Software available
October 26, 2018

Best Virtual Hosting Software available

Brian Munn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with vSphere

We use vSphere across our entire organization. We no longer run any physical servers. vSphere has reduced our physical server count from over 200 down to 6 vSphere host servers. Having a shared server infrastructure along with shared storage makes using vSphere easy and provides great options for backup and DR.
  • Having a single pane of glass that allows you to manage all your vSphere virtual machines is a great time saver.
  • vSphere Provides virtual machine system performance either by realtime or by day, week, month, year.
  • Being able to take a virtual machine snapshot is a great feature that can be used as a quick backup solution when performing vm maintenance.
  • While having the ability to take virtual machine snapshots is great it would be nice to have a single spot to see any virtual machine with a current snapshot.
  • Resource pools and VM reservations can become tricky to understand and configure. I think VMware needs to work on simplifying this feature.
  • The latest version of vSphere are now primarily managed by a web interface. This is great but does not offer the same level of ease of usability that the previous console versions did. All the features and functions are there but it is not as smooth and reliable as the console version.
  • Reducing the number of physical machines is a great ROI along with power and cooling savings in the data center.
  • Not needing to have dedicated staff to manage servers and hardware refresh cycles allows our staff to be used in other areas.
  • The ability to setup new vm server in a matter of minutes versus days is a huge ROI.
vSphere is much more feature rich and managing multiple vSphere host servers of clusters of servers is made simple.
vSphere is great for anyone that needs multiple servers and does not want to purchase a physical machine for each server. Licensing costs can be an issue depending on vSphere version and needs. If this is the case there are other virtual hosting environment options.

VMware vSphere Feature Ratings

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