One of the best virtualization technologies for your organization
Akos Krommer, CISA, ACDA | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 02, 2019

One of the best virtualization technologies for your organization

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with vSphere

vSphere is heavily used by my organization, it especially helped to increase the density of the virtualized servers. It also helps to achieve great performance improvements and improve the operation of the whole organization and what we do every day, as it enables us to manage and provision the huge quantity of servers and other resources we have.
  • Very cost effective, big savings in terms of equipment maintenance.
  • Great stability
  • Very easy and simple system management.
  • Easy portability and migration of services.
  • Brilliant availability
  • It can be quite expensive if it comes to extensive usage of the tool, so it can be not a good solution for smaller businesses.
  • The configuration can be quite complex and not always too easy to understand the logic behind it.
  • The user guide is not very useful for new users, it would require more explanation.
  • Due to its scalability, the ROI is amazing as we grow bigger and bigger.
  • The amazing availability that it provides enables our business to perform at its peak and support the whole business operation.
  • We managed to lower the IT OPEX significantly.
In terms of security, VMware has made important security enhancements, which now provides the same security features and level as Hyper-V. In terms of scalability, VMware improved scalability, which supports up to 64 hosts in the cluster now and it can now accommodate more than 8000 virtual machines. WMware always works hard to keep up the pace and even overtake the big rival Hyper-V which makes our first choice the vSphere.
A good example of the scenarios where vSphere is well suited is when the customer requires strong encryption, especially after the changes in the EU for security. This, added in NSX, combined with the ability to have encrypted VMotion as well, has been great. It is also great if you need to run tens of hosts in the cluster and don't want any degradation in performance.

vSphere Feature Ratings

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