TechValidate Research on Turbonomic

Turbonomic Case Study

Educational Institution


This case study of an educational institution is based on an August 2016 survey of Turbonomic customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Reduced our day to day activities through automation. With limited staff, you want to utilize their time efficiently. Anything I can take off their plate with automation helps me accomplish our tasks quicker.”


The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Turbonomic:

  • Solved the following challenges with Turbonomic:
    • Underutilized infrastructure
    • Accurate capacity planning
    • Proper initial and continuous placement of new workloads

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Turbonomic that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Manages greater than 80% of their virtualized production systems using Turbonomic.
  • Automates the following actions using Turbonomic:
    • Move (e.g. vMotion, Live Migration)
    • Resize (e.g. vCPU or memory)
  • Improved performance for the following applications with Turbonomic:
    • Databases (e.g. Oracle, SQL, MySQL)
    • Building Automation Systems


The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Turbonomic:

  • Realized value within 1 to 3 weeks after the deployment of Turbonomic.
  • Used Turbonomic to impact the following IT initiatives:
    • Reduced number of service tickets / incidents
    • Achieved better densities on hosts
    • Enabled growth without additional infrastructure spend
  • Improved in the following areas since deploying Turbonomic:
    • The improvement in VM performance: 40% to 59%
    • IT team productivity: 20% to 39%
    • Resource utilization: 60% or greater
  • Decreased the following since deploying Turbonomic:
    • Monitoring alerts: 20% to 39%
    • False positive alerts: 40% to 59%
    • Time to resolve tickets: 20% to 39%

About This Data

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