We have been using Turbonomic (VMTurbo - still like using that name) for a couple of years now. It has forced us to re-engineer our VM host and storage infrastructure so that we could Turbonomic make better and many more decisions than when we first started using it.
We still have a few "silos" out there but they are by far the exception rather than the norm. This has allowed Turbonomic to do its job much more efficiently and with much less rules. We do not use the cloud (at this time) so I have no input there but would like to hear yours.
I am wondering how many of you have done the same? Do you have recommendations for others just starting out or considering purchasing? Any advice or best practices for those of us who will eventually get involved with the cloud?