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Cisco CloudCenter Room for Improvement

Manager at Nirqa

Due to the branding reputation and field experience, the customers in our country are very confident about the Cisco cloud DC solutions however the competition is very hard and vendors like Huawei can provide the same solutions with a less expensive budget or another like VMWARE that have a stronger software based solution available to be mounted in any hardware.

The add value of Cisco is the integration through the layers of network, servers and software for virtualization where his powerful network solution is the core bit the budget may be an issue for the customers and could be opening an space to other vendors.

It would be ideal if there was more automation available within the product. I'm not sure if this is possible in the short term, however a lot of clients ask about it.

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Benoit-Leblanc - PeerSpot reviewer
Architecte Technologies at Intact Financial Corporation

I'm looking for another product that's going to be quite simple and that's going to be more aligned with DevOps orientation so that they can do scripting, etc. I know that you can do it with CloudCenter, with the API, however, it's not perfect yet.

I'm not a big fan of CloudCenter. I don't have anything against it, however, the on-premise version has been so hard to upgrade and maintain. 

We need too many machines just to have a cloud portal. That is very hard to manage and sustain with the versions. Every time that we have upgraded this product to go from version 4.0 something to the latest version under 4.0, we have to spend days and days with Cisco due to all the bugs. Our setup is straightforward. It's not because we did the setup too much complex. We have the base setup and every time that we're creating it, it's pain. 

The upgrade is always failing. They need to get way better at upgrading the solution.

We're the company that uses this solution the most in the entire world, and we've really been pushing for Cisco to make improvements, however, now it's coming to end of life, so they aren't going to happen.

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