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Azure Stack vs. VMware Cloud Foundation
July 2022
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"The user interface is nice and very simple to use.""It has every feature that we need and overall, it's pretty good.""The solution is easy to use, especially for individuals who are not familiar with coding and has security built-in.""The most valuable feature is IaaS.""It's not as complex compared to Amazon or AWS products. Azure Stack is easier to use within the cloud.""The beauty of Azure is that most of the features are easily accessible. It is user-friendly. Almost all resources in Azure are very easily accessible. For example, you can access a virtual machine, and you can scale it up. You can go ahead with different infrastructure-as-a-service in Azure for the platform or for the cloud. Different levels of development could be done using it.""The solution is certainly stable.""It's more reliable, secure, and easy to deploy. It's much more stable as a platform."

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"Technical support is helpful.""The most valuable features in VMware Cloud Foundation are life cycle management and ease of use.""VMware Cloud Foundation's most valuable features are password and certificate management. The SDDC manager tool is the front tool we are using to manage the entire VCF stack. In the SDDC manager, we can able to rotate, and update the passwords of all users. Anything in the VMware portfolio, we can manage from a single dashboard and we have various data centers. We have connected everything into one Federation. From one single place, we are managing our entire virtual interactions.""The stability is good.""You can use VMware Cloud Foundation with hyper-converge.""I like that VMware Cloud Foundation reduces both the installation and setup time from a matter of weeks to hours."

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"The solution is not user friendly. I'd prefer to move over to AWS, which is much easier in this sense.""PaaS is not ready because they are only offering MS SQL as a service, web applications as a service, and containers as a service.""Azure Messaging services are in need of improvement.""Having more options and customization would be an improvement.""The user interface could be more user friendly.""From a security perspective, there are certain things which could be improved.""It would be great if Azure Stack would enable VDI creation and positive and negative artificial intelligence.""The fact that it is completely integrated into Azure, while positive, is also a downside."

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"In the early adoption of VMware Cloud Foundation, we have seen minor problems. For example, in our Federation, I see the single pane of glass where we need to manage everything, which is good. However, internally, we have a Kafka database that is distributed by the database used by the SDDC manager. During the distribution and synchronization, there is some issue and we need to stop the process.""The solution is quite expensive.""The solution could improve by being more secure.""VMware Cloud Foundation could be more flexible in terms of supporting other integration and components.""The pricing could be a bit less expensive.""The price could be better. VMware Cloud Foundation is overpriced, but I think we get what we pay for. It would be better if it were cheaper because it would be easier to go to customers and get them to buy it. We'd get more projects, and that would be great."

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  • "It is in the medium range cost-wise. For each component, I sort of buy licensing. Each component has its licensing fee by the number of users or by size."
  • "The pricing is very expensive."
  • "In terms of costs, it is a standard price, and there is no negotiation."
  • "Azure Stack is expensive."
  • "Azure Stack is cheaper than AWS."
  • "Subscription model customers need not make large expenditures on upfront purchasing."
  • "Azure has a subscription version. It has a pay-as-you-go subscription with a subscription ID. So, you have your particular subscription with an enterprise agreement. There is a dev-type subscription for development and testing. The pricing seems pretty reasonable. The pricing could be per resource."
  • "I don't have a specific feature, my customers use all of the features that are available and the entire stack."
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  • "There is an annual license required to use the solution."
  • "VMware Cloud Foundation is overpriced, but I think we get what we pay for."
  • "The price of VMware Cloud Foundation is a bit high. However, it comes with a lot of useful features and can handle a lot of operational complexity. Overall the price can be seen as being fair for what it offers."
  • "The pricing of VMware Cloud Foundation could improve, it is expensive."
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    VMware Cloud Foundation makes it easy to deploy and run a hybrid cloud. VMware Cloud Foundation provides integrated cloud infrastructure (compute, storage, networking, and security) and cloud management services to run enterprise applications in both private and public environments.

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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Educational Organization6%
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company38%
    Financial Services Firm13%
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    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business29%
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    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Stack vs. VMware Cloud Foundation
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Stack vs. VMware Cloud Foundation and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,518 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Azure Stack is ranked 1st in Hybrid Cloud Computing Platforms with 23 reviews while VMware Cloud Foundation is ranked 2nd in Hybrid Cloud Computing Platforms with 6 reviews. Azure Stack is rated 7.8, while VMware Cloud Foundation is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Stack writes "Secure, reliable, and good support but the bandwidth is limited". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Cloud Foundation writes "Beneficial life-cycle and password management, but bugs could be reduced". Azure Stack is most compared with AWS Outposts, VMware Software Defined Data Center and Google Anthos, whereas VMware Cloud Foundation is most compared with Google Anthos. See our Azure Stack vs. VMware Cloud Foundation report.

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