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Cisco Intersight vs. vCloud Director
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Intersight vs. vCloud Director and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"I like Intersight because of the integration with HashiCorp, Kubernetes, and each cloud because Intersight is the IO module.""Scalable portfolio of services for remote device management, with good cloud integration. It's also easy to set up.""The product has good integration."

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"The most valuable features of the vCloud Director are global management, added services, and automation.""There are various options for scaling and that flexibility is a good option.""The most valuable feature of vCloud Director is the scaling architecture that they have built.""This is the go-to tool for anyone looking for standard out-of-the-box capabilities in a fully multitenant public cloud software that they can leverage to offer services to their customers.""What I found most valuable in vCloud Director is the multi-tenancy.""The initial installation and setup are very quick.""Good features of extensibility, which allows integration of other services.""We can run it on self-hosted systems, and we are happy with the stability of vCloud Director."

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"The unique problem with Cisco Intersight is that it's not supporting some players.""When new features are added, the service becomes full of bugs.""Cisco Intersight needs some improvement in terms of stability. Hybrid cloud management and proper hyperscaler tie-up are other areas for improvement."

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"The product could use a billing feature so we can automate billing for clients.""Lacks integration with the hyperscalers.""This solution could improve by adding root cause analysis.""The integration between components could be improved.""It would be nice to see some new features in respect of the GUI.""There are too many errors, it could be more stable.""Database services need to go beyond what they are currently doing.""Cloud Director has room for improvement in many areas. One critical thing that comes to mind is the hyperscalers. They could be more seamlessly integrated into the hybrid cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Cisco Intersight is not cheap, but it's not the most expensive product either."
  • "It's just the standard licensing cost. There are no additional fees."
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  • "It runs our company in the millions of rand every month."
  • "This is an expensive solution."
  • "It's a costly product. The licenses may not be costly, but with every new development in their product, we need to purchase deployment services, and the deployment services are quite costly."
  • "The license could be less expensive and we are on a perpetual license."
  • "In certain cases, the price of Cloud Director is quite high, especially with the load balancing and other features they've introduced. That seems quite costly. Overall, for VSPP programming, I think it's okay. However, features like enterprise load balancing and all these other things are very costly."
  • "We pay monthly for all of the licenses."
  • "vCloud Director is an expensive solution."
  • "vCloud Director is priced higher than other solutions, such as Nutanix."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Scalable portfolio of services for remote device management, with good cloud integration. It's also easy to set up.
    Top Answer:What could be improved in Cisco Intersight is hybrid cloud management, especially when compared to the likes of VMware Tanzu, though VMware Tanzu is quite mature, while Cisco Intersight is just new… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Intersight has multiple use cases. It has developed into a bigger portfolio. Earlier, it was used mostly to manage the devices remotely. It was initially from Meraki, but then I saw it trickling… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of vCloud Director is the scaling architecture that they have built.
    Top Answer:vCloud Director is an expensive solution. Our organization selects the top tier of the product options, which ensures that we get every feature we want.
    Top Answer:vCloud Director should focus on helping customers sustain their private clouds and scale out when necessary. The solution has some basic functionalities and a few functional services. They are working… more »
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    Cisco Intersight is Cisco’s systems management platform that delivers intuitive computing through cloud-powered intelligence. This platform offers a more intelligent level of management that enables IT organizations to analyze, simplify, and automate their environments in ways that were not possible with prior generations of tools. This capability empowers organizations to achieve significant savings in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and to deliver applications faster, so they can support new business initiates. The advantages of the model-based management of the Cisco UCS platform plus Cisco Intersight are extended to Cisco UCS servers and Cisco HyperFlex and Cisco HyperFlex Edge systems. Cisco HyperFlex Edge is optimized for remote sites, branch offices, and edge environments.

    VMware vCloud Director provides software-defined services for data centers in the form of virtual data centers. Computing, networking, security, and storage are all virtualized when you deploy this solution. The result is that users will get to enjoy infrastructure that is operationally ready in a matter of minutes without needing to install and configure any physical infrastructure.

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    Sample Customers
    EXMAR, RapidScale
    MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider48%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm3%
    Comms Service Provider45%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Cloud Provider5%
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise79%
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Intersight vs. vCloud Director
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Intersight vs. vCloud Director and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Intersight is ranked 9th in Cloud Management with 3 reviews while vCloud Director is ranked 5th in Cloud Management with 14 reviews. Cisco Intersight is rated 8.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Intersight writes "Scalable and easy to set up portfolio of services; good for remote device management and other functions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". Cisco Intersight is most compared with Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco UCS Director, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), HPE OneView and Nutanix Cloud Manager Self-Service, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Nutanix Cloud Manager Self-Service, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Morpheus. See our Cisco Intersight vs. vCloud Director report.

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