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"The main feature of this solution is the integration with all the Cisco solutions and other vendors."

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"The optimization of the solution is quite interesting.""The multi-tenancy feature has been very helpful for our clients. It has been working fine and seamlessly for them. Its interface is also very simplified, and it is also an open and easy-to-scale solution.""Red Hat CloudForms is stable once it is up and running."

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"There could be an improvement with the integration with the newest solutions from other vendors' technologies."

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"Our clients had challenges or issues with the updates. Its updates should be better managed. They should provide quicker and more stable updates. Its stability can also be better. We initially faced ease-of-use and compatibility issues while integrating it. We had a lot of compatibility issues with other products. Our clients are concerned about whether it is under IBM or it is still Red Hat. Clients are not very clear about the support, and they're not really happy with it. Currently, they're getting support from Red Hat, but going forward, they're not really clear about what would be the life cycle of the product, which is a concern for them.""All of the areas of Red Hat CloudForms could improve. It doesn't do half of the things that it says it can do out of the box. It takes configuration to make any of it work, which is not uncommon for solutions similar to this. However, it is frustrating.""The solution is still quite immature."

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  • "It is definitely cheaper than VMware. Everything is included. There is no challenge there."
  • "The price of Red Hat CloudForms was not competitive, it was expensive."
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    Top Answer:The main feature of this solution is the integration with all the Cisco solutions and other vendors.
    Top Answer:There could be an improvement with the integration with the newest solutions from other vendors' technologies.
    Top Answer:The main use for this solution is for orchestration.
    Top Answer:The multi-tenancy feature has been very helpful for our clients. It has been working fine and seamlessly for them. Its interface is also very simplified, and it is also an open and easy-to-scale… more »
    Top Answer:Our clients had challenges or issues with the updates. Its updates should be better managed. They should provide quicker and more stable updates. Its stability can also be better. We initially faced… more »
    Top Answer:Its deployment was done by Red Hat for us. We had help from the best experts. I would advise others to get a few days of services from Red Hat so that they are able to get technical expertise from… more »
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    Overview

    Cisco UCS Director enables automated delivery of physical and virtual data center resources, empowering data centers to move at the speed of business.

    Manage container, virtual, private, and public cloud infrastructures

    Managing a complex, hybrid IT environment can require multiple management tools, redundant policy implementations, and extra staff to handle the operations. Red Hat® CloudForms simplifies IT, providing unified management and operations in a hybrid environment.

    As your IT infrastructure progresses from traditional virtualization toward an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, CloudForms evolves, protecting your investments and providing consistent user experience and functionality.

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    Sample Customers
    Entel, Data#3, Cegal, NESIC, LightEdge
    Cox Automotive, Penn State, FICO, G-ABLE, Seneca College, ITandTEL, The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS), MyRepublic, Macquarie, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, CBTS, Network Data Solutions (NDS)
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider43%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government9%
    Wholesaler/Distributor4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Media Company6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Cisco UCS Director is ranked 18th in Cloud Management with 1 review while Red Hat CloudForms is ranked 13th in Cloud Management with 3 reviews. Cisco UCS Director is rated 9.0, while Red Hat CloudForms is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Director writes "Integrates well, stable, and responsive technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Red Hat CloudForms writes "Simple interface, seamless multi-tenancy feature, and good scalability, but needs stable updates, better compatibility, and clarity about support". Cisco UCS Director is most compared with Cisco Intersight, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vCloud Director, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and Cisco CloudCenter, whereas Red Hat CloudForms is most compared with IBM Spectrum Computing, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), IBM Turbonomic, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and Morpheus.

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