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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 solution was easy to install.""The solution is pretty stable and reliable.""The most valuable feature is how easy it makes it to manage the VM.""The product's integration is good, it works well with other programs and solutions.""The open, flexible architecture has brought in the agile computing environment along with better Dr capabilities. Automation management and operational tasks across VMware and third-party applications, like our HMIS and other business productivity applications, have delivered peace of mind.""The most crucial feature of vCenter is its scalability. We can use it to expand our network, so we don't have to report our client devices. The network configuration features are also helpful because we can migrate entire networks.""The backup and recovery times are very quick.""If I need to do DR, VMware can enable me to use vMotion, which requires use of vCenter. You cannot do vMotion without vCenter. We do a lot of automation, orchestration, and simplification for that purpose."

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

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"Many times, customers' licenses are not used because the client is not aware of the features and the product benefits. When somebody is buying a product, they just do a default configuration.""There can be compatibility issues.""The price of this product is high and could be improved.""I did not do the initial setup. However, it was complex at the beginning.""I would like to see better performance.""The GUI should be enhanced in the future.""When the SSO certificate needs to be renewed, the upgrading and testing are quite complicated.""It is practically difficult at this stage to really comment on the improvisations of V central. But more tech events and PoC cases would help the EA to design better solutions and utilization."

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  • "The price is reasonable, and one of the reasons that this product was selected."
  • "We provide the VMware solution to our clients, for which they pay a perpetual license."
  • "The concept of hyper-convergence is smart. I don't know if it can be applied with less cost to be more affordable for small or medium-sized companies. The cost is a very important factor for it. We are currently depending on SAN storage. However, the hyper-converged solutions are depending on the storage within the hosts, such as vSAN in the VMware. It is a smart solution."
  • "We pay a yearly fee, based on our entries."
  • "The licensing module is somewhat complex. Calculating the cost is complicated. Many of our clients are unclear about the billing system and the traffic metering."
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    Questions from the Community
    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 most crucial feature of vCenter is its scalability. We can use it to expand our network, so we don't have to report our client devices. The network configuration features are also helpful because… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing module is somewhat complex. Calculating the cost is complicated. Many of our clients are unclear about the billing system and the traffic metering. I think we pay for revenue sharing on… more »
    Top Answer:VMware tools would benefit from more automation. When installing our devices and servers, we often need to install the VMware tools manually. This process should be automated during the VM… more »
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    14th
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    Rating
    9.0
    8th
    out of 39 in Process Automation
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    Average Words per Review
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    8.9
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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.

    VMware vCenter Orchestrator simplifies the automation of complex IT tasks and integrates with VMware vCloud Suite components to adapt and extend service delivery and operational management, effectively working with existing infrastructure, tools and processes.
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    Sample Customers
    Entel, Data#3, Cegal, NESIC, LightEdge
    Beiersdorf Shared Services
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider45%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government8%
    Wholesaler/Distributor4%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    University13%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Computer Software Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise77%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
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    June 2022
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    Cisco UCS Director is ranked 14th in Cloud Management with 1 review while vCenter Orchestrator is ranked 8th in Process Automation with 10 reviews. Cisco UCS Director is rated 9.0, while vCenter Orchestrator is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Director writes "Integrates well, stable, and responsive technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCenter Orchestrator writes "Enables us to do administration on a centralized layer when using multiple VMware ESX servers". Cisco UCS Director is most compared with Cisco Intersight, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vCloud Director, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and IBM Turbonomic, whereas vCenter Orchestrator is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), vCloud Director, Microsoft System Center Orchestrator and BMC TrueSight Orchestration.

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