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We performed a comparison between CloudHealth and VMware Aria Operations based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"The solution is useful for cloud transparency and visibility in reports and dashboards that I have generated, especially the pre-populated dashboards.""The most valuable thing I have found is the cost saving recommendations""The pricing is rather competitive right now.""It's stable. For report presentation, it's been fast.""The solution is good for cloud cost management.""The thing that CloudHealth does well is billing. It does really well on the billing part."

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"Can be customized according to customer requirements.""I like the fact that the performance is good and that it makes it easy to consolidate all your servers.""The dashboards and the interface are very easy to understand, very lively, and very dynamic.""One of the most valuable features is the ability to compare between AWS/Azure and the local cloud. When customers deploy something on the local cloud, with the same configuration that would apply to AWS or Azure, we can calculate the estimated cost difference between the local cloud and the public cloud. We do this kind of analysis for optimization and it is one of the best features of vROps.""The most valuable feature is the ability to check the right-sizing of a machine because that way I can assign the real resources that are needed.""The most valuable feature is that everything is integrated for monitoring, performance, and troubleshooting.""When there is an issue at the disk level in vSAN, vROps gives us an alarm that the issue is happening on particular disks. Other solutions cannot give this type of alert for vCenter. Even vCenter cannot give that type of information.""VMware vROps' most valuable feature is that it integrates well with our VMware infrastructure, which is helpful for us because we can closely monitor our VMs and their performance."

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Cons
"CloudHealth needs to start building out Turbonomics-types of features that help the customers who are using CloudHealth really understand everything down to the server level, the virtual machine level.""The performance and accuracy of Cloud Health need to be improved.""I would like to see better integration from CloudHealth to create easier setup and implementation.""I think the dashboards could be improved.""It would be helpful to have a mobile version or a tablet version, especially for people who are outside of the office.""The Perspectives feature could be better."

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"For me, the technical support is the biggest problem. I've been working with them since 2016 and in the first years their response was faster than it is today. That is a problem. Also, I need to put together and send them a lot of information. And then I wait one day, two days. The support has been getting worse over the last few years. They need to improve it.""We integrated vROps with vRealize Log Insight, but it was not helpful to me. It was not giving me any good data.""vROps is user-friendly, but configuration is a little bit hard. It is also hard if you want to customize it for your data center, especially without VMware training. The user interface should be improved so that a new user can easily configure it for his own use.""For the initial setup, there should be some sort of auto discovery of the environment. That should be enabled. It has the ability to discover a main node, but it could still be made easier, to reduce the initial configuration and setup time.""In the next release, vROps should add integration with Apache OpenStack.""Technical support is normally good but there is sometimes a delay in their response.""If I could integrate with vCenter with vROps, then I could execute more things by managing vSphere from within vROps. That would be great.""In terms of what could be improved or added to VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), from my experience, it needs more work in the ITSM space because my company never used it as an IT service management tool."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "CloudHealth has a subscription-based model."
  • "The pricing is competitive and while other products are good they are considerably more expensive."
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  • "The solution has a huge cost. If we could just have one license covering everything that vROps can do, that would be great. I would prefer it this way."
  • "The pricing is a little bit expensive. Licensing is an issue because there are always changes, and by that I mean cost increases. And that's not only for vROps but for VMware, vSphere, and all the products that are involved."
  • "Every VMware product is a licensing challenge. It's always costly. It's based on processors. From a technical side, the product is very good. The challenging part is always the licensing. They should have some kind of alternate pricing models."
  • "vROps is a bit expensive and that's a reason that small clients say, 'No, I don't think we need this.' From a pricing perspective, it is quite steep. But 'expensive' is relative, depending on what you need. Others might say, 'It is expensive, but I think we can use it to better our environment.'"
  • "When we last did a comparison of solutions, the pricing was equal or similar."
  • "Five or six years ago, when we took it, it was a very good option. Now, I think I have to reevaluate, to be honest."
  • "This is an enterprise-level product and everything is included in the VMware Suite license."
  • "The licensing is not clear at the moment if the on-premises pricing is the same as on the cloud. I am checking on the pricing. However, you can save a lot of money with the cloud solution because you need to spend time installing, upgrading, and connecting with the on-premises solution. Also, you don't need to spend time scheduling the maintenance and maintaining the solution when using the cloud version."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution is good for cloud cost management.
    Top Answer:The solution can be quite expensive. We tend to charge the clients and make some money on the margins, however, overall, it's a pricey option.
    Top Answer:CloudHealth needs to start building out Turbonomic-types of features that help the customers who are using CloudHealth really understand everything down to the server level, the virtual machine level… more »
    Top Answer:vROP is a virtualization management solution from VMWare. It is efficient and easy to manage. You can find anything you need from the software interface. It provides complete visibility over… more »
    Top Answer:It gives us visibility into the virtual infrastructure, and even the physical infrastructure, and into the workloads running. We have visibility even at the level of the appliance services. We can… more »
    Top Answer:They forecast our pricing based on the objects we deploy, but I'm not involved much with that. The licensing part is a bit complicated.
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    Also Known As
    VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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    Overview

    CloudHealth provides hybrid cloud management software designed to help organizations increase their visibility across public and private cloud infrastructure. The CloudHealth platform helps IT teams manage resources and costs across cloud environments.

    Key Features of CloudHealth

    The main features of CloudHealth’s platform include:

    • Collecting data: The tool automatically collects and correlates data from your organization's cloud.
    • Reporting and analysis: Your IT team can visualize and analyze collected data via custom reports and a central dashboard so you can monitor performance.
    • Cost management: The platform allows you to monitor the costs of cloud computing resources so you can identify which user category spends the most.
    • Governance and security: CloudHealth provides IT governance, automation, policy management, and authorization. A high level of governance helps keep your business compliant. There are several security tools included, like role-based access controls. The platform integrates with public cloud providers' security and monitoring tools.
    • Integrations: The system integrates well with public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform.

    Besides cloud management, CloudHealth delivers features to help with public cloud migration. For example, the platform enables you to calculate the total cost of ownership of a cloud deployment. You can identify which workloads you’ll move to the cloud first based on application dependencies.

    Service Tiers

    There are several editions of the service:

    • CloudHealth advanced is geared for organizations that are still growing their cloud investment or haven’t achieved cloud management maturity yet in their journey.
    • CloudHealth enterprise is geared for organizations that are advanced in their cloud transportation. This edition includes advanced capabilities.
    • Cloud Enterprise plus is geared for organizations building a cloud center of excellence and requiring simplified financial management and streamlined operations.

    Benefits of CloudHealth

    • Simplifies financial management

    You can report spending by cost center. This will drive financial accountability, thus lowering your cloud spending. It gives you visibility over who is using your cloud, with what device, and from where. It offers granular visibility into the public or hybrid cloud, monitoring cloud usage by line of business.

    • Streamline operations

    You can create custom policies to automate daily cloud operations. This reduces risk and accelerates decision-making. The granular visibility enables continuous monitoring of cloud usage and analysis of performance, resulting in more accurate capacity planning. It reduces risk and accelerates decision-making, identifying opportunities to increase cloud usage efficiency and reduce spending.

    The CloudHealth platform improves resource utilization with custom rightsizing recommendations for your workloads. You can track performance and compare it with your provisioned capacity, thus optimizing your assets.

    • Enhances security and compliance

    CloudHealth empowers your cloud’s security posture with real-time visibility. You can detect misconfigurations based on security rules and custom policies. The platform enables you to prioritize issues based on quantitative risk scores and gives you visual context to investigate and remediate issues quickly. CloudHealth continuously tracks compliance scores with real-time detection audits. There is automated reporting for frameworks such as SOC 2, HIPAA, GDPR, and PCI. CloudHealth integrates with SIEM systems to provide visibility for security operations teams. The system can ingest data from cloud-native threat feeds, raise immediate alerts, correlate threats, and investigate issues.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Lorna L., Product Manager at a comms service provider, says, "We are able to create an internal price of the product that we can then sell to clients. We get the cost plan at a good discount and then resell it with a mark up to our enterprise-level clients. This flexibility in pricing is one of the solution's best features."

    "The thing that CloudHealth does well is billing,” adds Mike S., DevSecOps Engineer at Cloudstronaut LLC.

    A Director Cloud Program & Platform Strategy at Zones, Inc states that "The solution is good for cloud cost management."



    VMware Aria Operations (formerly VMware vRealize Operations) automates and simplifies IT management with full-stack visibility from physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure—including Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers—to the applications they support. It delivers continuous performance optimization, efficient capacity and cost management, proactive planning, intelligent remediation and integrated compliance. It is available on premises and as-a-service.

    • Examine the potential return on investment (ROI), reduction in unplanned downtime and other benefits that enterprises may realize when deploying VMware Aria ( vRealize Operations) in today’s hybrid and multi cloud environments.
    • See how VMware Aria (vRealize Operations Cloud) simplifies management for your hybrid cloud from migration assessment and planning to operationalizing the hybrid cloud in production.
    • Delivered on-premises or as a service, VMware Aria Operations (vRealize Operations) meets the needs of modern IT strategies, including VM-based and containerized workloads, across private, hybrid, and multi-cloud deployments.
    • Bring data depth context to your hybrid cloud by adding VMware Aria Operations for Integration (vRealize True Visibility Suite). Monitor heterogeneous environments and make intelligent management decisions.
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    Sample Customers
    Pinterest, Dow Jones, RhythmOne, Ziff Davis, Acquia, Mentor Graphics, Lookout, Veracode, SwiftKey, Amtrak, Shi, Imgur, SumoLogic, NewsUK, Cloudera, Canvas
    Science Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company18%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    CloudHealth vs. VMware Aria Operations
    November 2022
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    CloudHealth is ranked 9th in Cloud Management with 6 reviews while VMware Aria Operations is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 40 reviews. CloudHealth is rated 8.0, while VMware Aria Operations is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of CloudHealth writes "Very good technical support with good IaaS capabilities but needs more visibility on SaaS". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Aria Operations writes "Easy to use, stable, and support is always available". CloudHealth is most compared with Cloudability, Azure Cost Management, IBM Turbonomic, CloudCheckr CMx High Security and ServiceNow, whereas VMware Aria Operations is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, VMware vSphere, IBM Turbonomic, Veeam ONE and Cisco Intersight. See our CloudHealth vs. VMware Aria Operations report.

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