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CloudHealth vs. vRealize Business for Cloud
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about CloudHealth vs. vRealize Business for Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"It's stable. For report presentation, it's been fast.""The solution is good for cloud cost management.""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. It does really well on the billing part.""The pricing is rather competitive right now."

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"The flexibility is the product's most valuable feature.""It doesn't take long to develop an automation blueprint. You need about half an hour, and then you can install or deploy it on several systems. That was our first great advantage in the project because we urgently needed to deploy across many different systems."

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Cons
"I think the dashboards could be improved.""The solution doesn't offer the best functionality, unfortunately. Some features just simply aren't on offer. The solution needs to offer more product milestones.""The performance and accuracy of Cloud Health need to be improved.""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 Perspectives feature could be better."

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"Better integration with other VMware toolsets would be beneficial.""It's not always easy to find the information you need. You must have a lot of technical experience to find the right location for what you're implementing within the program.""The pricing model is complicated and would be more predictable if it were simplified."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:It's stable. For report presentation, it's been fast.
Top Answer:There are no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fee. The pricing, overall, is pretty reasonable.
Top Answer:The Perspectives feature could be better. I would like to have more automation and flexibility to put in data and react to a certain event. Right now, it's very rigid if you design a report in a… more »
Top Answer:It doesn't take long to develop an automation blueprint. You need about half an hour, and then you can install or deploy it on several systems. That was our first great advantage in the project… more »
Top Answer:VMWare vRealize is price-intensive. But we have had good meetings with VMware and have set up an enterprise agreement for the customers with VMware. At the same time, the pricing is per CPU, and it's… more »
Top Answer:It's not always easy to find the information you need. You must have a lot of technical experience to find the right location for what you're implementing within the program.
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Also Known As
VMware IT Business Management Suite, VMware ITBM, IT Business Management Suite, Digital Fuel
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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 IT Business Management Suite offers in three editions: Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise. VMware IT Business Management Suite provides transparency and control over the cost and quality of IT services. By providing a business context to the services IT offers, IT Business Management helps IT organizations shift from a technology orientation to a service broker orientation, delivering a portfolio of IT services that align with the needs of line of business stakeholders. With benchmarks providing objective evidence, IT Business Management also provides the fact-based approach needed to minimize the cost of IT while maximizing the value IT delivers to its customers. Greater transparency and alignment, and the continuous improvement of IT services they enable, support IT as it seeks to develop competitive advantage through major IT transformation initiatives such as cloud, mobility and data center modernization.
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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
Rent-A-Center, SAIC - (Science Applications International Corporation), Tribune Media, iGATE, EMC, Deutsche Telekom, GEFCO, Banca Ifis
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Government10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Healthcare Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise33%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise70%
Buyer's Guide
CloudHealth vs. vRealize Business for Cloud
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about CloudHealth vs. vRealize Business for Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

CloudHealth is ranked 2nd in Cloud Cost Management with 5 reviews while vRealize Business for Cloud is ranked 4th in Cloud Cost Management with 2 reviews. CloudHealth is rated 8.0, while vRealize Business for Cloud is rated 8.0. 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 vRealize Business for Cloud writes "Complete solution for automation, orchestration, and end-to-end lifecycle management". CloudHealth is most compared with Cloudability, Azure Cost Management, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Turbonomic and Nutanix Cloud Management Cost Governance (Beam), whereas vRealize Business for Cloud is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Clarity SM, Nutanix Cloud Management Cost Governance (Beam), ServiceNow and Apptio. See our CloudHealth vs. vRealize Business for Cloud report.

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