CloudSphere vs SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud comparison

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We performed a comparison between CloudSphere and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"Provides multiple kinds of services for managing the clouds of multiple customers.""When I started using CloudSphere, it wasn't mature, and it had multiple issues. For example, my team experienced server issues while using the solution, but recently, I noticed how much CloudSphere has improved. There used to be some latency issues with CloudSphere. It even gave error messages in the past when you select an option such as "the web server is not responding", but it has improved a lot, and now I don't get any errors from CloudSphere. What I like best about CloudSphere is that it has a lot of beneficial features, and it has a single pane for managing multi-cloud environments, which I find very helpful, and it's the main benefit you can get from CloudSphere.""The product is helpful for the management, optimization, and utilization of resources.""For the customers I work with, it provides flexibility as far as storage is concerned, so it's security and access.""We do not need to install any appliances or any agents."

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"One of the features that I've found most useful is that It's very simple. They take care of the technical aspects of the data, installations, patches.""The interface is easy to manage.""The scalability is good because we have some cloud resources to support the ERP.""The processes and the way we take advantage and use assistance are good.""The solution is stable and we have never had a problem. We started with one terabyte of data when the solution was first implemented and today we have around almost 600 gigabytes of data, which means means the compression works properly. Before migrating from ECC, we had nine terabytes of data.""Traditionally, SAP worked with Oracle databases, but SAP is getting rid of the other databases and promoting its own. SAP will stop support for other databases around 2026, so everyone is moving to SAP S/4HANA for the performance and because it's the preferred database for SAP. S/4HANA has new features from the front-end or application feature perspective. The idea is to move toward future-ready technology.""The solution's initial setup process is straightforward.""Fiori is the most valuable feature, as well as the the integration between S/4 and another solution as an extension."

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"The next feature I would like to have full disclosure of what's being done with the data.""When we start the scanning of, for example, 500 servers, it will not handle the scan. We need to differentiate the jobs - for example, one job for 100 servers, a second job for another 100 servers, et cetera.""There are quite a number of services that can't be deployed using CloudSphere.""The main issue I experienced from CloudSphere was recently resolved, but an area for improvement in the solution is that it lacks the functionality of migrating resources from one public cloud to another. If CloudSphere could provide that functionality, that would be very beneficial to users and companies.""The solution must have a single management console for the resources and VMs."

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"Customization is an area of concern in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, where improvements are required.""It’s a common challenge with applications like Microsoft and SAP that they tend to rely on engineers rather than human resources personnel for knowledge and implementation.""This product is not mature enough at this point in time.""Enterprise Cloud's reporting could be more automated to improve content accountability, especially regarding BI reports.""Customers need to be better educated about using the solution's cloud for digital transformation.""The stability needs to be improved to be able to handle large amounts of data.""The product must provide more details of the errors.""They should probably offer more cloud services. Most of the cloud infrastructure providers we have make everything pretty transparent, you know what you're getting, you have all these metrics and measurements and everything in the dashboard. Here you have to go through the contracting negotiations and all those things."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It depends on how that model will be used. It might be anywhere between $4 and $15 per license per month. It’s less expensive than other options."
  • "The product is very expensive."
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  • "If you choose the minimum, it will probably cost around $1,000 USD per month if you take a contract for a year or two."
  • "The licensing of the solution is on a yearly basis. The normal price of the solution is quite high, but I received a special discount by making a purchase near the end of the year."
  • "The solution could be less expensive."
  • "The price is expensive compared to the competition."
  • "The price is high compared to other databases, which is why HANA is still not widely used. Some enterprises prefer Sybase, Oracle, or other traditional databases because HANA is a little pricey. Cost is one factor SAP needs to work on to make it more competitive with other databases. Otherwise, they'll never be able to develop a mass customer base."
  • "Our pricing is based on a yearly contract."
  • "The pricing is reasonable when compared to other vendors like Oracle who offer technology enterprise resource software."
  • "The product itself is relatively expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The product is helpful for the management, optimization, and utilization of resources.
    Top Answer:I use the solution for our hyper-converged infrastructure within the organization for hospital management. We also access some of the integrated Active Directory and other integrated services related… more »
    Top Answer:We have a FortiGate license. The product is very good. The technical support is also very good. If the solution provides a single console to manage everything, it would be more convenient and powerful… more »
    Top Answer:Considering my company's environment, we have opted for a subscription-based licensing model, making monthly payments for our virtual machine and yearly payments towards the product's licensing costs… more »
    Top Answer:The product must provide more details of the errors. Sometimes, we cannot understand the error when we run the query.
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    CloudSphere is an intelligent cloud management platform that enables organizations to plan, optimize, secure, and scale their cloud adoption. The platform has three solutions to help organizations manage dynamic, multi-cloud environments, including cloud migration planning, cloud cost management, and cloud security posture management. By using application intelligence (AI), the platform is able to discover and collect all of the data points that collectively define an application across on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments. Because the solution is very scalable, it can accommodate companies of all sizes.

    The CloudSphere solution is ideal for:

    • SMBs
    • Enterprises
    • Government
    • ISVs
    • Managed service providers

    CloudSphere Product Highlights

    • CloudSphere has a unique data science approach to hybrid and multi-cloud cyber asset management that offers the only solution to automate the discovery and creation of a top-down, application-level graphical view of your organization’s cyber assets.
    • With its continuous application graphing, CloudSphere can save countless hours and provides the visibility to optimize your IT environment without triggering unforeseen business risks or disrupting other applications.
    • The platform’s visualization capabilities accelerate cloud migration, transformation, and modernization initiatives with real-time insights and optimization recommendations.
    • CloudSphere’s security posture monitoring minimizes cyber security exposure and reduces risk from misconfigurations.
    • Automating compliance monitoring for corporate policies and key industry standards makes reporting extremely easy. The solution’s context-aware policy engine builds on the platform’s continuous visibility capabilities to display real-time compliance status and reports.

    CloudSphere Features

    CloudSphere has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Access controls/permissions
    • Billing
    • Provisioning
    • Capacity analytics
    • Cost management
    • Demand monitoring
    • Multi-cloud management
    • Performance analysis
    • Service level agreement (SLA) management
    • Workflow approval

    CloudSphere Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing CloudSphere. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Reduce migration risk: With CloudSphere, you can migrate complex applications with agentless discovery of application interdependencies while optimizing for both cost and performance.
    • Manage your budget more efficiently: CloudSphere generates reports and provides alerts for cloud spend by group, department, project, or individual so you can keep your organization’s budgets on track.
    • Access controls: With CloudSphere’s visual maps, identity and access data is displayed to show who has access to key cloud resources.
    • Minimize attacks: The solution helps your organization establish better security and minimize cloud attack surface and your exposure window by using customizable risk scoring, remediation recommendations, and integration with 3rd-party reporting tools.
    • Ensure compliance: CloudSphere allows you to control cloud security risks and ensure compliance in complex hybrid and multi-cloud deployments with real-time visibility, continuous configuration monitoring, and user controlled auto remediation capabilities.
    • Comprehensive end-to-end view of your applications: CloudSphere gives you a comprehensive end-to-end view of your applications, regardless of your apps’ complexity, in order to provide optimization and accuracy throughout the migration process.
    • Policy-driven controls for cloud spending: The CloudSphere platform provides policy-driven controls for cloud spending along with visibility so you can properly budget for cloud usage and tie cloud infrastructure spending to business outcomes. The solution enables you to set and track budgets, configure alerts, allows users to take corrective action from trend reports, and helps you optimize cloud spending with continuous resource monitoring and rightsizing suggestions.

    SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is a fully scalable and secure private managed cloud solution. It empowers organizations to unlock the full value of SAP HANA in the cloud - accelerating growth and innovation, driving IT and business transformation, quickly delivering business outcomes, and reducing risk.

    Sample Customers
    Affymetrix, Bell Helicopter, Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe, Porterville Unified School District, Interact for Health, VirtueCom, Warren Memorial Hospital, Front Porch, RMH Group, Meyers Nave, Intraworks, Information Technology, ETTE, Clackamas Community College
    FC Bayern Munich, Reuters News Agency, MEMEBOX
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Insurance Company6%
    Manufacturing Company54%
    Consumer Goods Company15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Construction Company15%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    CloudSphere is ranked 11th in Cloud Migration with 4 reviews while SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is ranked 8th in Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) with 14 reviews. CloudSphere is rated 8.2, while SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CloudSphere writes "Great discovery, good support, and generally reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud writes "High stability, reasonably priced, and important for digital transformations". CloudSphere is most compared with SkyKick Cloud Manager, Microsoft Azure and Aptum, whereas SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, SAP S4HANA on AWS, Google Cloud and Oracle Cloud.

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