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  • "If you're a super-small business, it may be a little bit pricey for you... But in large, enterprise companies where money is, maybe, less of an issue, Turbonomic is not that expensive. I can't imagine why any big company would not buy it, for what it does."
  • "It was an annual buy-in. You basically purchase it based on your host type stuff. The buy-in was about 20K, and the annual maintenance is about $3,000 a year."
  • "I'm not involved in any of the billing, but my understanding is that is fairly expensive."
  • "We see ROI in extended support agreements (ESA) for old software. Migration activities seem to be where Turbonomic has really benefited us the most. It's one click and done. We have new machines ready to go with Turbonomic, which are properly sized instead of somebody sitting there with a spreadsheet and guessing. So, my return on investment would certainly be on currency, from a software and hardware perspective."
  • "When we have expanded our licensing, it has always been easy to make an ROI-based decision. So, it's reasonably priced. We would like to have it cheaper, but we get more benefit from it than we pay for it. At the end of the day, that's all you can hope for."
  • "I know there have been some issues with the billing, when the numbers were first proposed, as to how much we would save. There was a huge miscommunication on our part. Turbonomic was led to believe that we could optimize our AWS footprint, because we didn't know we couldn't. So, we were promised savings of $750,000. Then, when we came to implement Turbonomic, the developers in AWS said, "Absolutely not. You're not putting that in our environment. We can't scale down anything because they coded it." Our AWS environment is a legacy environment. It has all these old applications, where all the developers who have made it are no longer with the company. Those applications generate a ton of money for us. So, if one breaks, we are really in trouble and they didn't want to have to deal with an environment that was changing and couldn't be supported. That number went from $750,000 to about $450,000. However, that wasn't Turbonomic's fault."
  • "It is an endpoint type license, which is fine. It is not overly expensive."
  • "The pricing and licensing are fair. We purchase based on benchmark pricing, which we have been able to get. There are no surprise charges nor hidden fees."
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  • "From a budget point of view, the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "It is pricey for what you get."
  • "Customers say this solution is costlier compared to its competitors."
  • "The pricing is very high."
  • "This is an expensive product and the high price is starting to become an issue for us."
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    vROP is a virtualization management solution from VMWare. It is efficient and easy to manage. You can find anything you… more »
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    This is an expensive product and the high price is starting to become an issue for us.
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    Also Known As
    VMTurbo Operations Manager
    Vmops, Cloud.com
    VMware vRealize Automation, vRA, VMware DynamicOps Cloud Suite
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    Overview

    Turbonomic, an IBM Company, provides Application Resource Management (ARM) software used by customers to assure application performance and governance by dynamically resourcing applications across hybrid and multicloud environments. Turbonomic Network Performance Management (NPM) provides modern monitoring and analytics solutions to help assure continuous network performance at scale across multivendor networks for enterprises, carriers and managed services providers.

    For further information, please visit www.turbonomic.com

    www.turbonomic.com/resources/case-studies

    Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.

    VMware vRealize Automation automates the delivery of personalized infrastructure, applications and custom IT services.

    This cloud automation software lets you deploy across a multi-vendor hybrid cloud infrastructure, giving you both flexibility and investment protection for current and future technology choices.

    Agility Through Automation

    Automate the end-to-end delivery and management of infrastructure, and accelerate application deployment and releases.

    Choice Through Flexibility

    Provision and manage multivendor, multicloud infrastructure and applications by leveraging existing infrastructure, tools and processes.

    Personalization Through Governance Policies

    Ensure that users receive the right size resource or application at the appropriate service level for the jobs they need to perform.

    Efficiency Through Cost Containment

    Provide consistent, automated delivery and management of IT services and reduce time-consuming, manual processes. Reclaim inactive resources for reuse with automated reclamation, providing cost savings.

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    Sample Customers
    JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citi, ANZ, Credit Suisse, State Street, Morningstar, VOYA, TPICAP, LPL Financial, Cisco, BMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Agilysys, MetLife, Hiscox, Humana, Tokio Marine, Allscripts, SHARP, Providence St. Joseph Health, NBC Universal, pwc, KPMG, Wayfair, Carhartt, Tiffany & Co., UCLA, NASA, NIH
    GreenQloud, Exoscale, TomTom, ASG, PC Extreme, ISWest, Grid'5000
    Rent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
    Top Industries
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    Healthcare Company14%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Media Company5%
    Educational Organization4%
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government8%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise51%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise76%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    CloudStack is ranked 22nd in Cloud Management while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 8 reviews. CloudStack is rated 0.0, while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) writes "Allows for a lot of orchestration or customization within our environment to suit our customers". CloudStack is most compared with OpenNebula, Cisco CloudCenter, Red Hat CloudForms, vCloud Director and HPE Eucalyptus, whereas VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is most compared with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), vCloud Director, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, SaltStack and vCenter Orchestrator.

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