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We performed a comparison between Densify and IBM Turbonomic based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Migration solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Densify vs. IBM Turbonomic report (Updated: August 2022).
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  • "Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an understanding of that is the biggest thing."
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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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    NetApp Cloud Insights is an infrastructure monitoring tool that gives you visibility into your complete infrastructure. With Cloud Insights, you can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all your resources including your public clouds and your private data centers.

    Densify is a hybrid cloud and container resource management platform that makes workloads self-aware of their precise resource requirements and automates the resource management and selection process. This solution helps you control your cloud spend and also helps your apps perform and scale better. Densify enables you to match your cloud requirements with the optimal cloud supply. Additionally, Densify is the only technology that leverages patented, predictive machine learning-powered analytics to perform advanced modeling of workload patterns, and provide precise optimization directives. It is ideal for cloud engineers, container platform owners, and IT finance.

    Densify works by:

    • Establishing application demand patterns that are based on business cycles, seasonality, peaks, valleys, and other variables.

    • Building normalized models of cloud supply and ingesting the entire cloud catalog and latest technologies.

    • Considering numerous factors, such as performance benchmarks, cost, technical rules, tags, and policies. The solution uses business and functional tags, operational realities, and granular policy control.

    Densify Features

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

    • Integration with management and provisioning systems
    • Machine learning-based analytics
    • Automated resource optimization
    • App owner collaboration
    • Tailored efficiency reports
    • Observability
    • Controllability
    • Capacity optimization
    • Policy driven, automated governance
    • VM placement
    • Predictive analytics

    Densify Benefits

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

    • Automated resource management: Densify provides your organization with automated resource management at scale, with elasticity at an affordable low cost.
    • Full stack visibility: The Densify solution offers full stack visibility with improved efficiency by determining container size and node resources.
    • Financial visibility: In addition to full stack visibility, one of Densify’s other advantages is that it offers full financial visibility and cost intelligence for both reporting as well as chargebacks.
    • Resizing and rebalancing: Densify analyzes your private cloud infrastructure, providing resizing and rebalancing recommendations.
    • Helps you choose the right host environment: Densify automatically routes workloads to the best hosting environment based on detailed workload requirements. For workloads not requiring immediate placement, it reserves capacity to ensure it is available when required.
    • A true SaaS implementation: Because Densify is a true SaaS implementation, there is no software to maintain or to learn.
    • Better for IT finance: The solution is good for IT finance because it collects and analyzes your detailed billing data, giving you visibility into your spending, what services you’re buying, and how to better manage your costs. In addition, it can also generate reports that cover your spending and your utilization of reservations and reserved instances and savings plans.
    • Reduce risk and costs: Machine learning-based analytics help your organization optimize consumption to eliminate waste and overprovisioning while ensuring performance.
    • Cost-efficient: The Densify solution is cost-efficient, helping you drastically reduce per-processor software license costs by placing workloads intelligently.

    IBM Turbonomic Application Resource Management (ARM) software is used by customers to assure application performance while eliminating inefficiencies by dynamically resourcing applications across hybrid and multicloud environments. Turbonomic customers report an average 33% reduction in cloud and infrastructure waste without impacting application performance, and return-on-investment of 471% over three years.

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    Sample Customers
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    AIG, Bank of America, Cigna, Citi
    J.B. Hunt, BBC, The Capita Group, SulAmerica, Rabobank, PROS, ThinkON, O.C. Tanner Co.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise80%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Densify is ranked 14th in Cloud Migration while IBM Turbonomic is ranked 2nd in Cloud Migration with 21 reviews. Densify is rated 0.0, while IBM Turbonomic is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Turbonomic writes "Helps us optimize cloud operations, reducing our cloud costs". Densify is most compared with VMware Aria Operations, Granulate, CloudHealth, Azure Cost Management and Cloudability, whereas IBM Turbonomic is most compared with VMware Aria Operations, Azure Cost Management, CloudHealth, Cisco Intersight and ParkMyCloud.

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