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"One of the most valuable features is that it offers the ability to create a VPC, Virtual Private Cloud and VPN connectivity to the VPC can be automated without having to do it manually.""The state backend, automated describe functionality, modular structures, and variablization using templates are most valuable.""The solution allows us to work faster with ease and to set up new environments and workspaces.""One of the most valuable features is that it offers the ability to create a VPC, Virtual Private Cloud and VPN connectivity to the VPC can be automated without having to do it manually.""This solution is a fast and secure way to provision infrastructure.""The most valuable feature is the support for different platforms like cloud, datacenters, VCS, databases, various storage types, and Kubernetes.""I like the function that shows me a preview of what is happening in the infrastructure.""The ARM template is very easy to work with, which is a big help to us."

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"When it comes to managing both Red Hat and SUSE environments, it provides the support for live patching, which is something I really, really appreciate."

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Cons
"This solution could be improved by adding features such as CDM to accelerate the access of data by the users.""The state locking functionality can be improved. In certain situations, we have to force-unlock the state, which sometimes does not work. When that happens, we have to manually go to the state backend and remove that particular state, which is kind of a cumbersome process. It should also have more functions, more expressions, and support for more products.""I would like to see a short-term option for a short-term plan.""If you are copying something from a well running machine to a remote machine, there are some issues with the current version, but it is acceptable.""They have added a feature that helps us to import existing resources to our workspace, but if they can help us to create the code for the import, as well, then it would be a great addition.""On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven; strictly because I was uncomfortable using the ARM template earlier. After another six months, I am sure I will give it a rating of 10, but at this point in time in my experience, I say seven, but not because of the tool itself.""I still struggle a bit when configuring VPNs when we have multiple rules. If we have five or six virtual private clouds and we have to give rights between those multiple VPCs, we can have big problems. I think it was a learning curve and then we improved it."

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"I really would like to have a broader library of VCP's or playbooks that I can deploy."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The setup for Terraform is quite easy and currently, we are using their community version along with Jenkins."
  • "They have given it to us at a monthly cost, but it is on a yearly basis."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The state backend, automated describe functionality, modular structures, and variablization using templates are most valuable.
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    They have given it to us at a monthly cost, but it is on a yearly basis.
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    The state locking functionality can be improved. In certain situations, we have to force-unlock the state, which sometimes does not work. When that happens, we have to manually go to the state backend… more »
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    The fact that you can do full lifecycle management on all Linux distros, while simplifying operations and saving money.
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    I recommend getting SUSE or a partner involved to help with pricing. It can be for budget or project.  I do recommend that the partners look into the various discount options available, such as… more »
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    I really would like to have a broader library of VCP's or playbooks that I can deploy. That's the only thing I would sometimes really need. I'd like a proper code library. I would like to see some AI… more »
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    Overview

    HashiCorp was founded by Mitchell Hashimoto and Armon Dadgar in 2012 with the goal of revolutionizing datacenter management: application development, delivery, and maintenance.
    The datacenter of today is very different than the datacenter of yesterday, and we think the datacenter of tomorrow is just around the corner. We're writing software to take you all the way from yesterday to today, and then safely to tomorrow and beyond.
    Physical, virtual, containers. Private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud. IaaS, PaaS, SaaS. Windows, Linux, Mac. These are just some of the choices faced when architecting a datacenter of today. And the choice is not one or the other; instead, it is often a combination of many of these.
    HashiCorp builds tools to ease these decisions by presenting solutions that span the gaps. Our tools manage both physical machines and virtual machines, Windows, and Linux, SaaS and IaaS, etc. And we're committed to supporting next-generation technologies, as well.
    HashiCorp was founded and continues to be run by the primary authors of all our core technologies powering thousands of companies worldwide. We speak at conferences and write books related to application and infrastructure management.
    All our foundational technologies are open source and developed openly, and have been since 2010.
    The Tao of HashiCorp is the foundation that guides our vision, roadmap, and product design. As you evaluate using or contributing to HashiCorp's products, it may be valuable to understand the motivations and intentions for our work. Learn more about the Tao of HashiCorp here: https://www.hashicorp.com/tao-of-hashicorp

    SUSE Manager was designed to help your enterprise DevOps and IT Operations teams reduce complexity and regain control of your IT assets with a single tool to manage Linux systems across a variety of hardware architectures, hypervisors as well as container, IoT and cloud platforms. It automates Linux server and IoT device provisioning, patching and configuration for faster, consistent and repeatable server deployment helping to optimize operations and reduce costs. And with automated monitoring, tracking, auditing and reporting of your systems, VMs, and containers across your development, test and production environments, you can ensure compliance with internal security policies and external regulations.

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    Day & Zimmermann, Cisco, CEMEX, L.B. Foster, Adient, Istanbul Technical University, 7Pixel, University of Maine System, Guerbet
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Retailer6%
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    HashiCorp Terraform is ranked 6th in Configuration Management with 7 reviews while SUSE Manager is ranked 11th in Configuration Management with 1 review. HashiCorp Terraform is rated 8.8, while SUSE Manager is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of HashiCorp Terraform writes "Creating a VPC and VPN connectivity to the VPC can be automated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SUSE Manager writes "Easy to deploy, offers embedded monitoring, and is very stable". HashiCorp Terraform is most compared with Red Hat Satellite, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, SaltStack, BMC TrueSight Server Automation and SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor, whereas SUSE Manager is most compared with Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix and AWS Systems Manager.

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