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We performed a comparison between IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management and Nutanix Cloud Manager Self-Service based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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

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  • "You will see great value from it if you utilize the self-service part of Calm. The price you pay for it will only give you equal value if you use the self-service part to enable other teams. If you only use it as a deployment mechanism, I think it's rather expensive."
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    Top Answer:I really like the Nutanix Marketplace a lot. We publish standard workloads there and that, in combination with the Projects, allows for self-service, which is the most powerful feature of Calm.
    Top Answer:There is room for improvement in the remote script execution. The way logs are shown in Calm, it's not always keeping up properly. It's really the interface that needs attention there. I believe it is… more »
    Top Answer:We use Calm as an automation engine for deployment of the cluster software over our network. We are also using it to deploy standardized workloads on the Nutanix clusters. We also use it to create a… more »
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    The IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management, running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, provides consistent visibility, governance and automation from on premises to the edge. Enterprises gain capabilities such as multicluster management, event management, application management and infrastructure management. Enterprises can leverage this IBM Cloud Pak to help increase operational efficiency that's driven by intelligent data analysis and predictive golden signals, and gain built-in support for their compliance management.

    Nutanix Calm is a multi-cloud software management platform that allows users to seamlessly choose, distribute, and manage business applications throughout an infrastructure. Integrated into the platform are lifecycle management and application automation. Users have the ability to control all features of the application’s lifecycle and can define applications through simple blueprints that can be created using industry-standard skills. These blueprints are generated through code with a Python-based DSL or through UI.

    ​Once a blueprint is created, Calm users can easily publish them to end users through the Nutanix Marketplace, which will immediately revamp an intricate provisioning ticket into a straightforward one-click request. Nutanix Calm provides users with improved agility while eliminating human errors, application development and modernization, unified multi-cloud coordination, and automated self-service with centralized control. In addition, the software offers a user-friendly and interactive GUI to assist in managing infrastructures more easily.

    Key Benefits of Nutanix Calm

    Nutanix Calm is a fully integrated enterprise cloud software helping users build self-service portals which users can provision with their own resources. Its key benefits include:

    • Unified governance and management - Nutanix Calm offers unified governance and management across the infrastructure, including hypervisors, clouds, and application types.

    • Automated self-service - For users with Nutanix Marketplace, there is automated self-service, which helps empower different groups within an organization so they can manage their own applications. This also offers developers an alternative to public cloud services.

    • Single language for application modeling - In order to integrate with each team’s tool of choice, the software offers flexibility with its single language for application modeling.

    • Improved agility - Eliminate human errors with improved agility and coordinate throughout containers, VMs, and cloud services to create any application.

    • End-to-end automation - End-to-end automation of applications helps with scaling, managing, and removing IT bottlenecks.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Nutanix Calm is a software of choice for developers looking for an application that supports automation and lifecycle management, which are both integrated into the platform. Users particularly like the blueprints and templates, as well as the Nutanix Marketplace.

    Sudarshan S., a leader of environments and automation at a financial services firm, notes, "The blueprints and templates are very nice and easy to use. They are very valuable because we can configure the entirety of an environment as a template and reuse it multiple times."

    Fabian S., an infrastructure consultant at Vopak, writes, "I really like the Nutanix Marketplace a lot. We publish standard workloads there and that, in combination with the Projects, allows for self-service, which is the most powerful feature of Calm."

    "The scripting, where you can use libraries, is a valuable feature.... When we create a machine, we use IPAM from Infoblox and we can get an IP address. It's one platform to script and we can then use all the APIs to complete the scripts. It gives us a central management tool from which we can do a lot of things automatically," explains Ilan S, Project Manager at a healthcare company.

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    Sample Customers
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    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, Volkswagen SAIC, Brighton and Hove City Council, Foresters Financial, Janus International Group, Cloud Comrade, Serco
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management is ranked 38th in Cloud Management while Nutanix Cloud Manager Self-Service is ranked 7th in Cloud Management with 5 reviews. IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management is rated 0.0, while Nutanix Cloud Manager Self-Service is rated 8.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Cloud Manager Self-Service writes "Enables us to maximize the available capacity of the environment that workloads are using". IBM Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management is most compared with VMware Aria Automation and Morpheus, whereas Nutanix Cloud Manager Self-Service is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, vCloud Director, OpenNebula, VMware Aria Operations and CloudBolt.

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