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IBM Spectrum Computing vs. vCloud Director
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Computing vs. vCloud Director and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the backup capability.""The most valuable aspect of the product is the policy driving resource management, to optimize the computing across data centers."

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"This is the go-to tool for anyone looking for standard out-of-the-box capabilities in a fully multitenant public cloud software that they can leverage to offer services to their customers.""The deployment is easy.""vCloud is a good platform for visualization. It is very handy for monitoring. VMware can integrate with all monitoring systems like vRealize, and the management monitoring is good. I'm very happy with VMware. VMware is good in management and monitoring systems.""We use the infrastructure as a service cloud, that is, we use the features as infrastructure for this. We are not using any platform services.""I have found the solution scales well.""We can run it on self-hosted systems, and we are happy with the stability of vCloud Director.""The most valuable features are the UI, the interface, and accessibility.""The initial installation and setup are very quick."

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Cons
"We'd like to see some AI model training for machine learning.""We have not been able to use deduplication."

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"This solution could improve by adding root cause analysis.""The integration between components could be improved.""There are new updates every quarter, so we need to purchase new support deployment services and some new products.""What could be improved in vCloud Director, particularly from the networking side, is its integration with other network devices. It also needs a more simplified installation because the process is a little bit complicated.""Lacks integration with the hyperscalers.""Cloud Director has room for improvement in many areas. One critical thing that comes to mind is the hyperscalers. They could be more seamlessly integrated into the hybrid cloud.""vCloud Director should improve by having support with other cloud providers, such as Microsoft Azure and Google cloud.""Database services need to go beyond what they are currently doing."

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  • "It runs our company in the millions of rand every month."
  • "This is an expensive solution."
  • "It's a costly product. The licenses may not be costly, but with every new development in their product, we need to purchase deployment services, and the deployment services are quite costly."
  • "The license could be less expensive and we are on a perpetual license."
  • "In certain cases, the price of Cloud Director is quite high, especially with the load balancing and other features they've introduced. That seems quite costly. Overall, for VSPP programming, I think it's okay. However, features like enterprise load balancing and all these other things are very costly."
  • "We pay monthly for all of the licenses."
  • "vCloud Director is an expensive solution."
  • "vCloud Director is priced higher than other solutions, such as Nutanix."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is the backup capability.
    Top Answer:We are not fully satisfied with this product at the moment because we are having issues with reliability. We have not been able to use deduplication. I cannot use any protocol other than VTL. We have… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of vCloud Director is the scaling architecture that they have built.
    Top Answer:vCloud Director is an expensive solution. Our organization selects the top tier of the product options, which ensures that we get every feature we want.
    Top Answer:vCloud Director should focus on helping customers sustain their private clouds and scale out when necessary. The solution has some basic functionalities and a few functional services. They are working… more »
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    IBM Platform Computing
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    Overview

    IBM Spectrum Computing uses intelligent workload and policy-driven resource management to optimize resources across the data center, on premises and in the cloud. Now up to 150X faster and scalable to over 160,000 cores, IBM provides you with the latest advances in software-defined infrastructure to help you unleash the power of your distributed mission-critical high performance computing (HPC), analytics and big data applications as well as a new generation open source frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark.

    VMware vCloud Director provides software-defined services for data centers in the form of virtual data centers. Computing, networking, security, and storage are all virtualized when you deploy this solution. The result is that users will get to enjoy infrastructure that is operationally ready in a matter of minutes without needing to install and configure any physical infrastructure.

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    Sample Customers
    London South Bank University, Transvalor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Genomic
    MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Healthcare Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider45%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Cloud Provider5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Spectrum Computing vs. vCloud Director
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Computing vs. vCloud Director and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,518 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 20th in Cloud Management with 2 reviews while vCloud Director is ranked 5th in Cloud Management with 14 reviews. IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 7.6, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Computing writes "Responsive technical support with good reliability, and optimization of computing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with Red Hat CloudForms, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and Apache Spark, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Nutanix Cloud Manager Self-Service, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and vCenter Orchestrator. See our IBM Spectrum Computing vs. vCloud Director report.

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