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IBM Spectrum Computing vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps)
July 2022
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"The most valuable aspect of the product is the policy driving resource management, to optimize the computing across data centers.""The most valuable feature is the backup capability."

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"I have found the reporting tool, capacity planning, and reports for performance monitoring the most valuable features.""The performance for monitoring the VM is very good. Additionally, the solution is flexible.""It is efficient and easy to manage. We can find what we need from the software's interface.""One of the most attractive features in vROps is collecting information, logs, and events and, after that, providing proactive predictions about usage of resources. vROps also offers recommendations. For example, in the next two months we might face problems with CPU usage. vROps predicted and forecasted these issues in advance. That's a very useful feature.""If the network goes down between our office and one of our data centers then it is able to detect that. It will provide you ways to get a deeper understanding of the issues, and it will suggest resolutions.""The monitoring and verification functionalities were the most useful features.""One of the best features is the monitoring. It gives you proactive recommendations, based on the information that you have. It recommends changes. For example, if an ESX service is heavily loaded, it will tell you to make some changes, such as storage optimizations. Every tool does monitoring, but this one gives you more proactive monitoring, with the recommendations and actions that are needed.""The dashboards are really good. They give you a glimpse of what is really going on in your virtualized environment. The ability to create customized dashboards based on your needs is also great."

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

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"Technical support is normally good but there is sometimes a delay in their response.""vROps has a hypervisor level of monitoring going on in our data center. We are using other products, like SolarWinds, to have a service and OS-level of monitoring. Because we are using two solutions simultaneously for different levels of monitoring, it would be really nice in the future to have a service monitoring or OS-level of monitoring in vROps, e.g., adding the support online for monitoring services, like Linux services, Linux Databases, and Linux servers as well as Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Active Directory, or other Microsoft services, since we use them a lot. It would definitely help us in the future if vROps implemented this feature.""There is room for improvement when it comes to the integration with Active Directory. Sometimes I need to log in to the application using my Active Directory account, instead of using the regular admin for vRealize Operations. If I want to deploy this tool to more users, I need that.""It would be good to have more detailed reports and more details on the dashboard.""For the initial setup, there should be some sort of auto discovery of the environment. That should be enabled. It has the ability to discover a main node, but it could still be made easier, to reduce the initial configuration and setup time.""In a previous version, you could click on a cluster to see a lot of information about efficiency, e.g., when you will run out of memory, CPU usage, and RAM in percentages. In newer versions, you see this information in megahertz and kilobytes, not percentage. I don't like this change so much. If you need to present information to your boss or Director of IT, the information would be better with a percentage. Now, you have only a big number and don't know the percentage of use that you are getting from the VMs. I don't know why they changed it, but I liked the percentage version more than getting the numbers for megahertz of memory. Also, kilobytes of memory is a very large number. For a simple view, gigabytes or terabytes is better.""If this tool can integrate with other products, for example, those that monitor the network devices or any other storage devices, it will be very beneficial.""VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) should improve instant monitoring. Currently, the monitoring is on an interval of five to ten minutes, if I want to know what is happening now I cannot."

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  • "The solution has a huge cost. If we could just have one license covering everything that vROps can do, that would be great. I would prefer it this way."
  • "The pricing is a little bit expensive. Licensing is an issue because there are always changes, and by that I mean cost increases. And that's not only for vROps but for VMware, vSphere, and all the products that are involved."
  • "Every VMware product is a licensing challenge. It's always costly. It's based on processors. From a technical side, the product is very good. The challenging part is always the licensing. They should have some kind of alternate pricing models."
  • "vROps is a bit expensive and that's a reason that small clients say, 'No, I don't think we need this.' From a pricing perspective, it is quite steep. But 'expensive' is relative, depending on what you need. Others might say, 'It is expensive, but I think we can use it to better our environment.'"
  • "When we last did a comparison of solutions, the pricing was equal or similar."
  • "Five or six years ago, when we took it, it was a very good option. Now, I think I have to reevaluate, to be honest."
  • "This is an enterprise-level product and everything is included in the VMware Suite license."
  • "The licensing is not clear at the moment if the on-premises pricing is the same as on the cloud. I am checking on the pricing. However, you can save a lot of money with the cloud solution because you need to spend time installing, upgrading, and connecting with the on-premises solution. Also, you don't need to spend time scheduling the maintenance and maintaining the solution when using the cloud version."
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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:vROP is a virtualization management solution from VMWare. It is efficient and easy to manage. You can find anything you need from the software interface. It provides complete visibility over… more »
    Top Answer:It gives us visibility into the virtual infrastructure, and even the physical infrastructure, and into the workloads running. We have visibility even at the level of the appliance services. We can… more »
    Top Answer:They forecast our pricing based on the objects we deploy, but I'm not involved much with that. The licensing part is a bit complicated.
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    IBM Platform Computing
    vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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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 VRealize Operations (vROps) is a trusted, proven software solution that comes as a virtual device created to assist IT managers and administrators with the necessary tools to properly manage operational processes across virtual, physical, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments. vROps can be easily deployed via your management cluster, or, depending on your unique ecosystem, it can be installed in several different customizable ways - whichever works best for your organizational environment.

    vROps is effective in vSpere, Amazon Web Service (AWS), and Hyper-V. vROps is an amalgamated operations product that provides constant workflow execution while maintaining the highest levels of productivity and profitability. vROps will gather data from your ecosystem and will alert you to any issues, make repair recommendations, initiate pre-set protocol policies, and will accelerate operational efficiency and productivity.

    VROps allows users to fully customize dashboards based on organizational needs. The dashboards are intuitive, informational, and give users a very precise visualization of what is happening in the virtualized environment. The Troubleshooting Workbench provides even greater insight and is very helpful in monitoring vSAN. vROps also offers a Forecast Feature that can be used to minimize potential issues and reduce the threat of downtime due to overused resources. VROps is designed to ensure that organizations can manage resources better and improve the overall performance of data center workflows.

    vROps Benefits

    • Transparency: A single pane view of your complete infrastructure and applications in real time.

    • Protocol fulfillment: Pre-set policies and protocols are consistently maintained for complete compliance at all times.

    • Automation: Dynamic remediation and recognition of potential performance, architectural and capacity issues.

    • Seamless Integration: vROps works well with most popular third-party management solutions, such as Windows, SAP, and many more.

    vROps Features

    • Intuitive: Automated learning processes, diagnostic analysis, Smart Alerts concerning system application, and infrastructure robustness to trigger advanced pinpointing and adjustment of potential performance, load, and configuration concerns.

    • Flexible customization: vROps can be used out-of-box or can be fully customizable to pre-set policies and protocols that suit any business’s organizational needs.

    • Comprehensive administration: vROps’s flexible and scalable platform makes it easy to manage every process, including applications, storage, and all devices on your network.

    • Improved ROI: Using vROps will facilitate the removal of unnecessary devices and VMs and will ensure that resources are used more efficiently, resulting in improved expense management and overall cost-effectiveness.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Saddam Z. a Senior System Engineer at a tech services company, says, "The performance for monitoring the VM is very good. Additionally, the solution is flexible."

    Hari N. a SAP Security Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services, relates, “It enabled us to be more proactive in anticipating and solving problems. We could know beforehand about the machines that might be at risk for high utilization.”

    Ammar R., Principal Consultant at a tech services company, says, "I have found the reporting tool, capacity planning, and reports for performance monitoring the most valuable features."











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    Sample Customers
    London South Bank University, Transvalor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Genomic
    Science Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider46%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Media Company9%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company18%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM Spectrum Computing vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps)
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Computing vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 16th in Cloud Management with 2 reviews while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is ranked 1st in Cloud Management with 35 reviews. IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 7.6, while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is rated 8.4. 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 VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) writes "Easy to use, stable, and support is always available". IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with Red Hat CloudForms, HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric and Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop, whereas VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), IBM Turbonomic, VMware vSphere, Veeam ONE and vCenter Orchestrator. See our IBM Spectrum Computing vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) report.

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