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"The most valuable feature of Micro Focus Cloud Service is how user friendly the solution is."

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"One of the most valuable features is the ability to compare between AWS/Azure and the local cloud. When customers deploy something on the local cloud, with the same configuration that would apply to AWS or Azure, we can calculate the estimated cost difference between the local cloud and the public cloud. We do this kind of analysis for optimization and it is one of the best features of vROps.""I have found the reporting tool, capacity planning, and reports for performance monitoring the most valuable features.""The dashboards and the interface are very easy to understand, very lively, and very dynamic.""The most valuable features of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) are capacity and performance management.""The most valuable feature for me that the pre-implemented, existing dashboards. The fact that I don't need to create a dashboard myself is helpful""The tool helped the organization in all monitoring tasks when being delivered as a service for customers helps them to generate early alarm templates, being a cloud service provider is delivered as part of the IaaS to generate memory consumptions processing and storage additionally can be configured parameters such as networking and services that are configured on virtual machines.""For project management and new clients, the What-If Analysis is very good. You can use it for workloads. When you are adding new workloads to your platform, it helps you avoid impacting your production.""It has been helpful around capacity planning, which we traditionally did on a yearly basis. However, since last year, I started using vROps to reclaim and save more resources. It has been helpful along those lines."

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Cons
"I would like fewer restrictions as a software tester."

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"When it comes to policies, they need to fine tune things to make it easier. It is a bit difficult setting up policies.""Monitoring is useful but if the solution can't automate or function without my input, it's a waste of my time. That's where I found out there are some issues with this product, there are elements that are not as intuitive as they could or should be.""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.""The solution could improve by having more APIs, customized alerts, and documentation.""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.""They need to improve the capacity and infrastructure planning side of things. Also, I would like to see them integrate more stuff, with more detailed monitoring and different cloud providers.""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.""If I could integrate with vCenter with vROps, then I could execute more things by managing vSphere from within vROps. That would be great."

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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 of Micro Focus Cloud Service is how user friendly the solution is.
    Top Answer:In the next release, I would like for the information to be more available. The developers have access to information and we are not able to see JCLs on a particular platform because they are kept… more »
    Top Answer:My organization uses the enterprise server solution, Micro Focus, on Azure. We are working on a project to migrate a mainframe code to the micro-enterprise developer on Azure, submitting our JCL jobs… 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:The scalability options are quite good with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), and all of the features are useful and relevant to us.
    Top Answer:The license is a one time cost, and you pay for support on a yearly basis. It is a bit expensive, but if you consider the product support and its reliability, it's justifiable.
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    Also Known As
    Cloud Service Automation Manager, HPE Cloud Service Automation
    vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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    Overview

    Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation (CSA) provides open, heterogeneous, extensible enterprise-grade cloud service lifecycle management to design and orchestrate full stack services. CSA embraces existing automation assets with an enhanced orchestration engine, which provides IT with an informed, transparent delivery of secure compliant services for the hybrid cloud.

    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
    China Merchants Bank, Osiatis
    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
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Healthcare Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company18%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise71%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation is ranked 16th in Cloud Management with 1 review while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is ranked 1st in Cloud Management with 34 reviews. Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation is rated 9.0, while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation writes "A user friendly solution that makes it easy to submit and view jobs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) writes "Easy to use, stable, and support is always available". Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation is most compared with Control-M, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and AWS Control Tower, whereas VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Turbonomic, VMware vSphere, Veeam ONE and vCenter Orchestrator.

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