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IBM Turbonomic
Ranking in Cloud Management
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Cloud Migration (5th), Virtualization Management Tools (2nd), Cloud Analytics (1st), Cloud Cost Management (1st)
Quest Foglight Hybrid Cloud...
Ranking in Cloud Management
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Rapid7 InsightCloudSec
Ranking in Cloud Management
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Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) (26th), Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP) (19th)

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Aug 1, 2023
Helps us optimize costs and allocate resources, but we need PaaS component optimization
The platform is continually updated with new features. If they would educate their customers to understand the latest updates, that would help customers be more satisfied with the updates and push them into their environments. Also, there are a lot of features that are not available in Turbonomic. For example, PaaS component optimization and automation are still in the development phase. If they could provide those enhancements, that would be really great. For example, we are spending a lot of time on Azure Databricks, exploring it and trying to do cost optimization as well as setting up the policies. If Turbonomic could help us understand how much the Databricks CPU is using per instance or workspace, that would help us optimize it, scale it according to our business requirements, and decrease costs.
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Aug 3, 2023
Agentless scanning helps monitor workloads, but the solution needs a better UI and should include CNAPP features
Overall, Rapid7 ICS is good. There are no major drawbacks. However, there are a lot of other solutions in the market, not only providing the features of a CSPM, but also CNAPP. When it comes to CNAPP, if you have deployed many containerized-based applications within your environment, plus the containers, managing all those things becomes complex. It can't be easy to keep an eye on those resources because sometimes doing so requires an additional agent that one needs to deploy so that they can perform the scans on those workloads. However, there are a lot of tools in the market that provide these scans at the API level. One could connect Rapid7 with an API at the workload or cluster level, and you'll get all that information. However, the challenge is how easily you can implement those things within the environment. Sometimes, you'll encounter some complexity while implementing APIs. Some customers won't be happy getting complex things implemented. At the end of the day, they would prefer that things be simpler. That is something Rapid7 could improve on. Besides, the UI is a bit complex and not user-friendly, but they're working on that.

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"It was an annual buy-in. You basically purchase it based on your host type stuff. The buy-in was about 20K, and the annual maintenance is about $3,000 a year."
"Price is a big one. VMTurbo was very competitively priced."
"We see ROI in extended support agreements (ESA) for old software. Migration activities seem to be where Turbonomic has really benefited us the most. It's one click and done. We have new machines ready to go with Turbonomic, which are properly sized instead of somebody sitting there with a spreadsheet and guessing. So, my return on investment would certainly be on currency, from a software and hardware perspective."
"If you're a super-small business, it may be a little bit pricey for you... But in large, enterprise companies where money is, maybe, less of an issue, Turbonomic is not that expensive. I can't imagine why any big company would not buy it, for what it does."
"I don't know the current prices, but I like how the licensing is based on the number of instances instead of sockets, clusters, or cores. We have some VMs that are so heavy I can only fit four on one server. It's not cost-effective if we have to pay more for those. When I move around a VM SQL box with 30 cores and a half-terabyte of RAM, I'm not paying for an entire socket and cores where people assume you have at least 10 or 20 VMs on that socket for that pricing."
"The product is fairly priced right now. Given its capabilities, it is excellently priced. We think that the product will become self-funding because we will be able to maximize our resources, which will help us from a capacity perspective. That should save us money in the long run."
"What I can advise is to trial the product, taking advantage of the Turbonomic pre-sales implemention support and kickstart training."
"When we have expanded our licensing, it has always been easy to make an ROI-based decision. So, it's reasonably priced. We would like to have it cheaper, but we get more benefit from it than we pay for it. At the end of the day, that's all you can hope for."
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"Companies generally buy this tool because the pricing is not that high."
"We're doing an annual subscription. There are additional expenses, but not within the confines of this platform."
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Turbonomic?
I have not seen Turbonomic's new pricing since IBM purchased it. When we were looking at it in my previous company be...
What needs improvement with Turbonomic?
I would like Turbonomic to add more services, especially in the cloud area. I have already told them this. They can a...
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What do you like most about Rapid7 InsightCloudSec?
The tool provides centralized visibility through dashboards and alerts, allowing customers to receive reports on clou...
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Companies generally buy this tool because the pricing is not that high. ICS's pricing is still per the market standar...
What needs improvement with Rapid7 InsightCloudSec?
Rapid7 InsightCloudSec could be better at showing dashboards for virtual firewalls and appliances. Compared to other ...

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Turbonomic, VMTurbo Operations Manager
Foglight Hybrid Cloud Manager

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IBM, J.B. Hunt, BBC, The Capita Group, SulAmérica, Rabobank, PROS, ThinkON, O.C. Tanner Co.
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