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We performed a comparison between RightScale Cloud Management Platform and VMware Aria Operations 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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633,952 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is Optima, which is something that we use quite extensively."

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"VM rightsizing is another very good feature and capacity planning is something else that I like about it.""We appreciate that this solution gives accurate reporting.""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 monitor everything. We can also create dependency reports, so if a service is down, it will not impact things. It gives us those dependencies brilliantly.""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.""I've found vROps' predictive actions, monitoring, reporting, and provisioning features to be useful.""It is efficient and easy to manage. We can find what we need from the software's interface.""I think vROps is scalable and suitable for our environment.""What I like most about VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is how it integrates into the vCenter. You'll get a similar hierarchical view of your host, your VMs, your resource pools, etc. I also like the granularity, particularly the fact that you could go pretty deep into the metrics and data retention as well. You could go far back several months to try and plot performance trends, eventually leading up to an issue or post-incident management. I also like the plugins in VMware vRealize Operations (vROps). I find the plugins good, especially because you could plug those into Dell. For example, there was a way to visualize how your Dell infrastructure is performing. You could build dashboards, even custom dashboards for your operational teams. You could take a look at what was going on and also look into people doing incident management, troubleshooting, etc. You could customize your experience with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), and I found that good as well. I also like the UI of VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) because it's nice and very, very fresh."

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Cons
"Technical support is an area that can be improved."

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"Technical support is normally good but there is sometimes a delay in their response.""The solution could improve by having more APIs, customized alerts, and documentation.""We integrated vROps with vRealize Log Insight, but it was not helpful to me. It was not giving me any good data.""The solution can improve by offering more flexible integration with other platforms or products, such as Hyper-V or Azure. Not everyone uses VMware. It would be beneficial to have a more open-source concept for integration, creating more visibility across multiple clouds.""For me, the technical support is the biggest problem. I've been working with them since 2016 and in the first years their response was faster than it is today. That is a problem. Also, I need to put together and send them a lot of information. And then I wait one day, two days. The support has been getting worse over the last few years. They need to improve it.""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.""There is room for improvement in asset management and resource usage.""I would like to have more documentation, in the form of knowledge bases, that better explain the technology, related products, and what the capabilities are."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is higher than an open-source product, or CloudForms, or IBM Cloud Pak, but it is still not very high."
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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 Optima, which is something that we use quite extensively.
    Top Answer:The pricing for this product works differently, as they charge you based on your cloud spend. The price is higher than an open-source product, or CloudForms, or IBM Cloud Pak, but it is still not very… more »
    Top Answer:Technical support is an area that can be improved. If you are looking for a lot of automation then, because there are domain-specific languages, there is a learning curve. Once you learn that, and the… 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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    Also Known As
    RightScale MultiCloud Platform
    VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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    Overview

    With the RightScale Multi-Cloud Platform, you can mix and match public clouds, private clouds, and virtualized environments to meet your cloud portfolio strategy. In addition to clouds, you can support a portfolio of hypervisors — KVM, Xen, and vSphere — as well as operating systems — CentOS, RHEL, SUSE, Ubuntu, and Windows. A portfolio approach gives your enterprise the ability to future-proof your cloud strategy, optimize cost and performance, access a global footprint with best-of-breed capabilities, and gain financial flexibility and negotiating leverage.

    VMware Aria Operations (formerly VMware vRealize Operations) automates and simplifies IT management with full-stack visibility from physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure—including Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers—to the applications they support. It delivers continuous performance optimization, efficient capacity and cost management, proactive planning, intelligent remediation and integrated compliance. It is available on premises and as-a-service.

    • Examine the potential return on investment (ROI), reduction in unplanned downtime and other benefits that enterprises may realize when deploying VMware Aria ( vRealize Operations) in today’s hybrid and multi cloud environments.
    • See how VMware Aria (vRealize Operations Cloud) simplifies management for your hybrid cloud from migration assessment and planning to operationalizing the hybrid cloud in production.
    • Delivered on-premises or as a service, VMware Aria Operations (vRealize Operations) meets the needs of modern IT strategies, including VM-based and containerized workloads, across private, hybrid, and multi-cloud deployments.
    • Bring data depth context to your hybrid cloud by adding VMware Aria Operations for Integration (vRealize True Visibility Suite). Monitor heterogeneous environments and make intelligent management decisions.
    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace, Softlayer, Cloudstack, OpenStack, Vmware
    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 Provider10%
    Government8%
    Insurance Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company18%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise60%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise70%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
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    RightScale Cloud Management Platform is ranked 27th in Cloud Management with 1 review while VMware Aria Operations is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 39 reviews. RightScale Cloud Management Platform is rated 7.0, while VMware Aria Operations is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of RightScale Cloud Management Platform writes "Straightforward to set up and reasonably-priced, but the integration with other tools is limited". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Aria Operations writes "Easy to use, stable, and support is always available". RightScale Cloud Management Platform is most compared with IBM Turbonomic, Cisco Intersight, ServiceNow, CloudHealth and CloudSphere, whereas VMware Aria Operations is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, IBM Turbonomic, VMware vSphere, Veeam ONE and vCenter Orchestrator.

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