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Pros
"The open, flexible architecture has brought in the agile computing environment along with better Dr capabilities. Automation management and operational tasks across VMware and third-party applications, like our HMIS and other business productivity applications, have delivered peace of mind.""The most valuable feature is how easy it makes it to manage the VM.""The backup and recovery times are very quick.""The solution was easy to install.""The solution is pretty stable and reliable."

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"The deployment is easy.""The initial installation and setup are very quick.""Good features of extensibility, which allows integration of other services.""The stability of the product is better than just 'good.'""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.""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 most valuable features are the UI, the interface, and accessibility.""There are various options for scaling and that flexibility is a good option."

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Cons
"It is practically difficult at this stage to really comment on the improvisations of V central. But more tech events and PoC cases would help the EA to design better solutions and utilization.""There can be compatibility issues.""The GUI should be enhanced in the future.""I would like to see better performance.""When the SSO certificate needs to be renewed, the upgrading and testing are quite complicated."

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"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.""The product could use a billing feature so we can automate billing for clients.""This is very simple in OpenShift. We are happy with vCloud in terms of the virtualization but not for redundancy and distribution.""There are new updates every quarter, so we need to purchase new support deployment services and some new products.""It would be nice to see some new features in respect of the GUI.""In the next release, we would like to see improvements with the pricing. It could be reduced.""This solution could improve by adding root cause analysis."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price is reasonable, and one of the reasons that this product was selected."
  • "We provide the VMware solution to our clients, for which they pay a perpetual license."
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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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The solution is pretty stable and reliable.
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    Our customers are the ones that hold the licensing. We just provide services. Therefore, I cannot speak to any exact costs or licensing agreements.
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    On the KVM side, we really don't have anything. There we have a gap. It's a very small deployment on the KVM side, however, it would be ideal if we were able to properly use all the resources and get… more »
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    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… more »
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    It would be nice to see some new features in respect of the GUI.
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    8.8
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    Overview
    VMware vCenter Orchestrator simplifies the automation of complex IT tasks and integrates with VMware vCloud Suite components to adapt and extend service delivery and operational management, effectively working with existing infrastructure, tools and processes.

    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
    Beiersdorf Shared Services
    MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    University17%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Media Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government8%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider39%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Transportation Company6%
    Cloud Provider6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise37%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    vCenter Orchestrator is ranked 8th in Process Automation with 5 reviews while vCloud Director is ranked 5th in Cloud Management with 8 reviews. vCenter Orchestrator is rated 8.8, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of vCenter Orchestrator writes "Central point for configuring, provisioning, and managing virtualized IT environments". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". vCenter Orchestrator is most compared with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), ServiceNow Orchestration, Cisco UCS Director and Microsoft System Center Orchestrator, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Nutanix Calm, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Cisco Intersight.

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