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vCloud Director is the #8 ranked solution in top Cloud Management tools. PeerSpot users give vCloud Director an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. vCloud Director is most commonly compared to VMware Aria Automation: vCloud Director vs VMware Aria Automation. vCloud Director is popular among the large enterprise segment, accounting for 56% of users researching this solution on PeerSpot. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 28% of all views.
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What is vCloud Director?

VMware Cloud Director, also known as vCloud Director, is a cloud management tool that offers secure, flexible, and efficient cloud resources to thousands of enterprises and IT teams across the world. The solution serves as one of the leading cloud service-delivery platforms for businesses that want to manage and operate their services effectively. By deploying this solution, companies can benefit from virtualized networking, computing, security, and storage. These benefits can be received in a timely manner, as the infrastructure of the product is operationally ready within minutes and clients do not need to install and configure physical infrastructure.

One of the biggest advantages of vCloud Director is that it allows users to build cloud-ready applications. In several ways, it facilitates the process for developers, including:

  • Open to DevOps: The product addresses the needs of DevOps teams by providing Infrastructure as Code services with vCD Terraform Provider. This allows developers to deliver infrastructure directly from code. Additionally, it provides capabilities from Python and vCD API as well as Object Storage API and App Launchpad APIs.

  • Customization: This solution is very customizable and extensible for cloud providers to deliver their own branding, themes, and services to their clients.

  • Dev-ready cloud: vCloud Director offers support for Tanzu Kubernetes Grid for vSphere and multicloud with a plugin for container service extension. Through these, native K8s Clusters or Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Clusters can be delivered and managed through a user interface (UI) and application programming interface (API).

vCloud Director Features

This VMware product has various features through which users can virtualize their data and benefit from quality management solutions. Among the popular capabilities of vCloud Director are:

  • Elastic secure virtual data centers: This vCloud Director feature provides tenants with securely isolated virtual resources, fine-grained control of their public cloud services, and independent role-based authentication.

  • Multi-site management: This feature allows companies to stretch data centers across sites and geographies as well as connect to existing dedicated vCenters for access and management or on-broad into VMware vCloud Director.

  • ISV ecosystem: This feature integrates leading cloud service vendors into the product using an open extensibility framework. Some of the partners of vCloud Director include Dell Data Protection, Veeam, Cloudian, AWS S3, and Dell ECS.

  • DRaaS workload protection: This feature allows users to deliver self-service tiered disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) on-premises to cloud and cloud to cloud.

  • Cloud migration: Part of this feature is the plugin VMware Cloud Director Availability, which enables simple migration to cloud, offering self-service cold or warm migration to users' vCloud Director clouds.

  • Operational visibility and insights: The product includes an accessible dashboard and a single pane of glass to provide centralized multi-tenant cloud management views.

  • Cloud-native applications and development: This feature makes the platform suitable for developers to sandbox or deploy apps as it natively supports Tanzu Basic, native K8s, and PKS.

  • Automation: Through various tools and deep integration, the solution allows users to automate complex infrastructure-as-code and tile UI-driven workflows. This allows them to deploy X-as-a-Service and maintain full access control and visibility at the same time.

  • Application Platform as a Service: This feature enables users to deliver their own catalog-based applications or VMware Cloud Marketplace-certified third-party cloud applications through the plugin App Launchpad VMware Cloud Director.

  • GPU as a Service: Utilizing Nvidia AI Enterprise, this feature provides support for GPU as a Service and delivers multi-tenant GPU services for customers who require high-performance compute for GPU-specific applications.

  • Secure cloud: The solution supports multiple security-centric features to deliver an enterprise-class cloud service, including NSX-T distributed firewalling, workload encryption, and integrated disaster recovery replication.

vCloud Director Benefits

VMware vCloud Director offers various benefits to its users. Some of these include:

  • The solution provides a highly efficient self-service model which consists of a virtual data center compute, network, storage, and security.

  • VMware vCloud Director offers its users multi-tenancy infrastructure with deep automation which facilitates their daily tasks.

  • The product is cost-efficient, as it is service-ready on its very first day and offers a high revenue from services.

  • Businesses can deliver services to their clients in a timely manner through this product, benefitting from its natively integrated solutions.

  • VMware vCloud Director provides users with high flexibility, as it allows businesses to stretch networks across virtual data centers globally.

  • The solution provides load-balancing capabilities, which facilitate the creation of new hybrid applications and digital transformation initiatives.

Reviews from Real Users

Ajit Y., a cloud architect at a computer software company, likes VMware vCloud Director because it is a stable, truly multitenant software and the go-to tool for infrastructure as a service.

Kashif F., a divisional engineer at National Telecom Corporatio, rates vCloud Director highly because the product can be used for infrastructure provisioning without using a platform service.

vCloud Director Customers

MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.

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What users are saying about vCloud Director pricing:
  • "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."
  • "We pay monthly for all of the licenses."
  • "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."
  • "vCloud Director is an expensive solution."
  • "I recommend using the Enterprise or Enterprise Plus licenses because they unlock all of the solution's capabilities."
  • "vCloud Director is priced higher than other solutions, such as Nutanix."
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    Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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    It's a stable, truly multitenant software and the go-to tool for infrastructure as a service
    Pros and Cons
    • "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."
    • "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."

    What is our primary use case?

    We are a service partner that offers cloud services based on Cloud Director.

    What is most valuable?

    One valuable feature is the true multitenancy capabilities for the core infrastructure service that Cloud Director provides.

    What needs improvement?

    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. Cloud Director should be capable of hooking up with those. For example, they recently started allowing customers to perform S3 integrations with Cloud Director. So a customer can integrate his S3 buckets from AWS with the Cloud Director. Okay, fine. But what about Azure? There should be more integration capabilities. 

    Secondly, VMware has made some progress in terms of balancers, but I think it needs a little more refinement and flexibility. This is not limited to just the VMware marketplace. More flexibility will make it easier for any service provider to leverage and monetize them.

    Last but not least, from a networking and monitoring perspective, there should be a little more native monitoring capabilities, especially metering capability. Metering is one of the areas where I find Cloud Director leaves much to be desired. VMware can do more to make it a much more metered product.

    Cloud Director's out-of-the-box capabilities should be good enough that you don't have to look for a third-party product to give you those capabilities. Networking-wise, I think it's good. Still, I think the networking capabilities are not fully realized on Cloud Director.  VMware should do a little more work to reveal all of the capabilities through Cloud Director rather than just at the back of Cloud Director. You've got to have those features exposed to customers as a self-service rather than managed service.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using Cloud Director since 2012.

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    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Scalability is a word you have to look at from different perspectives. I think some of the capabilities they have introduced in terms of load balancing deliver out-of-the-box scalability for tenants. But as a product itself, Cloud Director needs more multi-site capabilities. I have seen some work being done but that's just a start, I would say.

    How are customer service and support?

    My experience with VMware support has been mixed. Sometimes you get fantastic support. The techs are really knowledgeable and know what they're talking about. But then there are certain times where I have seen some things that affect the client as well. So I think VMware support has some room for improvement. They can do much better. VMware as a brand definitely can do better in terms of response times and capabilities. 

    How was the initial setup?

    The Cloud Director setup has improved tremendously compared to where it started. I have seen how complex it used to be. Now, it has become easy and robust. The setup is more straightforward and seamless than before. 

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    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.

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate Cloud Director eight out of 10. As a service provider, we have to look at a couple of available and other things, so I would rate it around eight. I have to deduct two points because some small things make a huge difference to a service provider, but they might not matter too much from a customer-experience perspective. 

    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. It's also good for enterprises that want to keep a more segregated approach to their different departments and things. You definitely have much better control and a more streamlined way to offer services to your internal teams or your customers out-of-the-box in a multitenant way. And you don't need to worry too much about how you're going to network these things together or how you're going to control the assets of the computers and resources. 

    In my experience, it is a very robust product. I have used this product since the initial version and watched it evolve into a highly mature product. It's a stable, truly multitenant software and the go-to tool for infrastructure as a service.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: partner
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    Technical Team Lead at Golf Business Machine
    Real User
    Allows multi-tenancy, but has a complicated installation process, and needs more integration with other network devices
    Pros and Cons
    • "What I found most valuable in vCloud Director is the multi-tenancy."
    • "What could be improved in vCloud Director, particularly from the networking side, is its integration with other network devices. It also needs a more simplified installation because the process is a little bit complicated."

    What is most valuable?

    What I found most valuable in vCloud Director is the multi-tenancy.

    What needs improvement?

    What could be improved in vCloud Director, particularly from the networking side, is its integration with other network devices. Currently, it is not connected with the core network devices, for example, Palo Alto or any firewall used in the company. Though there is good integration with NSX, some of the customers don't use NSX. There should be a good amount of integration between vCloud Director and the other network providers, because if there's search integration, then things will become more automated and it'll be more tightly integrated with everything.

    What vCloud Director needs is a more simplified installation, because the process is a little bit complicated, compared to installing vRealize Automation or the set of vRealize solutions. They're much easier to deploy than vCloud Director.

    Making the installation automated is an additional feature I'd like to see in the next release of the solution. Now that VMware VCF is there, they have the automation layer ready. If any company or organization is planning to deploy vCloud Director, they will start from scratch. They will start from the hardware level itself. If they a tie-up with Dell or HP and from the server level itself, if they can start deploying with vCloud Director by following the best practices and verified architecture, then it makes sense.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I used version 10.2 of vCloud Director for the past twelve months, and the total number of years I used it was from four to five years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    vCloud Director is quite stable. It has good stability.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    vCloud Director, in terms of scalability, can be improved.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup for vCloud Director was simple when we started, but then it became complex, particularly when we started growing. When we had multiple tenants, and a unique set of tenant organizations within vCloud Director, setting it up started to get complex.

    What other advice do I have?

    I'm a team leader of a set of consultants in one company in UAE, so I downloaded reports, for example, about vCloud Director for reference. It helped me in designing a solution. I used to work for VMware as a post-sale consultant based in India, but then I quit and joined a different company. I have a personal experience with the vCloud Director.

    In terms of maintaining vCloud Director, if you have a good amount of footprint of VMware staff, it would still depend on the number of objects you are controlling through the solution. If you have just one or two organizations created, it's fine, meaning one person can do the maintenance. In my scenario, however, I was supporting a customer who is one of the largest clients in VMware, who is using vCloud Director, so it was almost a team of six to seven people who were involved in maintaining the solution.

    My advice to people looking into implementing vCloud Director would depend on their use case. vCloud Director has a very limited use case because most needs can be taken care of by vRealize Automation. If you're not a VCPP (VMware certified partner) and providing the VMware services to the external organization, you don't need the vCloud Director. You can have your private cloud based on open shift, open stack, vRealize, and a bunch of other solutions. vCloud Director is predominantly only for the VCPPs who are authorized to sell the VMware cloud to external customers, which they manage on behalf of VMware.

    I'm rating vCloud Director seven out of ten.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Architect Product Engineering at SunGard Availability Services
    MSP
    Top 10
    Allows us to host customers and provide multi-tenancy so that we can have shared infrastructures used by multiple customers
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable features are the multi-tenancy and multi-site configuration."
    • "The integration between components could be improved."

    What is our primary use case?

    This solution is used for hosting customers and providing multi-tenancy so that we can have shared infrastructures used by multiple customers.

    We have our own organization. We have a private cloud that we host, and we onboard customers on that private cloud.

    It's a cloud-based solution.

    There are currently more than 40 customers that are hosted on the private cloud across the US, UK, and Canada.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features are the multi-tenancy and multi-site configuration. It's very efficient. The virtual machine deployment and segregation of customers due to multi-tenancy is also very simplified. That is the reason we chose this product for hosting the private cloud.

    What needs improvement?

    The integration between components could be improved. The cloud solution does not comprise a single product. If you look at Azure or AWS, they have tightly integrated all the components in the backend, and they just provide a UI. With VMware, we just have to integrate all products of VMware together and then provide a UI to the customer. 

    If some component of the UI isn't working, in the backend we have to find out, is this vCloud availability the problem? Or is RabbitMQ the problem? This kind of integration is supposed to be done by the service provider, but the integration should be pretty tight between all the components, which form a private cloud.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using this solution for almost 12 years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The stability is good but not excellent because of the interoperability between different components of VMware products, which form a private cloud. The interoperability needs to be improved between the different components of the private cloud.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Scalability-wise, it's a pretty good product. We can scale to multiple regions, and we can also increase the number of sales as required. If the customers in a specific region are too many and there is a lot of access, we just need to add more vCloud Director sales for customers.

    How are customer service and support?

    Technical support needs to improve because the private cloud is comprised of multiple solutions. A customer has to log to identify which product is having problems, and then log a call with a vendor. The support from the vendor is not very good. For some of the cases, we have to chase them for almost a month to get a resolution.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    We previously used VLS Automation earlier and multi-tenancy was also quite simple over there, but the only thing was the SSO integration with the multi-tenancy was not consistent. That's the reason we switched from VLS Automation to the private cloud, vCloud Director.

    How was the initial setup?

    Initial setup was pretty simple. For deployment, we used three or four people across six regions.

    We use around 25 people to maintain the solution across six regions.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    We pay monthly for all of the licenses.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate this solution 7 out of 10.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud
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    Divisional Engineer at National Telecom Corporatio
    Real User
    Top 10
    Can be used for infrastructure provisioning without using a platform service
    Pros and Cons
    • "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."
    • "There are new updates every quarter, so we need to purchase new support deployment services and some new products."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use it for infrastructure provisioning such as providing machines and monitoring with logging and so forth.

    What is most valuable?

    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.

    The licenses themselves are not costly.

    What needs improvement?

    We are a service provider, and every day, new customers come to us needing advanced features like platform features. For example, some of them need a managed hosting setup like Beanstalk, or some of them need microservices, like container or Kubernetes, or serverless types of things. So we are in discussions with the concerned teams at VMware in order to incorporate the platform services for next year.

    There are new updates every quarter, so we need to purchase new support deployment services and some new products. We are not happy with the frequent upgrades. Because we are a government department, we find it quite difficult to accommodate the frequent changes. What we would like is for the changes to be less frequent, at least twice a year or once a year, so that we can accommodate that in our budget plans. We make budgets annually, not quarterly. I think they need to have a better roadmap for future offerings and future technologies.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using vCloud Director for two years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Every quarter or after every quarter, they release new versions and new upgrades. If we don't do the new upgrades, it causes stability issues.

    How was the initial setup?

    We currently rely on VMware for deployment, and they portray it as a complex process that needs a lot of judges.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    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.

    What other advice do I have?

    The public cloud and the hosted cloud solutions are going in parallel, and some countries have the requirement to host the data locally. Most of the organizations who don't have these compliance requirements go for the public cloud, but I would say that hiring and retaining skilled resources matters a lot. Because if you have skilled, experienced resources, then things will be easy for you, but if you can't retain the skilled resources and things are quite complex, then you will need to accept all of the company's conditions.

    Overall, we are happy with the product, so I would rate it at eight on a scale from one to ten.

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    CIO at airtel
    Real User
    Top 10
    Has valuable scaling architecture
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable feature of vCloud Director is the scaling architecture that they have built."
    • "Database services need to go beyond what they are currently doing."

    What is our primary use case?

    We have a partnership with vCloud Director, and we are a customer. We run one of the largest private clouds globally.

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable feature of vCloud Director is the scaling architecture that they have built.

    What needs improvement?

    vCloud Director should focus on helping customers sustain their private clouds and scale out when necessary.

    The solution has some basic functionalities and a few functional services. They are working to orchestrate between public and private clouds. While this is good, I think they need to enable private clouds to ensure that they are competing in the market of public clouds. For us, the cost of a public cloud is seven times more expensive than what we build and consume. 

    They also should consider bringing in significant upgrades like SNS features. Database services need to go beyond what they are currently doing.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using vCloud Director for seven years.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Once configured, vCloud Director is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    vCloud Director needs to be more scalable for private clouds.

    How are customer service and support?

    I would rate technical support a seven out of ten. Personally, I have a network at VMware that I can connect with when I have a challenge, I can depend on it more than calling their support desk.

    How would you rate customer service and support?

    Neutral

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup of this solution is not easy. You need to use professional services to be effective. Unfortunately, the skill set for vCloud Director is not easily available, and it cannot be consumed straight out of the box. 

    Once deployed, we only require one person to spend twenty minutes a day on maintaining the product.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    vCloud Director is an expensive solution. Our organization selects the top tier of the product options, which ensures that we get every feature we want.

    What other advice do I have?

    The decision to use this solution depends on the size of the organization. A small organization that has less than one hundred servers deploying vCloud Director will find that the cost of running is much cheaper than the product itself. I would not recommend anything above one hundred. However, if you have to constantly change, and you have a dynamic environment, then it would make sense.

    I rate this solution an eight out of ten overall.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Private Cloud
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    Consultant at Pi DATACENTERS
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Easily leverage the capabilities for server and network virtualizations
    Pros and Cons
    • "The solution has more capabilities than OpenStack and integrates well with NSX and vCenter."
    • "The solution should integrate with other cloud systems such as Azure ARC and OpenStack."

    What is our primary use case?

    Our company uses the solution as a cloud service provider for our virtual data center that serves 100 customers. 

    We create demands and assign them to customers who run the workloads, access virtual machines, and perform network operations. 

    What is most valuable?

    The solution has more capabilities than OpenStack and integrates well with NSX and vCenter. 

    Multiple events can be managed in the solution's environment.

    It is easy to leverage the capabilities for server and network virtualization. 

    What needs improvement?

    The solution should integrate with other cloud systems such as Azure ARC and OpenStack. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using the solution for six months. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution is scalable. 

    How are customer service and support?

    Technical support is good and I rate them a ten out of ten. 

    How would you rate customer service and support?

    Positive

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    Our company previously used OpenStack. 

    How was the initial setup?

    The setup and deployment are rather complex because all networking and storage components need to be included. 

    What about the implementation team?

    We partnered with the vendor for initial deployment. Our internal team of four included server, network, and VMware administrators. 

    What was our ROI?

    The solution provides us with the capability to offer managed services where we realize ROI. 

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    I recommend using the Enterprise or Enterprise Plus licenses because they unlock all of the solution's capabilities from the operational, networking, and log-in sides. A mid-high or high license will allow you to deliver all of the features available.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We evaluated the solution against OpenStack and decided to switch. 

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate the solution a nine out of ten. 

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Other
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    Senior Project Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    MSP
    Top 20
    Provides a multi-tenant platform
    Pros and Cons
    • "The deployment is easy."
    • "It would be nice to see some new features in respect of the GUI."

    What is our primary use case?

    We have our own hardware. We have built a cloud platform using VMware vCloud Director and resell to customers. 

    We provide Infrastructure as a Service to our clients.

    What is most valuable?

    A most valuable feature of the solution is that it provides a multi-tenant platform.

    What needs improvement?

    It would be nice to see some new features in respect of the GUI. 

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I am currently using vCloud Director. 

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable. 

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The solution is scalable. 

    How are customer service and support?

    Technical support is at a moderate level.

    Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

    In the past, I evaluated multiple products, such as CloudBolt.

    We decided to go with vCloud Director because of its onApp features. Other products are totally different. CloudBolt will be integrated with the VMware vCenter, a license being needed for VMWare, as well. 

    Another reason we did not go with the alternative is because it is not a multi-tenant platform. 

    How was the initial setup?

    The deployment is easy.

    What about the implementation team?

    The solution can be deployed by a single person, no problem whatsoever. 

    What was our ROI?

    We have seen a return on our investment.

    What other advice do I have?

    We are a cloud service provider. We are integrators and provide cloud services using VMware vCloud Director.

    I don't have any particular advice for those planning to implement the solution. 

    I rate vCloud Director as an eight out of ten. 

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    On-premises
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    Lead Consultan at HCL Technologies
    Real User
    Useful automation, beneficial services, and reliable
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most valuable features of the vCloud Director are global management, added services, and automation."
    • "vCloud Director should improve by having support with other cloud providers, such as Microsoft Azure and Google cloud."

    What is most valuable?

    The most valuable features of the vCloud Director are global management, added services, and automation.

    What needs improvement?

    vCloud Director should improve by having support with other cloud providers, such as Microsoft Azure and Google cloud.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using vCloud Director for approximately one year.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    vCloud Director has been stable in my usage.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    The environment of the vCloud Director is able to be scaled.

    Our customer has approximately 40,000 users using this solution.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup of vCloud Director is simple, it is not complex.

    What about the implementation team?

    We did the implementation of vCloud Director ourselves. We support the solution 24 hours a day seven days a week and we use two to three people for the deployment. 

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    vCloud Director is priced higher than other solutions, such as Nutanix.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We compared vCloud Director with Nutanix and we found that vCloud Director had more features at the time. However, they have had some updates and they have similar features now.

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate vCloud Director an eight out of ten.

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