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2017-07-18T10:37:00Z
PeerSpot user
Project Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Scalr vs BMC CLM

Which would you recommend?

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Software Engineer at CloudBolt Software
Vendor
2017-07-21T17:38:09Z
21 July 17

A quick note on CloudBolt actually: any CB server is within control of the CloudBolt customer; they can decide when to upgrade CB, and they have root access to it.

PeerSpot user
Project Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2017-07-21T07:50:49Z
21 July 17

Thanks for your valuable inputs. As I am an infra guy, let me grab some additional info. from my dev guys about their view on Scalr. However, Coldbolt also I have gone through (not done poc), and understood that the infra will be taken care by vendor. So any upgrades or migration will be taken care by Vendor itself.

Veeresh Khanorkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Owner - Enterprise Monitoring, Capacity & Configuration Management at Ericsson
Real User
2017-07-21T02:54:14Z
21 July 17

Go with RightScale/Scalr. Support with BMC is legendary (pun intended).

PeerSpot user
Technical Marketing Engineer at SUSE
Vendor
2017-07-20T17:41:02Z
20 July 17

Are you evaluating any other solution? The approach is quite different: while Scalr is more focused on the Cloud, BMC is close to the traditional virtualization solutions...

PeerSpot user
Marketing Specialist in Cloud Product Development at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Vendor
2017-07-20T17:40:11Z
20 July 17

I also rate Scalr over BMC CLM. Top 3 leader is Rightscale, Scalr, CliQr (now cisco own)

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Technical Advisor at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2017-07-20T15:10:32Z
20 July 17

If solely on the basis of Scalr vs. BMC CLM. Having previous experience with both, I would personally take Scalr. Setup, config and management is way easier and it has more functionality in the places that counted for my use cases. I've also tried RightScale but the pay by the drink model nickel and dime'd us to death. If your interested in something outside those that's more lightweight, CloudBolt is what we finally planned on using and has been great!. Manage over 6.5K servers and growing.

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Project Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
2017-07-20T14:01:33Z
20 July 17

Thanks for your answer. I am onto Scalr POC now and on the updated version which supports vmware good. Howerver, I got update from my dev team that there is no development tools on Scalr. Also for Baremetal provisioning, Scalr inturn using Qstack product.

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CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
2017-07-20T13:43:50Z
20 July 17

The Cloud Management Platform space is rapidly evolving and changing. There are many players entering the space, consolidation is happening, all while the definition of the space is still different depending on who you ask. The short answer to the question is I would favor Scalr over BMC CLM for sure. Reasons are that Scalr is fully open source (not open core, you get the whole thing), so adoption cost is minimal. You are also dealing with a much smaller, more nimble and responsive company, where your input matters. You will never get that with BMC. For functionality and ease of use, I would also favor Scalr by far. The farm and farm template model is very easy to understand and implement. It is also very strong in managing AWS environments (that's how they started). The one area to look at with Scalr is VMWare support. Their support of VMWare is relatively new, but it has matured rapidly. A quick POC might help you evaluate if it works for you.

As Craig Allen pointed out in a previous post, there are lots of other choices out there. We evaluated them all in choosing a partner for our CMP consulting practice. There are other products like Cloudify (http://cloudify.co/ ) that recently added Catalog and Chargeback functionality that put them squarely in the CMP space. Also among the top CMP's we found is Red Hat CloudForms (https://www.redhat.com/en/technologies/management/cloudforms ). Bottom line, there is no exact "best solution" because business needs and cloud strategy is different from company to company. CMP's have varying strengths and weaknesses based on where they came from (i.e. VMWare management vs AWS, Google, etc) and who they started out selling to (Ops vs Apps).

I hope this helps. We have put a lot of time and effort into researching the CMP space and happy to share any of our findings further.

it_user7410 - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner with 51-200 employees
Vendor
2017-07-20T12:14:09Z
20 July 17

I’m happy to assist with a response but I’ll need a bit more information about the specific customer’s IT environment and a list of their priorities for technical requirements and business issues (e.g. cost, SLAs, etc.)

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Chief Operating Officer at abiquo
MSP
2017-07-20T11:26:17Z
20 July 17

Abiquo. Much better than either.

Craig Allen - PeerSpot reviewer
Chairman & Executive Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
2017-07-20T11:18:40Z
20 July 17

While I would rate Scalr over BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management - our research strongly recommends RightScale over the above choices.

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Entprssol67 - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Solution Architect at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA
23 March 20
One of the major problems is that support is not so good. I used to have a support expert in Spain but they left two years ago. BMC doesn't invest a lot in network automation but network automation is a major point in CLM. There aren't any experts here in Europe, maybe they have in America, I don't know. The main problem is the support in Europe. We had a lot of problems with the people who got put on our cases. The agents that we were assigned to were not so capable. They wanted to replicate the problem. If you have an incident, it takes a lot of time to troubleshoot the problem. The incident support is not so good. The technicians don't know the platform well. BMC doesn't want to invest in CLM. Two years ago we had a lot of problems. Maybe BMC realized that CLM is an end of life product.
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