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2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering vCloud Director?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering vCloud Director, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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PeerSpot user
28 Answers
Ronaldo-Barbieri - PeerSpot reviewer
Sales Director at Abentro
Reseller
2022-07-15T15:30:13Z
15 July 22

My advice to others is for them to check the requirements before implementation. I rate vCloud Director a nine out of ten.

Maxim-Chepukov - PeerSpot reviewer
DevOps Engineer at IOTANS
Real User
Top 5
2022-06-08T07:18:09Z
08 June 22

I would rate vCloud Director at nine on a scale from one to ten.

SA
CIO at Bharti Airtel
Real User
Top 20
2022-05-15T17:03:00Z
15 May 22

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.

PP
Architect Product Engineering at SunGard Availability Services
MSP
Top 20
2022-04-27T08:20:47Z
27 April 22

I would rate this solution 7 out of 10.

ML
Shared Cloud Ops Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2022-02-21T19:54:26Z
21 February 22

I would advise anyone wanting to use the solution to get training from VMware. I rate the solution eight out of 10.

SR
Senior Project Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
MSP
2022-01-05T07:04:55Z
05 January 22

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.

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AY
Cloud Architect at Getronics UK Limited
MSP
Top 5
2021-10-11T10:40:00Z
11 October 21

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.

WB
MSS Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-07-12T16:11:12Z
12 July 21

We are looking for another solution that meets our needs. I rate vCloud Director a seven out of ten.

KF
Divisional Engineer at National Telecom Corporatio
Real User
Top 20
2021-05-21T15:34:13Z
21 May 21

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.

AY
Cloud Architect at Getronics UK Limited
MSP
Top 5
2020-11-06T01:04:38Z
06 November 20

It's important to have some development capabilities within your organization I think the most important thing is to understand your requirements and what your end goal is because you need to understand whether vCloud Director is going to restrict you or not. It's a very powerful product for service providers. You also need to keep in mind what other service add-ons you want to achieve because your overall design and architecture or blueprint is very dependent on what you want to do. Having a blueprint will provide you with the difference between a wonderful outcome or an unstable one. We've been using this solution a long time so I would suggest that if you want to be in the current market scenario and keep yourself alive, a product like vCloud Director can definitely help you sustain yourself. It keeps you up with the new trends and up to date on your portfolios as well. The fact that we can now go beyond infrastructure as a service is great. We can now expand and be a more versatile provider giving application as a service from a single portal. In today's scenario, hybrid cloud and hybrid connectivity is what is really very important. Although Cloud Director provides that sort of connectivity, it is limited within VMware products. If we could hook up with hyperscalers like Azure, Google or AWS, I would give this solution a higher rating. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

VB
Senior Professional Services Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Leaderboard
2020-11-02T13:41:05Z
02 November 20

We will upgrade and continue our usage of this solution. I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using this solution. It's a very good product. I would rate vCloud Director a nine out of ten.

Ronald Van Staden - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Silicon Sky Consulting LLC
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-06T06:57:38Z
06 October 20

I think the product has come a long way since its introduction. It is stable now. In the early days, there were some teething problems. At this point, I would definitely recommend it. It has become a mature product now and it works well. On a scale from one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate the vCloud product as a good eight or nine-out-of-ten.

RA
OS & Servers Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
13 July 20

I would rate vCloud a seven out of ten. In the next release, I would like to see better integration with VMware and the older cloud solutions like OpenStack. I think VMware is working on it. OpenStack works better than VMware in a distribution system. We have better performance in surface storage, we have better documentation. vCloud is a good platform for visualization. It is very handy for monitoring. VMware can integrate with all monitoring systems like vRealize, and the management monitoring is good. I'm very happy with VMware. VMware is good in management and monitoring systems.

DR
Java Developer at Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SPA
Consultant
2019-04-23T08:23:00Z
23 April 19

My only additional commentary has to do with the making improvements to the user interface. If I was to give vCloud Director a rating from one to ten, 10 being the best, I'd give it an 8 based on the fact that it's stable, our customers seem to like it, and we can manage it quite easily.

TT
Senior Solution Specialist with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-28T09:57:00Z
28 November 18

Do a proof a concept before making a decision.

Dan Belmonte Alcaraz - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Engineer at NTT Com MS
Real User
2018-11-21T08:01:00Z
21 November 18

I would recommend, especially with the new features coming out in versions 8.0 and 9.0.

AA
System admin
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

I would rate this solution an eight. So far we are satisfied with it, but there are some shortcomings. There are bugs with opening support. So far they have helped us very well. I would tell someone looking into this or a similar solution that before deploying any cloud, you need to have a good consultant that can help you to build the cloud well, especially from the start and especially with the infrastructure. There are a lot of components that need to be taken into consideration before doing this.

JD
Technical Services Team Lead at Novosco
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

I would rate this solution an eight. I haven't had too many problems with it but I don't think it's perfect.

PD
Senior Engineer with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

We use vRealize Orchestrator with vCloud Director for creating work flows. You can automate your work. Using the self-service capabilities, our customers can quickly use the product with instructions and learn it within an hour.

Avi Saadi - PeerSpot reviewer
System Administrator at Bezeq
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

I recommend this solution. It is a very good product. We would like to start using the container feature and PKS. We are mostly using the vCloud Director, vSAN, and vCloud Availability. Right now, we are not using their self-service. We implemented our self-services. Developers in our company make a self-service portal. However, we are also looking at the self-service of VMware products.

PD
IT Administrator at Csc
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

I would recommend VMware and vCloud Director, if they want to go cloud.

IS
Engineer at T-Systems
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

I rated this solution a seven because the search button really bothers me. Also, because it isn't always able to finish an operation.

JD
OSS Manager at Telefónica
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

If you're looking into this or a similar solution I would tell you to start fresh and start with VMware Professional Services and their architects from the beginning. I would definitely rate this solution a ten. It has been working flawlessly for the last ten years and we have been very happy with it.

SB
Senior Cloud Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

I would advise someone looking into this or a similar solution to use vCloud Director if a customer wants to remove their old hardware. I rated this solution an eight because it's a good product.

CM
Pre-Sales Engineer at Secura
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

It is a great product. It is like magic. It allows you to do so much. Put it in a lab, and you'll instantly fall in love with it. That's all you need to know. Just give it a go. If you're looking for something that allows your customers to get access to their VMs and stop bothering you, then get in there and try this solution out. vRealize Orchestrator is a powerful tool. A common query that we get from our customers is they might have issues where their servers are slowing down, but they have no idea why. So, we can pull up all of the graphs and say, “Very clearly your storage is too busy. It has too many IOPS or your CPU is maxing out.” This gives us a sales opportunity, because we can sell them a resource, and hopefully fix their problem. We don't use the container features.

JA
ICT specialist
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

Go for this solution, but you will need quite a big environment to utilize vCloud Director.

AA
VMware Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

I would rate this solution a six because, from the end-user experience, it's hard to deal with the portal compared to other solutions like OpenStack.

Kirill Naumenko - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of R&D Department at Gigacloud
Real User
2018-11-18T09:40:00Z
18 November 18

I would rate this solution an eight. It has a lot of features in the roadmap, maybe in a few years, I can give it a ten. I would advise someone looking into this solution to test your environment and to determine whether or not this solution is suitable for you. This solution was a good decision for our clients and we get good feedback from them.

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