Cloud Management Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
vRA provides that single pane of glass for our cloud tenants to deploy, monitor, access, and manage their VMs/guest operating systems. vRA allows a cloud service provider to quickly build out a web portal front-end interface that easily integrates with all of the VMware vRealize products, providing an all-encompassing cloud solution. Additional features also allowed us, as the service provider, to configure branding options for the site itself, as well as full integration into the orchestration layer, including workflows, security control, reporting, billing for our cloud admins, tenant admins, and end-user (customer). The most valuable feature is vRA’s ability to integrate whether with additional VMware vRealize suites or other vendors' cloud products. Also, vRA in combination with vCenter Orchestrator makes it very easy to design, import, and deliver quality workflows and blueprints. These can be used for various functions within the cloud portal, from both a production as well as a business-continuity perspective. Examples include automated failover activities in combination with SRM and SRA Replication, VM deployments based on a catalog, being able to roll out an entire LAMP stack dev environment with the click of a button, or ingest and inject data into back-end CMBDs, etc. Its fully integrates with network and storage virtualization via NSX and workflow development, and secure APIs are available to customize automation using other vendor tools such as Puppet, Chef and/or PowerShell. There are many features that I find extremely valuable but vRA’s ability to be a central hub for all of the parts that make up a hosted private or multi-tenant cloud solution is extremely valuable. Ultimately, the outcome of this design is a highly available and agile solution with a wide array of integration that enables you to provide a fully automated, scalable private cloud solution that can meet the market and customer demands now and in the future. I have listed some additional features below for general reference: * Easy integration into other VMware-based vRealize cloud products via SSO * Single pane of glass interface * Parameterized blueprints to enhance reusability and reduce sprawl * Policy-based optimization of virtual machine placement * NSX integration enhancements * Enhanced control of NSX-provisioned load balancers * Enhanced NAT port forwarding rules * NSX security group and tag management * Automated high-availability for NSX Edge Services * NSX Edge size selection * Enhanced vRealize Business for Cloud integration – cloud nanagement platform * Improvements to high-availability * Health Service * Configuration Automation Framework – Puppet Integration * REST API View full review »
Brandon Koenigsknecht says in a HPE OneSphere review
Solutions Engineer at Data Strategy
Our first impressions were: * The simplicity * The speed at which it works * It worked right the first time, out-of-the-box. These are what really caught my eye. Working with other tools in this space, I have never had anything work on the first day. That was rather impressive. View full review »
Ryan Garvelink says in a HPE OneSphere review
Solutions Engineer at Optio Data
The tool was simple to use. Other hybrid cloud management tools can take days, weeks, or months to set up and deploy. OneSphere, for a beta, was a day to set up, potentially even less now that it is out of beta and onto its second revision. It is really easy to get into the environment and immediately start using it. View full review »
Rodney Barnhardt says in a Turbonomic review
Server\Storage Administrator at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
When you log in to Turbonomics, I find the Assure Service Performance that appears on the dashboard the most useful item. This option shows virtual machines that may need additional memory, CPU, or to be migrated to other storage to ensure performance. The product can be configured to do all of this automatically, but I like have more control of the changes. Plus, the way we have our storage configured, it is best that one of the admins selects which data store a machine is migrated to. I also like the reporting feature and have several of them set to automatically generate and email to me at the end of the month. One in particular shows snapshots that are still on the virtual machines. This prevents forgotten snapshots from existing for weeks, months, or even years. View full review »
Saurabh Chandratre says in a VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) review
Director Solutions Architect - EMEA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
All the Blue Medora vROps management packs have features like: · OOTB dashboards · Collected metrics · OOTB Reports · Alerts and recommendations · External relationships · Capacity planning * Reduced cross-team friction by eliminating MTTI hunts through, siloed infrastructure tools. * True Visibility customers can see up to 50% reduction in time for root cause analysis. * Cleared up alert storms with built-in policies that disable alerts for your dev environment and other less-critical resources. * Increased tier I app availability up to 50% by pinpointing problems faster and more accurately with dependency-aware dashboards. * Were able to drill down to native-tool detail to find noisy. Blue Medora TVS for vROps View full review »
reviewer1135773 says in a Cisco UCS Director review
Associate Director, Technology Architecture at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the fabric sharing. The security features are good. View full review »
Simbarashe Mazorodze says in a VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) review
ICT Infrastructure and Security Services Manager at NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY AUTHORITY - NSSA ZIMBABWE
The most valuables features are the collection of assets, security, and configuration data settings from each networked virtual environment in the system. This is very key to our decision making. The introduction of cross-cloud migration is a plus as this improved efficiency for data center staff. View full review »
Mohamed Youssef says in an IBM Spectrum Computing review
Sr. Pre-Sales Engineer at Advanced Technology Company
The most valuable feature is the backup, which we use for backing up Oracle SQL databases. View full review »
Systadmini67 says in an IBM Spectrum Computing review
System Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This solution is working for both VTL and tape. View full review »
HichemRouag says in a FortiPortal review
Engineer at daira seggana
The most valuable feature of this solution is application control. View full review »
Dara Rad says in an OpenNebula review
User at Lidoma
For the entire data center, as a private cloud, I believe that user management, expert management, and the virtual data center are completely magic for the users. View full review »
Muhmmad Aldaasiyyan says in a Cisco UCS Director review
System Manager at Imam University
This is a user-friendly solution that is very good and easy to use. View full review »
Database Administrator at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The real-time threat detection has been the most valuable feature. View full review »
Smart Emereonye says in a Cisco UCS Director review
Senior Manager Infrastructure Engineer at Open Text
The most valuable features are its ease of use and the deployment process. To get started, you have to understand your use case. Once you do, and you have the talent in-house who can manage it once deployed, it is fairly straightforward. We were able to easily bring all of the members of my team up to speed and get them using it, which is one of the major benefits. View full review »
Ronny Hise says in a Cisco UCS Director review
Network Engineer at Big5
The most valuable feature for me as a user is that you can make API calls to it. That's a cool feature. View full review »
Enterprise677 says in a Cisco Piston Enterprise OS review
BS Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
It's a flexible enough tool to submit the changes that you want. It gives you the ability to cancel any loop. You can connect new orchestrations together. It offers enough support so that you don't need to have the need to get another device. The user interface is simple and easy to use. View full review »
Senior Consultant at Cloud Integrators Limited
The current version of this solution has an extensible architecture that not only looks to support the users, but also the hardware, including the storage, as well as all of the applications that you're implementing. There have been enhancements in the security and the reporting. The most valuable feature is that you have a central line of management, by way of the console, for the administrators. It is a very big advantage. It also provides valuable insight into everything that you do, including memory and storage utilization. View full review »
MACS Snr CP, Senior Oracle Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The accuracy is the most valuable feature for us. Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control gives us diverse monitoring tools, monitoring capability that can be extremely powerful, security patching, database consolidation, etc. all in one packaged distribution. View full review »
Girish Vyas says in a CloudStack review
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
The three features that I find most valuable are: * It is user-friendly. * It is scalable. * The ease of API use. When you compare it with OpenStack, CloudStack is something that you can deploy faster on because you have fewer components and more services. You can use a single API to get things done, rather than multiple APIs on multiple modules. View full review »
Engineerinfo98876 says in a vCloud Director review
Java Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the fact that it's a VMware product. The majority of our customers already have this product on-prem; they are happy to use the same solution also in our cloud environment. View full review »
Mark Kaplan says in a Turbonomic review
Senior Director of IT at a K-12 educational company or school with 51-200 employees
Its ability to scale up and down on demand allows for maximum cost efficiency. By dynamically analyzing our loads, the product can sense if resources need to be adjusted. It can also tell if another configuration of the same power would be cheaper in another region. View full review »
Cloud Architect at IBM
vRealize Operations is a really cool tool. It can give you a real and deep overview of your infrastructure, capacity, mutualization, forecasting future, and what you need to plan for. It also has monitoring alerts. It's a pretty good tool, I personally really like it. View full review »
CTO at NHS Connecting for Health
The most valuable feature is the insight into how our infrastructure is actually working and the kind of performance that when users say there is an issue, it gives some insight into finding out what's going wrong with it. It's because we have it mainly based on our production units. I absolutely think this solution is intuitive and user-friendly. My team spun it up, we've got it through our ELA agreement and it was up and working in a matter of hours. View full review »
Mikolaj Matkowski says in a VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) review
Senior IT Admin at Beyond.pl
The most valuable feature is the ability to monitor our compute and that it tells us when we must buy new storage or a new host. It finds out what the issue is with big VMs. It is user-friendly. All VMware products are. View full review »
Group Manager at Wargaming
The most valuable feature is how our metrics interact with each other. You can find what objects are needed and get all of the information about an object: How it works with the storage, CPUs, memory, and you can get an easy way to find the solution during troubleshooting. It is intuitive and user-friendly starting from the latest versions, especially with version 6.5. Previously, we had some issues with the stability with such obligations but now it's useful and stable. View full review »
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