vCloud Director Review

​It has easy to deploy machines but is now difficult to implement because VMware no longer offers the product.


What is most valuable?

It has easy to deploy machines.

How has it helped my organization?

A department can deploy a machine easily without using the IT department.

For how long have I used the solution?

I only used it for four months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

None in this version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Yes, a lot including, for example, with Chargeback Manager integration.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

8/10.

Technical Support:

5/10 as the VMware support seem very ignorant.

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

No, but in the future, we are planning to install Open Stack as it's simpler.

How was the initial setup?

It has an easy setup by following the documentation.

What about the implementation team?

We used a vendor team who I would rate as 7/10.

What was our ROI?

We couldn't calculate it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, with other colleagues. No implementations being done by us at the moment.

What other advice do I have?

I think VMware has abandoned the product a with vSphere 5.5, vCloud Director is an obsolete solution. As VMware no longer offers the product, it is now difficult to implement.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

5.3.2
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We are a VMware partner.
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author avatarit_user209226 (System Administrator at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees)
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Hi Eduardo
the focus of this product was realize a full cloud solution (private and public). Now vcloud director is focused only for public cloud (for service provide purpose), because vRealize substitute it in private scenario.
For this reason, in your private scenario you could choose vRealize and Openstack also... please let us know about your possible new experience with them.