VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) Review

Provides a common console to manage workloads on private and public cloud infrastructures

What is most valuable?

Multi-vendor cloud IT infrastructure personalization, resource provisioning and configuration, and it automates application delivery and container management.

How has it helped my organization?

It provide us a common console to manage workloads on our private and public cloud infrastructures.

What needs improvement?

Better integration with Azure cloud and Google Cloud Platform.

For how long have I used the solution?

Two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

vRA 7.2 onwards is quite a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

New versions are quite scalable, but when it comes to managing a Telco environment, it has bottleneck.

How are customer service and technical support?

A nine out of 10.

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

We have been using the older version (VMware vRealize Automation Center).

How was the initial setup?

It's a quite straightforward setup in comparison with products in the same domain.

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

It's worth each penny.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No, we have been using VMware suite for a long time and we are pretty much comfortable with it.

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. It's a perfect product of a heterogeneous environment.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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