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"Ansible provides great reliability when coupled with a versioning system (git). It helps providing predictability to the network by knowing exactly what's being pushed after validating it in production."

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"vCloud Director has improved our organization in so far as it is an easy solution to sell. I believe this is the case due to the fact that it is an easy tool to manage and to configure.""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.""There are various options for scaling and that flexibility is a good option.""The initial installation and setup are very quick.""The stability of the product is better than just 'good.'""The most valuable features are the UI, the interface, and accessibility.""Good features of extensibility, which allows integration of other services."

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"Accessibility. Ansible uses a CLI by default. Those accustomed to it can find their way and adopt the YAML files easily over time. But, some users are more comfortable using UIs..."

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"Improvements could be made in the building feature since there isn't a real building feature associated with the product. We require a building feature to integrate with other solutions.""This is very simple in OpenShift. We are happy with vCloud in terms of the virtualization but not for redundancy and distribution.""The product could use a billing feature so we can automate billing for clients.""In the next release, we would like to see improvements with the pricing. It could be reduced.""Lacks integration with the hyperscalers."

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"It runs our company in the millions of rand every month.""This is an expensive solution."

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5,884
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5
Average Words per Review
575
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8.2
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Overview
Ansible is the simplest way to deploy your applications. It gives you the power to deploy multi-tier applications reliably and consistently, all from one common framework. You can configure needed services as well as push application artifacts from one common system.

VMware vCloud Director provides software-defined services for data centers in the form of virtual data centers. Computing, networking, security, and storage are all virtualized when you deploy this solution. The result is that users will get to enjoy infrastructure that is operationally ready in a matter of minutes without needing to install and configure any physical infrastructure.

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HootSuite Media, Inc., Cloud Physics, Narrative, BinckBank MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company8%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company13%
Cloud Provider7%
Insurance Company7%
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Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider25%
Manufacturing Company5%
Insurance Company3%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise65%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
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Ansible is ranked 3rd in Configuration Management with 2 reviews while vCloud Director is ranked 3rd in Cloud Management with 5 reviews. Ansible is rated 9.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Ansible writes "Provides predictability to the network by knowing exactly what's being pushed after validating it in production". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". Ansible is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Red Hat Satellite, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and UrbanCode Deploy, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vCenter Orchestrator, Red Hat CloudForms, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and Nutanix Calm.

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