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"CLM has a multi-cloud portal because they have the resources to implement in various environments in various ports."

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"So far, we have had no problems at all, as it has been very stable. It is working well.""vCloud Director works and makes my life easier. Its self-service capabilities allow us to give resources to our customers. They can spin up as many or as few machines as they like, and it works.""It has helped us with user segmentation and QA.""We use it to replicate VMs for our customers from one data center to another data center.""vCloud Director requires less knowledge to get into in the first place. Therefore, when we bring in new members of staff, we can always give them the customer experience straightaway, and they can pick it up quite easily.""The self-service portal is the most valuable. We are acting as a service provider, so our customers can take care of their virtual data centers with the self-service portal. Therefore, we don't need staff for it.""We consider it intuitive and user-friendly. It offers a variety of functions for the customer to control the networking, virtual workloads, disk snapshots, and all of vSphere's core features.""Their technical support is great. We had some difficult cases and they were able to solve them in a timely manner."

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"One of the major problems is that support is not so good."

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"There didn't seem to be any type of integrated path on how to do the initial setup. There seemed to be different bits of paperwork or instructions available from various places. We always had to go looking for what to do next.""If you have a deployed environment and lose it, you can't easily deploy it back with vCloud Director. Because of this reason, we don't have the data protection, disaster recovery, and container features.""If you use it for a lot of customers, it is too heavy for this solution.""We have had very minor problems with it when we've been upgrading.""It could be more stable. We have had issues with multiple different versions.""vCloud Director could use the vCenter database to store information. This way, we don't end up in a situation where we have things going out of sync.""Initially, the setup was complex.""I would like to see mode accessory recovery and integration with SD-WAN."

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"It enables us to provision new clients more quickly.""We are able to provision new clients faster. Every month, we take on more customers.""The solution is costly, efficient, and robust versus alternative solutions.""It runs our company in the millions of rand every month.""This is an expensive solution."

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Top Answer: CLM has a multi-cloud portal because they have the resources to implement in various environments in various ports.
Top Answer: One of the major problems is that support is not so good. I used to have a support expert in Spain but they left two years ago. BMC doesn't invest a lot in network automation but network automation is… more »
Top Answer: Our use cases are related to IaaS and PaaS solutions. It's primarily used by DevOps, they use the PaaS solution to implement IBM WebSphere and they want to use the interface for issuing the… more »
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BMC's cloud management platform drives digital innovation with agile, full-stack service provisioning across cloud and traditional platforms. BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management scales easily while integrating with essential compliance and governance policies to reduce risk.

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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JDA Software, Morningstar, Orange Business Services, Wipro MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company13%
Manufacturing Company7%
Cloud Provider7%
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Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider25%
Manufacturing Company5%
Insurance Company3%
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Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
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BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management is ranked 22nd in Cloud Management with 1 review while vCloud Director is ranked 3rd in Cloud Management with 18 reviews. BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management is rated 7.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management writes "Helps design blueprints in a cloud environment but the support is a major problem". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cloudify, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Azure Cost Management and Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, vCenter Orchestrator, Red Hat CloudForms and OpenNebula.

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