Compare Cisco Piston Enterprise OS vs. Densify

Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is ranked 41st in Cloud Management with 1 review while Densify which is ranked 5th in Cloud Management with 8 reviews. Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is rated 9.0, while Densify is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Piston Enterprise OS writes "A simple interface and helpful support for a solution that grows with us". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Densify writes "Provides Automatic Rebalancing, Analyzing Workload Of Every Virtual Machine, Helps Analyze My Infrastructure". Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is most compared with , whereas Densify is most compared with Turbonomic, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and CloudHealth.
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It offers enough support so that you don't need to have the need to get another device.

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The Densify Control Console, and Environment Status.The Control Console provides a very easy to read dashboard of "too little/just right/too much" resources both for current data and on a historical or predictive basis.The Control Console is an incredible way to give a quick view of current capacity utilization allowing technical people to drill down quickly and allowing business/management people to get a quick overview of the environment.I would say that the initial thing is that it provides us with a technological basis to expand capacity management beyond Excel.One would be the automatic rebalancing of the environment. That was one feature which helped. With that, we could improve our efficiency of our VMware infrastructure.The ability to increase server density inside of my environment, which has helped me drive reduction in costs.Densify's ability to aggregate multiple on-premise vCenters and multiple cloud accounts, gives it a level of visibility not found in many places.The tool will come back and tell us that we can operate with 1,000 minutes as an example, save 90% on the contractual rate and not run into any issues.

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The solution is just too expensive, so maybe the pricing could be better.

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Normalization of CPU utilization is required. At present, the data is available based on entitlement level.Some parts of the interface are rather complex and require a bit of time to navigate, but this has never stopped us as a Densify advisor is readily available to help with our "how to" queries.It seems that the mechanism for integration is, it goes so far but I think there could be some standard integration to normal remedy service now etc. I think that should be out of the box.Initially we talked about some custom reporting, wherein our customer expected certain reports on a few areas, like how the storage is allocated, how the network performance is doing, and how the network utilization is happening for a virtual machine.A closer integration to the service management processes.Unfortunately the tools and mechanisms which really came to maturity in the cloud, and were not mainstream on-premise, are still not implemented.In terms of integration, the tool has great data. However, it's not always meaningful because the true business attributes of how most Fortune 500 companies operate are not maintaining in one tool, they're in a school of many tools.

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There was some sticker shock, as this is not just another software product to spit out graphs.Densify has licensing setup so you can collect data without licensing. It gives you the ability to collect on everything, then choose later what you would like to license.Cost is always involved, but then I feel that this solution is better than other products that we have.Setup cost is negligible, as it scales fairly well.

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Piston Enterprise OS
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Overview

Piston Enterprise OS (pentOS) is an enterprise grade cloud operating system meeting the security and governance needs of enterprises wanting to use OpenStack for their infrastructure services. pentOS is an OpenStack distro that builds on top of the OpenStack codebase adding some proprietary features to meet the security and governance needs of the enterprise customers.

Densify is a predictive analytics service that optimizes your hybrid cloud in real-time. It’s not magic, it’s science. Leading Service Providers and Global 5000 organizations leverage our service to operate with less infrastructure, less cloud costs, and at the same time, deliver better performing applications to the business.

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Sample Customers
Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Ministry of Foreign AffairsAIG, Bank of America, Cigna, Citi
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Comms Service Provider17%
Transportation Company17%
Financial Services Firm12%
Aerospace/Defense Firm12%
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