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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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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.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.This solution has helped us make money and provision our clients faster.Working with VMware has supported us especially in terms of building a very powerful cloud for our customers.If a customer is looking for disaster recovery at a cheaper price, this is the best solution.I like the functionality that's available with Orchestrator. The platform stability stuff that I would be involved in worries me from the automation side because you have a lot less hands-on control of things. Price point, it kind of puts us off.We like the basic operations that we can do with the VM such as restarting, rebooting, creating snapshots, and deleting snapshots.The stability is rock solid.

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

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This is very simple in OpenShift. We are happy with vCloud in terms of the virtualization but not for redundancy and distribution.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.vRealize Orchestrator is an expensive tool.There are some shortcomings. There are bugs with opening support.vCloud Director isn't cheap.Technical support is something that we've had problems with in the past. Across all the VMware solutions we have not always had the best response from support. To be fair a lot of the issues that came up for us have been quite niche but it seems that in terms of release cycles they introduced a lot of bugs and it's a lot of stuff that support generally has to work quite hard on. There have been cases when we've logged critical priority issues and not had responses in time. I think support is something that can be worked on.If I just need to look for something quickly, it's quite difficult to find it with the way it's set up now. They should make the search button better.I would like to see mode accessory recovery and integration with SD-WAN.

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The solution is costly, efficient, and robust versus alternative solutions.We are able to provision new clients faster. Every month, we take on more customers.It enables us to provision new clients more quickly.It is better than other solutions out there when it comes to cost.

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Piston Enterprise OS

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.

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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Sample Customers
Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider38%
Cloud Provider8%
Engineering Company8%
Insurance Company8%
Computer Software Company52%
Comms Service Provider23%
Manufacturing Company5%
Insurance Company4%
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Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is ranked 17th in Cloud Management with 1 review while vCloud Director is ranked 3rd in Cloud Management with 17 reviews. Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is rated 9.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. 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 vCloud Director writes "It makes provisioning new customers so much easier, and our customers are given power over their platform". Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is most compared with , whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, vCenter Orchestrator, Red Hat CloudForms and VMware vRealize Operations (vROps).

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