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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 most valued feature is the streamlining of the DevOps process, automation and orchestration. It provides the ability for the entire Dev lifecycle to actually be incorporated into a single stream.""The DevOps for infrastructure capabilities has saved time for our developers by automating processes and reducing provisioning time. Task time has been reduced by 40 percent.""vRA has enabled us to derive value from the cloud faster. It is five to six times faster than traditional solutions."

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

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"We still struggle a little bit with the configuration as far as making sure that we have all the endpoints where they need to be, because that's not as agile as we'd like in the back-end. We're working towards that with our DevOps teams to make sure that we're touching the right endpoints and getting the right data.""in general, it took us a long time to get it off the ground. We had a lot of issues upfront and we determined that we just needed to scrap it. I think we scrapped it two or three times before we actually got it built the way we wanted, and we're still not where we need to be. We have had downtime. There have been some issues, but we're also two iterations behind on version.""They should concentrate on navigation and service improvements.""The initial setup was complex from beginning to delivery. The current version is a bit more complex than version 7 to deploy."

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"From a budget point of view, the pricing is a bit on the higher side."

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Piston Enterprise OSVMware vRealize Automation, vRA, VMware DynamicOps Cloud Suite
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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.

VMware vRealize Automation automates the delivery of personalized infrastructure, applications and custom IT services.

This cloud automation software lets you deploy across a multi-vendor hybrid cloud infrastructure, giving you both flexibility and investment protection for current and future technology choices.

Agility Through Automation

Automate the end-to-end delivery and management of infrastructure, and accelerate application deployment and releases.

Choice Through Flexibility

Provision and manage multivendor, multicloud infrastructure and applications by leveraging existing infrastructure, tools and processes.

Personalization Through Governance Policies

Ensure that users receive the right size resource or application at the appropriate service level for the jobs they need to perform.

Efficiency Through Cost Containment

Provide consistent, automated delivery and management of IT services and reduce time-consuming, manual processes. Reclaim inactive resources for reuse with automated reclamation, providing cost savings.

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Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Ministry of Foreign AffairsRent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise77%
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Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is ranked 18th in Cloud Management with 1 review while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 3 reviews. Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is rated 9.0, while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is rated 8.6. 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 VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) writes "Provides a single pane of glass for management; helping us to have a holistic view". Cisco Piston Enterprise OS is most compared with , whereas VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is most compared with vCloud Director, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), SaltStack, Ansible and OpenShift.

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