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"UCS director enables us to be more productive and more agile, and also more self-sufficient because we don't have to depend on anybody else.""A product that really aids in systems management without complexity.""This is a user-friendly solution that is very good and easy to use.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the fabric sharing.""I can manage multiple workloads whether it's on AWS, Azure, or on-premises. They can be managed by using the UCS Director."

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"The DRS feature from VMware is very valuable to us because it balances workloads.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the workflow creation.""The most valuable feature is that it's simple and very ergonomic to use the product compared to other virtualizing product. Out of Microsoft, Red Hat, and IBM, we found VMware to be the best one.""Communication with technical support is very good. It has a repository of knowledge base articles which we can access which are very helpful.""In regards to the workflows, the fact that we can actually have a full dashboard library of all the existing workflows on this is great. We can see all the workflows and what all the actions do and can work with scripts.""It's 100% stable, it's always stable. We haven't had any bugs. The solution works very well and we haven't had any problems.""vCenter Orchestrator is easy to use.""The most valuable feature is that this solution is complete, and you don't need any add-ons."

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"Simplifying the user interface would go a long way to making it more usable.""The product could allow more programmatic opportunities through better development of the API.""I would like to see more integration with other solutions.""We cannot depend on this solution to manage all of the data center's infrastructure.""Normally, UCS Director is used primarily for orchestration, but when we look at a non-Cisco data infrastructure components, the UCS Director needs a bit more improvement in terms of integration with third-party systems and with existing older systems."

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"I would like to see a greater ability to do mobile administration.""The custom workflows are very difficult and confusing.""It is too expensive. One of the main issues is the price.""Mainly VMware integrates with other products, but there is no easy way to link with other products from a different vendor. We can integrate with other products from the same vendors fairly well, but if they could make it so integration is easier with other vendors, that would really help.""As we work towards more stability on the solution, sometimes we'll try something and it breaks and it's easier to restart the service. That's the only drawback. We've experienced this with other applications as well.""Storage has room for improvement. It's a big problem for our solution. The interface also needs improvement, it should be simplified.""The interface could be improved to bring greater user-friendliness and ease of use.""In the next release, to make it easier to write the workflows, I would l like to see more HTML GUIs."

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"The cost of this solution is significant."

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"Our licensing is on a yearly basis. We pay for the license and then we pay the support every year.""This solution is expensive and the licensing is more attractive for Haveri.""The price is reasonable, and one of the reasons that this product was selected."

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Top Answer: I can manage multiple workloads whether it's on AWS, Azure, or on-premises. They can be managed by using the UCS Director.
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Cisco UCS Director enables automated delivery of physical and virtual data center resources, empowering data centers to move at the speed of business.

VMware vCenter Orchestrator simplifies the automation of complex IT tasks and integrates with VMware vCloud Suite components to adapt and extend service delivery and operational management, effectively working with existing infrastructure, tools and processes.
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Comms Service Provider53%
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Hospitality Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
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Large Enterprise71%
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Cisco UCS Director is ranked 6th in Cloud Management with 6 reviews while vCenter Orchestrator is ranked 5th in Process Automation with 15 reviews. Cisco UCS Director is rated 7.6, while vCenter Orchestrator is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Director writes "Brings agility to our organization, allowing for better manageability and faster deployment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCenter Orchestrator writes "Simple, ergonomic, and easy to use in a complex environment ". Cisco UCS Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cisco Intersight, Cisco CloudCenter, vCloud Director and SaltStack, whereas vCenter Orchestrator is most compared with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), vCloud Director, Microsoft System Center Orchestrator and Red Hat CloudForms.

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