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We are aiming for "infrastructure-as-code" so that we can always recreate an environment, without manual work
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Role-based access control and application blueprinting."
"The solution's support for scripts... has reduced the man-hours it takes to deploy and support applications because we don't have to rewrite all the scripts."
"The fact that these are non-technical people — they're experts in their fields but they're definitely not technical — and they can just log in to the portal and select the resource that they believe they need, and manage it themselves, speaks to the ease of use. It shows them their live costs, etc., as they're spending. The fact that they can do that without any problems, or having to engage the IT teams, is a true testament to it. There's no need for any user training at all."
"The scripting, where you can use libraries, is a valuable feature. We don't really make the blueprints, as we have a third-party company that makes them for us. But it enables calling APIs in the blueprints. When we create a machine, we use IPAM from Infoblox and we can get an IP address. It's one platform to script and we can then use all the APIs to complete the scripts. It gives us a central management tool from which we can do a lot of things automatically."
"Previous inquiries took us almost a full day to prepare the VM to the liking of our users. Now the deployment time is below 15 minutes and users can do it on their own! That leaves us to only update the blueprints if new requirements come in or new Windows Versions are published. As we have now predefined setups the testing team can rely on common ground for their product tests. Development teams can experiment with alpha versions in a secured environment (separate VLANs) without harming production machines."
"Could increase the number of integrations and add more out-of-the-box work flows."
"There is room for improvement in making the solution easier still. If you don't know Calm, it's not so easy to use... It is a really good solution for doing simple tasks, but it's not a good solution for complex tasks."
"Even though it's a lot easier, it could be a bit slicker for the end-users. The ability to create their own blueprints could be without their having to understand the details of what they're trying to do. If they could just tick this, this, this, and this — whatever they need — and it would go spinning those up, that would be better. Now, we still guide them quite a bit."
"I cannot say Calm is providing centralized control of all our applications because we have some legacy systems. We have IBM iSeries, which is another technology. But with Calm we can centralize all our x86 machines."
"The list of blueprints and applications could be more configurable so you see all the fields you need and not just some predefined fields which are not customizable now."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Role-based access control and application blueprinting.
Top Answer: There are no extra costs aside from the licensing cost.
Top Answer: The easy way to provide users with full-fledged VMs the way IT wants it to be while still being flexible.
Top Answer: There is room for improvement in making the solution easier still. If you don't know Calm, it's not so easy to use. Blueprint repositories are not all in the same place. Sometimes they are in the… more »
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CloudBolt supports a variety of cloud technologies, from on-premises virtualization and private cloud to a wide range public and hybrid cloud configurations.
No need to rip-and-replace. CloudBolt provides easy import, syncing, and management of legacy deployments even as it helps you build out new cloud environments.
CloudBolt lets administrators create and maintain configuration standards while developing a reusable library of service and application templates.
Nutanix Calm allows you to seamlessly select, provision, and manage your business applications across your infrastructure for both the private and public clouds. Nutanix Calm provides App lifecycle, monitoring and remediation to manage your heterogeneous infrastructure, for example, VMs or bare-metal servers. Nutanix Calm supports multiple platforms so that you can use the single self-service and automation interface to manage all your infrastructure. Nutanix Calm provides an interactive and user friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) to manage your infrastructure.
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CloudBolt is ranked 15th in Cloud Management with 1 review while Nutanix Calm is ranked 7th in Cloud Management with 4 reviews. CloudBolt is rated 8.0, while Nutanix Calm is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of CloudBolt writes "Great for maintaining control and insight across various cloud platforms". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Calm writes "We are aiming for "infrastructure-as-code" so that we can always recreate an environment, without manual work". CloudBolt is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Morpheus, Red Hat CloudForms and ServiceNow, whereas Nutanix Calm is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), OpenNebula, vCloud Director and Cisco CloudCenter.
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