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Pros
"Role-based access control and application blueprinting."

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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."

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Cons
"Could increase the number of integrations and add more out-of-the-box work flows."

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"The most important thing that we missed in vRanger was the possibility to mount several images instantaneously and present it so we can run it immediately.""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."

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

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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: For improvements, I would say that they could maybe increase the number of integrations and add more out-of-the-box work flows and possibly a new or improved user interface. They would all be features… more »
Top Answer: We are running Nutanix Calm now for a year. We have done feature- and cost comparison with vRealize Automation. We still run ESXi as Hypervisor on our Production Cluster (non-Calm). But Nutanix AHV on… more »
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15th
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8.0
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out of 71 in Cloud Management
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Rating
8.3
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Also Known As
VMware vRealize Automation, vRA, VMware DynamicOps Cloud Suite
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Overview

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.


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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Sample Customers
WM, CyWest, Panic, Camden, University of Maryland, Xerox, Neustar, Medidata, Continu, Aruba Networks, Neuberger Berman, Peak6, EverBank, Ascensus, Hosting EdgeRent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company46%
Comms Service Provider13%
Recreational Facilities/Services Company4%
Cloud Provider4%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise77%
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CloudBolt is ranked 15th in Cloud Management with 1 review while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 3 reviews. CloudBolt is rated 8.0, while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of CloudBolt writes "Great for maintaining control and insight across various cloud platforms". 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". CloudBolt is most compared with Morpheus, Red Hat CloudForms, ServiceNow, OpenNebula and Scalr, whereas VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is most compared with vCloud Director, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), SaltStack, Ansible and OpenShift.

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