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We are able to create an internal price of the product that we can then sell to clients. We get the cost plan at a good discount and then resell it with a mark up to our enterprise-level clients. This flexibility in pricing is one of the solution's best features.This solution is fast and very easy to understand, even if you are not a technician.

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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.For repeated installations and provisioning of VMs, we now have a clear definition of what has been installed, and we can monitor all that stuff.The initial setup was straightforward. It's easy to deploy.Before it would take months to deploy a VM, now, with this solution, we can deploy many VMs in one hour. We can do a stack of them with Mediaware.The setup was complex in many ways. The first reason is that we have many teams who work on it so it gets complicated gathering all of the people. The second reason is that it can be complicated to install it quickly, within a reasonable amount of time.The setup was straightforward. We upgraded to a newer version seamlessly. It worked really well.We haven't hit any limits yet, scalability is good.The whole VMR ecosystem allows us to serve multiple customers, multiple organizations and also multiple units per customer. We can cover every level without using the whole VRA and the rest of the ecosystem. We don't need to use a separate product to provide separate functionalities for the customer. We can cover all the use cases using only one product on our side which is really helpful. T

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The solution doesn't offer the best functionality, unfortunately. Some features just simply aren't on offer. The solution needs to offer more product milestones.If you are working with the OS you need help and other connectors to get more information.

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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.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.The initial setup was complex because we have a high availability cluster. Especially when it comes to upgrades, we have a lot of downtimes and problems. The upgrade experience has been painful.7.5 is not user-friendly, in fact, it's a nightmare. They changed everything on the graphic user interface, the mode where the user interacts with the product.I have not found this solution to be user-friendly. It's really complicated. The demo shows that you can automate anything but they only show basic scenarios. If you want to do anything more complicated than that, it becomes very complicated to set up.It's not cheap.I would like to see more automation, more ways to automate automation tasks.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The licensing fees depend on how big the company is. If you are a larger company then you have a better contract with a better price. The price is different for a small company.

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It made the provisioning of the virtual machines easier and faster. We can react more quickly to customers' demands.A simplified version for small businesses would be good.We do plan to see ROI with any new implementation of new technologies being implemented within our environment.As far as value is concerned, it has been essential to our environment. We have been able to deploy VMs quickly and the developers have their own sandbox, so they can spin up and destroy VMs at their own will.There is confusion between licensing levels. There are three different licensed versions of vRealize Automation, and there are different things which can happen in each of them.vRealize automation really should be a front door to the whole VMware suite of products.

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: This solution is fast and very easy to understand, even if you are not a technician.
Top Answer: When you start to virtualize things it gets very expensive. The licensing fees depend on how big the company is. If you are a larger company then you have a better contract with a better price. The… more »
Top Answer: If you are working with the OS you need help and other connectors to get more information. When you start logging, you just log, but you need to see what you can do with the log to start working with… 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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VMware vRealize Automation, vRA, VMware DynamicOps Cloud Suite
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Overview

CloudHealth Technologies' cloud management platform aggregates, correlates, and analyzes data from disparate cloud data sets so that enterprises and service providers can align cloud operations with business objectives, reduce costs and ensure service levels are being met, based on an optimally performing cloud environment.

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
Pinterest, Dow Jones, RhythmOne, Ziff Davis, Acquia, Mentor Graphics, Lookout, Veracode, SwiftKey, Amtrak, Shi, Imgur, SumoLogic, NewsUK, Cloudera, CanvasRent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider13%
Retailer6%
Media Company6%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company16%
Comms Service Provider10%
Retailer10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government5%
Media Company4%
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CloudHealth is ranked 5th in Cloud Management with 2 reviews while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 41 reviews. CloudHealth is rated 9.0, while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of CloudHealth writes "Complete solution for managing operations, easy to use with a great dashboard, good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) writes "Enables us to be hybrid, to provide services cross-platform to a variety of clients". CloudHealth is most compared with Cloudability, Turbonomic, CloudCheckr Cloud Management Platform, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and Azure Cost Management, whereas VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is most compared with vCloud Director, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), SaltStack, Ansible and Cisco Intersight. See our CloudHealth vs. VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) report.

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