Cloudify vs. vCenter Orchestrator

As of June 2019, Cloudify is ranked 8th in Cloud Management with 6 reviews vs vCenter Orchestrator which is ranked 10th in Process Automation with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of Cloudify writes "Enables us to catch scaling ​​issues early on, and has extensible functions and plugins". The top reviewer of vCenter Orchestrator writes "Hardware abstraction layer makes VMs portable when moving to a different platform". Cloudify is most compared with Red Hat CloudForms, Cisco CloudCenter and SaltStack. vCenter Orchestrator is most compared with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and vCloud Director.
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Pros
TOSCA model allows modeling the application rather than the automation. It is a machine-readable representation of the application and its infrastructure, which can be used for other things too, not just for the orchestration (e.g. enterprise architecture big picture, who connects to whom).Cloudify provides the infrastructure-as-code, as well as operational action capabilities (orchestrated startups or upgrades, and more).Product has given us the ability to catch early scaling issues that many companies hit on with private clouds.Extensible internal functions and plugins. Can implement custom plugins to fit your scenario. Python based plugins.You can use only what you need. You can remove certain Cloudify functions from the framework to create a "minified" version of what you need. This might only consist of the messaging delivery system, and the orchestration functions.Valuable features are auto-scaling and load balancing.

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The DRS feature from VMware is very valuable to us because it balances workloads.The hardware abstraction layer, being able to make the VMs portable when moving to a different platform or over a WAN.

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Cons
Install of the product itself could be improved and I would like to see better event monitoring.Certainly the UI could use some intensive work, but nevertheless, overall, it’s a complete product with its 3.4 version and much better features are available with 4.0.Unlike the Docker environment, Cloudify takes time for configuration and its learning curve.

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I would like to see a greater ability to do mobile administration.I would like to see, from within the Web Console, being able to define the project and custom templates per user; almost like how CloudSpec has approached the solution.

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8th
out of 55 in Cloud Management
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4,381
Comparisons
1,996
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
170
Avg. Rating
7.7
10th
out of 32 in Process Automation
Views
3,537
Comparisons
1,863
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
246
Avg. Rating
9.5
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Overview

Cloudify is an orchestration-first cloud management platform, that is open source and based on the TOSCA standard, with multi-cloud and hybrid stack support. Cloudify supports all of the most popular clouds, alongside cloud native technologies, and even non-virtualized and bare metal environments. Cloudify is inherently built for integration, OEMability and interoperability, enabling organizations to build best of breed IT stacks, with full lifecycle automation - day 0 thorugh day 2 operations (provisioning, deployment, monitoring and remediation) of enterprise and legacy applications alongside networking services and functions - without having to sacrifice control, all while providing tools for operations and developers alike. Cloudify provides a single pane of glass across infrastructure, while supporting your existing tools and installbase.

Cloudify is built for pluggability through its open architecture model, bringing the web scale best practices of orchestration and automation into the world of hybrid stacks and clouds. With powerful workflows that map to complex dependencies, policies and relationships through model driven service orchestration, Cloudify delivers robust cloud application management without requiring organizations to change existing work processes or the codebase of their existing applications.

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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Proximus Partner Communications (Israel) VMware NTT Data Metaswitch Spirent Communications Lumina Networks Atos FortinetBeiersdorf Shared Services
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