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"We see ROI in extended support agreements (ESA) for old software. Migration activities seem to be where Turbonomic has really benefited us the most. It's one click and done. We have new machines ready to go with Turbonomic, which are properly sized instead of somebody sitting there with a spreadsheet and guessing. So, my return on investment would certainly be on currency, from a software and hardware perspective.""The pricing and licensing are fair. We purchase based on benchmark pricing, which we have been able to get. There are no surprise charges nor hidden fees.""It's worth the time and money investment if you can afford it.""If you're a super-small business, it may be a little bit pricey for you... But in large, enterprise companies where money is, maybe, less of an issue, Turbonomic is not that expensive. I can't imagine why any big company would not buy it, for what it does.""I know there have been some issues with the billing, when the numbers were first proposed, as to how much we would save. There was a huge miscommunication on our part. Turbonomic was led to believe that we could optimize our AWS footprint, because we didn't know we couldn't. So, we were promised savings of $750,000. Then, when we came to implement Turbonomic, the developers in AWS said, "Absolutely not. You're not putting that in our environment. We can't scale down anything because they coded it." Our AWS environment is a legacy environment. It has all these old applications, where all the developers who have made it are no longer with the company. Those applications generate a ton of money for us. So, if one breaks, we are really in trouble and they didn't want to have to deal with an environment that was changing and couldn't be supported. That number went from $750,000 to about $450,000. However, that wasn't Turbonomic's fault.""It was an annual buy-in. You basically purchase it based on your host type stuff. The buy-in was about 20K, and the annual maintenance is about $3,000 a year.""I'm not involved in any of the billing, but my understanding is that is fairly expensive.""When we have expanded our licensing, it has always been easy to make an ROI-based decision. So, it's reasonably priced. We would like to have it cheaper, but we get more benefit from it than we pay for it. At the end of the day, that's all you can hope for."

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"In certain cases, the price of Cloud Director is quite high, especially with the load balancing and other features they've introduced. That seems quite costly. Overall, for VSPP programming, I think it's okay. However, features like enterprise load balancing and all these other things are very costly.""It runs our company in the millions of rand every month.""The license could be less expensive and we are on a perpetual license.""This is an expensive solution.""It's a costly product. The licenses may not be costly, but with every new development in their product, we need to purchase deployment services, and the deployment services are quite costly."

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Top Answer: Pricing is pretty straightforward. We haven't seen any major increases in it. It's a flexible model. There aren't… more »
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VMTurbo Operations Manager
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Overview

Turbonomic, an IBM Company, provides Application Resource Management (ARM) software used by customers to assure application performance and governance by dynamically resourcing applications across hybrid and multicloud environments. Turbonomic Network Performance Management (NPM) provides modern monitoring and analytics solutions to help assure continuous network performance at scale across multivendor networks for enterprises, carriers and managed services providers.

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Apache CloudStack is open source software designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, highly scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud computing platform.

VMware vCloud Director provides software-defined services for data centers in the form of virtual data centers. Computing, networking, security, and storage are all virtualized when you deploy this solution. The result is that users will get to enjoy infrastructure that is operationally ready in a matter of minutes without needing to install and configure any physical infrastructure.

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Sample Customers
JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citi, ANZ, Credit Suisse, State Street, Morningstar, VOYA, TPICAP, LPL Financial, Cisco, BMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Agilysys, MetLife, Hiscox, Humana, Tokio Marine, Allscripts, SHARP, Providence St. Joseph Health, NBC Universal, pwc, KPMG, Wayfair, Carhartt, Tiffany & Co., UCLA, NASA, NIH
GreenQloud, Exoscale, TomTom, ASG, PC Extreme, ISWest, Grid'5000
MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company26%
Media Company6%
Educational Organization4%
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Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company17%
Cloud Provider6%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider27%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise63%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise51%
Large Enterprise34%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise47%
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise53%
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CloudStack is ranked 22nd in Cloud Management while vCloud Director is ranked 5th in Cloud Management with 7 reviews. CloudStack is rated 0.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". CloudStack is most compared with OpenNebula, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cisco CloudCenter, Red Hat CloudForms and HPE Eucalyptus, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Nutanix Calm, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and CloudHealth.

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