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Pros
"You can use a single API to get things done, rather than multiple APIs on multiple modules."

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"So far, we have had no problems at all, as it has been very stable. It is working well.""vCloud Director works and makes my life easier. Its self-service capabilities allow us to give resources to our customers. They can spin up as many or as few machines as they like, and it works.""It has helped us with user segmentation and QA.""We use it to replicate VMs for our customers from one data center to another data center.""vCloud Director requires less knowledge to get into in the first place. Therefore, when we bring in new members of staff, we can always give them the customer experience straightaway, and they can pick it up quite easily.""The self-service portal is the most valuable. We are acting as a service provider, so our customers can take care of their virtual data centers with the self-service portal. Therefore, we don't need staff for it.""We consider it intuitive and user-friendly. It offers a variety of functions for the customer to control the networking, virtual workloads, disk snapshots, and all of vSphere's core features.""Their technical support is great. We had some difficult cases and they were able to solve them in a timely manner."

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Cons
"I would like to see support for native VLAN, and fault-tolerance."

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"There didn't seem to be any type of integrated path on how to do the initial setup. There seemed to be different bits of paperwork or instructions available from various places. We always had to go looking for what to do next.""If you have a deployed environment and lose it, you can't easily deploy it back with vCloud Director. Because of this reason, we don't have the data protection, disaster recovery, and container features.""If you use it for a lot of customers, it is too heavy for this solution.""We have had very minor problems with it when we've been upgrading.""It could be more stable. We have had issues with multiple different versions.""vCloud Director could use the vCenter database to store information. This way, we don't end up in a situation where we have things going out of sync.""Initially, the setup was complex.""I would like to see mode accessory recovery and integration with SD-WAN."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"There is no license, so the product is free unless you are buying professional technical support services."

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"It enables us to provision new clients more quickly.""We are able to provision new clients faster. Every month, we take on more customers.""The solution is costly, efficient, and robust versus alternative solutions.""It runs our company in the millions of rand every month.""This is an expensive solution."

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Ranking
9th
out of 70 in Cloud Management
Views
3,883
Comparisons
2,394
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
1,195
Avg. Rating
8.0
3rd
out of 70 in Cloud Management
Views
8,115
Comparisons
5,983
Reviews
18
Average Words per Review
417
Avg. Rating
8.1
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Vmops, Cloud.com
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Overview
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
GreenQloud, Exoscale, TomTom, ASG, PC Extreme, ISWest, Grid'5000 MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company29%
Media Company9%
Retailer5%
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company13%
Manufacturing Company7%
Cloud Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider25%
Manufacturing Company5%
Insurance Company3%
Company Size
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise47%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
Find out what your peers are saying about VMware, Turbonomic, Cisco and others in Cloud Management. Updated: November 2020.
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CloudStack is ranked 9th in Cloud Management with 1 review while vCloud Director is ranked 3rd in Cloud Management with 18 reviews. CloudStack is rated 8.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CloudStack writes "User-friendly, scalable, and easy API use ". 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, Red Hat CloudForms, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Cisco CloudCenter and HPE Eucalyptus, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, Red Hat CloudForms, vCenter Orchestrator and BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management.

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