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The Densify Control Console, and Environment Status.
The Control Console provides a very easy to read dashboard of "too little/just right/too much" resources both for current data and on a historical or predictive basis.
The Control Console is an incredible way to give a quick view of current capacity utilization allowing technical people to drill down quickly and allowing business/management people to get a quick overview of the environment.
I would say that the initial thing is that it provides us with a technological basis to expand capacity management beyond Excel.
One would be the automatic rebalancing of the environment. That was one feature which helped. With that, we could improve our efficiency of our VMware infrastructure.
The ability to increase server density inside of my environment, which has helped me drive reduction in costs.
Densify's ability to aggregate multiple on-premise vCenters and multiple cloud accounts, gives it a level of visibility not found in many places.
The tool will come back and tell us that we can operate with 1,000 minutes as an example, save 90% on the contractual rate and not run into any issues.
The forecasting is handy to view.
The security port maps are impressive.
Normalization of CPU utilization is required. At present, the data is available based on entitlement level.
Some parts of the interface are rather complex and require a bit of time to navigate, but this has never stopped us as a Densify advisor is readily available to help with our "how to" queries.
It seems that the mechanism for integration is, it goes so far but I think there could be some standard integration to normal remedy service now etc. I think that should be out of the box.
Initially we talked about some custom reporting, wherein our customer expected certain reports on a few areas, like how the storage is allocated, how the network performance is doing, and how the network utilization is happening for a virtual machine.
A closer integration to the service management processes.
Unfortunately the tools and mechanisms which really came to maturity in the cloud, and were not mainstream on-premise, are still not implemented.
In terms of integration, the tool has great data. However, it's not always meaningful because the true business attributes of how most Fortune 500 companies operate are not maintaining in one tool, they're in a school of many tools.
Deployment is too complex and time consuming. It has delivered no real value beyond the automation of VM deployment.
Pricing and Cost Advice
There was some sticker shock, as this is not just another software product to spit out graphs.
Densify has licensing setup so you can collect data without licensing. It gives you the ability to collect on everything, then choose later what you would like to license.
Cost is always involved, but then I feel that this solution is better than other products that we have.
Setup cost is negligible, as it scales fairly well.
Due to its implementation's complexity, it was delivered for a minimal value at a high cost.
It is expensive.
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Densify is a predictive analytics service that optimizes your hybrid cloud in real-time. It’s not magic, it’s science. Leading Service Providers and Global 5000 organizations leverage our service to operate with less infrastructure, less cloud costs, and at the same time, deliver better performing applications to the business.
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