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Find out what your peers are saying about Densify vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and other solutions. Updated: March 2019.
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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 reporting is a fantastic tool. It's a great tool for generating reports on different things, and for historically looking at performance metrics to help solve performance problems in an application stack.
This solution is most definitely scalable. We've already gone back to the drawing board and specifically designed it from the ground up, to be scalable with the size of our environment moving forward.
We do not have any problems with the product. It solves our problems. We now know if something is on the console and if there really is a problem. Before this, we had a lot of false positives. It digs into the problems and then at the end it just drops it.
This solution has improved my organization by claiming back resources that have been wasted on applications or on servers that just didn't need them. Having a tool that shows that information on a pretty regular basis has been very helpful.
It is stable. I don't have any problems with this product and upgrades are very easy because it's just click two buttons and next, next, next, finish.
The most valuable feature would be the ability to plug into the data feeds that we have and pull information from physical hardware as well as the virtual layer. The best feature is the visualization of what's going on, so we can take a very quick look and see if there are any issues that stand out.
It has reduced the time it takes to troubleshoot issues. We have customers trying to pinpoint and isolate issues using vROps. The information it provides helps them to pinpoint the issue a lot faster and resolve anything a lot quicker as well. They have a lot less downtime.
VMware provides good support. We are a GSS customer which means that we have global support with a dedicated engineer from VMware's side so we have no issues with support.
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.
The whole interface is like an information overload, it just bombards me with messages, warnings, and alerts. When I follow through on the majority of these messages, I realize that I'm really just wasting time because they're not really real problems.
With our environment right now, stability is the one sticking point. There hasn't been a great deal of handholding in between the different versions, so we've run into problems with there being what I would call "more than just the average change between versions" and it's caused a loss of data for us in the past.
Technical support is good, once you pass the first level.
I know that they talk a lot about AI and a sort of forecasting ahead of time. It's a good application, but it has to wait for a certain period of time to actually do an analysis. If it would give you that ahead of time, or even forecasting, it would be really improved.
When you are at your lowest, support is pretty bad. They ask you dumb questions but when you come to second and upper service desk, it is much easier and much better to talk to and resolve the issue.
As they're able to add in more vendors for hardware to be able to pull information from different firewalls, switches, or other vendors, I would like to see where we can get more of a complete view of what's going on in the network. That would make this solution better.
The integration points can use improvement. We currently use a lot of third-party management packs to get insights for SQL, HP or Dell EMC. If we could have more integration built in as a standard feature that would make it slightly better.
We use a large installation of this solution with multiple nodes and so the setup was pretty complex.
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.
We did an enterprise license agreement with our VMware partner and put this in our bundle. We tried it and loved it, so we use it now.
I have reduced the time to troubleshoot for my customers.
We would like to build custom dashboards in the standard license. Right now, this is available in the enterprise license, not the standard license.
We have seen good ROI results. It has made our lives easier.
Our budgets are always tight. We would like to have more features at lower licensing levels for easier access to them.
We have seen huge ROI. It has certainly reduced troubleshooting.
If the VMs were trimmed, then we wouldn't have to buy as much software/hardware, and this means less licenses. While most of it is VMware licenses, which are relatively cheap, there are SQL licenses for Microsoft, and this is where we could start saving a lot of money.
The solution has helped to reduce the time to troubleshoot issues.
out of 55 in Cloud Management
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|vCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations|
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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