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"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.""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.""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.""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.""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 is an endpoint type license, which is fine. It is not overly expensive.""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."

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"From a budget point of view, the pricing is a bit on the higher side.""It is pricey for what you get.""Customers say this solution is costlier compared to its competitors.""The pricing is very high."

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Also Known As
VMTurbo Operations Manager
VMware vRealize Automation, vRA, VMware DynamicOps Cloud Suite
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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.

For further information, please visit www.turbonomic.com

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IBM Cloud Automation Manager is a multi-cloud, self-service management platform running on IBM Cloud Private that empowers developers and administrators to meet business demands. This platform allows you to efficiently manage and deliver services through end-to-end automation while enabling developers to build applications aligned with enterprise policies. Using IBM Watson, you can optimize your landscape within minutes. You can achieve flexibility in your hybrid IT, gain speed through self-service access and maintain control through effective, enforceable governance and intelligent insights to ensure a safe and compliant IT environment.

VMware vRealize Automation automates the delivery of personalized infrastructure, applications and custom IT services.

This cloud automation software lets you deploy across a multi-vendor hybrid cloud infrastructure, giving you both flexibility and investment protection for current and future technology choices.

Agility Through Automation

Automate the end-to-end delivery and management of infrastructure, and accelerate application deployment and releases.

Choice Through Flexibility

Provision and manage multivendor, multicloud infrastructure and applications by leveraging existing infrastructure, tools and processes.

Personalization Through Governance Policies

Ensure that users receive the right size resource or application at the appropriate service level for the jobs they need to perform.

Efficiency Through Cost Containment

Provide consistent, automated delivery and management of IT services and reduce time-consuming, manual processes. Reclaim inactive resources for reuse with automated reclamation, providing cost savings.

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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
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Rent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider21%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Financial Services Firm6%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company14%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise63%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise50%
Large Enterprise34%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise77%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise66%
Find out what your peers are saying about VMware, Turbonomic, an IBM company, Nutanix and others in Cloud Management. Updated: August 2021.
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IBM Cloud Automation Manager is ranked 30th in Cloud Management while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 5 reviews. IBM Cloud Automation Manager is rated 0.0, while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is rated 8.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) writes "Automated deployment for developers, saving time on their release cycles". IBM Cloud Automation Manager is most compared with Red Hat CloudForms and AWS Control Tower, whereas VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is most compared with VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), vCloud Director, Ansible, SaltStack and vCenter Orchestrator.

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