Compare IBM Spectrum Computing vs. vCloud Director

IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 22nd in Cloud Management with 3 reviews while vCloud Director is ranked 4th in Cloud Management with 16 reviews. IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 7.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Computing writes "Provides stable backup for our databases and has good technical support ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "It makes provisioning new customers so much easier, and our customers are given power over their platform". IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible and VMware vRealize Operations (vROps).
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Most Helpful Review
Use IBM Spectrum Computing? Share your opinion.
Find out what your peers are saying about VMware, Turbonomic, Apache and others in Cloud Management. Updated: October 2019.
372,185 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
We are satisfied with the technical support, we have no issues.The scalability of the solution is good.This solution is working for both VTL and tape.

Read more »

vCloud Director has improved our organization in so far as it is an easy solution to sell. I believe this is the case due to the fact that it is an easy tool to manage and to configure.This solution has helped us make money and provision our clients faster.Working with VMware has supported us especially in terms of building a very powerful cloud for our customers.If a customer is looking for disaster recovery at a cheaper price, this is the best solution.I like the functionality that's available with Orchestrator. The platform stability stuff that I would be involved in worries me from the automation side because you have a lot less hands-on control of things. Price point, it kind of puts us off.We like the basic operations that we can do with the VM such as restarting, rebooting, creating snapshots, and deleting snapshots.The stability is rock solid.The initial setup was complex. There's a lot of things you have to factor in, like security, backup, disaster recovery, monitoring, and how to maintain the platform. It's something we still struggle with, but it's getting better.

Read more »

Cons
SMB storage and HPC is not compatible and it should be supported by IBM Spectrum Computing.The initial setup is not so complex. However, the day-to-day administration is complex and there are far too many manual intervention requirements.This solution is no longer managing tapes correctly.

Read more »

Improvements could be made in the building feature since there isn't a real building feature associated with the product. We require a building feature to integrate with other solutions.vRealize Orchestrator is an expensive tool.There are some shortcomings. There are bugs with opening support.vCloud Director isn't cheap.Technical support is something that we've had problems with in the past. Across all the VMware solutions we have not always had the best response from support. To be fair a lot of the issues that came up for us have been quite niche but it seems that in terms of release cycles they introduced a lot of bugs and it's a lot of stuff that support generally has to work quite hard on. There have been cases when we've logged critical priority issues and not had responses in time. I think support is something that can be worked on.If I just need to look for something quickly, it's quite difficult to find it with the way it's set up now. They should make the search button better.I would like to see mode accessory recovery and integration with SD-WAN.Initially, the setup was complex.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
This solution is expensive.

Read more »

The solution is costly, efficient, and robust versus alternative solutions.We are able to provision new clients faster. Every month, we take on more customers.It enables us to provision new clients more quickly.It is better than other solutions out there when it comes to cost.

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Cloud Management solutions are best for your needs.
372,185 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
22nd
out of 57 in Cloud Management
Views
343
Comparisons
243
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
289
Avg. Rating
7.0
4th
out of 57 in Cloud Management
Views
8,238
Comparisons
6,560
Reviews
16
Average Words per Review
397
Avg. Rating
8.1
Top Comparisons
Compared 7% of the time.
Also Known As
IBM Platform Computing
Learn
IBM
VMware
Overview

IBM Spectrum Computing uses intelligent workload and policy-driven resource management to optimize resources across the data center, on premises and in the cloud. Now up to 150X faster and scalable to over 160,000 cores, IBM provides you with the latest advances in software-defined infrastructure to help you unleash the power of your distributed mission-critical high performance computing (HPC), analytics and big data applications as well as a new generation open source frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark.

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.

Offer
Learn more about IBM Spectrum Computing
Learn more about vCloud Director
Sample Customers
London South Bank University, Transvalor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, Genomic MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
Top Industries
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider33%
Insurance Company8%
Engineering Company8%
University8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company40%
Comms Service Provider35%
Manufacturing Company7%
Retailer4%
Find out what your peers are saying about VMware, Turbonomic, Apache and others in Cloud Management. Updated: October 2019.
372,185 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Cloud Management reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.
Sign Up with Email