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"This solution is working for both VTL and tape.""We are satisfied with the technical support, we have no issues.""The most valuable feature is the backup capability."

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"The most valued feature is the streamlining of the DevOps process, automation and orchestration. It provides the ability for the entire Dev lifecycle to actually be incorporated into a single stream.""The DevOps for infrastructure capabilities has saved time for our developers by automating processes and reducing provisioning time. Task time has been reduced by 40 percent.""vRA has enabled us to derive value from the cloud faster. It is five to six times faster than traditional solutions."

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"This solution is no longer managing tapes correctly.""SMB storage and HPC is not compatible and it should be supported by IBM Spectrum Computing.""We have not been able to use deduplication."

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"We still struggle a little bit with the configuration as far as making sure that we have all the endpoints where they need to be, because that's not as agile as we'd like in the back-end. We're working towards that with our DevOps teams to make sure that we're touching the right endpoints and getting the right data.""in general, it took us a long time to get it off the ground. We had a lot of issues upfront and we determined that we just needed to scrap it. I think we scrapped it two or three times before we actually got it built the way we wanted, and we're still not where we need to be. We have had downtime. There have been some issues, but we're also two iterations behind on version.""They should concentrate on navigation and service improvements.""The initial setup was complex from beginning to delivery. The current version is a bit more complex than version 7 to deploy."

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"This solution is expensive."

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"From a budget point of view, the pricing is a bit on the higher side."

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IBM Platform ComputingVMware vRealize Automation, vRA, VMware DynamicOps Cloud Suite
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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 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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London South Bank University, Transvalor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, GenomicRent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
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Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
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Comms Service Provider19%
Government5%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise77%
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IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 23rd in Cloud Management with 3 reviews while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 3 reviews. IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 7.4, while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is rated 8.6. 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 VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) writes "Provides a single pane of glass for management; helping us to have a holistic view". IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop and HPE Ezmeral Data Fabric, whereas VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is most compared with vCloud Director, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), SaltStack, Ansible and OpenShift. See our IBM Spectrum Computing vs. VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) report.

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