Compare IBM Spectrum Computing vs. VMware vRealize Operations (vROps)

IBM Spectrum Computing is ranked 22nd in Cloud Management with 3 reviews while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is ranked 1st in Cloud Management with 126 reviews. IBM Spectrum Computing is rated 7.0, while VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is rated 8.4. 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 Operations (vROps) writes "Well integrated with other products, but it was not enterprise-ready for a company our size". IBM Spectrum Computing is most compared with Cloudera Distribution for Hadoop, whereas VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) is most compared with Turbonomic, VMware vSphere and Veeam ONE.
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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.

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The most valuables features are the collection of assets, security, and configuration data settings from each networked virtual environment in the system.Vmware always gives us the best support. They are friendly to talk to and they understand the real impact of what's happening. They are trying to get into the issue as one of your team. They also fit into your working hours to solve your 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.

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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.

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Certificate Management should be simplified for non-technical staff members.They can change the interface for the 6.7 vSphere that would make it more simple and more friendly. I think changing the interface of the operations manager would be good. It's friendly to use right now but it would simplify it more.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.

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This solution is expensive.

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The initial costs are a bit on the higher side but the licensing is flexible.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.

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IBM Platform ComputingvCenter Operations Manager, VCOPS, vRealize Operations
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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.

Automate IT operations management, manage performance and gain visibility across physical and virtual infrastructure with VMware vROps. It proactively identifies and solves emerging issues with predictive analytics and smart alerts, ensuring optimum performance and availability of applications and infrastructures across vSphere, Hyper-V, Amazon and physical hardware.

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London South Bank University, Transvalor, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, GenomicScience Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
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Healthcare Company20%
Financial Services Firm14%
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Retailer6%
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Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider10%
Healthcare Company7%
Retailer6%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise72%
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Large Enterprise61%
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