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"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'm not involved in any of the billing, but my understanding is that is fairly expensive.""It's worth the time and money investment if you can afford it.""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.""The product is fairly priced right now. Given its capabilities, it is excellently priced. We think that the product will become self-funding because we will be able to maximize our resources, which will help us from a capacity perspective. That should save us money in the long run.""In the last year, Turbonomic has reduced our cloud costs by $94,000.""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.""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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"The license could be less expensive and we are on a perpetual license.""It runs our company in the millions of rand every month.""This is an expensive solution.""It's a costly product. The licenses may not be costly, but with every new development in their product, we need to purchase deployment services, and the deployment services are quite costly.""In certain cases, the price of Cloud Director is quite high, especially with the load balancing and other features they've introduced. That seems quite costly. Overall, for VSPP programming, I think it's okay. However, features like enterprise load balancing and all these other things are very costly."

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Top Answer: Pricing is pretty straightforward. We haven't seen any major increases in it. It's a flexible model. There aren't… more »
Top Answer: The GUI and policy creation have room for improvement. There should be a better view of some of the numbers that are… more »
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Also Known As
VMTurbo Operations Manager
Cloud Service Automation Manager, HPE Cloud Service Automation
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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.

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Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation (CSA) provides open, heterogeneous, extensible enterprise-grade cloud service lifecycle management to design and orchestrate full stack services. CSA embraces existing automation assets with an enhanced orchestration engine, which provides IT with an informed, transparent delivery of secure compliant services for the hybrid cloud.

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.

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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
China Merchants Bank, Osiatis
MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company14%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm7%
Healthcare Company6%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company17%
Cloud Provider6%
Transportation Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider27%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise63%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise51%
Large Enterprise34%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise53%
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Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation is ranked 29th in Cloud Management while vCloud Director is ranked 5th in Cloud Management with 7 reviews. Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation is rated 0.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". Micro Focus Cloud Service Automation is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Control-M, AWS Control Tower and Operations Orchestration, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), Nutanix Calm, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and vCenter Orchestrator.

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