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"The solution's support for scripts... has reduced the man-hours it takes to deploy and support applications because we don't have to rewrite all the scripts.""The fact that these are non-technical people — they're experts in their fields but they're definitely not technical — and they can just log in to the portal and select the resource that they believe they need, and manage it themselves, speaks to the ease of use. It shows them their live costs, etc., as they're spending. The fact that they can do that without any problems, or having to engage the IT teams, is a true testament to it. There's no need for any user training at all.""Previous inquiries took us almost a full day to prepare the VM to the liking of our users. Now the deployment time is below 15 minutes and users can do it on their own! That leaves us to only update the blueprints if new requirements come in or new Windows Versions are published. As we have now predefined setups the testing team can rely on common ground for their product tests. Development teams can experiment with alpha versions in a secured environment (separate VLANs) without harming production machines.""The scripting, where you can use libraries, is a valuable feature. We don't really make the blueprints, as we have a third-party company that makes them for us. But it enables calling APIs in the blueprints. When we create a machine, we use IPAM from Infoblox and we can get an IP address. It's one platform to script and we can then use all the APIs to complete the scripts. It gives us a central management tool from which we can do a lot of things automatically."

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"So far, we have had no problems at all, as it has been very stable. It is working well.""vCloud Director works and makes my life easier. Its self-service capabilities allow us to give resources to our customers. They can spin up as many or as few machines as they like, and it works.""It has helped us with user segmentation and QA.""We use it to replicate VMs for our customers from one data center to another data center.""vCloud Director requires less knowledge to get into in the first place. Therefore, when we bring in new members of staff, we can always give them the customer experience straightaway, and they can pick it up quite easily.""The self-service portal is the most valuable. We are acting as a service provider, so our customers can take care of their virtual data centers with the self-service portal. Therefore, we don't need staff for it.""We consider it intuitive and user-friendly. It offers a variety of functions for the customer to control the networking, virtual workloads, disk snapshots, and all of vSphere's core features.""Their technical support is great. We had some difficult cases and they were able to solve them in a timely manner."

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"There is room for improvement in making the solution easier still. If you don't know Calm, it's not so easy to use... It is a really good solution for doing simple tasks, but it's not a good solution for complex tasks.""Even though it's a lot easier, it could be a bit slicker for the end-users. The ability to create their own blueprints could be without their having to understand the details of what they're trying to do. If they could just tick this, this, this, and this — whatever they need — and it would go spinning those up, that would be better. Now, we still guide them quite a bit.""The list of blueprints and applications could be more configurable so you see all the fields you need and not just some predefined fields which are not customizable now.""I cannot say Calm is providing centralized control of all our applications because we have some legacy systems. We have IBM iSeries, which is another technology. But with Calm we can centralize all our x86 machines."

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"There didn't seem to be any type of integrated path on how to do the initial setup. There seemed to be different bits of paperwork or instructions available from various places. We always had to go looking for what to do next.""If you have a deployed environment and lose it, you can't easily deploy it back with vCloud Director. Because of this reason, we don't have the data protection, disaster recovery, and container features.""If you use it for a lot of customers, it is too heavy for this solution.""We have had very minor problems with it when we've been upgrading.""It could be more stable. We have had issues with multiple different versions.""vCloud Director could use the vCenter database to store information. This way, we don't end up in a situation where we have things going out of sync.""Initially, the setup was complex.""I would like to see mode accessory recovery and integration with SD-WAN."

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"It enables us to provision new clients more quickly.""We are able to provision new clients faster. Every month, we take on more customers.""The solution is costly, efficient, and robust versus alternative solutions.""It runs our company in the millions of rand every month.""This is an expensive solution."

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Top Answer: The easy way to provide users with full-fledged VMs the way IT wants it to be while still being flexible.
Top Answer: There is room for improvement in making the solution easier still. If you don't know Calm, it's not so easy to use. Blueprint repositories are not all in the same place. Sometimes they are in the… more »
Top Answer: We create Windows Testmachines for our Test Department from Win7 up to Server 2019
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Nutanix Calm allows you to seamlessly select, provision, and manage your business applications across your infrastructure for both the private and public clouds. Nutanix Calm provides App lifecycle, monitoring and remediation to manage your heterogeneous infrastructure, for example, VMs or bare-metal servers. Nutanix Calm supports multiple platforms so that you can use the single self-service and automation interface to manage all your infrastructure. Nutanix Calm provides an interactive and user friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI) to manage your infrastructure.

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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JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, Volkswagen SAIC, Brighton and Hove City Council, Foresters Financial, Janus International Group, Cloud Comrade, Serco MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company58%
Comms Service Provider14%
Real Estate/Law Firm4%
Government3%
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company13%
Manufacturing Company7%
Cloud Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company45%
Comms Service Provider26%
Manufacturing Company5%
Insurance Company3%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
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Nutanix Calm is ranked 8th in Cloud Management with 4 reviews while vCloud Director is ranked 3rd in Cloud Management with 18 reviews. Nutanix Calm is rated 8.8, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nutanix Calm writes "We are aiming for "infrastructure-as-code" so that we can always recreate an environment, without manual work". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". Nutanix Calm is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), OpenNebula, Morpheus and Red Hat CloudForms, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, vCenter Orchestrator, Red Hat CloudForms and Cisco UCS Director. See our Nutanix Calm vs. vCloud Director report.

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