Compare OpenNebula vs. vCloud Director

OpenNebula is ranked 14th in Cloud Management with 1 review while vCloud Director is ranked 3rd in Cloud Management with 16 reviews. OpenNebula is rated 8.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of OpenNebula writes "User management, expert management, and the virtual data center are magic for the users". 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". OpenNebula is most compared with CloudStack, Nutanix Calm and VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible and vCenter Orchestrator.
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For the entire data center, as a private cloud, I believe that user management, expert management, and the virtual data center is completely magic for the users.

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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.

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They should add more features like object storage.

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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.

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VRA is very expensive but OpenNebula is free.

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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.

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OpenNebula provides the most simple but feature-rich and flexible solution for the comprehensive management of virtualized data centers to enable private, public and hybrid IaaS clouds. OpenNebula interoperability makes cloud an evolution by leveraging existing IT assets, protecting your investments, and avoiding vendor lock-in.

OpenNebula is a turnkey enterprise-ready solution that includes all the features needed to provide an on-premises (private) cloud offering, and to offer public cloud services.

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
Akamai, BBC, Fermilab, Terradue, Surf Sara, Produban, Netways, ESA, China Mobile, BlackBerry, Deloitte, Fuze, Telefonica, Trivago MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
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Comms Service Provider33%
Engineering Company8%
Transportation Company8%
Software R&D Company53%
Comms Service Provider27%
Manufacturing Company4%
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