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Pros
"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.""OpenNebula is lightweight, stable, and easy to customize."

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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."

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Cons
"They should add more features like object storage.""They have been saying for the past two and a half years that they would develop a feature to hot-add RAM and CPU, but it does not work."

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"The most important thing that we missed in vRanger was the possibility to mount several images instantaneously and present it so we can run it immediately.""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."

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"VRA is very expensive but OpenNebula is free.""We use the Community Edition, rather than the Enterprise Edition."

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

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Also Known As
VMware vRealize Automation, vRA, VMware DynamicOps Cloud Suite
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Overview

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 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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Sample Customers
Akamai, BBC, Fermilab, Terradue, Surf Sara, Produban, Netways, ESA, China Mobile, BlackBerry, Deloitte, Fuze, Telefonica, TrivagoRent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company23%
Educational Organization12%
Media Company7%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider11%
Government9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business11%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise77%
Find out what your peers are saying about OpenNebula vs. VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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OpenNebula is ranked 13th in Cloud Management with 2 reviews while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 3 reviews. OpenNebula is rated 8.0, while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of OpenNebula writes "Lightweight, stable, and well-suited for end-users". 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". OpenNebula is most compared with CloudStack, Nutanix Calm, Cloudify, vCloud Director and CloudBolt, whereas VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is most compared with vCloud Director, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), SaltStack, Ansible and Cisco UCS Director. See our OpenNebula vs. VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) report.

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