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"The stability of the solution is very good. We haven't had any issues with it.""They are a very mature product."

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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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"The complexity of the solution is a bit high in comparison to VMware.""Because the solution needs to integrate with other products that surround it, there is a lot of configuration required, and this can be quite complex. It's not as easy as it is with, for example, VMware."

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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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Manage container, virtual, private, and public cloud infrastructures

Managing a complex, hybrid IT environment can require multiple management tools, redundant policy implementations, and extra staff to handle the operations. Red Hat® CloudForms simplifies IT, providing unified management and operations in a hybrid environment.

As your IT infrastructure progresses from traditional virtualization toward an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, CloudForms evolves, protecting your investments and providing consistent user experience and functionality.

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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Cox Automotive, Penn State, FICO, G-ABLE, Seneca College, ITandTEL, The Paris Lodron University of Salzburg (PLUS), MyRepublic, Macquarie, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, CBTS, Network Data Solutions (NDS) MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.
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Midsize Enterprise23%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat CloudForms vs. vCloud Director and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Red Hat CloudForms is ranked 10th in Cloud Management with 2 reviews while vCloud Director is ranked 3rd in Cloud Management with 18 reviews. Red Hat CloudForms is rated 7.0, while vCloud Director is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Red Hat CloudForms writes "Good technical support, seamless integration with other open-source tools and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". Red Hat CloudForms is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), IBM Cloud Automation Manager, CloudStack, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and Cisco CloudCenter, whereas vCloud Director is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, vCenter Orchestrator, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and Nutanix Calm. See our Red Hat CloudForms vs. vCloud Director report.

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