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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.""The optimization of the solution is quite interesting."

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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.""vRA has enabled us to derive value from the cloud faster. It is five to six times faster than traditional solutions."

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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.""The solution is still quite immature."

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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.""The initial setup was complex from beginning to delivery. The current version is a bit more complex than version 7 to deploy."

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

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Top Answer: They are a very mature product.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: I'd advise an organization considering implementing the solution to first, before selecting a product, finalize their business department. They should create a list of all of their requirements to… more »
Top Answer: We are running Nutanix Calm now for a year. We have done feature- and cost comparison with vRealize Automation. We still run ESXi as Hypervisor on our Production Cluster (non-Calm). But Nutanix AHV on… more »
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8.3
Popular Comparisons
Compared 9% of the time.
Compared 7% of the time.
Also Known As
VMware vRealize Automation, vRA, VMware DynamicOps Cloud Suite
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Overview

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 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
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)Rent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
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%
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Red Hat CloudForms is ranked 12th in Cloud Management with 3 reviews while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 4 reviews. Red Hat CloudForms is rated 6.4, while VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Red Hat CloudForms writes "Good optimization but is immature and integration is complicated". 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". Red Hat CloudForms is most compared with IBM Cloud Automation Manager, CloudStack, Morpheus, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) and vCloud Director, whereas VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is most compared with vCloud Director, VMware vRealize Operations (vROps), SaltStack, Ansible and Nutanix Calm. See our Red Hat CloudForms vs. VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) report.

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