vCenter Orchestrator vs. vRealize Automation

vCenter Orchestrator is ranked 11th in Cloud Management with 1 review vs vRealize Automation which is ranked 3rd in Cloud Management with 108 reviews. The top reviewer of vCenter Orchestrator writes "Hardware abstraction layer makes VMs portable when moving to a different platform". The top reviewer of vRealize Automation writes "Enables us to flex up or flex down the environment quickly; makes our DevOps processes more consistent". vCenter Orchestrator is most compared with vRealize Automation, vCloud Director and vRealize Operations (vROps). vRealize Automation is most compared with vCloud Director, Red Hat CloudForms and vCenter Orchestrator.
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Pros
The hardware abstraction layer, being able to make the VMs portable when moving to a different platform or over a WAN.

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For repeated installations and provisioning of VMs, we now have a clear definition of what has been installed, and we can monitor all that stuff.The initial setup was straightforward. It's easy to deploy.Before it would take months to deploy a VM, now, with this solution, we can deploy many VMs in one hour. We can do a stack of them with Mediaware.The setup was complex in many ways. The first reason is that we have many teams who work on it so it gets complicated gathering all of the people. The second reason is that it can be complicated to install it quickly, within a reasonable amount of time.The setup was straightforward. We upgraded to a newer version seamlessly. It worked really well.We haven't hit any limits yet, scalability is good.The whole VMR ecosystem allows us to serve multiple customers, multiple organizations and also multiple units per customer. We can cover every level without using the whole VRA and the rest of the ecosystem. We don't need to use a separate product to provide separate functionalities for the customer. We can cover all the use cases using only one product on our side which is really helpful. TScalability is perfect. We haven't had any issues.

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I would like to see, from within the Web Console, being able to define the project and custom templates per user; almost like how CloudSpec has approached the solution.

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The initial setup was complex because we have a high availability cluster. Especially when it comes to upgrades, we have a lot of downtimes and problems. The upgrade experience has been painful.7.5 is not user-friendly, in fact, it's a nightmare. They changed everything on the graphic user interface, the mode where the user interacts with the product.I have not found this solution to be user-friendly. It's really complicated. The demo shows that you can automate anything but they only show basic scenarios. If you want to do anything more complicated than that, it becomes very complicated to set up.It's not cheap.I would like to see more automation, more ways to automate automation tasks.The stability is why I rated it a seven and not higher. There were several cases where we had to restart some services because it wasn't working correctly anymore. People cannot extend their machine or replay their machine. There is no alert to say that there is a problem and that we should stop the service. The monitoring system is not very good.Most of the time the upgrade experience has been good but sometimes things break after upgrading. For example, some API codes stopped working.We upgraded twice. The last upgrade was a bit problematic.

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It made the provisioning of the virtual machines easier and faster. We can react more quickly to customers' demands.A simplified version for small businesses would be good.We do plan to see ROI with any new implementation of new technologies being implemented within our environment.As far as value is concerned, it has been essential to our environment. We have been able to deploy VMs quickly and the developers have their own sandbox, so they can spin up and destroy VMs at their own will.There is confusion between licensing levels. There are three different licensed versions of vRealize Automation, and there are different things which can happen in each of them.vRealize automation really should be a front door to the whole VMware suite of products.The solution has helped to increase infrastructure, agility, speed, and provisioning in the time to market.We have seen significant ROI. We used to have physical servers, it took 90 days to get a server, order it, buy it, and get it in. We have it down to 10 minutes, building a server with virtualization, and now that's too slow. So, we let the customer do it at their speed. Therefore, it is pretty much up in a couple of minutes and they have a server.

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Also Known As
VMware vRealize Automation, vRA, VMware DynamicOps Cloud Suite
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Overview
VMware vCenter Orchestrator simplifies the automation of complex IT tasks and integrates with VMware vCloud Suite components to adapt and extend service delivery and operational management, effectively working with existing infrastructure, tools and processes.

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
Beiersdorf Shared ServicesRent-a-Center, Amway, Vistra Energy, Liberty Mutual
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Financial Services Firm20%
Healthcare Company16%
Retailer10%
Comms Service Provider10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Pharma/Biotech Company35%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm15%
Marketing Services Firm8%
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