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MandarKulkarni
Real User
IT Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

There a lot of good features. One would be the automatic rebalancing of the environment. That was one feature which… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Densify works basically on the VMware infrastructure optimization and we have the VMware infrastructure in place. Our… more»

What needs improvement?

Initially we talked about some custom reporting, wherein our customer expected certain reports on a few areas, like how… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cost is always involved, but then I feel that this solution is better than other products that we have. Everyone has a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use any other solution, and then we learned about this solution. But before we decided to use this product, we… more»

What other advice do I have?

From my perspective, this product is really good, and we are not even using each and every feature. But my advice would… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Director at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Jul 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The features and capabilities which we are using right now that are driving the most value are the analytics within the public cloud. If we go out… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of reducing risk, the way the product works is that it pulls in utilization data and then based on the analytics coming out of product… more»

What needs improvement?

In terms of integration, the tool has great data. However, it's not always meaningful because the true business attributes of how most Fortune 500… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use a solution before this one. We originally brought Densify in for what was called P to V, physical to virtual transformation. As the… more»

What other advice do I have?

Before you select any tool, make sure that you have good internal processes to action the recommendations. Again, back to the cell phone example… more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
Capacity Manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Aug 15 2017

What is most valuable?

I think it's going to form quite a key element within a number of areas for deployment, deployment release, change management, and for managing our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I would say that the initial thing is that it provides us with a technological basis to expand capacity management beyond Excel. It provides the… more»

What needs improvement?

So far there are a few areas. It seems that the mechanism for integration is, it goes so far but I think there could be some standard integration… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, this was the result of a pre-study that I ran comparing this solution with other solutions taking input from additional industry resources and… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think to bring on board the technical teams such as VMware and the power teams and whoever's systems you are augmenting. I think we maybe could… more»
Jay Newman, Cdcdp, Cdcmp
Real User
Team Lead, Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Aug 21 2017

What is most valuable?

We leverage Supply and Demand Planning for Virtual Infrastructure to assist in proactive management of resources. By… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Densify provides our organization with usable recommendations for resizing VM's to optimize its use of resources. It has… more»

What needs improvement?

Some parts of the interface are rather complex and require a bit of time to navigate, but this has never stopped us as a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There was some sticker shock, as this is not just another software product to spit out graphs. It provides analytics as a… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used Turbonomic, but found it was over simplified in its filters and viewing current state rather than… more»

What other advice do I have?

Using the reports from Densify will provide us with the "trusted advisor" backing for our own purchase and provisioning… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 11 2017

What is most valuable?

The features which are most important: * The ability to increase server density inside of my environment, which has helped me drive reduction in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The first benefit (of improving density) helps with my operational budget; it has given me the ability to reduce my capital expense for supporting… more»

What needs improvement?

Areas for improvement are: * A closer integration to the service management processes. * Being able to correlate the systems which are at risk with… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We (previously) used a combination of internally developed tools and some industry available tools. We switched to Densify because it gave us a… more»

What other advice do I have?

I think the best advice is plan ahead. We did this, a little proof of concept ahead of time, so that we could learn before doing our mass… more»
SatishShattar
Vendor
Sr Technical Manager - Performance & Capacity Management at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The Densify Control Console, and Environment Status.

How has it helped my organization?

Our team used to spend days to gather data via MS Excel to prepare reports. The Densify Control Console has the… more»

What needs improvement?

* The reports which we extract from Densify could be more user friendly, such as by eliminating the unnecessary fields. *… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I have no visibility into the costing and pricing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had a tool called SRM which is an IBM repository for performance and capacity data. We had to extract and perform the… more»

What other advice do I have?

The world is moving into a cloud and analytical era. Densify is putting the right effort in the right direction. Clients… more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Technical Architect at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 10 2017

What is most valuable?

Densify's ability to aggregate multiple on-premise vCenters and multiple cloud accounts, gives it a level of visibility… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Because of the placement optimizations, our organization has seen fewer incidents of poor performance due to resource… more»

What needs improvement?

Densify's on-premise history gives it a solid skillset to build upon in the cloud. Unfortunately the tools and mechanisms… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Setup cost is negligible, as it scales fairly well. Pricing/licensing can be a net negative if you action on the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not previously use any other solutions, but we did evaluate several before deciding on Cirba (Densify)

What other advice do I have?

They've worked with us and when issues have arisen, they have not hesitated to bring in high level technical resources to… more»
Thomas Ryan
Real User
Performance and Capacity Management at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 19 2017

What is most valuable?

Control Console and Reservation Console. The Control Console is an incredible way to give a quick view of current capacity… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This product has provided us with a more comprehensive solution that is now replacing nearly all other tools which were… more»

What needs improvement?

We are currently using a version that is a few behind (v8.3.4 as opposed to v10), so the only improvement I could suggest… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Densify has licensing setup so you can collect data without licensing. It gives you the ability to collect on everything… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This wasn't a business decision made by me, but the switch was made for increased functionality and offering an all-in-one… more»

What other advice do I have?

This product helps significantly with planning efforts and BAU management alike. It's better to get it sooner and start… more»

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Densify is a predictive analytics service that optimizes your hybrid cloud in real-time. It’s not magic, it’s science. Leading Service Providers and Global 5000 organizations leverage our service to operate with less infrastructure, less cloud costs, and at the same time, deliver better performing applications to the business.

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