Red Hat CloudForms Room for Improvement

RK
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Professional Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Our clients had challenges or issues with the updates. Its updates should be better managed. They should provide quicker and more stable updates. Its stability can also be better.

We initially faced ease-of-use and compatibility issues while integrating it. We had a lot of compatibility issues with other products.

Our clients are concerned about whether it is under IBM or it is still Red Hat. Clients are not very clear about the support, and they're not really happy with it. Currently, they're getting support from Red Hat, but going forward, they're not really clear about what would be the life cycle of the product, which is a concern for them. 

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Matjaž Godec
CoOwner & CTO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution is still quite immature.

Those CloudForms and similar products are very capable if you are some sort of programmer. It has the infrastructure, however, to actually make it work, you have to program it yourself inside the platform. It's okay as a platform, however, it is not a ready-made product. You have to do a lot of work.

The product is expensive. It would be ideal if they could work on their pricing model.

What I expect from Red Hat is for it to make configurations for common use cases. Red Hat CloudForms allows you to integrate with external sources. Yet, if you want to integrate something, then you have to program it in Ruby in order to integrate. If you want some features with this integration, they also have to be programmed. I know that with other products, it is more of a point and click integration. Often, also, there are knowledge bases or use cases that are already present as point-and-click functionality. 

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Nitesh Jadhav
Principal Solutions Architect at Tech Mahindra Limited

The complexity of the solution is a bit high in comparison to VMware.

The solution should be made more user-friendly with plug-and-play functionality. It will help companies adopt it quicker.

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Nitesh Jadhav
Principal Solutions Architect at Tech Mahindra Limited

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 needs to be more user-friendly. They need to make it more plug-and-play.

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