vCenter Orchestrator Competitors and Alternatives

Read reviews of vCenter Orchestrator competitors and alternatives
Real User
Director Of Computing Virtualization at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Sep 28 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it stores all the data from the vCenters that we point it at, so it's an essential place to get that sort of performance data; the CPU utilization and disk utilization data is the most important part. It also... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it to do many things. One is to investigate and troubleshoot problems in the environment, and another is to set thresholds and then notify the operations center when things are outside. I guess the key benefit is that alerting... more»

What needs improvement?

Like everything at VMware, they should just throw the FLEX stuff - the UI abstraction - out. It's terrible. They've got to have more natural language querying tools, easier ways of building reports. The reporting interface is pretty terrible.... more»
Real User
Project Lead at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 05 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: * How it takes what we used to do in the same process as manual steps, and automates them, such as creating servers. * It's self-service for creating your own virtual machine.

How has it helped my organization?

It's shortened down our SLA's for VMs. When vendors request an application for various VM's, we used to take a two week process (approximately) from building a VM, QAing, and building it. Now, it can be done in a matter of two days, at max,... more»

What needs improvement?

Implementation directly with our SRM product, because we know what the other products are out there that VM is offering, such as Site Recovery Manager (SRM). There are ties which you can customize to put them into that, but it would be nice... more»
Real User
Owner at a tech services company
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: * Remote console (ability to control booting and OS installation process). * Support for Windows desktop OS's (mostly used as test machines for software development companies). * Resource pool payment model... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to test Windows desktop OS's (XP, 7, 8, 8.1, 10).

What needs improvement?

This is pure IaaS cloud backend software with absolutely no additional services which are offered by Amazon and Microsoft today. Lacking additional services reduces the level of cloud integration companies just love with Amazon and Azure. To... more»

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