vCloud Director Other Advice

Chris Magee
Pre-Sales Engineer at Secura
It is a great product. It is like magic. It allows you to do so much. Put it in a lab, and you'll instantly fall in love with it. That's all you need to know. Just give it a go. If you're looking for something that allows your customers to get access to their VMs and stop bothering you, then get in there and try this solution out. vRealize Orchestrator is a powerful tool. A common query that we get from our customers is they might have issues where their servers are slowing down, but they have no idea why. So, we can pull up all of the graphs and say, “Very clearly your storage is too busy. It has too many IOPS or your CPU is maxing out.” This gives us a sales opportunity, because we can sell them a resource, and hopefully fix their problem. We don't use the container features. View full review »
OSMNGR346
OSS Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
If you're looking into this or a similar solution I would tell you to start fresh and start with VMware Professional Services and their architects from the beginning. I would definitely rate this solution a ten. It has been working flawlessly for the last ten years and we have been very happy with it. View full review »
Abdulaziz Abanmy
System admin
I would rate this solution an eight. So far we are satisfied with it, but there are some shortcomings. There are bugs with opening support. So far they have helped us very well. I would tell someone looking into this or a similar solution that before deploying any cloud, you need to have a good consultant that can help you to build the cloud well, especially from the start and especially with the infrastructure. There are a lot of components that need to be taken into consideration before doing this. View full review »
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Ivan Skopar
Engineer at T-Systems
I rated this solution a seven because the search button really bothers me. Also, because it isn't always able to finish an operation. View full review »
Jordan Donley
Technical Services Team Lead at Novosco
I would rate this solution an eight. I haven't had too many problems with it but I don't think it's perfect. View full review »
ITAdmin58981
IT Administrator with 201-500 employees
I would recommend VMware and vCloud Director, if they want to go cloud. View full review »
SeniorCl2ed7
Senior Cloud Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
I would advise someone looking into this or a similar solution to use vCloud Director if a customer wants to remove their old hardware. I rated this solution an eight because it's a good product. View full review »
Engineerinfo98876
Java Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
My only additional commentary has to do with the making improvements to the user interface. If I was to give vCloud Director a rating from one to ten, 10 being the best, I'd give it an 8 based on the fact that it's stable, our customers seem to like it, and we can manage it quite easily. View full review »
Ahmed Ibrahim Aloulah
VMware Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would rate this solution a six because, from the end-user experience, it's hard to deal with the portal compared to other solutions like OpenStack. View full review »
Kirill Naumenko
Head of R&D Department at Gigacloud
I would rate this solution an eight. It has a lot of features in the roadmap, maybe in a few years, I can give it a ten. I would advise someone looking into this solution to test your environment and to determine whether or not this solution is suitable for you. This solution was a good decision for our clients and we get good feedback from them. View full review »
Peter De Boer
Senior Engineer with 501-1,000 employees
We use vRealize Orchestrator with vCloud Director for creating work flows. You can automate your work. Using the self-service capabilities, our customers can quickly use the product with instructions and learn it within an hour. View full review »
SeniorSo53e6
Senior Solution Specialist with 1,001-5,000 employees
Do a proof a concept before making a decision. View full review »
Avi Saadi
System Administrator at Bezeq
I recommend this solution. It is a very good product. We would like to start using the container feature and PKS. We are mostly using the vCloud Director, vSAN, and vCloud Availability. Right now, we are not using their self-service. We implemented our self-services. Developers in our company make a self-service portal. However, we are also looking at the self-service of VMware products. View full review »
Dan Belmonte Alcaraz
Solutions Engineer at NTT Com MS
I would recommend, especially with the new features coming out in versions 8.0 and 9.0. View full review »
ICTspe3287
ICT specialist
Go for this solution, but you will need quite a big environment to utilize vCloud Director. View full review »
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