vCloud Director Pros and Cons

vCloud Director Pros

Chris Magee
Pre-Sales Engineer at Secura
vCloud Director requires less knowledge to get into in the first place. Therefore, when we bring in new members of staff, we can always give them the customer experience straightaway, and they can pick it up quite easily.
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Architec1b8b
Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The stability is rock solid.
The initial setup was complex. There's a lot of things you have to factor in, like security, backup, disaster recovery, monitoring, and how to maintain the platform. It's something we still struggle with, but it's getting better.
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OSMNGR346
OSS Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
It has helped us develop a better way of selling services to customers, evolve from the typical housing, and make revenues for the Telefonica company.
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Abdulaziz Abanmy
System admin
Working with VMware has supported us especially in terms of building a very powerful cloud for our customers.
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Ivan Skopar
Engineer at T-Systems
We like the basic operations that we can do with the VM such as restarting, rebooting, creating snapshots, and deleting snapshots.
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Jordan Donley
Technical Services Team Lead at Novosco
I like the functionality that's available with Orchestrator. The platform stability stuff that I would be involved in worries me from the automation side because you have a lot less hands-on control of things. Price point, it kind of puts us off.
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ITAdmin58981
IT Administrator with 201-500 employees
So far, we have had no problems at all, as it has been very stable. It is working well.
vCloud Director works and makes my life easier. Its self-service capabilities allow us to give resources to our customers. They can spin up as many or as few machines as they like, and it works.
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SeniorCl2ed7
Senior Cloud Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Their technical support is great. We had some difficult cases and they were able to solve them in a timely manner.
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Engineerinfo98876
Java Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
vCloud Director has improved our organization in so far as it is an easy solution to sell. I believe this is the case due to the fact that it is an easy tool to manage and to configure.
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Ahmed Ibrahim Aloulah
VMware Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If a customer is looking for disaster recovery at a cheaper price, this is the best solution.
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vCloud Director Cons

Chris Magee
Pre-Sales Engineer at Secura
We have had very minor problems with it when we've been upgrading.
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OSMNGR346
OSS Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see mode accessory recovery and integration with SD-WAN.
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Abdulaziz Abanmy
System admin
There are some shortcomings. There are bugs with opening support.
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Ivan Skopar
Engineer at T-Systems
If I just need to look for something quickly, it's quite difficult to find it with the way it's set up now. They should make the search button better.
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Jordan Donley
Technical Services Team Lead at Novosco
Technical support is something that we've had problems with in the past. Across all the VMware solutions we have not always had the best response from support. To be fair a lot of the issues that came up for us have been quite niche but it seems that in terms of release cycles they introduced a lot of bugs and it's a lot of stuff that support generally has to work quite hard on. There have been cases when we've logged critical priority issues and not had responses in time. I think support is something that can be worked on.
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ITAdmin58981
IT Administrator with 201-500 employees
There didn't seem to be any type of integrated path on how to do the initial setup. There seemed to be different bits of paperwork or instructions available from various places. We always had to go looking for what to do next.
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SeniorCl2ed7
Senior Cloud Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Initially, the setup was complex.
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Engineerinfo98876
Java Developer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Improvements could be made in the building feature since there isn't a real building feature associated with the product. We require a building feature to integrate with other solutions.
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Ahmed Ibrahim Aloulah
VMware Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
vCloud Director isn't cheap.
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Kirill Naumenko
Head of R&D Department at Gigacloud
vRealize Orchestrator is an expensive tool.
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Learn what your peers think about vCloud Director. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
419,052 professionals have used our research since 2012.