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Chris Magee
Real User
Pre-Sales Engineer at Secura
Dec 03 2018

What is most valuable?

The scalability is amazing. It gives our customers the options that they need. If they suddenly need to add more resources, they don't need to plan for it. They just need to pay us... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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... more»

What needs improvement?

I've seen that there are more HTML5 bits coming in. With that, it's exposing more of the NSX. So, if they keep going in the same direction where they give more features under the... more»

What other advice do I have?

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... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 09 2018

What is most valuable?

The multi-tenancy feature is very important for us from a service perspective. The recent new capabilities are a huge step forward for this... more»

How has it helped my organization?

My company's a traditional hardware reseller so moving into a subscription-based model is challenging from a sales perspective. It's a new way... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a full transition to NSX-T, more work on the container, and double integration.

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

I would advise someone looking into this or a similar solution to get people who understand the technology and what you can do with it to get... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The main reason that we switched solutions was that we were running a legacy based infrastructure as a service. Customers had to submit a ticket... more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
OSS Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Dec 09 2018

What is most valuable?

We like that it's multi-tenant, is supported, that it evolves with time and allows us to offer services to our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us develop a better way of selling services to customers, evolve from the typical housing, and make... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see Business recovery and integration with SD-WAN.

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

In terms of costs, I would say there is no comparison between this solution and alternatives. If you are in the market... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We've been in the hosting business for fifteen years, so it was a natural evolution for us when it came time to switch.... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you're looking into this or a similar solution I would tell you to start fresh and start with VMware Professional... more»
Abdulaziz Abanmy
Real User
System admin
Dec 11 2018

What is most valuable?

We have found the whole suite of cloud applications to be the most valuable features. If you start a cloud, either private or hybrid, it will support you and you will get more features. It covers support in terms of computing, networking, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Working with a single vendor, especially with optimization, has improved our organization. Working with VMware has supported us especially in terms of building a very powerful cloud for our customers. It has helped us provision new clients... more»

What other advice do I have?

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... more»
Ivan Skopar
Real User
Engineer at T-Systems
Dec 11 2018

What is most valuable?

We like the basic operations that we can do with the VM such as restarting, rebooting, creating snapshots, and deleting... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved our organization by speeding up some basic scenarios. They can manage a simple operation on their own.

What needs improvement?

I would like to be able to search in vCloud Director more easily. If I just need to look for something quickly, it's... more»

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

This solution is cheaper than other alternatives.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Most of our clients are using classic solutions from the vSphere, 6, 5.5, or even older. We give them vCloud Director... more»

What other advice do I have?

I rated this solution a seven because the search button really bothers me. Also, because it isn't always able to finish... more»
Jordan Donley
Real User
Technical Services Team Lead at Novosco
Dec 11 2018

What is most valuable?

My impression of the data protection, data recovery, and container features is that they're all very good, I like them. Although I don't particularly have a use case for them... more»

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

Compared to alternatives like Microsoft SPLA, this solution is on the expensive side. It's an expensive solution but it comes with its benefits for being pricey.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We picked up this solution because we needed to provide new services. We went with VMware because we have a lot of VMware experts in our business, it's something that we're quite... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight. I haven't had too many problems with it but I don't think it's perfect.
ITAdmin58981
Real User
IT Administrator with 201-500 employees
Dec 02 2018

What is most valuable?

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,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The product helped us get more customers, so that worked out quite well. It saves us a lot of time provisioning new clients.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using VMware already, then some of our customers asked if we could give them a cloud solution

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend VMware and vCloud Director, if they want to go cloud.
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Cloud Architect at a comms service provider
Dec 06 2018

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are that our customers can create their own data center. At the moment we don't use vCloud Director for data protection or disaster recovery. We... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It enables us to provision our clients faster but the process is different. It is faster and the customer can auto-deploy via a template. It can take three to five minutes... more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to see them up the storage.

What other advice do I have?

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... more»
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VMware vCloud Director provides software-defined services for data centers in the form of virtual data centers. Computing, networking, security, and storage are all virtualized when you deploy this solution. The result is that users will get to enjoy infrastructure that is operationally ready in a matter of minutes without needing to install and configure any physical infrastructure.

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