vCloud Director Room for Improvement

managerv859305
Manager - Virtualization, Storage & Backup at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
One of the elements lacking in the product is integration with the hyperscalers. Using hybrid cloud requires connectivity to other public clouds like Azure or AWS. At the moment that is not possible. If that can be made available as a feature, I think vCloud would become a one-stop shop for everything. We would be able to give a true hybrid service from a single pane of glass, offer everything from a single portal. It becomes a cloud management platform rather than just a simple IaaS natively from VMware. Additional features I'd like to see would be flexibility in terms of user permissions rules. I'd also like to see the capability to integrate on-prem dedicated virtual centers within vCloud. There is a CPOM feature which enables integration on-prem with the existing customer into the same portal. At the moment it is very limited, just providing a view. It would be good if we had the capability to make changes from the same portal. Multi-site capabilities would be another additional feature. It is offered but there is room for improvement in terms of other features and functionalities that can be brought in, which would make it more seamless. The dashboard for monitoring is very limited and it's not provided out of the box. It's done using a different tool from VMware itself. Having those rich dashboards within the portal itself, directly providing monitoring of the virtual machines, would be great. That is something which is really missing. Performance metrics were completely missing till now. View full review »
Rasoul Askari
OS & Servers Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the virtualization aspect, we are happy, but if we work on the public cloud, not the private cloud.OpenStack has a lot of features. In OpenShift when you configure it you can provide 100 web service in redundancy mode. This is very simple in OpenShift. We are happy with vCloud in terms of the virtualization but not for redundancy and distribution. View full review »
Ronald Van Staden
Director at Silicon Sky Consulting LLC
The first thing that I would say if someone asked me for what nice feature I would like to see, it would be a billing feature. To be able to automate our billing for clients would be a nice feature for us and save us a lot of time. View full review »
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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. View full review »
reviewer1382925
Senior Professional Services Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
There is no support for versions below 10.x. Support for previous versions would be nice, but it's the end of support which is the company policy. We cannot debate it and they provide us with extended support as well, for a year. This is is more than enough time for an organization to upgrade to the latest version to be secure and protected. There is always room for improvement. In the next release, we would like to see improvements with the pricing. It could be reduced. View full review »
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