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Infrastructure Expert at Cloud Counselage Inc. (www.cloudcounselage.com)
Jul 16 2016

What is most valuable?

vCloud Director: To name a few, ease of use, robust security and easy extensibility to VMware's Hybrid cloud platform; VMware vCloud Air and public cloud space. vCAC… more»

How has it helped my organization?

vSphere: vMotion (ease of migrating VMs from one host to another), DRS (ease of migrating VMs from one host to another automatically to balance out workloads in cluster… more»

What needs improvement?

FT capacity issues are resolved now in vSphere 6.0. Cheers!!

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

Depends on the licences purchased per ESXi, vCenter for vSphere and licences purchased for vCloud Director, vCOPs suites.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Yes; Microsoft's Azure for cloud and Hyper-V for virtualization. The reason for switching was indeed the efficiency crisis with Hyper-V resulting in subsequent service… more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. Follow the bottom-up approach; VMware's Implementation Guide for each product and you will sail through.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes; Microsoft's Azure for cloud and Hyper-V for virtualization.

What is vCloud Director?

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.

vCloud Director customers

MicroStrategy, National Democratic Institute, and NYSE Euronext.

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