VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) Pricing and License Cost

Lead Senior Infrastructure Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The vRealize Suite, it is a very expensive product. However, with all the things it did offer us, in the long run, it made sense for us, because we got to cut down a lot of our public cloud costs due to on-premise solutions. View full review »
Allen Nussbaumer
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Better pricing is always handy, but I feel it's at the right price point. View full review »
Bob Plankers
Solutions Architect at a university
There is confusion between licensing levels. There are three different licensed versions of vRealize Automation, and there are different things which can happen in each of them. This is confusing. vRealize automation really should be a front door to the whole VMware suite of products. The front door to a cloud: Just open it up, and let everyone do whatever they need. View full review »
Gowthaman N
Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Our customers feel it's very costly. But when VMware is providing so many things, the cost is on par with what they're offering. It's really about whether you want to buy the full solution today and utilize it, or if you want to bring in a lot of people, integrate, and spend on that. Overall, if you look at five to ten years of time, either you buy the full solution or you will bring in the people and try save some costs, but it is going to be almost the same. View full review »
Ryan Renn
Sr Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would advise heavy VMware shops to look into getting suite licensing and leverage the VMware ELA framework if possible. Additionally, I would highly recommend that NSX is purchased in conjunction with vRealize Automation in order to get the most out of the product. View full review »
DevOps Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I'm very interested in the integration with Puppet. However, my organization doesn't have the funding for something like Puppet right now. If VMware would integrate that feature set (Puppet) into vRA. That would be very awesome. View full review »
Daniele Ulrich
Cloud Architect at Swisscom
We built everything from scratch, it ended up being very costly. View full review »
Principal Systems Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Before, we had the vCloud suites, then suddenly we split out to NSX and had to pay two licenses extra just fenced because we don't use microsegmentation for firewall rollouts. Therefore, a simplified version for small businesses would be good. View full review »
Virtualization Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
If you are looking at implementing the product, hire a Dev team. View full review »
Assigned Client Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I don't know anything about this. View full review »
Principal Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Pricing needs to be improved. View full review »
Vice president at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It's not cheap. It would be more expensive to get an alternative though because we'd have to buy the extras for it. View full review »
Damion Zale
Senior Network Server Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Look into it heavily when researching similar products, especially if you're looking in terms of budgetary issues with different servers or how you're gonna scale something. It allows you to have pretty concrete data to show to your management. View full review »
Dennis Bray
Chief Architect at Ens inc
From the customer perspective, the value was worth it. View full review »
Senior IT Specialist with 5,001-10,000 employees
The corporate government works a little differently. We had put out a set requirements and other vendors come and bid on it, then we pick the vendor who best met our requirements and has the lowest cost. View full review »
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Licensing's expensive. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Be informed and reach out to your VMware sales rep to answer questions. View full review »
Santosh Dalvi
Deployment Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
As an engineer, I didn’t look at the pricing model. View full review »
Founder & CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It's worth each penny. View full review »
Srichand Jakka
Senior System Analyst at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Compared to other vendors in the market the licensing cost is OK. View full review »

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