VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) Pros and Cons

VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) Pros

RA
CTO at Moca Financial
A lot of its DevOps for infrastructure capabilities improve reliability. Much effort was put in by some customers, like a large automobile manufacturer, a large telecom, and two large banks, to achieve a certain level of capabilities in this space. These DevOps for infrastructure capabilities have saved time for developers. In one use case for a large marketplace, a typical release cycle took about 80 hours and was brought down to three hours by automating deployment for developers. The quicker that deployments happen, the faster that they can do their product release cycles.
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RM
Sr. Technical Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The DevOps for infrastructure capabilities has saved time for our developers by automating processes and reducing provisioning time. Task time has been reduced by 40 percent.
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AK
Sr. Cloud Automation Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We provided the ability to request virtual machines to our end users. Before, this was a very manual process, which took engineers to do. Now, it's an automated process.
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AC
IT Consultant at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
vRA has enabled us to derive value from the cloud faster. It is five to six times faster than traditional solutions.
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TE
Cloud and Automation Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Having an enterprise service catalog and being able to automate various parts of our infrastructure are among the most important components.
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VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) Cons

RA
CTO at Moca Financial
With the workflow aspect, which has manual intervention, a policy needs to be approved by somebody. There could be better management of that piece with better templates. It is like a workflow engine, but does not have enough example templates to do certain things. A lot of people waste a lot of time trying to figure out the same thing, and everybody is trying to figure out the same thing, e.g., how to make a MySQL cluster in a Windows environment?
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RM
Sr. Technical Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
They should concentrate on navigation and service improvements.
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AK
Sr. Cloud Automation Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
VMware needs to make it to where it is not as custom. Right now, you spend a lot of time making the services work. In order to get it up and running initially, that takes time.
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AC
IT Consultant at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The initial setup was complex from beginning to delivery. The current version is a bit more complex than version 7 to deploy.
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TE
Cloud and Automation Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
It needs to be more dynamic with variable customization to make new workloads more reliable. It also needs to be faster. We are exploring vRA version 8 right now and maybe what I'm requesting is available in the new version, but we haven't yet explored it fully.
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