VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) Scalability

SnrVirtEng3a90
Sr Virtualization Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We could scale horizontally with Automation but we're looking more at containers to scale some of our apps more horizontally. But yes, it does integrate very well with other vSphere products that allow us to scale horizontally as well. View full review »
Allen Nussbaumer
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We can scale it up or down. We haven't needed to yet, but we can. View full review »
EricSturm
Technical Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
No issues currently with scalability of the product or its uses cases it was implemented for. View full review »
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ProductE7a95
Product Engineer at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We haven't had any scalability issues yet, but we are approaching that potential, whenever we get larger customers. The customers that we do have on, if they do use it, they're just testing the waters with it. View full review »
Allen Nussbaumer
Systems Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Scalability is one of those things we haven't used or needed. But it's there when do. We have confidence that it will meet our needs when we need them. View full review »
Bob Plankers
Solutions Architect at a university
In terms of scalability, vRA has connections to a lot of different systems. It's very flexible and an impressive product. It's almost scarily flexible. View full review »
Craig Debban
IT Director at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Right now, we're also installing a vRealize Automation in India and expanding. The fact that we're moving from the US to India just shows the power of being able to add capacity, CPU to it, as much as we need. If we need to grow that fixed capacity, we can. It scales horizontally too with users, more systems, it's easy. View full review »
DavidBurton
IT Director at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We haven't had any scalability issues. We're nearly 10,000 virtual machines that are registered to our vRealize Automation deployment. With Orchestrator, we did see some scalability concerns, but we clustered it and added some additional resources and we were able to scale it up. We haven't had an issue since. View full review »
James Jones
IT Manager at a individual & family service with 10,001+ employees
It scales fine. We've been scaling on storage but we actually have two divisions. We just deployed it to another division to help them out. The company I work for grows by acquisition so the new acquisitions are now getting this pointed to them so they can provision faster, with basically the same standards, instead of doing stuff manually. View full review »
David Gangwish
Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is good. We have extended its reach out into our DR site and out into the hybrid cloud. The extendability is really much better than it was in the early days of vRA. View full review »
reviewer962037
DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We don't have any problems with scale. We are running VRA at a very big scale with multiple deployments and don't have any issues with scalability. View full review »
Daniel Pratt
Infrastructure Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability, I have no issues with that as well. As long as I have the compute, storage, and network bandwidth to support it, the underlying infrastructure is there. It's pretty expandable. View full review »
Lloyd Havekost
Linear Dimensions, Consultant at a government with 10,001+ employees
We scale, we have 180 plus customers in the environment and we have courts with as few as maybe four servers and as many as 80. So it's a very diverse range of systems and they absolutely love it. It scales great. View full review »
Alain Dalis
Technical Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Scalability is perfect. We haven't had any issues. View full review »
SrManage32bf
Sr. Manager, Open Systems Service Desk at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Right now, it doesn't scale for us, but it will once we move into the new environment. It will probably scale five years out, especially with the way that we can integrate different endpoints. View full review »
Brian Wurtzel
Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We left room to be able to expand in the future. This was the job of our consulting company. View full review »
James Thomas
Customer Apps Manager at TSTT
We have not had the opportunity to scale - instances where we need to scale up or down - but I believe it's quite scalable. View full review »
Ashok Padmaraju
Technical Manager at Gilead Sciences, Inc.
VMware products are meant for scalability. For example, today my environment is 1500 VDS's. We acquired a company with 300 users. To merge them, I didn't need to worry about anything like hardware because it was already there. I was able to do it on the fly in one shot. View full review »
Brian Wurtzel
Systems Administrator at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It should be scalable. We have left room for it to be scalable. But right now we have a target area that we have it set at, and it's perfectly set that way. View full review »
SeniorAsb713
Senior Associate at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is good. We haven't had any real concerns over that because we have a data center footprint. We haven't had any real limitations on acquisitioning new hardware so, at the rate at which we're growing, we're making the right projections and we haven't really exceeded our availability. View full review »
Principa7a88
Principal Engineer at T-Mobile
It seems to scale well. We haven't really had too many problems. There have been a couple of issues, but they have mainly been with our external systems, not the solution itself. It has been able to handle the churn workload. View full review »
SystemsE1cf3
Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability is okay. You can't, to my knowledge - and I could be wrong - tell it to deploy like this: "I want 20 VMs all configured this way," and have it go ahead and spin them off. You have to do them one at a time. So, from a scalability standpoint that's not great, but it could also be that we're just not using it correctly. We don't actually have the need to do that very often, but from time to time we'll get a request such as, "We need five SQL Server VMs." It would be nice to be able to do it once and be done with it, rather than repeat that process five times. View full review »
SystemsA4ba9
Systems Admin at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
I'm extremely happy with the scalability. View full review »
SystemEn41bf
System Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It's easy to be scalable on it. You're as scalable as the infrastructure you have behind it. View full review »
Brent Tate
Senior Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I feel vRA is scalable. Being able to develop it more, and get more installations, more things to use it for, will be able to help us scale it out and use it for more people. View full review »
ScottSmith
Senior Systems Admin at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is probably the best part about it. You can take things that you've already defined, that you've already built once, and build them again multiple times, without significant effort. View full review »
Principaf295
Principal Vendor Manager at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It's scalable. We're such a large company, we would never even consider using it if we didn't think it had a lot of room to grow, for the capacity that we utilize. View full review »
SystemsE95ef
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have it deployed in a highly-available environment and scalability is nice because we just add another ESX host and then we are able to increase the capacity. View full review »
Technicadcf7
Technical consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is good. View full review »
OpsManb515
Ops Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Since we are looking at public-cloud scalability, as long as that model works, I think we should be good. We're not too focused on the scalability on-prem but we want to see how it scales out to the public cloud. View full review »
ITSoluticb23
IT Solutions Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have not had any problems with scalability. We're not pushing the boundaries on the number of deployments with it, but no issues. View full review »
reviewer698502
DevOps Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Version 7.3 seems to be more scalable than previous versions. View full review »
SysAdmia446
Sys Admin at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's scalable, in terms of adding Blueprints. View full review »
Solution04d1
Solution Architect at a aerospace/defense firm with 51-200 employees
The scalability is fantastic. It's there. View full review »
Daniele Ulrich
Cloud Architect at Swisscom
If you have a normal use case like a conventional enterprise and use it for yourself then you might never test its limits. In our case, our customers are creating a lot of business groups and this led to a lot of problems later on. View full review »
SysEng94654
Principal Systems Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is endless. What I would like to see in vRealize Automation is an SMB version, a simplified version, but still have the advanced options. For example, we use a lot of fenced deployments. We have five virtual machines deployed to fenced environments, which is our most common scenario. We are a small office with only 600 people and about 16 technical support personnel. View full review »
NetworkL2008
Network Lead at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Scalability has been excellent. It scales well horizontally. Vertically, you'd have to do a lot to make that happen. It will scale both ways. One way is easier. Horizontally is way easier to scale. It's just the nature of the way the product is built. View full review »
Virtualib6f8
Virtualization Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have scaled up. For me and my team, it's very easy. View full review »
Marcel Swartjes
Project Architect
Scalability is good enough as it is. View full review »
Sebastien Duthil
Cloud engineer at a government with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is good. We also use other solutions and we are still beginners with these products. We still have to set the time to configure it so that we can maximize its benefits. View full review »
ITManage6b01
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We have no issues whatsoever with it. It's very scalable. View full review »
HeadOfCl13dd
Head of Cloud and Technology with 1,001-5,000 employees
We do not need to scale it. One instance is sufficient. View full review »
Solution5f0c
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It depends, because you are still dependent on the Windows machine that does all the requests and pulls from other agents. It can scale out if you size it right the first time. View full review »
SeniorIn5430
Senior Infrastructure Design at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Scalability is very agile. You can scale it however you want. View full review »
Ryan Thele
Virtualization Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
I haven't run into any scalability issues with it yet. View full review »
Ahmet Oztuna
Technical Project Manager at Bilgibim
In terms of scalability, this customer is looking to expand and they have to plan to buy and multiply their resources. After that, because they like vRA, they want to buy vSAN because they also want to automate the storage scalability and storage for the VM sites. View full review »
reviewers832
Principal Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Se5c56
Systems Engineer with 10,001+ employees
We have not yet had to scale it but I understand that the product does scale. View full review »
Engineer4281
Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
The scalability is very good. That's one of the reasons we like it. Is scales great. View full review »
VicePres6996
Vice president at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We haven't hit any limits yet, scalability is good. View full review »
ItManger6545
IT Infrastructure Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Scalability has been working fine. View full review »
ITProfes59f3
IT Professional
We have 30 virtual machines. View full review »
Robin Naundorf
Systems Engineer at a university
Its scalability looks good, but we have not experienced it yet. View full review »
CloudSerae94
Cloud Services Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
It has met our needs scale-wise, in that environment. View full review »
Dennis Bray
Chief Architect at Ens inc
Scalability hasn't been a problem. For the agency where we have it deployed, there are 4500 to 5000 VMs. View full review »
FieldSer095c
Field Service Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's scalable. It's very good in scaling. View full review »
Carsten Fraszcak
Team Lead Private Cloud at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalable is okay. View full review »
Solution1762
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We've only used it within our lab engineering environment, which is up to 1,000 VMs at any point, so it's been pretty solid. View full review »
Laurentiu Coica
Team leader infrastructure at Asseco SEE
I have found the scalability to be good. We share infrastructure with multiple machines and infrastructure servers. View full review »
ITArchitc77e
IT Architect at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is good. It has been fine. We have been using it for quite some time and haven't seen any issues. View full review »
SeniorSy1228
Senior Systems Administrator at Webroot Software
The scalability is fine when you go with the high availability deployment. View full review »
Director82fa
Director of Infrastructure at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Its scalability still has room to improve when supporting Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Platform, and Azure. View full review »
Wilson Pardini
Executive Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Solution7e5a
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It has some limitations for scalability, especially for remote data center management. For some components, everything need to be centralized. View full review »
Edgar Voss
Information Technology Services at TUI InfoTec GmbH
We don't use the scalability. View full review »
Computer55ed
Computer Repairman with 5,001-10,000 employees
I'm very happy to see the partnership with AWS. View full review »
Headofit501
Head of IT at Interswitch
It is scalable. View full review »
Dara Rad
User at Lidoma
The scalability is not good. It is slow to scale to our needs. View full review »
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