VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Other Solutions Considered

Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We looked at a couple of other products. We looked at Turbonomic and Veeam. But we have a very large relationship with VMware, so we have a hefty discount. We are also very involved with using Log Insight and with using vRA. So we buy the suite and vROps is free. It would cost us more to buy those other tools individually. Since we have the suite, we have the licenses so it makes sense to use it. That being said, we did buy Turbonomic about a month ago because operations management says vROps is not working for us for the real-time monitoring and automatically adjusting to the environment. vROps is working for historical work, so are still planning on using it for that. Turbonomic does not have historical, so they work together in a way. But We've had to buy, for a few more million dollars, another product whose function, we thought, vROps was going to do all of. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
There are other providers out there that will give a similar experience to vROps, but we're comfortable with it. We were being pressured to look at these other things because one of our acquisitions used one of them. They wanted us to come to an agreement on what was best and we didn't like what they were using, so we stuck with vROps. Now they're with vROps, and lucky for them. View full review »
Chuck Jones
Systems Architect at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have looked at other solutions. We purchased Veeam not too long ago. Veeam has a product called Veeam ONE that does somewhat the same thing, but the way vRealize Operations integrates with the functionality of other things - like Insight Manager, and vRealize Automation - makes it the thing that brings all the pieces of the puzzle together. Using a third-party product we would be missing that. And it does it better than other pieces, so for us, it was a no-brainer. It would help us out with our vision of using VMware plus it worked better than the other products we looked at and PoC'ed. View full review »
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Principal Server Specialist at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at Turbonomic. It was expensive because of their ability to learn your environment. We already owned a piece of the vROPs suite, the compliance manager, so we sort of fell into the suite. We thought we can go out and buy Turbonomic, which will cost us so much money or we get the enterprise product because we already have the compliance manager piece, which is what we did, and never looked back. It's an excellent solution compared to others. When I first looked at a Turbonomic was a few years ago, they had a few more features than what vCOPS was doing at the time. I gave that feedback and all those features are now in the product. Therefore, there's not much of a comparison today. View full review »
Senior Technical Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have another solution from Dell EMC called Foglight, and it's way worse. vRealize is ten times better than that product. Although they both leave us with too much nonsense to bother with. View full review »
Infrastructure Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
For this environment we're fairly small, so we didn't really look at anything else. In other environments, we compared other products and other companies against vROps. But, for this environment, it's so small, it just made sense. It's easy enough to do, so we just went with vROps. View full review »
Kieron Ifill
Principle System Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at a couple of VMware's competitors. One of them was VMTurbo (now called Turbonomic). The main reason we went with vROps was the ease of integration, ease of use, and the support behind it. The community behind vRealize is relatively large and that just made the decision that much simpler for us. Also, from a cost standpoint, we were able to negotiate with VMware. And, with VMware, the deployment process was a lot simpler for us, and the training-learning curve for vRealize versus the other solution tended to be the easier, so that was also a factor. View full review »
Steve Lain
Systems Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
For me, there wasn't a competitor because, under the hood, vROps is going to know everything that VirtualCenter does. If you're relying on a third-party to discover all that and put it in place - when I can stay native, I'm going to stay native, when it's the best solution. View full review »
Chris Beardsley
Database Systems Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Epic actually has its own product to monitor itself. It wasn't until vROps revealed that it had this, and we could see how it operated, that it came to the forefront. So we really didn't focus in on anything else. View full review »
William Earles
Director Of Infrastructure Services at Yavapai College
We used ManageEngine, but that was more looking at the Windows side of things. I can't remember any of the others we looked at. View full review »
Ben Moore
Lead Systems Engineer at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
Another vendor on our shortlist was WhatsUp Gold. View full review »
System Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at ManageEngine and SolarWinds. We chose vROps because we're a large company and they gave us a good price cut. Also because the feature set looked good from the demos. View full review »
Infrastructure Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had a little bit of Hyper-V, but normally, mostly VMware. View full review »
Micah Plourd
Senior Tech Engineer at McKinsey & Company
We also looked at VMTurbo and there were a few other ones for resource reclamation but as soon as we found out that vROps in the newer versions was able to be a little bit more robust, it was the clear selling point. View full review »
Saurabh Chandratre
Director Solutions Architect - EMEA & APAC at Blue Medora
There were a couple of options that we considered, like Microsoft SCOM and SolarWinds, but the level of monitoring and dashboard visibility wasn’t there. View full review »
Specialist Virtualization at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
When I actually did the evaluation there was no shortlist. We had a couple products that were in place and I pushed forward with getting an enterprise solution that captured all the data. We already had this solution halfway in the environment from some other purchases on the Standard edition, so we just built off of that. We had VMTurbo, and SolarWinds is still in the environment. Cost-wise vROps is probably a little more expensive than the other two products put together, for the advanced piece that we need, where we can do customized dashboards. But the feature set is way more advanced. I think with VMTurbo we were only getting 25 to 30 data points and now we're getting hundreds of data points in the environment. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've looked at other solutions but we stick with the vRealize Operations mainly for the usability and the integration with VMware. View full review »
Cloud Lead at Molina Healthcare, Inc.
vROps was definitely on the top list, then we had VMTurbo (Turbonomic) and there's another product called Runecast. We have higher-tier products like Scalar but it's not really an operation type. View full review »
Virtualization Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't know that we really considered anything else in that pure category because, at that time, nothing really compared to it. Everybody had their own little management and monitoring solutions for their little bubbles. But there wasn't this all-inclusive, try to get other vendors to buy in and have one single monitoring solution. View full review »
Mike Morris
Product Strategy Architect at Expedient
Probably the big one that a lot of people would compare to vROps is Veeam ONE. We looked at Veeam ONE among other products and found that the level of metrics that we got out of vRealize Operations, because it comes from VMware, were pretty much second to none. View full review »
Blogger at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We have looked at several different things. We looked at VMTurbo - Turbonomic is what they're called now. We did SolarWinds. We looked at Virtualization Manager because we already have an ELA, so we were just able to add it on to our ELA. But I like keeping everything in the VMware ecosystem. I'm very happy with our choice. View full review »
Senior Virtual Desktop Engineer at Madison Technical College
We compared a couple of different tools and it really came down to the fact that VMware was giving us a good price for bundling it with our Horizon purchase, at the time. And, at the time, we were doing PCoIP and it was basically the only product that really gave us that insight. View full review »
Mark Stringer
IT Consultant at Sureskills
They compare reasonably well to alternative solutions. There are several products that are out there that would manage a virtual infrastructure for customers, but we perceive it to be the best of the existing range of products in that area. View full review »
Andy Weissenborn
CTO at NHS Connecting for Health
We didn't look into other options. We very much get to where VMware house is part of our strategy, it was just a natural fit into our infrastructure. View full review »
Systems Architect at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
We do have a competing solution in now. We have Turbonomic. We're looking at it at the same time. View full review »
Chris Ray
Supervisor of Network Engineering at a hospitality company with 501-1,000 employees
We looked at Cisco CloudCenter. We looked at it at the same time but we knew that 95 percent of our infrastructure runs VMware today, so we wanted to go with the same kind of ecosystem. View full review »
Chief Architect For Virtualization at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at vFoglight again, but it was too difficult. We looked at a product called VMTurbo (Turbonomic), and it didn't really come up to par during the PoC that we went through. We weren't very happy with it. View full review »
Senior Analyst at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
On our shorlist, beside vROps, were vFoglight and one other that I don't remember. View full review »
Lead Technical Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
We've looked at other solutions before, but we've never found one that does what VROps does. We've looked at Veeam ONE and VMTurbo, but I don't think they're around anymore. That's part of the problem: There were vendors that did the monitoring and they've all crashed and burned. VROps wouldn't do that. View full review »
IT Manager at a consumer goods company with 201-500 employees
Most of my infrastructure is Windows, but Hyper-V isn't in the same class as VMware. It still feels like the new kid on the block. I've literally been using VMware since '99, product one. And being here, 20 years later, it's just VMware, it's there, it's what you use. View full review »
Technical Expert at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
From a hardware point of view, we looked at SolarWinds. They have a good offering, but the integration is lacking from our point of view. We needed something that would just work without having to put time and effort into it. I personally have used some of the other solutions in this space. I've found that you tend to have to put more manpower into getting them up and running. This is what drew us to vROps. View full review »
Senior Infrastructure Engineer at United Financial Services
I've been a user of this solution for quite a few years so it's something I've believed in for a while. I've looked at some alternatives but nothing that's given me everything that I needed, that I get out of the vROps. View full review »
Maurizio Rosa
Cloud Specialist
Opsview was another vendor we looked at. We didn't go with it because we liked vROps' use case. It allows us to see simply and graphically what a problem is and we can export a report of the problem for our customer, which is very valuable to us. Opsview gave us some information but we found it to be slower. With vROps, we can monitor every feature and vendor; we can monitor the environment which means we can monitor everything. View full review »
Talha Ghafoor
Principal Architect at BTC Networks
I haven't used a competitor's product. Only VMware was on our list because we were already using all the other VMware solutions, like vSphere, NSX, and vCenter. Therefore, we wanted something to run on top of those products, preferably from VMware, so it could integrate in a better way. View full review »
IT Operations Senior Analyst at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
We also use SolarWinds, AppDynamics, Nimsoft, plus vRealize as well. We're trying to make the company all go for one thing, but it's been a bit of a struggle. We'll be pushing it. View full review »
Virtualization Consultant at Vantage ad technologies Ltd
In terms of integration, between this product and everything else in the VM product line, it is very easy to just pick this up as opposed to looking elsewhere. View full review »
Bryan OConnor
Principal Technologist at QA Ltd
We use SCOM as well. What we like about the vRealize Suite of products is the customability of the product. We can do things ourselves rather than having to rely solely on Management Packs. View full review »
Senior Systems Architect at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We use a multiple-monitoring solution but vROps is more tailored towards the environment that we use. We use both solutions hand in hand. The monitoring solutions that we currently use notify us of any issues and whatnot. We use vROps to tell us what the VMs or servers are doing over time. View full review »
Chris Perrin
Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked into a competitor but it was way too expensive. The fact that vROps came as part and parcel of the vRA enterprise gave us a huge win on the cost. View full review »
IT Architect at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We evaluated several other vendors. However, at the price VMware offered us, there was no reason to chose anyone else. View full review »
Stephen Jesse
Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at Foglight, vRealize, and Veeam. The main reason we chose vRealize is because it's included in our license. View full review »
Doug White
Systems Engineer at 14 West
We tried Veeam ONE and one other whose name I can't recall. View full review »
Simbarashe Mazorodze
ICT Infrastructure and Security Services Manager at NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY AUTHORITY - NSSA ZIMBABWE
We evaluated third-party solutions such as RackNap. View full review »
Henadz Shuliak
Group Manager at Wargaming
We tried to use Veeam ONE one for monitoring but it's a bit difficult. It's a different project and has different ways to manage it. Previous versions of vRealize did not have the same features as Veeam ONE. Now, it does have the same features and much more. View full review »
Infrastructure Manager at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did consider some other vendors, but due to the pricing and features of those products, we skipped them quite quickly. View full review »
Kevin Kariuki
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
I've tried other solutions in the industry, and vROps is a good product in comparison. View full review »
Fabio Barcelos
Technologist at Thales Alenia Space
We chose VMware and its solution because it was the most easily supportable. We know some of their consultants and our people know the products. View full review »
Tobias Buchter
Engineer at Coop
We used Grafana to monitor our environment. With vROps, you have all the VMware specific metrics and dashboards. It's much harder to invest time in another solution where you have to build it on your own. We just considered vROps. Grafana was something that we designed on our own afterwards. View full review »
Erik Strandberg
Senior IT Engineer at Octapharma
We have another monitoring tool which we use for physical servers and virtual as well, but vRealize Operations Manager gives us more detail. It's best of breed when it come to monitoring. View full review »
George Dimov
Platform Engineering Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We've explored a number of products. We've used SolarWinds and their VMWare add-ons. But to be able to actually see what our infrastructure does, vRealize Operations Manager has been the closest match as part of our Enterprise agreement. We are licensed for the Blue Medora Advanced Suite which is like an add-on to vRealize Operations Manager. That gives us the visibility into our Cisco and HPE equipment. It's a natural choice. View full review »
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I don't really know of any alternative solutions. View full review »
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
When selecting a vendor reliability and ease of setup is something that is very important to us and are the reasons why we proceeded with this solution. View full review »
Ben Brouhard
Virtualization Systems Engineer with 201-500 employees
We have another competing product that we use to do the same thing. We use it as well. So, we have two things doing the same thing. Some things we like about it, and some things we don't. We're also using SCOM with Veeam together. I don't think we will move away from Veeam and it will not replace SCOM. View full review »
NSX Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are currently measuring this solution against other products. We have several different monitoring tools in the environment. We are trying to whittle it down. View full review »
Mathias Meyenburg
Managing Director at Vleet GmbH
Other competitive tools are not as good. The whole stack with VMware is a complete solution to use. View full review »
Solution Engineer with 5,001-10,000 employees
I have evaluated SolarWind and Microsoft SCOM. vROps's key value is its ability to have a hypervisor metrics of monitoring, which other products do not have. View full review »
Principal Technical Consultant at Fujitsu Consulting India
I checked the integration capability with tools like JIRA and ServiceNow. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about VMware vRealize Operations (vROps). Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
426,772 professionals have used our research since 2012.