VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) Pricing and License Cost

SolArch2087
Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Pricing is starting to get unmanageable. It used to be a better pricing deal. They were selling us the suite and we were taking advantage of most everything in that suite. Something that we're concerned about was in the general session this morning, here at VMworld 2018. They announced the Premier. It's going to be interesting. I'm just about ready to send our sales person a text, because we've been VMware shop for a decade and we bought the Enterprise-class license, which was the top-of-the-line, "get everything they have," and we thought we had everything they had. And then they came out with Enterprise Plus. That meant we had to go buy a whole bunch more stuff to convert everything to Enterprise Plus. Well, now they have come out with Premier. They're going to be giving us all sorts of reasons why we need to re-buy everything up to the Premier level. That's getting old with our people with the purses, the supply chain people. That's why they're looking at other options. They just went and bought Turbonomic and they're looking at other options so that we're not so wholly a VMware shop. From an operations point of view and from an architectural point of view, which is me, it's great to get a whole mess of tools that all integrate together; we've got Lifecycle Manager so that we can make sure they're all at the right versions at the same time. But, on the other hand, you become a one-vendor shop. Nobody likes that. Our leadership is starting to bring in other companies to do various things. View full review »
Richard-King
Engineering Manager at Deloitte
Cost is an issue on vROps. The Standard edition, for an organization our size, is just not useful at all. However, I like the price point of vROps Standard. But as a company, the Advanced is the minimum version that we can use, because we need the customization, we need a lot of the features that Advanced brings. But the price is substantially higher than Standard. It's always been a challenge to try to go in to my leadership and say, "Here's what I want." I've always got to go back and super-justify it and it's not an easy win. Whereas, if the pricing were closer to the Standard model, or maybe even a little bit above that, it's an easier conversation with leadership. But because it really feels like more than double the price, I'm not sure the value, double the money, is there, as an easy-sell to my leadership. View full review »
SeniorTefd9a
Senior Technical Architect at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The pricing and licensing structure of this solution weren't so bad. Although the larger scales become more expensive because it's a per-socket model and that's the way VMware prices its stuff out. This particular product could benefit from a different model like a per-VM count rather than a per-socket count. We bought it as part of a bundle and we got a good deal on it. View full review »
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Infrastr7f30
Infrastructure Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Costs could always be lower. View full review »
Chris Beardsley
Database Systems Admin at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's priced competitively. View full review »
Saurabh Chandratre
Director Solutions Architect - EMEA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The True Visibility Suite is available in three editions: Standard, Advanced and Enterprise. These packages align with the various infrastructure teams, and offer a convenient way to pick the best package that applies, without being tethered to just one vendor or device type. View full review »
Technica4df8
Technical Analyst at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Bundle it in with your license rather than buying it as a separate product. It saves a lot of money that way. View full review »
Blogger51e7
Blogger at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Pricing could always be cheaper, but it's acceptable. View full review »
Richard Mulcahy
Data Center Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This solution is expensive. Businesses don't see the true value of it, whereas IT operations do, which makes it a hard sell. View full review »
Technicaafc9
Technical Expert at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Our budgets are always tight. We would like to have more features at lower licensing levels for easier access to them. View full review »
Maurizio Rosa
Cloud Specialist
Cost isn't a problem for us because it's included in our licensing. View full review »
Engineer1e28
Engineer II at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Of course the licensing, if they could make it cheaper, that would help. But they have to build out new features, so I understand. View full review »
Simbarashe Mazorodze
ICT Infrastructure and Security Services Manager at NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY AUTHORITY - NSSA ZIMBABWE
There is a need for training so as to get qualified staff to set up the environment. The initial costs are a bit on the higher side but the licensing is flexible. View full review »
Technica3dd1
Technical Specialist
If the VMs were trimmed, then we wouldn't have to buy as much software/hardware, and this means less licenses. While most of it is VMware licenses, which are relatively cheap, there are SQL licenses for Microsoft, and this is where we could start saving a lot of money. View full review »
Kevin Kariuki
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Get the right licensing and increase your licensing as you upgrade and grow. If you get the wrong licensing, it will be expensive, especially if you plan improperly. View full review »
Tobias Buchter
Engineer at Coop
We would like to build custom dashboards in the standard license. Right now, this is available in the enterprise license, not the standard license. View full review »
SystemEn4849
System Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did an enterprise license agreement with our VMware partner and put this in our bundle. We tried it and loved it, so we use it now. View full review »
VMwareEn83bd
VMware engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Whenever a new product comes, the licenses are renewed automatically. View full review »
Analystfdea
Analyst at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We got vROps because it was integrated in the platform. View full review »
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