vRealize Business for Cloud Reviews

vRealize Business for Cloud is the #2 ranked solution of our top Cloud Cost Management tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to CloudHealth - vRealize Business for Cloud vs CloudHealth

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Leo Kennedy
Real User
Network & Systems Senior Analyst at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 13 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it allows us to compare the billing between the clouds. It gives us a graphical representation of the difference between clouds like AWS, Azure, and other private or public cloud providers. This gives us a… more »

What needs improvement?

I would like to have an easy way of modifying the reference data that is used for the purposes of estimating the total billing. All of the data is stored by VMware, and it contains information such as the price for 1GB or 1TB from each of… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use another solution prior to this one.

What other advice do I have?

For anybody who is implementing this solution, my only advice is to learn the tool and then use it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not consider many other options when we evaluated this solution. The PoC was straightforward and it worked well in all of the scenarios. After that, it was deployed.
Kobus Almon
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at Perfekt
Aug 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The flexibility of the solution is the most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

I think that the service could be improved by simplifying the pricing model. It does not seem to need to be so complex. It should be easier to interpret so that costs are more predictable. As far as actual functionality or additional… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are a service provider and we mostly provide infrastructure services. We have got some expertise with VMware. A specific customer that we are dealing with asked us to deliver VMware services. They also requested that the specific service… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend vRealize Business for the right situations. I think it works well especially for customers who are already on the VMware platform. Just to moving over to the cloud on VMware is much more simple than changing the… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are working with VMware Stack and we have got a customer that is deploying Cloud Director. Because they are a service provider, we are providing services to them and they are requesting services from us. But the reason we were looking at… more »
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Real User
Data Center Engineer - Wintel & VMware at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution's cost management is very good. The product provides excellent daily reports. They give you real value for how much you spent on the public cloud. The solution is simple and easy to… more »

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of budgeting, we were able to better understand the cost to budget the yearly financials better. We could understand what we were using so we could eliminate what we didn't need or… more »

What needs improvement?

The solution's private cloud is much too expensive. There should be an integration with the V center. They don't offer that yet, but they should.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The cost is a bit much, especially if a company wants to scale it up.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I did try other options including Nutanix Beam. They are all similar solutions, although I did like Beam the best. The graphical user interface was easy to understand. There were more reporting tools… more »

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers. We aren't sellers or partners. I'm not sure of which version of the solution we are currently using. I'd advise other companies if they decide to implement the solution, to make… more »
Real User
Solutions Architect and project manager with 11-50 employees
Feb 18 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it has a very easy and adaptive look and feel, compared with some other cloud solutions. So it's very easy to set up the first IAAS services for a cloud-aware consultant. If you have to set up very complex services with dependencies between the parameters, you have… more »

What needs improvement?

It's not so easy to come up with improvements, there are some architectural rules and in HPE Cloud solutions they are very difficult to implement because you have an open spec. There are some things in the blueprint development that could be easier but that's my experience on using the 7.6 solution… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We are currently negotiating our VMware enterprise license agreement so it's unclear what the licensing costs will be.

What other advice do I have?

It's a very, very good solution and comparing it to others, it's definitely a solution that works. From our point of view, we are in a native VMware environment and that works fine for us. I would rate this product an eight out of 10. If it were an optimal solution and more simple to use, I would… more »
Real User
Cloud Presale Architect with 51-200 employees
Jul 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The features I find most valuable about this solution is it helps us to automate all the provisioning activities on the platform. I like the integration with other applications or vendors.

What needs improvement?

I think it is a very good solution because the technology is very consolidated with third parties. VMware is a top solution for virtualizing infrastructure. If I have to suggest to someone to use a cloud platform technologies, I would… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used vCloud before, which is another cloud solution of VMware. It is most useful for public cloud, because it works better in multi-tenant infrastructure, while vRealize is better for mono-tenant infrastructure. For instance, when you… more »

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution a ten out of ten and I will highly recommend it to others.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options, but vRealize Business for Cloud turned out to be the best.
Mohamed Zein
Real User
Datacenter TeamLeader at Crystal Neworks Egypt
Jun 01 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the metering capability. It helps to bill clients on their usage of resources in the infrastructure.

How has it helped my organization?

vRealize Business for Cloud integrates with the infrastructure and reports costs on resource usage.

What needs improvement?

The knowledge base is not available for the engineers, which is something that needs to be improved. The documentation can be improved, as well.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is implementing this solution is to get as much information as possible from the vendor. It is important to understand it properly, in advance. If it is designed properly then you will get the best value because the scheme will be optimized. Overall, this is a good solution… more »
Eric Preudhomme
Real User
Products Manager at RCARRE SA
Mar 08 2020

What is most valuable?

I like the openness of the solution. The hybrid feature to combine different types of cloud providers is useful, and it can be orchestrated in one central point. The way the dashboard works with the main orchestrator to combine different… more »

What needs improvement?

The problem with VMware is the price. Most of our customers don't use the user interface to create and orchestrate resources. I think that in most cases the customer would like to use third-party automatization tools. It would be a good… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's expensive, which is one of the problems with this solution.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

With vRealize Business the automation is great, and it's been nice to have so far, but we think that the product is not available now. We are looking and testing POC's similar to this kind of product. We believe that automation and… more »

What other advice do I have?

Except for the price, this product is excellent and I am content. Because of the pricing, I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
Vedran Bojcic
Real User
Expert Coordinator for Support of Data Centers at a energy/utilities company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 13 2019

How has it helped my organization?

This solution made us aware that we are over-provisioning virtual machines.

What needs improvement?

We are satisfied with the functionality of this solution. Although there are not many areas that need improvement, perhaps, they could provide a better hardware database and the pricing of it. It is understood that you can't equalize the price of hardware for each country. There are some kinks to… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have not used another solution previous to this one.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

What is vRealize Business for Cloud?

VMware IT Business Management Suite offers in three editions: Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise. VMware IT Business Management Suite provides transparency and control over the cost and quality of IT services. By providing a business context to the services IT offers, IT Business Management helps IT organizations shift from a technology orientation to a service broker orientation, delivering a portfolio of IT services that align with the needs of line of business stakeholders. With benchmarks providing objective evidence, IT Business Management also provides the fact-based approach needed to minimize the cost of IT while maximizing the value IT delivers to its customers. Greater transparency and alignment, and the continuous improvement of IT services they enable, support IT as it seeks to develop competitive advantage through major IT transformation initiatives such as cloud, mobility and data center modernization.
Also known as
VMware IT Business Management Suite, VMware ITBM, IT Business Management Suite, Digital Fuel
vRealize Business for Cloud customers
Rent-A-Center, SAIC - (Science Applications International Corporation), Tribune Media, iGATE, EMC, Deutsche Telekom, GEFCO, Banca Ifis
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