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What is vCloud Director?

The VMware vCloud Suite is a complete cloud infrastructure solution that simplifies IT operations while delivering the best SLAs for all applications.

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The VMware vCloud Suite is a complete cloud infrastructure solution that simplifies IT operations while delivering the best SLAs for all applications.


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VMware
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NYSE: VMW
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Year Founded
1998
HQ Location
Palo Alto, CA
Total Revenue (USD mm)
$7,093
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@VMware
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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Depending on your needs you can use vCloud Director to create your environment, without worrying about the physical dependencies as long has you have been provided the resources. You can create your services as you would on-premises,

vCloud Director can also be a solution for Disaster Recovery, if you have your VMs locally or in another provider you can replicate the workloads to vCloud Director and from there run your recovery procedure.

If you are a Service Provider then this a multi-tenant platform that allows you to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). It has policy-based control to manage the diferent tenants while keeping data segregation and security. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The dependency of flash client that is not compatible with all of the operating systems, such as linux.

Some operations such as downloading VMs are a bit tricky to perform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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The new versions can be deployed as an appliance and the requirement for an external database has been removed,now all of the services are available in a single appliance.

This product itself is not a full competitor for AWS or Azure, but it can be extended with another product vRealize automation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

vCloud Director allows us to provide our customers with a platform that is stable and secure to house their services with the minimal of user interaction. We just need to fill the Catalog with the services that the customer wants, from there the customer is autonomous. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Kofax Consultant
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

vCloud is backed by VMWare, the company that brings the gold standard for virtualization that most all companies utilize in their data centers. vCloud takes the experience and knowledge of VMWare one step further and provides a platform familiar to companies in order to extend their infrastructure to the cloud with minimal configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

As with any hosting platform one pays a premium for the VMWare name, especially when it comes to scaling out virtual machines and resources in the cloud. Pay careful attention to pricing on network bandwidth and storage to ensure the cost of vCloud is in fact cheaper than hosting your own infrastructure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

vCloud makes for a great platform for hosting active directory, email, and web services as well as federated active directory services in the cloud. Solutions have been realized as well hosting CentOS linux servers for short term, high availability projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Product Manager - Marketing analytics, Big Data
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

One stop for cloud management with capabilities to enable cloud computing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Integration with existing cloud management systems? Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Secured data storage and computing use cases Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Web Designer
Computer & Network Security
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Personally, I like the concept of vCloud. In theory, its low-hanging fruit for existing customers wanting to build a hybrid cloud. Also vCloud offers simpler GUI layered on top for less expert users and the pricing is also surprisingly attractive. vCloud also offers the easiness to move an existing VMware setup into the vCloud. Tech Support was excellent when I needed it. They pretty helpful and fast response to help me Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

the limitation of vCloud is that I can't define anti-affinity rules. Beside that vCloud is amazing and the pricing is reasonable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

using vCloud requires no changing your procedures, no converting your applications, no rewriting the entire thing from scratch. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the disaster recovery and the data backup save me from the trouble. It also what originally promised to be: accessing to a seemingly unlimited pool of resources upon which you can run your own workloads Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Integration with other VMWare components such as VCenter. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Connectivity to the data centers used was limited to VPN in our case because there wasn't a Direct Connect partner we could use. Backups were horrendous, and failed on very large jobs consistentlyi. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You really need to be all in or all out with this solution. A Hybrid setup is still too difficult for companies with a bulk of legacy applications. Backups, although you do have backups, aren't very feature rich. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

None at this point because we had to discontinue use of the product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Powerful virtualization software. Stable and reliable and easy to setup and use. VMware vCloud Air is the public cloud. VMware’s based data center. Actually it included several different services: infrastructure, disaster recovery, data protection, and various applications as service. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Need to have View Composer set up on a different server in order for it to be recognized Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to move an existing VMware setup into the vCloud Air service and Tech support was excellent Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Independent Contractor
Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
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What do you like best?

We use the vcloud service for off site data storage in the event there is a catastrophic event at one of our facilities. Thankfully, we have never had to use it, but there is a piece of mind knowing our data is safe. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only thing we dislike is paying for the service by the hour, but the peace of mind is well worth the price. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

data backup and disaster recovery Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like the Real-time 99% Accurate Human-Assisted or Software Voicemail to Text Transcription. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that the website seems a little slow. If it was faster, it would be much better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I need to use it a bit more but I like the idea of Real-time 99% Accurate Human-Assisted or Software Voicemail to Text Transcription. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Real-time 99% Accurate Human-Assisted or Software Voicemail to Text Transcription helps us cut down on employees and overhead. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Awesome cloud based computing service. Very similar UI to VSphere which makes it easy to transition and learn from. It's navigation is easy to understand coming from the VMWare line of products. Also, I like the $300 credit for signing up is nice. Allowed me to run a small VM for 2 weeks. Perfect for the hybrid entry experience we were looking for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's a lot of display bugs that get in the way of initializing the product. Reloading or moving tabs sometimes eliminates the bugs. It's very quirky. I had difficulty uploading an iso and in addition to some browser quirks, it just feels really buggy. However, it's really tough to use this product because of glaring interface issues. Even when you do get past the UI, sometimes the functionality doesn't work, which defeats the purpose of using ANY product.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
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What do you like best?

Good for virtualisation and allowing repeatable environments to run on any machine Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can ramp up memory and has to be restarted Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Development server that reflects the production server. Provisioning with manifests prevent 'snowflake' setups. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Easy to set up and use

The best software on the market for virtualization Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This software will cost you or your company quite a bit of money, so it might be hard to get it through the "system" Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it, it's absolutely worth the money/the extra investment Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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