3 Ratings
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Score 6.6 out of 100
14 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager

It was very good to use in small scale projects. Considering the high end projects with many instances and multi-platform architectures, it is better to test before the application is deployed. I think few of the questions can be general - who are the system users and what size is the application focussing on? How much resources are required? Will the application require any additional services?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

For a CSP it's the best choice. For internal uses, even in presence of different business units, it's not so easy and flexible to manage. It assures a high level of multitenancy, often not needed for internal purposes. But it could be used in this case, just not created for these purposes. Network management is great.
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
7.2
Multi-platform scheduling
CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.2
Central monitoring
CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.0
Logging
CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
7.9
Alerts and notifications
CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
6.8
Analysis and visualization
CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0
Application integration
CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0

Pros

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager

  • Quick deployment of pre-built virtual machines
  • Some of the virtual machines also are readily available with a pack of softwares
  • Good Stability. Using it as a student, I have never experienced any downtime issues with the projects deployed on AppFog.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • The advantage to using vCloud Director is it a cloud based application allowing access anywhere. I have the ability to make changes to our virtual environment without being in the office or using a vpn.
  • The vCloud Director provides a lot of the same features as vSphere.
Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager

  • Though it is good and easy for developers, it lacks operational activities and monitoring tools.
  • It is easy to deploy WAR on AppFog with its console but sometimes it can lack on the performance and feasibility.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • It is not good for end users or customers to use. The UI is geared more towards VMware admins.
  • There is somewhat of a learning curve to it, you have to think through and plan out how you want to set your OVDC and PVDCs up. It takes a lot of architecture experience.
  • Once you built workloads in vCloud director, it's real difficult to take them out or manage them directly in vSphere. This is a huge pain.
John Wellen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director) 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Like most VMware, the vCloud Director support is not the best.
Esteban Rey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager

Primarily because it used to have a good free tier earlier, which it does not anymore. It's simple, and things are available to use. Compared to it's competitors, it does has less features, but that kind of acts in its favor. That adds to the simplicity, and ease of use for a new user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Hyper-V is built on a Windows platform that includes services not needed for the virtual environment adding overhead. With vCloud I'm not required to maintain a host OS or it's updates. The requirement to maintain storage devices is no longer needed with vCloud as well.
Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager

  • Our project was deployed with good efficiency and easily accessible.
  • The platform was much recommeded across the groups and peers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

  • Time to market = 0 means profits almost immediate after investment
  • Customers trust the VMware brand more than any other
  • Elasticity: allowing the company to choose the best HW in the lower layer
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager
6.6
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0

Support Rating

CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
3.0

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