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Score 8.8 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloud Elements

Cloud Elements shines when you want to offer multiple options to the user on a type of system, such as supporting integration to CRM and wanting to offer Dynamics, Salesforce, and HubSpot on equal footing. If you only have a single integration with a single system, using Cloud Elements adds an unnecessary layer of abstraction.
Erik Ralston | 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

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

Pros

Cloud Elements

  • The API itself is very robust and easy to use, being a standard REST interface, standard HTTP response codes, well-packaged error messages, etc.
  • Their uptime is great! I think I've seen one (short) 5-minute' blip' the entire time we've been connected for any type of primary function.
  • Their support is top notch, they respond quickly, and the team that works with you is communicative and knowledgable.
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

Cloud Elements

  • The only thing I can think of that they could improve is the quality of the assets they produce in the go-to-market process. This is a huge value add service, but the quality of what was produced was lower than what we would have produced internally. We spent more time going back and forth on the assets than it would have taken us to build them from scratch.
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

Cloud Elements

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

Cloud Elements

At the time we found Cloud Elements we found no other option that had a Unified API for cloud storage providers.
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

Cloud Elements

  • Not my area of expertise, but it made my job as an implementer much easier, especially after finishing the first integration.
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

Cloud Elements

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
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

Cloud Elements
8.6
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0

Support Rating

Cloud Elements
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
3.0

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