CloudBolt vs. (EOL) Cisco CloudCenter

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CloudBolt
Score 6.6 out of 10
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The CloudBolt Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Platform, from CloudBolt Software headquartered in Rockville, helps enterprise IT build, deploy, and manage access to multiple private and public clouds for effective hybrid cloud orchestration.N/A
(EOL) Cisco CloudCenter
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr CloudCenter) was an application-defined cloud management platform for deploying and administration of applications across datacenters, private, and public cloud resources. It has been discontinued by Cisco, and is no longer available for sale.N/A
Pricing
CloudBolt(EOL) Cisco CloudCenter
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CloudBolt(EOL) Cisco CloudCenter
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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CloudBolt(EOL) Cisco CloudCenter
Top Pros
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Features
CloudBolt(EOL) Cisco CloudCenter
Cloud Management
Comparison of Cloud Management features of Product A and Product B
CloudBolt
8.7
1 Ratings
0% below category average
(EOL) Cisco CloudCenter
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Ratings
Automation and Orchestration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Systems Integration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
CloudBolt(EOL) Cisco CloudCenter
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudBolt(EOL) Cisco CloudCenter
Likelihood to Recommend
CloudBolt Software
I think it's great for giving any/all users the ability to deploy servers for whatever they want. It's also great for scaling up/down large quantities of servers. It also has some pretty good plugins and "orchestration actions" that you can write for yourself. I don't think it would be best suited if you want to set and forget it. It needs some TLC, and the interface and initial setup [are] not the most user-friendly. So if you're planning on using it for some complex tasks, make sure you have someone dedicated to it, at least for the initial setup. And make sure you have monitoring on it.
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Cisco
It is well suited for large corporate entities, whether they are in manufacturing, sales, engineering, healthcare, supply or shipping. It is easy to understand and operate once it has been initially configured. Expansion of the system is likewise easy to do once expertise has been acquired. The only difficulty with this or any cloud scenario is ensuring where the data is located and managing that securely.
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Pros
CloudBolt Software
  • Create configuration with Microsoft endpoints.
  • Support complex globally distributed multi-domains.
  • Create and remove dynamic OU.
  • Allows for static text in combination with dynamic content.
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Cisco
  • We are able to automate deployment which has been a strength to the geographical distribution of the enterprise.
  • We have been able to work with a wider variety of developer tools and haven't had to customize to fit CloudCenter.
  • It is easier for us to allocate space and allow users to take advantage of the system directly with a minimum of overhead.
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Cons
CloudBolt Software
  • Support could be improved on a >tier 1 level
  • Logging could be more descriptive/specific
  • Stability of the actual server
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Cisco
  • The software and systems don't present a problem to us but the continued interaction with mid-level support teams and vendors can slow down implementation or correction of difficulties we experience.
  • The continued overhead associated with peripheral training on systems we have purchased can cause delays.
  • Language barriers sometimes show up but this, again, is due to remote middle agents that are themselves contractors of or sales agents of the main agency. It slows down communication and can introduce business difficulties.
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Alternatives Considered
CloudBolt Software
We selected SovLabs Microsoft Active Directory because is one of the best automation tools for Active Directory. The tool offers a lot of features that we use. Good support from the vendor and a good community. I strongly recommend SovLabs Microsoft Active Directory for automation. The tools does a great job.
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Cisco
We found that the cost advantages were greater by going with Cisco because of our present contracts and the materials and equipment we already had on hand. The reliability of the system, for us, outweighed any cost advantages we might have been realized by going with another provider. Certainly the service and support for the entire system is much better when handled by a single vendor with a good track record.
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Return on Investment
CloudBolt Software
  • We have invested countless man hours to troubleshooting and being support's QA.
  • Most of our teams have saved an invaluable amount of time by being able to automate their deployments.
  • After the initial time you spend [understanding] all the nuances, the configuring of groups, permissions, etc., does make administering it easier.
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Cisco
  • We have had a positive return on investment by adopting Cisco CloudCenter as the system is more mature than competitors. We have saved a lot by working with them rather than continuing to act as a defacto test location for other systems.
  • We have been able to reduce the number of staff necessary to operate the system and turn them over to more profitable work.
  • One negative impact we have seen is that it is difficult to map where the data is located at any specific instance.
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