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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud Management

    9.0

    CloudCheckr

    90%

    VMware Cloud Director

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    CloudCheckr ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Cloud Management Security

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automation and Orchestration

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost Management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Management Performance Monitoring

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Governance and Compliance

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Systems Integration

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • CloudCheckr is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    CloudCheckr

    91%
    3 Ratings
    8.0

    VMware Cloud Director

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    CloudCheckr

    90%
    1 Rating

    VMware Cloud Director

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    10.0

    CloudCheckr

    100%
    2 Ratings
    3.0

    VMware Cloud Director

    30%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    CloudCheckr

    CloudCheckr is fantastic for those that are purely in the Cloud as it provides everything you need under one roof for a comprehensive configuration and usage monitoring tool. It has SysLog capabilities though so you can farm out the alerts into a SIEM or other log management system, so hybrid environments could also benefit from its use.
    Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware Cloud 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

    Pros

    CloudCheckr

    • Detailed Best Practices. It's important to align your cloud to industry best practices for security and cost—it just performs better if it's used the way it's meant to be used. AWS is very flexible, and that's great when you have special requirements, but you've got to at least know when you're using something in a non-standard way so you can think through the implications.
    • Cost Reduction. Some recommendations are almost impossible to make at least for our setup, but many, many others are easy. We only have to log into CloudCheckr every few months and make a few changes for it to more than pay for itself.
    • Right-Sizing. This is related to the other points, but for some reason is separate from their cost module. The metrics it's able to pull only tell half the story, so it's good to verify it's sizing recommendations before making changes. But it does show you what instances to focus on first, and even if you choose a slightly different size to move it to, it does clearly indicate it's current size isn't appropriate. And this works both ways, if the size is too big, you can save some cash by making it smaller, but if it's too small, you want to be sure to scale up before you run into performance problems.
    John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware Cloud 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

    CloudCheckr

    • CloudCheckr features have a tendency to break without warning. Functionality in place for months could suddenly stop working.
    • CloudCheckr support often delays work on support tickets for fixing broken application functionality.
    • The CloudCheckr platform and documentation website often crash or experience performance degradation.
    • CloudCheckr cost reporting is often impacted by faulty code or broken report functionality. This can contribute to a low level of confidence in CloudCheckr's ability to deliver accurate cost reporting.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware Cloud 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

    Pricing Details

    CloudCheckr

    General

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

    Starting Price

    VMware Cloud Director

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    CloudCheckr

    CloudCheckr 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Overall, CloudCheckr covers all our AWS monitoring needs and great integration through SysLog into our SIEM to capture alerts for investigation. The reports are great and allow for an easy daily review. Small improvements could be made to the interface and better filtering in places would be good. Great product and the price is fair.
    Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware Cloud Director

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    CloudCheckr

    CloudCheckr 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Fantastic Support team who are responsive and address question and concerns promptly with a thorough explanation and fast resolution.
    Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware Cloud Director

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

    Alternatives Considered

    CloudCheckr

    There are a few products out there that'll do an aspect or two of what CloudCheckr does, but I honestly couldn't find anything nearly as comprehensive as CloudCheckr.
    John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware Cloud 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

    CloudCheckr

    • CloudCheckr has allowed us to increase resell margins as an MSP.
    • CloudCheckr has made us aware of cost savings opportunities that exceed the price of the platform itself.
    • CloudCheckr has given us additional visibility that has allowed us to manage and understand cloud computing costs.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    VMware Cloud 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

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