3 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

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 (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

Cloud Management

CloudCheckr
9.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Cloud Management Security
CloudCheckr
9.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Automation and Orchestration
CloudCheckr
8.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Cost Management
CloudCheckr
10.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring
CloudCheckr
9.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Governance and Compliance
CloudCheckr
9.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Resource Management
CloudCheckr
10.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
Systems Integration
CloudCheckr
8.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Workload Automation

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

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 (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

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 (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

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 (formerly vCloud Director)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 (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

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 (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

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 (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

CloudCheckr

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
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

CloudCheckr
9.2
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
8.0

Usability

CloudCheckr
9.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)

Support Rating

CloudCheckr
10.0
VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director)
3.0

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