5 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 100
12 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued) is well suited for a larger organization where there are multiple departments and many users. It could be particularly useful for such an org as it can reduce the time spent on server issues, troubleshooting requirements, etc.
It is not a great use for (like it was for us) small firms or single departments with their own budget. Although the service is excellent, it can get expensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
5.1
vCloud Director
Cloud Management Security
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
5.0
vCloud Director
Automation and Orchestration
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
7.0
vCloud Director
Cost Management
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
2.0
vCloud Director
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
6.0
vCloud Director
Governance and Compliance
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
6.0
vCloud Director
Resource Management
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
6.0
vCloud Director
Systems Integration
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
4.0
vCloud Director

Workload Automation

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
vCloud Director
7.1
Multi-platform scheduling
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
vCloud Director
6.2
Central monitoring
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
vCloud Director
6.1
Logging
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
vCloud Director
7.9
Alerts and notifications
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
vCloud Director
6.8
Analysis and visualization
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
vCloud Director
7.9
Application integration
Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
vCloud Director
7.9

Pros

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)

  • Support - Phone support was particularly helpful.
  • The people we dealt with were subject matter experts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)

  • The cost
  • It was not a good long term option because of the costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The support was excellent. The representatives were experts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

vCloud Director

vCloud Director 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Like most VMware, the vCloud Director support is not the best.
Esteban Rey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)

Netapp, Oracle and IBM
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)

  • It did not meet our budget requirements in the long term.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)

General

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

vCloud Director

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
6.0
vCloud Director
8.0

Support Rating

Dell Cloud Manager (Discontinued)
9.0
vCloud Director
3.0

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