Kaminario K2 (discontinued) vs. VMware Cloud Director

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Kaminario K2 was an on-premise flash array storage. Silk updated its brand and focus to reflect the move of customers to the cloud. The former Kaminario K2 product is no longer available.N/A
VMware Cloud Director
Score 9.6 out of 10
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VMware Cloud Director (formerly vCloud Director) is a cloud service-delivery platform used by cloud providers to operate and manage cloud-service businesses. The vendor states that by using VMware Cloud Director, cloud providers deliver secure, efficient, and elastic cloud resources to thousands of enterprises and IT teams across the world.N/A
Pricing
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)VMware Cloud Director
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)VMware Cloud Director
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)VMware Cloud Director
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)VMware Cloud Director
Small Businesses
DBeaver
DBeaver
Score 8.5 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
DBeaver
DBeaver
Score 8.5 out of 10
InfoSphere
InfoSphere
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
DBeaver
DBeaver
Score 8.5 out of 10
InfoSphere
InfoSphere
Score 8.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)VMware Cloud Director
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kaminario K2 (discontinued)VMware Cloud Director
Likelihood to Recommend
Silk
K2 works well in our mixed-use virtual environment. I would not hesitate to place any workload on K2, it has always performed well. We use fiber-channel connectivity as it replaced our large legacy storage array, replacing one rack of spinning disks with 4U of flash.
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VMware
If you have a lot of customers that all need to have a separate place to work in, without the possibility of getting in each other way, and you want to safe yourself a lot of work. Than I strongly recommend you Cloud director. Ofcourse, only if you have a VMware environment as your working environment. If you just have a small group of customers and you can easily handle the work that's coming from it, then it is overkill to add cloud director to your environment. In a later station, you can always introduce cloud director (so tis never to late if you still want to use it)
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Pros
Silk
  • Great performance
  • Great support
  • Super-simple to use
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VMware
  • Building virtual racks
  • Managing the customers' network and security
  • Simplicity but the completeness of IaaS solution
  • Integration with major software providers
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Cons
Silk
  • Not well known, so third-party support is lacking
  • Data reduction is good, but not as good as expected (actual 2.7:1)
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VMware
  • The add-on/extension required on the internet browser sometimes are difficult to get working at first. We've experience instances where the add-on/extension latest versions will not work and have to downgrade to an older version.
  • The server console lacks features and tools. For example it would be useful to have a copy and paste tool or a file upload tool.
  • The vCloud Director management site uses Adobe Flash, which makes it impossible to use on a mobile device.
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Alternatives Considered
Silk
We performed a bake-off with K2 and one other vendor and they performed identically. K2 pricing was aggressive, performance was great, and it offered the features that we needed at a price that we could afford
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VMware
vCloud Director is definitely my favorite as far as cloud managers. The only thing that compares is Cisco UCS Director, but it has slightly different functionality and purpose. I understand why a lot of clients still go with vCloud Director even though VMware intends to sunset it
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Return on Investment
Silk
  • Installing K2 reduced runtime of one of our batch processes, freeing up one employee for other tasks.
  • Less time managing storage.
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VMware
  • Saves a lot of time, and time is money
  • Stable, so little to non downtime
  • With P1 , good support
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