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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Cloud Management

    9.1

    Morpheus

    91%

    VMware Aria Automation

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

    Cloud Management Security

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Automation and Orchestration

    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost Management

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Management Performance Monitoring

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Governance and Compliance

    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    9.3
    93%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Systems Integration

    9.7
    97%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Morpheus is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • VMware Aria Automation is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Morpheus

    90%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    VMware Aria Automation

    91%
    9 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.5

    Morpheus

    95%
    3 Ratings
    8.2

    VMware Aria Automation

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Morpheus Data

    Morpheus is well suited for those who want to have a management pane of glass that will allow you to see what you are consuming and how you are consuming it. It also ties into many other types of software and the development team seems to be constantly improving the product. That lends it to being a bit complicated. If you want something easy to set up, this isn't your product.
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    VMware

    SaltStack is a very well architected toolset and framework for reliably managing distributed systems' complexity at varied scale. If the diversity of kind or number of assets is low, or the dependencies are bounded and simple, it might be overkill. Realization that you need SaltStack might come in the form of other tools, scripts, or jobs whose code has become difficult, unreliable, or unmaintainable. Rather than a native from-scratch SaltStack design, be aware that SaltStack can be added on to tools like Docker or Chef and optionally factor those tools out or other tools into the mix.
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    Pros

    Morpheus Data

    • Copious native 3rd party integrations.
    • Ties into multiple public and private clouds for single management plane.
    • True multi-tenancy.
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    VMware

    • Targeting is easy and yet extremely granular - I can target machines by name, role, operating system, init system, distro, regex, or any combination of the above.
    • Abstraction of OS, package manager and package details is far advanced beyond any other CRM I have seen. The ability to set one configuration for a package across multiple distros, and have it apply correctly no matter the distrospecific naming convention or package installation procedure, is amazing.
    • Abstraction of environments is similarly valuable - I can set a firewall rule to allow ssh from "management", and have that be defined as a specific IP range per dev, test, and prod.
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    Cons

    Morpheus Data

    • More dashboard/visualization capabilities
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    VMware

    • Managing network hardware should be more native and easy
    • SaltStack should buffer jobs and, when a client returns, make sure it is executed proberly
    • SaltStack should provide basic pillar and states structures to help get newbies started
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    Pricing Details

    Morpheus

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Morpheus editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      VMware Aria Automation

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      VMware Aria Automation editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Support Rating

        Morpheus Data

        We have always been able to reach the support organization at Morpheus on the rare event we needed them. They have been nothing but helpful.
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        VMware

        We haven't had to spend a lot of time talking to support, and we've only had one issue, which, when dealing with other vendors is actually not that bad of an experience.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Morpheus Data

        We previously were using VRA. VRA, while some of the new versions look interesting is hard for both administration as well as end user consumption.
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        VMware

        We moved to SaltStack from Puppet about 3 years ago. Puppet just has too much of a learning curve and we inherited it from an old IT regime. We wanted something we could start fresh with. Our team has never looked back. SaltStack is so much easier for us to use and maintain.
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        Return on Investment

        Morpheus Data

        • Excellent monitoring tool
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        VMware

        • We manage two complex highly available self-healing (all infrastructure and systems) environments using SaltStack. Only one person is needed to run SaltStack. That is a HUGE return on investment.
        • Building tooling on top of SaltStack has allowed us to share administrative abilities by role - e.g. employee X can deploy software Y. No need to call a sysadmin and etc.
        • Recovery from problems, or time to stand-up new systems is now counted in minutes (usually under eight) rather than hours. This is a strategic advantage for rolling out new services.
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