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Score 6.9 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

vCenter Site Recovery Manager

All the vmware environments need a DRM to automate they DR process, its a must to save the cost of a total downtime for the enterprise.
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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.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Workload Automation

vCenter Site Recovery Manager
8.8
vCloud Director
6.5
Multi-platform scheduling
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
10.0
vCloud Director
6.3
Central monitoring
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
8.0
vCloud Director
7.9
Logging
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
8.0
vCloud Director
7.9
Alerts and notifications
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
9.0
vCloud Director
6.8
Analysis and visualization
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
8.0
vCloud Director
4.9
Application integration
vCenter Site Recovery Manager
10.0
vCloud Director
4.9

Pros

vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Provides enterprise level protection to all virtualized applications
  • Allows one to choose between built-in vSphere Replication and a wide range of supported storage replication products.
  • Provides non-disruptive testing and automated failback.
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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.
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Cons

vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Better UI, and CLI functions
  • Too slow at some tasks, it will be nice to accelerate it
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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.
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Alternatives Considered

vCenter Site Recovery Manager

The choice betweem vCRM and Veeam is tight, and only the same manufacturer compatibility is the win key to vCRM.
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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.
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Return on Investment

vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Good ROI, only for vmware enviroments
  • Veam its a real option in some enviroments
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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
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Pricing Details

vCenter Site Recovery Manager

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

vCenter Site Recovery Manager
9.0
vCloud Director
8.1

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