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Pros
  • + Deep support for Cisco ACI and UCS
  • + Strong Governance support
  • + Cloud-agnostic blueprinting capabilities
  • + Leader in Multi-Cloud
  • + Among the best at Security
  • + Strong DevOps focus
  • + Valuable annual State of the Cloud report
  • + Good Multi-Cloud support
  • + Good DevOps capabilities
Cons
  • - Weakest on Security
  • - Below average Chargeback capabilities
  • - Below average DevOps support
  • - Weakest Chargeback support
  • - Average Governance support
  • - Average IT Automation support
  • - Weakest User Self-Service capabilities
  • - Below average Security features
  • - Separate application for cost management
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General
60%
86%
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Assessment
Maturity
Company founded in 2010. Shipping product for multiple years. CloudCenter has many large customers. In April 2016, Cisco completed the acquisition of CliQr Technologies.
Product is in production for > 2 years with multiple large deployments
Founded in 2006, RightScale is one of the oldest CMP firms.
Content
Content Creator
WhatMatrix Community
Content Marketing Manager, Morpheus Data - Jared McKinney
Community
Overview
Single platform to model, deploy, and manage clouds, applications, and users
Cloud management platform designed for user self-service
RightScale Cloud Portfolio Management enables enterprises to accelerate delivery of applications
Website
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Delivery
Installation
SaaS and install options on public clouds and on-premise
Single virtual machine
SaaS
Agentless or agentless operation
CloudCenter installs an agent on each target VM
RightLinkTM is an agent that is installed on your RightScale-managed cloud instances.
Database support
Built-in database is PostgreSQL
Built-in MySQL; can be integrated with most RDBMS platforms
RightScale uses a mix of relational databases — notably MySQL — and NoSQL technology, in particular Cassandra.
Administration
Administrator accounts
Unlimited
Unlimited
User accounts
Unlimited
Unlimited
Pricing
Pricing model
Annual subscription pricing for the SaaS and on-premises version.
Licensed by amount of RAM
RightScale is offered at flat rate based on total public cloud spend. Private cloud is free.
Product Details
Vendor specific/agnostic
Vendor agnostic
Vendor agnostic
Vendor agnostic
Services
24/7 support
Included in the Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite licens
Support Included in base cost
Silver Support including consultative support
Professional services
Cisco Advanced Services and Partners
Professional services are available
Professional services support is available
Multi-Cloud
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Virtualization/Private Cloud Support
VMware vSphere
Supported
Microsoft Hyper-V
Not supported
OpenStack
Supported
other
Azure Pack update rollup6 and later, Cisco UCS Director
Cisco, RedHat, Oracle, Nutanix
Apache CloudStack
Public Cloud Support
Amazon Web Services
Supported
Google Cloud Platform
Supported
IBM Bluemix Cloud
Supported
Supported
Microsoft Azure
Supported (including RM)
Supported
Oracle Cloud
Not supported
other
Dimension Data (MCP 1.0, legacy, and MCP 2.0), Alibaba, vCloud Air Dedicated Cloud
HP Helion, Verizon Terremark, Oracle Cloud, vCloud, Digital Ocean
Centurylink cloud, Rackspace
Containers
Docker
Supported
Supports Docker
Supported
3rd Party container management
Partly Supported
Other
Partly Supported
Not Supported Today
Not fully compatible
Legacy/Brownfield Environments
Automatic discovery of legacy VMs
Management of legacy cloud VMs
Management of legacy private VMs
vSphere-only
Import of OVA/OVF VM formats
Supports service images from other vendors
Natively supports import and placement of virtual appliances
Through vSphere
Migration
Cloud-to-cloud migration
Natively supports any cloud to cloud migration
Recreated, but not migrated
IT Automation
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86%
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Administration
Multi-tenant support
CloudCenter supports enterprise marketplace and multi-tenant federated administration
Supports both multiple users within an org or multiple orgs
Supported
Published API
API published : click on details (i) for link
Configuration Management
Chef
Natively integrates with Chef.
Puppet
Natively integrates with Puppet
Template available
Ansible
Natively integrates with Ansible
SaltStack
Natively integrates with SaltStack
Ability to patch managed systems
Supported via scripts
Supported
Networking
SDN Support
Supports Cisco ACI
Only OpenStack Juno are supported
Public cloud networking
CloudCenter uses public cloud native networking APIs to instantiate policy
Supports AWS ELB,HAProxy,Nginx
Some mgmt visibility (eg of VPC). No ability to provision network resources
Extensive AWS network support
User-Defined Actions
Conditional Actions
Rightscale Alert system
Pre- and Post-Install Actions
Supported using pre- and post-install scripts
Supported through "rightscripts"
Scheduled Actions
Orchestration & Workflow
Native Workflow
Integration with Cisco UCS Director
3rd Party Orchestration
Not supported
Supported through plugins
Webhooks
Not Supported
Third-Party Automation
ServiceNow
Supported
3rd Party Automation
Not Supported
Supported through plugins
CMDB integration
Limited capability
ServiceNow CMDB Supported
User-Defined Properties
Automatic hostname creation
Multiple ways to auto-create hostnames
Configuration tags
Supported
User-defined tags supported
Placement
Best Execution Venue - Performance
Displays best pricing
Through scripting or workflow