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Pros
  • + Extensive out-of-the-box reporting and automation
  • + Among the best at Chargeback
  • + Resource planning and rightsizing analysis
  • + Strong focus on private cloud management
  • + Good Security features
  • + Good Multi-Cloud capabilities
  • + Among the best at Security
  • + Deep VMware integration
  • + Among the best at User Self-Service
Cons
  • - Below average Multi-Cloud capabilities
  • - Below average User Self-Service
  • - Below average DevOps features
  • - Weakest Governance support
  • - Below average Chargeback features
  • - Below average IT Automation support
  • - Complex product structure & implementation
  • - Average Governance support
  • - Average IT Automation features
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General
60%
86%
58%
Assessment
Maturity
Company founded in 2006. Shipping product for multiple years. Many large customers.
Founded in early 2013 by 4x Vmware Veterans
VMware was founded in 1998. The products in vRealize Suite arise from different acquisitions. vRealize Automation comes from Dynamic Ops (acq 2012), vRealize Operations comes from Integrien (acq 2011) and vRealize Orchestrator comes from Dunes (2007)
Content
Content Creator
WhatMatrix - Jonathan Gray
WhatMatrix - Viktor
Overview
Cloud Management Platform that enables Infrastructure-as-a-Service automation by integrating seamlessly with private, public and hybrid clouds
Platform9 is an OpenStack and Kubernetes distribution that is fully managed
vRealize Suite Advanced is a CMP for private, public and hybrid cloud environments.

Versions in this comparison are vRealize Automation & Orchestrator 7.2, Operations 6.4 and vRealize Business for Cloud 7.2
Website
Click on details (i) for more info
www.platform9.com
Click on details (i) for more info
Delivery
Installation
Single Virtual Machine or Multiple for HA
Cloud-Managed (Agent per KVM Host)
The product runs locally
Agentless or agentless operation
vCommander is agentless
An agent is required for some scenarios.
Database support
Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
MS SQL Server 2012 or newer, embedded PostgreSQL database(s) and embedded Gemfire database(s).
Administration
Administrator accounts
User accounts
Unlimited Active Directory and LDAP
Pricing
Pricing model
Yearly subscription.
Yearly subscription.
Per CPU or per Operating System Instance (OSI)
Product Details
Vendor specific/agnostic
Vendor agnostic
Vendor agnostic
vRealize Suite is a vendor-agnostic Cloud Management Platform supporting both on-premises as cloud infrastructures
Services
24/7 support
Support included in base cost, Premium Support available
Included in Subscribtion
Both 5x12 and 24x7 support are available
Professional services
Professional Services engagements are available.
Fully managed service, No PS needed
Professional services are available through VMware PSO or VMware Solution Provider Partners
Multi-Cloud
60%
86%
58%
Virtualization/Private Cloud Support
VMware vSphere
Microsoft Hyper-V
OpenStack
Not currently supported (preview available)
other
Compatible with Citrix XenServer 6.2, RHEV Manager 3.1 and RHEV KVM 3.1
Public Cloud Support
Amazon Web Services
Google Cloud Platform
Cost comparisons only
IBM Bluemix Cloud
Cost comparisons only
Microsoft Azure
Oracle Cloud
other
Cost modeling for Google Compute Engine, IBM SoftLayer and Rackspace
Packet & OVH , Rackspace
vCloud Air, Rackspace
Containers
Docker
Scripted Support
3rd Party container management
Not currently supported (preview available)
Possible but not directly integrated
Other
Scripted Support
Legacy/Brownfield Environments
Automatic discovery of legacy VMs
Supported for vSphere and vCloud Air
Management of legacy cloud VMs
Supported for vCloud Air
Management of legacy private VMs
Supported for vSphere
Import of OVA/OVF VM formats
Not supported (native tools can be used)
Through vSphere
Migration
Cloud-to-cloud migration
IT Automation
60%
86%
58%
Administration
Multi-tenant support
Published API
API published : click on details (i) for link
Click on details (i) for more info
Configuration Management
Chef
Supported, free plugin available via Chef
Puppet
Supported, free plugin available via Puppet. Paid plugin also available.
Ansible
Only supported via paid plugin
SaltStack
Supported, free plugin available via Saltstack
Ability to patch managed systems
Supported using scripting
Networking
SDN Support
Network Fencing isolation (Vmware only)
Fully supported out of the box and 3rd party
VMware NSX is fully supported
Public cloud networking
Supports operational views. Deployment limited to use of templates (eg cloudformations)
Some mgmt visibility. No ability to provision network resources
Public cloud networks are visible in vRealize Automation. Network creation/deletion is possible through vRealize Orchestrator.
User-Defined Actions
Conditional Actions
Yes, through vRealize Orchestrator
Pre- and Post-Install Actions
Yes, through the event broker and vRealize Orchestrator
Scheduled Actions
Yes, through vRealize Orchestrator
Orchestration & Workflow
Native Workflow
3rd Party Orchestration
Supported via scripting framework
Supported, through a vRealize Orchestrator plugins
Webhooks
Supported via scripting framework
Third-Party Automation
ServiceNow
3rd Party Automation
Supported via scripting framework
Supported, available (both free and paid) on marketplace.vmware.com
CMDB integration
User-Defined Propertie