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VMware Cloud Director Availability

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VMware Cloud Director Availability Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

VMware Cloud Director Availability product overview

What is VMware Cloud Director Availability?

VMware Cloud Director Availability is a business continuity and Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solution that allows users to migrate, protect, fail over, and reverse failover of vApps and virtual machines between multi-tenant clouds and on-premises via asynchronous replications.

Key benefits of using VMware Cloud Director Availability


VCDA offers a full tiered solution now extends to protect Mission Critical workloads and offer more granular recovery. 1-minute RPO can be enabled using replication and SLA policies. This feature is a premium offering that can be priced accordingly and should be tested before enabling.

Enjoy unified management built on familiar tools with a modern HTML-5 interface, native integration with VMware Cloud Director, rapid appliance deployment models, and a single role-based access control (RBAC) portal to tenants and service providers. Intuitive native in-context Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) with simple tiered options for different workload criticality drives increased consumption and stability. Understanding service capacity requirements and integrating operational awareness for the entire solution means cloud providers can confidently deploy and manage large volumes of customers without additional operational costs.

VCDA users have extra security for the workloads as instances can be stored over different schedules.The Advanced Retention Policy offer up to 5 retention rules aligned to differing schedules or protection retention. Cloud Service Providers can pass the control into their tenants’ hands to specify the exact retention settings when configuring a new protection but still apply
limitations through the Replication policies.

With VCDA users have the ability to group and sequence VMs and vApps according to their recovery start-up timings and priority. The DR and Migration Plans allow the provider and tenants to manage the sequence of VMs failing over, set waiting times, even include prompt for
confirming the next the execution steps. Newly added capability to schedule initial full sync speeds the overall
migration process.

Part of the VMware Cloud Provider Platform, VMware Cloud Director Availability has been designed to dramatically simplify cloud onboarding, enables cost effective availability and recovery, and secure operations to cloud providers and their end customers. The solution integrates in-context with VMware Cloud Director to offer DRaaS, self-service on-boarding and migration to VMware Cloud Director-based clouds.

Not all workloads are equal, and whilst customers need to align cost to criticality, service provides must personalize services to their customers without incurring operational cost nor stability issues. DRaaS SLA Profiles brings simple tiering of services to customers with personalization provided by their cloud provider allowing a provider to increase their service margins with the correct tiering, including RPOs from 1 minute and advanced retention policies for customer workloads.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Phone Support
24/7 (Live rep)
Chat

Training options

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos

VMware Cloud Director Availability pricing information

Value for money

4.6

/5

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Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

VMware Cloud Director Availability features

Functionality

4.5

/5

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Total features

61

4 categories

Most valued features by users

Access Controls/Permissions
Compliance Management
Activity Dashboard
API
Monitoring
Alerts/Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics

VMware Cloud Director Availability users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

26

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.27/10
Rating distribution

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Pros
Incredible solution for secure storage of all the Construction data and the compliance management is excellent and also its access control functions are helpful.
Am completely satisfied with the functionalities offered in this product in ensuring reliable and effective data recovery experience.
Coste effective, time saving and best for Virtualization and flexible for cloud applications. It's really reliable and scalable cloud solution for all type of applications.
Cons
Rich and outrageous Disaster recovery product for multiple environments.
The only downside about VMware Cloud Director Availability is the large storage space it consumes. It requires a lot of RAM space in order to function adequately.
They avoid lip service and focus on the issue.
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Effective Data Recovery Platform with Flexible Cloud Functions.

Reviewed 20 days ago

The tools performance is perfect which enables easy recovering of complex project data and the project data analytics are quickly created through this software.

Pros

The system allows easy data recovering, data backup and the ability to track multiple projects activities using the product is excellent. Incredible solution for secure storage of all the Construction data and the compliance management is excellent and also its access control functions are helpful.

Cons

Powerful tools to recover all data sizes and its implementation is easy and features adjustment for quality services production.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Polished and Feature Rich

Reviewed 6 months ago

The product is very polished and feature rich and pre-integrated into the VMware ecosystem. There is also great documentation and network diagrams already out there which will speed up the project to deploy this to production. The migrations are included at no additional charge which is a huge benefit to adoption of our cloud platform.

Pros

The deployment process was very smooth and takes less than an hour even with a fully distributed environment. Also, integration with Cloud Director and vCenter server was seamless and automatic, even with self-signed certificates which are the default.

Cons

Cloud Director must be present on one of the sides of a protection. It would be nice to allow VCDA to function without VCD and support our standalone vSphere and VCF environments.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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VMware Cloud Director Availability is a Robust Disaster recovery solution

Reviewed 2 months ago

Cloud backing and Disaster recovery has never been simpler. With a comprehensive guide for installation and operability, getting your head wrapped around how this DRaaS works is a downhill task. We use it to effectively reverse failovers and for successful VM migrations.

Pros

It is efficient in reversing failover of virtual apps. Has a comprehensive manual and playbook to facilitate smooth installation. It can facilitate migration of vCenter servers while maintaining great interoperability.

Cons

Not seen any fault with VMware Cloud Director Availability since installation.

Overall Rating
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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yes

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

good software and was very accessible and this has enhanced various skills

Cons

price was abit much and thought that this can be improved

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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A very nice solution

Reviewed 4 months ago
Pros

Easy to use, reliable, highly configurable, robust

Cons

Alerting and monitoring not very easy to implement and follow

VMware Cloud Director Availability FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does VMware Cloud Director Availability offer?

VMware Cloud Director Availability has the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)


Q. Who are the typical users of VMware Cloud Director Availability?

VMware Cloud Director Availability has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does VMware Cloud Director Availability support?

VMware Cloud Director Availability supports the following languages:
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish


Q. Does VMware Cloud Director Availability offer an API?

Yes, VMware Cloud Director Availability has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does VMware Cloud Director Availability integrate with?

VMware Cloud Director Availability integrates with the following applications:
Amazon S3, Zerto Virtual Replication, VMware Cloud Director, Rubrik, Veeam Backup & Replication


Q. What level of support does VMware Cloud Director Availability offer?

VMware Cloud Director Availability offers the following support options:
Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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