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VMware Tanzu Mission Control is #3 ranked solution in Container Management software. PeerSpot users give VMware Tanzu Mission Control an average rating of 8 out of 10. VMware Tanzu Mission Control is most commonly compared to OpenShift Container Platform: VMware Tanzu Mission Control vs OpenShift Container Platform. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 28% of all views.
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What users are saying about VMware Tanzu Mission Control pricing:
  • "VMware Tanzu Mission Control is cheaper than Red Hat OpenShift."
  • "There are different licenses available. You have to upgrade your license if you want to scale the solution more."
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    Abbasi Poonawala
    Vice President Derivatives Ops IT at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    A centrally managed security platform with a rich set of features, but it could be more secure.
    Pros and Cons
    • "Tanzu Mission Control has quite a set of rich features when compared to OpenShift."
    • "We want to see a new feature that helps build more security architecture like Zero Trust Security or shifting left in Kubernetes."

    What is our primary use case?

    We use Mission Control for cloud-native developments where the underlying layer is Kubernetes. We do deployments, and we check the code in GitHub and integrate with GitLab. In GitLab, we have the Git Actions, and it triggers the CI/CD pipeline.

    It's all based on the underlying cloud-native development perspective and the actual deployment in the cloud. It depends on the particular flow from the development environment to the staging environment and the cloud deployment. That's why it's in a hybrid cloud, and we have two deployment topologies. One is vm cloud, and the other is vCloud on AWS.

    AWS is the public cloud part of it. We also have the Azure Cloud, and Azure is our hybrid cloud environment. This is basically for the use cases around the CI/CD and monitoring the CI/CD cloud-native deployments in the azure cloud. If we have containerized images that have to be deployed in azure cloud, we monitor them using the Tanzu Mission Control.

    What is most valuable?

    Tanzu Mission Control has quite a set of rich features when compared to OpenShift. I like the dashboard for monitoring the CI/CD pipeline, the entire process of releasing it into the cloud, and deploying it to the cloud.

    What needs improvement?

    We want to see a new feature that helps build more security architecture like Zero Trust Security or shifting left in Kubernetes. It would help if they build something like that into the product and actually make all the containerized images deploy into the Azure Cloud in a secured manner.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I've been using VMware Tanzu Mission Control over the past year.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    VMware Tanzu Mission Control is a stable product.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    It's scalable but takes one day because the underlying architecture is all Kubernetes. Kubernetes has got the master-worker clusters and the slave nodes. The master cluster manages multiple pods on slave nodes, and then there is a control plane. These three are the major components in the Kubernetes underlying architecture, which allows you to scale faster. You can scale easily, and you can scale based on the business KPIs. You can also scale based on the technical KPIs.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    VMware has an extended team. The VMware onsite engineers are deployed to the account as the extended team is involved in 24/7 support because ours is a very big account for them. Not only that, it means we are rolling out the cloud-native development, which is very business-critical. It goes through support and is made available by VMware on a regular basis. But it's in terms of the deployment, monitoring, and fixing any possible bugs.

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial setup is straightforward. Once we created the cluster in Azure Cloud, it doesn't take more than six to eight hours to deploy Tanzu Mission Control on top of it.

    What about the implementation team?

    We have a large infrastructure team that works as a VMware standard team, offsite and onsite. They are involved in doing the configurations and deployments. We don't need more than five people to deploy this solution.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    VMware Tanzu Mission Control is cheaper than Red Hat OpenShift.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    We initially had a hybrid cloud in the Red Hat hybrid cloud environment, and I think they provided OpenShift, and it was evaluated. But Red Hat was expensive. OpenShift has integrations with all kinds of cloud-native libraries, but even Tanzu Mission Control supports most cloud-native libraries. New cloud-native projects can also be integrated easily. But I think, in terms of the features, Tanzu Mission Control has quite a rich feature set compared to the OpenShift.

    What other advice do I have?

    On a scale from one to ten, I would give VMware Tanzu Mission Control a six.

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Hybrid Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
    IT Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    A stable and scalable solution with great integration with VMware, but requires a lot of knowledge of Linux and better support
    Pros and Cons
    • "The most important feature of Tanzu Mission Control is its integration with the other products, especially with ESX and vSAN. This is a strong part of Tanzu Mission Control. In other solutions, such as OpenShift or Kubernetes, you can find similar features, but they don't have similar integration. With Tanzu Mission Control, you get a total solution with only one provider. You have the integration with the infrastructure, virtualization of networking, and virtualization of storage. You have a natural integration, and you don't have the problem of integrating it with different products or providers. Sometimes, different companies have good integration, but it is not always guaranteed. For example, many years ago, Cisco and VMware were good partners in networking, but when VMware started to sell ESX, the relationship was broken. This is the problem that you can face when you are using solutions from two different companies."
    • "It is not easy to build a solution with containers. It has a graphical user interface, but you need to have a lot of knowledge of Linux and how to work in the command mode. Its support can also be improved. Currently, its biggest disadvantage is that it is a new product, and the clients prefer to go for a solution that has been in the market for a long time. There are not that many people who know this product."

    What is our primary use case?

    We have clients with different use cases. We have a customer who is a service provider who sells services in the cloud and Kubernetes. Our clients have cloud and on-premises deployments.

    What is most valuable?

    The most important feature of Tanzu Mission Control is its integration with the other products, especially with ESX and vSAN. This is a strong part of Tanzu Mission Control. In other solutions, such as OpenShift or Kubernetes, you can find similar features, but they don't have similar integration. 

    With Tanzu Mission Control, you get a total solution with only one provider. You have the integration with the infrastructure, virtualization of networking, and virtualization of storage. You have a natural integration, and you don't have the problem of integrating it with different products or providers. Sometimes, different companies have good integration, but it is not always guaranteed. For example, many years ago, Cisco and VMware were good partners in networking, but when VMware started to sell ESX, the relationship was broken. This is the problem that you can face when you are using solutions from two different companies.

    What needs improvement?

    It is not easy to build a solution with containers. It has a graphical user interface, but you need to have a lot of knowledge of Linux and how to work in the command mode. Its support can also be improved.

    Currently, its biggest disadvantage is that it is a new product, and the clients prefer to go for a solution that has been in the market for a long time. There are not that many people who know this product.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been working with this solution for more than six months. It is quite a new product.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    Its stability is good. I didn't find any major problem that broke the solution and impacted the services.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    Its scalability is good. I didn't find any issues with its scalability. One of our clients is a big company here, but if you compare it with an American company, it would be considered a small company.

    How are customer service and technical support?

    Their support is not good, but it is also not bad. The support is normally outside of America. Sometimes, it is in Europe. There are people with a lot of VMware experience in Europe but not in America. However, VMware is building its support.

    How was the initial setup?

    Its initial setup is not very easy. When you work with containers, you work in Linux. It has a graphical user interface, but you need to have a lot of knowledge of Linux and working in the command mode. It is not easy to build a solution with containers. 

    Its implementation takes a long time. It took us 90 days for one customer and 60 days for another customer.

    What about the implementation team?

    You need to connect it with other parts of the infrastructure. We have ten people who are into networking and storage.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    Our clients evaluate other free products. Two of our clients have a strong relationship with VMware. They don't evaluate other products.

    What other advice do I have?

    I would rate VMware Tanzu Mission Control a seven out of ten.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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    IT Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
    Real User
    Top 5Leaderboard
    Plenty of customization, easy to use, and responsive technical support
    Pros and Cons
    • "VMware Tanzu Mission Control has many valuable features, such as ease of use and customization."
    • "The solution could improve by having better integration with other solutions such as HPE."

    What is our primary use case?

    I use VMware Tanzu Mission Control as a centralized management platform.

    What is most valuable?

    VMware Tanzu Mission Control has many valuable features, such as ease of use and customization.

    The most important feature of VMware Tanzu Mission Control is the integration with vSphere because it allows easy implementation of the solution into the development cycle. Additionally, you can run the containers on the virtual machine in the same cluster.

    Many people in organizations need to change the monolithic way that they develop programs. However, with this solution, you are able to integrate both monolithic and virtual machines. The new way is with microservices and people who have worked in the development for a long time it can be difficult to learn the new modern techniques of development.

    What needs improvement?

    The solution could improve by having better integration with other solutions such as HPE.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have been using VMware Tanzu Mission Control for approximately one year.

    What do I think about the stability of the solution?

    The solution is stable.

    What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

    VMware Tanzu Mission Control is scalable. You can increase the cluster size with other solutions, such as vSphere. Additionally, if you have a version of the solution that allows integration of cloud services, such as Amazon or Microsoft Azure, you are able to integrate your on-premise clusters.

    How are customer service and support?

    The technical support is very good and has a fast response time. However, the level of support depends on the license contract you have with VMware. 

    How was the initial setup?

    The installation was simple. You need to implement the console with the virtual machines, your Visor, and then you can begin to use and integrate your vCenter with all the VMware environments.

    It takes approximately one day for the implementation of the console and another day for the vSphere.

    What about the implementation team?

    I did the implementation of the solution.

    What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

    There are different licenses available. You have to upgrade your license if you want to scale the solution more.

    What other advice do I have?

    I rate VMware Tanzu Mission Control a nine out of ten.

    Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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    Cloud Architect at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
    Real User
    Top 20
    A multi-tenant platform minus a GUI

    What is our primary use case?

    We are interested in using this solution as a Container as a Service (CaaS).

    What is most valuable?

    The multi-tenancy with the VCD is great. 

    What needs improvement?

    This product doesn't have a GUI. In order to use it properly, I need to connect it to a new GUI or build a GUI to manage it — it's pretty difficult. This solution should come in a suite including other solutions like Grafana and Prometheus.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have only been using this solution for a couple of weeks; I am just testing it out. 

    How are customer service and technical support?

    As we don't have a license, we don't receive customer support. 

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial installation could be easier — it's complex. 

    What about the

    What is our primary use case?

    We are interested in using this solution as a Container as a Service (CaaS).

    What is most valuable?

    The multi-tenancy with the VCD is great. 

    What needs improvement?

    This product doesn't have a GUI. In order to use it properly, I need to connect it to a new GUI or build a GUI to manage it — it's pretty difficult.

    This solution should come in a suite including other solutions like Grafana and Prometheus.

    For how long have I used the solution?

    I have only been using this solution for a couple of weeks; I am just testing it out. 

    How are customer service and technical support?

    As we don't have a license, we don't receive customer support. 

    How was the initial setup?

    The initial installation could be easier — it's complex. 

    What about the implementation team?

    I installed this solution by myself.

    Which other solutions did I evaluate?

    Currently, I am evaluating Rancher and OpenShift.

    What other advice do I have?

    At this point in time, I would give this solution a rating of seven out of ten. 

    Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

    Public Cloud

    If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

    Other
    Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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