Data Quadrant Awards 2019

Data Center Automation


SoftwareReviews names Red Hat Ansible Automation, CA Workload Automation, and Micro Focus Data Center Automation as Data Center Automation Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Data Center Automation

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Data Center Automation Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

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Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Micro Focus

Micro Focus Data Center Automation

Micro Focus Data Center Automation (DCA) detects and remediates patch vulnerabilities; regulatory and enterprise compliance risks across servers, databases and middleware. DCA proactively manages to policy-based objectives, with closed-loop remediation and exception handling.

8.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+83

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
31Reviews

Red Hat

Red Hat Ansible Automation

Red Hat® Ansible® Automation is automation software powered by Red Hat Ansible Engine—an execution engine with hundreds of modules that can automate all aspects of IT environments and processes—and Red Hat Ansible Tower—a management interface that can integrate with other services.

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
65Reviews

CA Technologies

CA Workload Automation

CA Server Automation is an integrated solution that automates provisioning, patching, and configuration of operating systems, storage resources and application components across physical, virtual and public cloud systems.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

80%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
28Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

vRealize Suite

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Puppet Enterprise

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

vRealize Suite

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

Red Hat Ansible Automation

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Micro Focus Data Center Automation

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Puppet Enterprise

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

Puppet Enterprise

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Red Hat Ansible Automation

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Puppet Enterprise

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Micro Focus Data Center Automation

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Puppet Enterprise

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

vRealize Suite


Breadth of Features

Puppet Enterprise


Business Value Created

vRealize Suite


Ease of Customization

Red Hat Ansible Automation


Ease of Data Integration

Micro Focus Data Center Automation


Ease of IT Administration

Puppet Enterprise


Ease of Implementation

Puppet Enterprise


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Red Hat Ansible Automation


Quality of Features

Puppet Enterprise


Usability and Intuitiveness

Micro Focus Data Center Automation


Vendor Support

Puppet Enterprise


Other Evaluated Vendors


VMware, Inc.

vRealize Suite

VMware vRealize Log Insight delivers real-time log management for VMware environments, with machine learning-based intelligent grouping, high performance search and better troubleshooting at scale across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+73

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

13Reviews

ConnectWise

ConnectWise Automate

ConnectWise Automate Solves IT Problems at the Speed of Business. Boost the effectiveness of your IT teams with flexible remote monitoring and management.

7.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

33Reviews

PuppetLabs

Puppet Enterprise

Puppet Enterprise makes it easy to automate the provisioning, configuration and ongoing management of your machines and the software running on them. Make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices – across physical and virtual machines, on premise or in the cloud.

7.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

79%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

21Reviews

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