Data Quadrant Awards 2021

Data Center Automation


SoftwareReviews names Micro Focus Data Center Automation, Red Hat Ansible Automation, and ConnectWise Automate 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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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.

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+84

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
57Reviews

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.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+82

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
90Reviews

ConnectWise

ConnectWise Automate

Proactively monitor, manage, and support client networks with ConnectWise Automate RMM. ConnectWise is a a platform of software & services built for TSPs.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+79

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
36Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Micro Focus Data Center Automation

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

ConnectWise Automate

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Micro Focus Data Center Automation

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

VMware vRealize Automation

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Puppet Enterprise

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Red Hat Ansible Automation

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

CA Workload Automation

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Red Hat Ansible Automation

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Micro Focus Data Center Automation

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

Micro Focus Data Center Automation


Breadth of Features

ConnectWise Automate


Business Value Created

Micro Focus Data Center Automation


Ease of Customization

VMware vRealize Automation


Ease of Data Integration

Puppet Enterprise


Ease of IT Administration

Red Hat Ansible Automation


Ease of Implementation

CA Workload Automation


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Red Hat Ansible Automation


Quality of Features

Micro Focus Data Center Automation


Usability and Intuitiveness

Micro Focus Data Center Automation


Vendor Support

Puppet Enterprise


Other Evaluated Vendors


Microsoft

Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager

Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+76

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

81%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

101Reviews

Broadcom Inc.

CA Workload Automation

Manage complex workload across platforms, ERP systems, business apps from mainframe to microservices.

7.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+79

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

27Reviews

Puppet

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

+80

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

29Reviews

VMware, Inc.

VMware vRealize Automation

VMware vRealize Automation automates the delivery of IT services, and enables IT to embed automation and policies within blueprints including network and security services, accelerating the delivery of production-ready infrastructure.

7.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+69

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

80%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

33Reviews

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SoftwareReviews Gold Medal Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users. Gold Medals are the capstone of an in-depth software evaluation report, and awarded using a proprietary, transparent methodology based on a composite satisfaction score that averages four different areas of evaluation: Net Emotional Footprint, Vendor Capabilities, Product Features, and Likeliness to Recommend. The Net Emotional Footprint Score measures user emotional response ratings of the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair). The top 5 vendors in a software category are eligible for awards pending composite scores achieve a sufficiently high satisfaction threshold.

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