Dec 13, 2016
Cloud Forms adequately fit our SOW /POC needs. We were a little surprised on the amount of customization required to get the product up and running. It is not a buy and use scenario - more of a build a run. You will need programming skills (Ruby) to stand up and maintain this solution. At this point we are pleased with the end result and do feel the additional investment in resources is worth the effort. While discussing needs on prem - we already had Satellite up and running as it was a vital part of our implementation.
Dec 7, 2016
Working with Red Hat has been an overall good experience. They were responsive and helpful during the product selection and evaluation phase, and their support has continued to be effective. Their licensing model isn't always the simplest to understand, but once you grasp it, it isn't bad. Implementation of version 5.5 was fairly straight-forward, but did involve a learning curve. The transition to version 6 has been a bit more rocky, but with the new Puppet backend, the effort will be worth it.
Nov 21, 2016
Initial integration was difficult, but we have stuck with the upgrade process over time. Red Hat is developing an incredible solution with Satellite 6, it is just taking time.
Nov 17, 2016
The product support is very good.
Nov 17, 2016
Satellite 6 previous to version 6.2x was relatively beta quality. There were several issues. The core function of providing patches and licensing to our environment was generally functional, but difficult to implement and required multiple re-deployments. As of 6.2x, it is beginning to be stable and generally useful, although with several quirks.
May 10, 2016
Flexible product. Has been able to overcome some integration hurdles with the help of the vendor. Vendor did not have expertise in software at the start of the design (vendor learned as we developed).