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What is Cloud Monitoring Software?

Cloud Monitoring Software is a network management platform that monitors cloud security procedures and performance. IT Central Service IT experts oversee cloud interactions through Cloud Monitoring software as the ultimate authority and command center watching over the data health of an organization’s chosen cloud infrastructure. IT administrators will have the options to license various cloud structures, from basic cloud services to hybrid and multiple clouds, and can review the operational status and health of cloud-based devices.

The IT department is responsible for ensuring that every piece of an organization’s IT infrastructure is completely secure and Cloud Monitoring Software provides data for intuitive information sharing and interaction. Best practices suggest a comprehensive dashboard that tracks real-time events, syslog and log file monitoring and collection. An IT department can analyze and view performance, disk space, network and environment monitoring and service issues. Some of the more flexible and agile options allow integration of in-house scripts, making a system customizable. In evaluating performance for ROI, IT can monitor server uptime and see a response rate report to evaluate the customer/user experience and improve productivity across the organization.

IT professionals need to make informed decisions and look for budget-friendly Cloud Monitoring Software that is SaaS-based and automated for any cloud infrastructure, for visibility within critical business applications. A large enterprise will function seamlessly when it incorporates an agile system that runs without disruptions.

Different sized organizations have evolving data center ecosystems and will require different levels of oversight. However, most comprehensive Cloud Monitoring Software will monitor the network, interface and port traffic monitoring, email and SMS-based alerts, plug-ins, converged infrastructure, storage, risk management and converged infrastructure applications real-time physical and virtual server analytics.

An IT department on the move will value Cloud Monitoring Software that provides the ability to manage systems using desktops, laptops smartphones or tablets as a complete virtual mobile network operations center, giving it the flexibility to redirect bandwidth - avoiding outages and saving valuable resources.


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Solarwinds
SolarWinds
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Real User
SolarWinds Expert (Consultan) at a tech services company

What is most valuable?

The two most important features are SNMP monitoring capabilities and the beautiful web interface. SNMP is all about being able to access devices, it's a must have, and every monitoring tool will have these features. Not all monitoring tools will have a beautiful graphical user interface that includes charts and graphs and reports. It's very, very easy to read... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are multiple examples of how SolarWinds improves how the company functions. The most obvious is that the engineers are much more willing to keep an eye on network health and to work with the dashboards. That leads to faster resolution of problems and better communication between the teams. Instead of explaining and spending a lot of time, they can simply... more»
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Consultant
Monitoring Tools Specialist (Contractor) at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

Monitoring: Time to Threshold in a single pane-of-glass approach. * Dynamic groups allow for sets of infrastructure to have monitoring applied automatically in a type of ‘policy-based monitoring’. * Dynamic groups allow for configuring sets... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are currently migrating from an IBM Tivoli solution. CA UIM will improve effectiveness of monitoring, increase visibility of IT infrastructure, reduce time to fix (MTR) and lower solution maintenance. In a large organization, CA UIM has... more»

What needs improvement?

Parts of the Unified Management Portal are not written in HTML5. I would like all components (Portlets) to be HTML5. This would increase the speed and responsiveness of the site, and possibly improve the appearance. Improved network... more»
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LogicMonitor
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Real User
Principle Systems Engineer at a Consumer Goods with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Integration with a wide variety of infrastructure systems is the most valuable feature; most critical to us was VMware integration and Citrix NetScaler integration. We use a lot of other products with LM, as well, but the biggest gaps we had... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Good, accurate dashboards: I can pull data from multiple sources, whether it is VMware CPU Ready stats, server CPU utilization, application metrics (MySQL, etc.), load balancer metrics, and even 3PAR storage metrics and show them all in one... more»

What needs improvement?

I much prefer the older UI for managing devices and dashboards. They gave assurances that they would not retire the old UI before making it feature parity with the new UI, but they did not follow through with that. I was a VERY happy customer... more»
Solarwinds
SolarWinds
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Real User
Engineer, Infrastructure Applications at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 01 2017

What is most valuable?

An easy-to-use interface for both admins and users is key. Adoption of any product can be constrained by a UI that is neither intuitive nor visually engaging. The SolarWinds NPM framework, upon which most of their flagship products are built,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We used a monitoring platform from an enterprise vendor that was so complex to manage that we struggled even to deliver the base infrastructure monitoring services. This is not a unique position as many IT departments manage by the mantra of... more»

What needs improvement?

* Real-time analytics is the major weakness of the SolarWinds NPM platform today. They've done a fantastic job enabling the collection of data. Users are now demanding the ability to generate their own graphs, views, and so on; all of this... more»
Sevone
SevOne
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Real User
Tests and Quality Assurance Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 02 2017

What is most valuable?

* Flexible architecture: You can extend the system and its capacity by attaching another cluster pair. * Very intuitive management interface: Adding and discovering new devices is a very simple process. * Very useful and flexible end-user GUI... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We provide customer internet access services and the 95th percentile is our target. Every month, we prepare a detailed report per customer that shows the current percentile value (does it exceed 95 or not), and we have to prepare detailed... more»

What needs improvement?

Our version is quite old. In version 5.3.3.0, we see a lot of room for possible improvement. However, from SevOne support, we received confirmation that most of those expectations are met in version 5.4.x or higher. Therefore, we have to... more»
Solarwinds
SolarWinds
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Real User
Network Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 03 2017

What is most valuable?

I find there to be three areas in which this suite provides significant value. It integrates well as an ‘everything’ tool. We all understand the concept of “jack of all trades, master of none”, but SolarWinds tends to cover 80-95% of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In a more recent example, we rely on this tool to let us know when a site is about to go down, before it does so. We do this by monitoring when interfaces drop (multiple connections to a site) or when interfaces have received errors. Both... more»

What needs improvement?

I feel there are two areas of improvement. One of which SolarWinds employees will probably roll their eyes about and the other one that maybe they didn’t realize: * If they’re going for a “cover everything” approach, then they need to do so... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Monitoring Administrator at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The main feature for us is its flexibility with their message bus and their API to make it do what you need it to do, since everyone's different. There is flexibility in the SDKs to customize it.

How has it helped my organization?

It really depends on where you're coming from. In 2009, we were working with Nagios -- before it was UIM and called Nimbus -- and weren't particularly unhappy, but there was an executive decision to go in a different direction. We were... more»

What needs improvement?

Although this may not work based on our environment, but topology discovery and root cause analysis would be nice to have. Right now, we don't have the RCA and rootcon topology awareness. It may be in the new version, but based on our... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Monitoring Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 31 2017

What is most valuable?

The convenience of both the web portal as well as the thick client. We are able to go in and actually leverage the thick client for a nice, easy drag and drop solution. It works out really nicely, especially for our front-end team. The team... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It's the outcome of our being able to perform our job and gather the information we need in order to provide value to our customers. The real value is our being able to pull all the historic data that we need in order to gather every little... more»

What needs improvement?

Usually it's reliability issues. Some of the components don't always function as intended, or don't function as you would think they should. To give a specific example, within this product there are individual probes, and each of these probes... more»
Solarwinds
SolarWinds
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Real User
Lead Network Engineer/Business Developer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 08 2017

What is most valuable?

I love the GUI. Almost everything is accessible through the web interface. It is very user-friendly. It is easy to drag and drop resources wherever you want them. NPM also includes additional features that come in handy, such as a web SSH... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have been able to customize so many things using SolarWinds. I have set up baseline configurations and quickly remediated devices against them. I am using the SYSLOG and trap functions for my non-priority devices. I have NetPath set up to... more»

What needs improvement?

I think there needs to be more granularity in the permission sets in almost all of the SolarWinds products. I want to be able to specify almost everything that a specific user group can do. I am being a little picky with this, as there are... more»
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Real User
STG Lab Solutions Engineer at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

The multi-tenancy that's available through this is one of the most valuable things. We have a whole lot of people who want to do their own monitoring and we are able to offer it up as a service to them, manage the infrastructure side of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We now have the ability to offer that out as a service. People come to us and say we need to monitor this test bed. We're able to give that to them ,which in the past would have required me or my colleague to work with them and implement that... more»

What needs improvement?

There is one feature that I've been requesting for a while now. Going back to this multi-tenancy thing, right now the tenants can't create their own service checks, so that's still a process they have to get with us. Once we get a check in... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Manager at Neuroses IT
Nov 28 2017

What is most valuable?

Scalability and flexibility. The product can grow with your infrastructure so you don't have to install other products. Just add components. It's very simple. The second major feature is the user-friendly interface. It's the best feature for our customers, because we are the implementers of the software. It's easy for us to install and configure the product, but... more»

What needs improvement?

This is a very complex question, because it depends on the customer's needs. Some customers need more network capabilities, but UIM is all about IT monitoring. It's an all-inclusive software. It's difficult to become the best in monitoring all of the parameters in technology. Some customers want extended capability in the network, or the system overall. But it's... more»
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LogicMonitor
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
VP Engineering at Impulse
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

* Impulse needed a solution that required minimal effort and training to add monitoring to our network and system hosts. Through the use of LogicMonitor's expansive monitoring library and host detection technologies, we are able to monitor... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before we deployed LogicMonitor, Impulse relied on a variety of open source tools. Each tool performed a specific task. Our staff often was overwhelmed in navigating/understanding each tool in order to collect the information necessary.... more»

What needs improvement?

The new/beta web portal and its REST API are a work-in-progress. This transformation for LogicMonitor is an exciting refresh, and is enabling customers like Impulse to provide feedback along the way.
Solarwinds
SolarWinds
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Real User
Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 09 2017

What is most valuable?

In my opinion, one of the most valuable features of this product is the level of customization. From web interfaces to custom monitors and alarms, this product has a high level of flexibility that can be molded to suit your business needs,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped to provide a user friendly interface for support to drill down and see where the issue lies and remediate issues quickly. We have other solutions that might have features NPM does not but the front end could look confusing to an... more»

What needs improvement?

Better offline license management. I’ve had to get in touch with customer support several times simply to remove an expired license from our NPM servers (which have no connection to the public internet). Also, if you add a new license and... more»
Sciencelogic2
ScienceLogic
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Real User
Sr. IT infrastructure specialist at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

There are a large number of very valuable features within ScienceLogic, the most impressive feature is the event management capabilities. With the ability to create custom events administrators can dial in monitoring and really customize... more»

How has it helped my organization?

ScienceLogic has helped our organization in numerous ways, these include capacity planning in our network, virtual environments and applications. Along with the ability to view the health of applications which have instances located around... more»

What needs improvement?

In many different areas of the product there are terminology inconsistencies, these inconsistencies are within the product and also within the IT world, these are definite area’s that need improvement; however with a little use they become... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Production Analyst at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

I believe that the fundamentals and the logic of how UIM is set up is very stable. We like that the fundamentals support providing metrics and alarms. I feel it provides the essentials. That is, to extract data from an environment and present... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I haven’t been in my current position for too long. I definitely noticed that UIM provides a level of reliability in our operating center for the people who actually implement the alarms. When an alarm comes in, they're responsible for making... more»

What needs improvement?

We're just hoping to see the growth in different functional areas so that it's a little bit more dynamic. The other enterprise suites that they're trying to bundle up are great. I think that the core functions of the product itself are great.... more»
Solarwinds
SolarWinds
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Real User
Founder at a tech services company

What is most valuable?

Pretty much all of it is valuable, really. You buy NPM if you want to monitor devices and interfaces on those devices. It's mainly geared towards network devices, primarily; the ability of seeing uptime for the device and the interfaces; and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since NetPath came out, I use it to basically check that my internet is working as it should be by adding in, through NetPath, paths to my cloud-based applications, to things like Amazon, and also to things that we use quite often in the... more»

What needs improvement?

It’s tough to find areas with room for improvement, because they are always improving on it. I guess making the universal device pollers and the custom pollers a little bit more user friendly to the complete beginner would be useful. An awful... more»
Sciencelogic2
ScienceLogic
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Support Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

What is most valuable?

ServiceNow API integration - Allows us to automate monitoring alerts for our internal infrastructure as well as our client environments. Highly Customizable - The platform is capable of almost anything in terms of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I work for a Managed Service Provider and we rely heavily on our monitoring/alerting platform. One of the primary functions of our Support Team is the acknowledgement of alerts and communication with our clients on the health of their... more»

What needs improvement?

Simplified Interface - ScienceLogic can be a bit overwhelming when you begin working with it. The amount of customization is sometimes too much. A simplified user interface would help to alleviate this. NetFlow Support - I would like to see... more»
Solarwinds
SolarWinds
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Real User
Senior Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

What is most valuable?

* How easy it is to get good metrics out of it. * How extensible it is. * There are many different ways to customize it to fit your environment. Compared to many products, SolarWinds is very simple to use. When you add a node in NPM, it is... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Before NPM, we had to spend quite a bit of time using freeware tools, because there wasn't anything that offered the features we needed at a price point we were willing to pay. Most were far too expensive. Because of this, we only monitored... more»

What needs improvement?

The module UIs can have different features based on what module you're in. I'd love to see feature parity between them. Selecting nodes, for instance. In NPM, you can use one criteria for grouping, while in NCM, you can group in multiple... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Enterprise Systems Mgmt Admn at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The monitoring of the applications to let our business know when things are performing and that they're up and available.

How has it helped my organization?

We have less downtime. We have alerting to let us know when disks are filling up so that we get that taken care of before it becomes an issue and is noticeable to customers.

What needs improvement?

In the UMP, certain devices will show up multiple times and they don't correlate correctly. That's one of the issues. Sometimes the probe, on its first release, we will find some bugs with it and notify support and then they escalate it to... more»
Anonymous avatar x80
Real User
Senior Tool Admin at BCD Travel
Dec 04 2017

What is most valuable?

* The ease of deployment * The ease in configuration, like alarm notifications * Administration is easy, so the learning curve is not huge. It's something you could get comfortable with in a couple of months.

How has it helped my organization?

It's making the environment more visible. It's helping our management have really good visibility into what is happening in the environment. Things that were hidden are now visible. We're able to do this deployment on a mainframe environment,... more»

What needs improvement?

We've talked to our vendor about the specific parts of UIM, specific probes, that we'd like to see improvements in. This would give us greater functionality. An example is logmon. We'd like to see some more functionality there. Maybe... more»
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Drive superior IT & OSS Infrastructure Architectural – (Unix/Linux platform) on key projects & programs. Look after most significant infrastructures such as Event Management, Monitoring system, Mail System, Trouble Ticketing System, Notification System, Branch Circuit Monitoring and... more>>
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