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* The Observer Console UI is consistent and stable, but could use some updating to be more modern. * There’s a web-based packet extraction interface that was recently added, but I’d like to see more web-based capabilities added so that the... more»
The reporting functionality is good, but it could be even better. The APEX interface has been completely reworked and they thought of the engineer/analyst when writing it. There are some issues, in our environment that puts processing... more»
MFG Diagnostic Integrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
What do you think of Observer GigaStor?
Long-term data storage is the best feature for our organization.
• Improvements to My Organization
With a short-handed staff, it allows us to be able to go back and troubleshoot if issues had occurred previously in time, so we don't have to recreate the problem.
• Room for Improvement
The interface is pretty complex, so for the average user, it takes a while to get up to speed with it. I would like it to be more user-friendly.
• Use of Solution
I have used this for the last four to five years.
• Stability Issues
We have not had stability issues.
• Scalability Issues
It's handled everything we've thrown at it up to this point.
• Customer Service and Technical Support
Technical support is very knowledgeable and very helpful. They typically...