Accedian Skylight Other Solutions Considered

Mario Oosters
Network Architect at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees
We did look into alternatives a few years ago, from Riverbed and SolarWinds. You have to look at competitors. If you don't do that you're not really doing your job correctly. I wasn't really happy about doing that because I was happy with this solution, I didn't want to change. But we wanted to see what the competition had. We looked into them and realized, "Why would we want to change?" We're going to have more problems for more money, and we're going to have licensing issues, etc. If you look into Riverbed, it's a licensing nightmare. You need to pay for every type of analysis. If there's one thing you don't want to do, it's that. When you're troubleshooting what do you need? You don't know. You've got a problem. A user complains something isn't working. You don't know why it's not working, that's why you have this solution. But then you click on a thing and it says you don't have this license. Great. So you buy the license, you can click on it, and you find the problem wasn't there. Click on something else - you don't have this license. You're going to buy stuff that you're not going to be needing, but you don't know you won't need it. One of the great things about Skylight is you have them all, and you actually need them all, not because you have certain issues, but just to know you don't have issues with it. Just click once and see, "Okay, this looks fine. Next." View full review »
Freelanc5c8d
Freelance IT Consultant at SPW (Service Public de Wallonie)
We are a big organization with around 10,000 people and 200 sites. So we are considering other APM solutions that are highly rated in industry reviews. We are considering Dynatrace, but we have not yet purchased that product. We are still with Skylight. View full review »
Joel Baczynski
Network Administrator at CHR Citadelle
I tried SolarWinds before, but it's more expensive. View full review »
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User at a media company with 10,001+ employees
We're in the process of evaluating and have not chosen a solution yet. View full review »
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Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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