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SolarWinds
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»
Real User
Consulting IT at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 04 2017

What do you think of CA Unified Infrastructure Management?

Valuable Features We mainly monitor services around the database applications, and things like that. The most valuable features of UIM are that it's scalable and it's relatively easy to set up monitoring on the servers. • Room for Improvement The reporting part could be improved. We’re using other tools for that. Maybe we’ll continue to do that, but that is one thing we are missing; and the SLA, and what you can do there. As I cannot compare it with others, it's a bit difficult to say. • Stability Issues It's very stable. • Scalability Issues It is scalable. In production, we have about 600-700 servers. • Customer Service and Technical Support It's mainly my colleague who is in contact with CA technical support. Things take time. • Other Advice I think you...
LogicMonitor
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»
Zabbix
User
District Technology at a K-12 educational company or school with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

The feature which I like the most would have to be the GUI. At first, I was put off, as I felt it was too complex or busy. Upon using it to setup devices, I found it was well laid out and has come a long way.

How has it helped my organization?

Before we didn't really have a centrally managed monitoring solution, so adding this product has been a blessing as we are able to actively monitor and react accordingly. Being able to monitor almost any device in one location is extremely... more»

What needs improvement?

I wish it had more options for personalizing the product, such as being able to include your company's logo without editing text files. More templates for specific devices.
SevOne
Consultant
Monitoring Administrator at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 23 2017

What is most valuable?

It is inexpensive compared to other monitoring tools and it provides agentless monitoring, where we don't need any kind of installation of servers. SevOne has a feature which is a policy browser. We just assign the policy and it will... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This is a new tool for our company. This project is the first one on which we're using this tool.

What needs improvement?

There is no service mode setup in this monitoring tool if you want to snooze alerts for any specific amount of time, to account for any activity change or major incident. That is one of the drawbacks. We have also faced some issues regarding... more»
Datadog
Real User
Software Engineer at a media company with 51-200 employees
Mar 05 2018

What is most valuable?

It is incredibly easy to do common monitoring actions: * Excellent autocomplete for everything in the UI. * Using tags is very intuitive (in contrast to the cumbersome regex-like based querying in Graphite). * Going from viewing a metric to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has empowered all our platform engineers with a very powerful and easy to use monitoring system. Most of our platform organization is now involved in monitoring. Previously, only a handful of platform engineers were involved, because... more»

What needs improvement?

* It would be nice to be able to graph metrics by excluding certain tags (like you can do in monitors). * It would also be nice if we had more insight into our own usage of Datadog (agents and custom metrics). They provide a usage page which... more»

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