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"The solution’s UI and single pane of glass is good. The new dashboard is modern with its new design. The look of it is not pretty, but it is efficient, which is good. It is user-friendly; you can find what you need on the interface quickly.""For us, the most valuable feature is something called TWAMP that allows for real-time traffic in a way that is 10 times lighter than things like SolarWinds. It's in the sub-milliseconds of accuracy, and you can divide tasks so that you can literally see things like the tagging for Quality of Service. That had been incorrect with the carrier, but there was no way on this planet you'd be able to tell a carrier that they're wrong. I have dozens of scenarios where we found "No, that's not right," and got it resolved instantly.""It is about finding operational problems. When sites go down, we try to determine who is at fault. While there is not much finger-pointing, the solution is just trying to analyse when there is an outage and where do we start looking to fix it. The very nature of why organization chooses to use the solution is to accelerate the meantime to resolution and find where problems lie to get them rectified as quickly as possible.""This solution has helped to improve the interaction between our network, datacenter, and application teams. I have used other tools, but this tool can pinpoint the root cause of my application or network issue in the majority of the cases. So, it helps different divisions or groups in the IT department to troubleshoot together and get an issue resolved. This tool helps a lot in our day-to-day networking application and IT operations."

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"The most valuable feature is that it ensures our servers are up.""The solution is quite stable.""The most valuable feature is that it's stable. It hasn't crossed any thresholds.""Good load and metrics gathering and very good analysis.""Azure Monitor is really just a source for Dynatrace. It's just collecting data and monitoring the environment and the infrastructure. It is fairly good at that.""The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use.""Provides an overview and high-level information.""Azure Monitor is very stable."

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"Some of the Skylight applications are a little newer, and they're still moving through initial revs. There are certain bugs, but nothing is insurmountable... It will just take a little bit of time for their user interface to get a little bit better.""It needs the possibility to export data because it is not easy to see larger data sets, e.g., for one month. It would be interesting to export data into a PDF or dashboard to keep a history of the situation.""I would like to see some improvements in parts of their synthetic transactions, which includes all the latency, jitter, and throughput. I would like to see some Layer 7 analytics in there. I want to be able to do a DNS request, HTTP GET request, or even SIP call point-to-point or via registration.""For the PVX, they are in the process of getting the results to export to cloud and SaaS for analytics. They told me that this will happen later this year. Right now, for the most part, I create that data myself."

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"There are a lot of things that take more time to do, such as charting, alerting, and correlation of data, and things like that. Azure Monitor doesn't tell you why something happened. It just tells you that it happened. It should also have some type of AI. Environments and applications are becoming more and more complex every day with hundreds or thousands of microservices. Therefore, having to do a lot of the stuff manually takes a lot of time, and on top of that, troubleshooting issues takes a lot of time. The traditional method of troubleshooting doesn't really work for or apply to this environment we're in. So, having an AI-based system and the ability to automate deployments of your monitoring and configurations makes it much easier.""I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now.""The troubleshooting logs need improvement. There should be some improvement there. I have a hard time finding the right logs at the right times whenever there is an issue occurring.""Lacks information including details related to where problems lie.""The process of implementation needs to be easier.""In my opinion, they should improve the overall user experience, especially when it comes to indexing and searching collective logs.""The price could be lower but it is not a must.""When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is cheaper than other competing products, which is better for our budgets.""It provides value and the cost is not huge.""The pricing of Accedian Skylight is really good. The sensors are low cost. Their model to analytics for sensors is by license, endpoint, or session. With the probes for their analytics, if they get deployed virtually, they are free. The licensing is only based on flows. So, you can effectively deploy probes everywhere in your network. Then, if you want to look at a specific type of traffic, you can enter into it with a very low cost license. You can just use things like spam ports, mirrors, TAPs, and aggregators to optimize what sort of traffic you send to these analysis tools. Then, if you want to start looking at more, you can up your licensed as you go. You are not getting forced into expensive appliances or subscription models."

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Accedian SkyLIGHT PVX, SkyLIGHT PVX, SecurActive, Performance Vision
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Overview

Accedian provides performance analytics and end user experience solutions for on-premise, cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures. Accedian SkylightTM delivers unified network and application performance monitoring (NAPM) visibility across the entire application and network chain, with best in class resolution and velocity. This enables Accedian customers to assure their business-critical digital infrastructure and unlock the full productivity of their users.

Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.

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Sample Customers
T-Systems, Thomson Reuters, Bordeaux Metropole, CGI, Citadelle Regional Hospital Center, Lorraine Institute of Oncology, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Groupe BPCE, Group S, Splitpoint, Horus-Net, Audatex, Indexis, Province de Liège, EASI, Spie Batignolles, Faymonville
Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
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Healthcare Company19%
Local Government13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government13%
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
Healthcare Company5%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company6%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about Accedian Skylight vs. Azure Monitor and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Accedian Skylight is ranked 13th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews while Azure Monitor is ranked 8th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews. Accedian Skylight is rated 9.0, while Azure Monitor is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Accedian Skylight writes "Solves network issues quickly, saving engineering time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Requires out of the box monitoring, real-time monitoring, and better network mapping". Accedian Skylight is most compared with ThousandEyes, SolarWinds NPM, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Dynatrace and Netrounds, whereas Azure Monitor is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, Dynatrace, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and New Relic APM. See our Accedian Skylight vs. Azure Monitor report.

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