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Find out what your peers are saying about Accedian Skylight vs. Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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"This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private."
"This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving."
"The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities."
"People are very pleased with the implementation."
"The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation."
"No issues with stability."
"If [the problem] is something related to HTTP or VoIP, then I can have a quick look into the protocols, a process which gives me some good ideas..."
"The response times, with the performance, are really interesting too, where you can see the packet loss."
"Capturing traffic [is very interesting]. Currently, with our configuration, we don't capture the payload of the packets, just the header. But when we want the body, the payload of the packets, we can do a PCAP, and then analyze it within Wireshark."
"I always have the Skylight dashboard on one of my screens... Now you can create your own dashboard, specific to an application, specific to a server, or to something else."
"The ability to measure performance end-to-end across the cloud data center allows us to take corrective action to keep our channels online."
"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."
"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."
"I like it that one can match IPs with the application name."
"The most valuable aspect of this solution is the integration with their other systems. It's easy to understand and it points out the relevant problems in the enterprise."
"As an Administrator, before we bought this AppInternals, I didn't have visibility on why items were slow or why an application was not running. This gives us the ability to see what's going on. The application is load balancing. We can now see if its own server has issues or just one specific server has issues."
"I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack."
"I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there."
"In the new version, I would love to see more prediction capabilities. It would be great if one could see the alerts get a little more enriched with information and become more human-friendly instead of the technical stuff that they put in there. I think those would be really awesome outcomes to get."
"The implementation is a long process that should be improved."
"They could make it more easy to plug-in data so that a nontechnical person will be able to use it, like accountants or finance people. That way they don't have to ask us."
"It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for the single click operations as well relational data locality."
"If you want a new version, you go to the website. The hardest part is finding the link, where is that .bin file? Sometimes it's pretty hidden in a document... it's hidden in the release notes or in another file somewhere. And it's usually not on the first page either."
"It's a bit slow. When I execute a query, something general with a short timeframe that covers one month, for instance, and I do not specify the IP source or IP destination, it can take ages because it has to query the whole database."
"This solution is expensive compared to some others."
"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."
"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."
"The technical support is not very good and should be improved."
"I would like for it to have automated updates, the way the product updates itself should be all automated, as opposed to what it is now."
"It would be great if the solution could offer fixed bundles and more features."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"Educational pricing is available for this solution."
"We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now."
"Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD."
"If you look into Riverbed, it's a licensing nightmare. You need to pay for every type of analysis... If you don't look into licensing, Riverbed and SolarWinds are pretty comparable. But if you look into licensing it would not be smart to go for either of them. On the pure, bare-metal basis, it's the same. But when you get the bare metal and a few basic licenses, then you need all those other licenses just to be sure that there's no issue... One of the great things about Skylight is you have them all, and you actually need them all."
"It's not for free, clearly. But on the other hand, it offers very interesting functionality. We pay around €100,000."
"Pricing is a little bit expensive."
"We understand there's a significant cost difference, but have yet to investigate fully."
"The pricing is cheaper than other competing products, which is better for our budgets."
"It provides value and the cost is not huge."
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Also Known As
|Wavefront, Wavefront by VMware, VMware Tanzu Observability||Accedian SkyLIGHT PVX, SkyLIGHT PVX, SecurActive, Performance Vision||SteelCentral AppInternals, OPNET ACE, AppInternals Xpert|
VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.
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.
Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals, a software-based approach, offers full-stack visibility & insights into your apps both on and off the cloud. It continuously monitors with minimal overhead to give you end-to-end visibility and insights around-the-clock. With AppInternals you get: application performance insights that trace every transaction from user to back-end. Understand app dependencies, or expose and fix even the most hard-to-detect code, SQL, network or web services problems quickly, network & infrastructure diagnostics that continuously monitor your dynamic infrastructure. See their impact on your apps and vice versa. Resolve resource utilization and network-related errors before users are impacted and user experience & business insights that understand your users' satisfaction and trends in real-time. Identify your application's best and least used features, and quantify its financial impact on business results.
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