We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Among the most valuable features are the queries and reporting that allow us to look at the utilization of resources, at how well the storage is performing, and to report on which resources are being used by which business units. We can track usage across the entire environment, across applications, business units, cost centers, etc."
"Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time alerting on possible ransomware attacks and provides file security review. It helps us to see if something abnormal is happening on the system before it's too late."
"It is good for giving an overview of the systems and for tracking long-term trends. It is handy for root cause analysis, e.g. it can eliminate whether storage is the cause of an issue."
"Its ability to quickly inventory our resources, figure out interdependencies across them, and assemble a topology of your environment is brilliant. There is a price associated with it. Whenever you target a NetApp environment, it is included in the price but whenever you want to add different vendors, like VMware and Cisco, the price greatly spikes. Inventorization helps us a lot to visualize the environment."
"Its integration definitely stands out. It provides seamless monitoring of all our systems, services, apps, and whatever else we secure and monitor. Visualizations have become simpler with dashboards. We are getting visibility into systems, services, and apps stack through a single pane of glass, which is good. We are able to put logs in context."
"Datadog has given us near-live visibility across our entire cloud platform."
"The most valuable feature is the dashboards that are provided out of the box, as well as ones we were able to configure."
"The most valuable features are logging, the extensive set of integrations, and easy jumpstart."
"I like that you can build out a dashboard pretty quickly. There are some things that come out of the box that you don't really need to do, which is great because they're default settings."
"Straightforward to integrate and automate."
"Having a wealth of information has helped us investigate outages, and having historical data helps us tune our system."
"Because of our client focus, it is easy for us to sell. This is because it is easy to use and easy to set up."
"Everything has been valuable, without a doubt the server is self-managed with Prism in an efficient way, it solves possible logical errors to maintain production without interruptions, it's great."
"Nutanix Prism is very fast compared to VMware and whatever you need to do, you can do it quickly."
"Since we began using Nutanix the performance for virtual desktops is much better."
"The pricing is very good if you compare it to other competitors."
"Duplication and compression work for data in a hybrid solution."
"Aside from ease of use, scalability is one of the key points of this solution."
"Simplicity of use."
"The Clone and Snapshot features are two of the most valuable aspects of the solution for our organization. Rather than simply one-click automation the Snapshot and reverse Snapshot are great."
"There is room for improving the creating and managing or modifying of reports. That is still a difficult task to do and requires knowledge beyond the storage itself. I would love to see reporting improved so that we can create reports by dragging and dropping pieces into a report form and publish a report that way."
"When I did need support because I was having problems with the solution, the first or the second line just didn't understand it. They were providing this only on a software as a service basis. So, they were asking all the wrong questions."
"In a perfect world we would have something built, right out-of-the-box, that can identify what we call "noise," and reduce the amount of data. You're presented with so much data when you first start the data collectors. For example, it brings back a lot of change rates that happen just because of standard computing, like profile changes and that sort of thing. Being able to identify things like that and categorize them and strip it down—and it probably can do that, I just haven't gotten there yet—would be very beneficial."
"Their pricing model needs improvement."
"It would be ideal if the product offered a bit more monitoring from our dashboard."
"In the past two years, there have been a couple of outages."
"I think better access to their engineers when we have a problem could be better."
"Datadog has a lot of documentation, but a lot of that documentation assumes you know how the service works, which can lead to confusion."
"It can have a more modernized pricing mechanism. We're actually working with them to figure out how to become more modular and have a better and more modernized pricing mechanism. The issue with Datadog is that you have to buy the whole suite of different products, and you kind of get stuck in the old utilization of 40% of their suite. Most organizations today break down between application development, networking, and security. Therefore, there should be a way to break down different modules into just app dev, infosec, networking, etc. Customers have various needs across their business lines, and sometimes, they're just not willing to have tools that they're not using 100%. AppDynamics is probably a little bit better in terms of being modular."
"The pricing model could be simplified as it feels a bit outdated, especially when you look at the billing model of compute instances vs the containers instances."
"I'm still exploring the trial version, and it is fine. One thing that I haven't been able to figure out is how to retrieve a report. This is something that could be improved. I probably need to navigate to a place to access the reports."
"Could be a little more user friendly."
"Each era every year, new economies arise and ways to develop the platform to improve both the interface with the end-user and to make the main load more flexible to the specialized user of the platform."
"The automation needs to be improved, as there are several challenges."
"The main area where an improvement could be made would be the pricing."
"Does not yet have micro application using a company's provider."
"No integration of commands to manage AHV."
"The price could be improved."
"The solution could be a bit more user-friendly. The dashboard and configuration should be much easier to use."
"It would be ideal if there was more of a community around the solution so that it would be easier to learn things about the solution from other users."
"Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an understanding of that is the biggest thing."
"The licensing model could be improved. We love that you can use it for free for looking at NetApp products. You only need licenses to look at non-NetApp products, but as soon as you do that, you start utilizing licenses that actually would have been free in the public. So, there is a bit of an anomaly in the licensing model."
"It is easy to run up a large bill, so become familiar with the cost of each piece of your bill and use the metrics they supply to estimate and monitor your bill."
"Pricing seemed easy until the bill came in and some things were not accounted for."
"My advice is to really keep an eye on your overage costs, as they can spiral really fast."
"I am not satisfied with its licensing. Its payment is based on the exported data, and there was an explosion of the data for three or four weeks. My customer was not alerted, and there was no way for them to see that there has been an explosion of data. They got a big invoice for one or two months. The pricing model of Datadog is based on the data. The customer was quite surprised about not being alerted about this explosion of data. They should provide some kind of alert when there is an increase in usage."
"Our licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis."
"It didn't scale well from the cost perspective. We had a custom package deal."
"They prefer monthly subscriptions."
"The price is better than some competing products."
"A lot of my customers complain about the price of renewals, so I think that this can be improved."
"Compared to VMware, the price of this solution is great."
"Nutanix Prism is priced better than some of the competing solutions."
"This product is cheaper than using VMware."
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Datadog is ranked 2nd in Cloud Monitoring Software with 23 reviews while Nutanix Prism is ranked 4th in Virtualization Management Tools with 16 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.4, while Nutanix Prism is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nutanix Prism writes "Simple to upgrade, no downtime, and the performance flow charts are excellent". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, ELK Logstash, New Relic APM and Azure Monitor, whereas Nutanix Prism is most compared with Zabbix, Cisco UCS Manager, Nutanix Prism Pro, HPE OneView and Dell OpenManage Integration for VMware vCenter. See our Datadog vs. Nutanix Prism report.
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