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"Auvik automatically updates network topology. Since it automatically updates the topology, we proactively know what is happening in a country or our branch offices. It also alerts us if there is a topology change, e.g., if it discovers anything new in that country. So, it has reduced the number of failures in our operations. We went from being reactive to proactive. So, we are no longer reacting to what is happening and others are doing. This has saved us about two to three hours a day. We used to spend two to three hours every morning checking the firewall and router logs for malicious behavior."

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"This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space.""Datadog's ability to group and visualize the servers and the data makes it relatively easy for the root cause analysis.""Straightforward to integrate and automate.""Having a clear view, not only of our infrastructure but our apps and services as well, has brought a great added value to our customers.""Having a wealth of information has helped us investigate outages, and having historical data helps us tune our system.""The most valuable features are logging, the extensive set of integrations, and easy jumpstart.""The fact that everything is under a single pane of glass is really valuable, as developers don't have to spend their time copying correlation IDs across tools to find what they need.""The most valuable feature is the dashboards that are provided out of the box, as well as ones we were able to configure."

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"This has helped us to monitor the availability of our routers, switches, servers, and virtual environments.""I can do everything remotely, including running PowerShell scripts or performing standard updates.""It is very extensible with 'SWQL' and APIs to where we are beginning to integrate it with network automation.""We had some interfaces where the SFP Ports were having some problems after a while. We found which of the SFP Ports was having the error and changed it, so the bandwidth become okay.""All the features are very good. The monitoring of the equipment, the configuration manager, and the IP address monitoring are great.""The connectivity of the solution is very good.""A product that is well-tested and trusted in demanding situations.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerts."

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"They need to improve the reporting system. They still don't have a proper reporting system in Auvik. They have built a dashboard in Power BI using APIs, but they should build some sort of report within Auvik itself. If Auvik fixes the reporting or comes up with a good reporting module, it will change the game."

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"Additional metrics should be included.""Datadog lacks a deeper application-level insight. Their competitors had eclipsed them in offering ET functionality that was important to us. That's why we stopped using it and switched to New Relic. Datadog's price is also high.""Could be a little more user friendly.""The error traceability is an area that can be improved.""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.""Datadog has a lot of documentation, but a lot of that documentation assumes you know how the service works, which can lead to confusion.""In the past two years, there have been a couple of outages.""The incident management beta looks promising, but it is still missing the ability to automatically create incidents based on certain alerts."

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"Application Performance Monitoring should be included in this solution.""I would like to see integration with antivirus or other security endpoint solutions.""This solution would benefit from expanding on the capabilities within the API.""We are looking to change away from this solution because of the documentation and the solution doesn't have enough integration in our country. The documentation is too weak.""Scalability is a bit tricky because it requires more gateways in order to get the performance you may need. It also requires a lot of licensing.""My team has had a lot of issues with support.""The only thing that can be improved is to continually add to the existing capabilities of the product.""It is difficult for stakeholders to translate technical requirements, which results in difficulties selecting a platform or implementing a solution."

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"Compared to other products, Auvik's pricing is more feasible since you get all its features. You pay for licenses on a per network device basis. It monitors hypervisors, but does not bill for that. There are no additional costs, which is something that I like."

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"It didn't scale well from the cost perspective. We had a custom package deal.""The price is better than some competing products.""Pricing is somewhat affordable compared to other solutions but in order to really lower the costs of other products you need to plan very carefully your resources usage, otherwise, it can get expensive real quick.""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.""The cost is high and this can be justified if the scale of the environment is big.""My advice is to really keep an eye on your overage costs, as they can spiral really fast.""If you do your homework, you'll find that if you're really concerned with cost, it's good."

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"We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.""The cost is based on the number of nodes, so it is expensive when you have a lot of them.""It is expensive.""Some solutions are open source and free.""It is relatively inexpensive compared to other products in the same category.""It's expensive and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing.""The price is more expensive than some other products, such as ManageEngine.""I find that the pricing is acceptable."

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Overview

Auvik is cloud-based software that simplifies and automates network monitoring and management to give you complete network visibility and control.

Designed to deploy in minutes, you’ll resolve problems faster than ever with real-time network mapping and inventory, powerful troubleshooting features, deep network traffic insights, automated config backups and restore, and more. https://www.auvik.com/get-free-trial

Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev and Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.

Check the health and performance of your entire network for easier troubleshooting and faster results using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. NPM lets you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Now with built-in deep packet inspection and analysis you can immediately determine the impact of network or application latency on user experience.

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Adobe, Samsung, facebook, HP Cloud Services, Electronic Arts, salesforce, Stanford University, CiTRIX, Chef, zendesk, Hearst Magazines, Spotify, mercardo libre, Slashdot, Ziff Davis, PBS, MLS, The Motley Fool, Politico, Barneby's
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm11%
Real Estate/Law Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm7%
Media Company6%
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Healthcare Company14%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise33%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about Datadog vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
479,763 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Datadog is ranked 2nd in Cloud Monitoring Software with 16 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in Cloud Monitoring Software with 21 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.6, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.2. 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 SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, New Relic APM, ELK Logstash and VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark, PRTG Network Monitor and Meraki Dashboard. See our Datadog vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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