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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."

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"The features that I have found most valuable are its graphs - if I need any statistics, in Kubernetes or Kong level or VPN level, I can quickly get the reports.""The most valuable feature is the multi-cloud integration, where there is support for both GCP and AWS.""Provides visibility into the performance uptime."

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"I have found the AppResponse, which is a packet capture solution, very good. It gives you the ability to drill down back in time. You've got all the packets there. You can troubleshoot it later, not immediately. It's very interesting.""The most valuable feature is performance monitoring.""We really like the scalability capabilities."

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"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."

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"If I want to track any round-trip or breakdowns of my response times, I'm not able to get it. My request goes through various levels of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and comes back to my client machine. Suppose that my request has taken 10 seconds overall, so if I want to break it down, to see where the delay is happening within my architecture, I am not able to find that out using Stackdriver.""It is difficult to estimate in advance how much something is going to cost.""Lacking sufficient operations documentation."

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"The initial setup is straightforward, but you have to know a little about the product. It's not for everybody to just plug and play. If you know how the solution is implemented then it is straightforward.""Technical support needs to be more responsive.""The pricing is on the higher side of things. If they could lower it, that would be ideal."

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"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."

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"The cost of using Stackdriver depends on usage."

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"The price is a little bit high, especially because we have to pay an import tax."

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Wavefront, Wavefront by VMware, VMware Tanzu Observability Stackdriver Monitoring, Stackdriver LoggingOPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse Xpert
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Overview

VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.

Google Stackdriver provides powerful monitoring, logging, and diagnostics. It equips you with insight into the health, performance, and availability of cloud-powered applications, enabling you to find and fix issues faster. It is natively integrated with Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, and popular open source packages. Stackdriver provides a wide variety of metrics, dashboards, alerting, log management, reporting, and tracing capabilities.

AppResponse Xpert is a unique application performance management, monitoring and troubleshooting solution that approaches performance from the end-user's perspective. The solution is a Riverbed OPNET product, and gives a proactive, in-depth analytical view of any application performance issues, whether web-based or non-web based.

AppResponse Xpert is flexible, customizable and fully automated, enabling network users to focus on the bigger IT picture, giving business users maximum productivity, and providing end-users with an optimal application experience.

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Sample Customers
Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftUber, Batterii, Q42, Dovetail Games Gartner, Swiss Post, WestLB, Turner, Samlink, RGIS, NetJets, SITA, Mobistar, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Trafigura.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm11%
Retailer5%
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Computer Software Company36%
Media Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Insurance Company11%
Government10%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Stackdriver vs. Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Google Stackdriver is ranked 15th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 3 reviews while Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is ranked 22nd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 3 reviews. Google Stackdriver is rated 8.0, while Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Google Stackdriver writes "Provides visibility into the performance uptime and the overall health of our cloud applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse writes "Has modules to troubleshoot web applications, database transactions, and unified communications, all in one". Google Stackdriver is most compared with Datadog, ELK Logstash, Splunk, Dynatrace and Amazon CloudWatch, whereas Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Dynatrace, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Cisco Stealthwatch and Splunk. See our Google Stackdriver vs. Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse report.

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