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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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"The reporting of the solution is very good.""Technical support is always live and they're supportive."

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Cons
"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 implementation needs improvement. It needs to get modernized with the newer cloud scenario in both public and private deployment models.""AppOptics would benefit from having a much more centralized view."

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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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It’s in INR. Our data is on four sites and these are in the development phase. Different locations require different… more »
Top Answer: It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the multi-cloud integration, where there is support for both GCP and AWS.
Top Answer: The cost of using Stackdriver depends on usage.
Top Answer: The APM functionality needs to be improved. It is difficult to estimate in advance how much something is going to cost… more »
Top Answer: The reporting of the solution is very good.
Top Answer: The implementation needs improvement. It needs to get modernized with the newer cloud scenario in both public and… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution to bring up all the inventory information used for the whole deployment. The tool was… more »
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Wavefront, Wavefront by VMware, VMware Tanzu Observability Stackdriver Monitoring, Stackdriver LoggingAppOptics, SolarWinds TraceView, Librato
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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.

AppOptics is a SaaS-based simple, powerful and affordable Infrastructure & Application monitoring for custom on-premises, cloud, and hybrid systems. 

Your business runs on applications, and when they go down or run slowly, it can impact the business in lost productivity, customers, or revenue. To add to the complexity, your IT environment is changing, and workloads can be spread across data centers, and cloud resources. You need to monitor the availability and performance of applications and infrastructure, regardless of where they are, so you can identify potential issues early and address them before they impact users

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Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftUber, Batterii, Q42, Dovetail GamesTraxoCovea Insurance BTE TechnologyDatarista
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
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 Company39%
Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Google Stackdriver is ranked 15th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 3 reviews while SolarWinds AppOptics is ranked 25th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews. Google Stackdriver is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds AppOptics is rated 7.6. 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 SolarWinds AppOptics writes "Offers valuable reporting features and stability but it needs better performance monitoring". Google Stackdriver is most compared with Datadog, ELK Logstash, Splunk, Dynatrace and Amazon CloudWatch, whereas SolarWinds AppOptics is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, ThousandEyes and Zabbix.

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