Most Helpful Review
Lacks log/URL monitoring and reports are limited to 1,000 servers though it's relatively inexpensive
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The most valuable feature is the ability to span multiple technologies and multiple vendors.
It is a central solution in terms of how to actually use it. It has a very easy dashboard. Everything is concise. We are able to create custom sensors. For different parts of the business, we have many products across many environments, and it works for everything.
We can see trends for a lot of different things, such as hard drive space and bandwidth usage. We can see and plan for the future by knowing, "We're sort of at 75% capacity now. In three months time, we know we're going to be up to 90%,so we need to plan ahead for it, getting upgrades booked in place." Since things like this take time and effort, it's handy to see trends into the future of where our company is going.
The solution provides us with needed feedback on our IT infrastructure. It gives us really good quality of service when it comes to monitoring of available space and available resources. It allows us to preempt issues before they become a problem for the business.
It is easy to use and intuitive, which is really important. It does what it says on the box by giving you a visual of the state of what is going on at any one time.
It is pretty simple to use, which is always a good thing. It's been very reliable in updating us if any issues crop up.
We use the remote probes a lot for our branch offices. Instead of deploying the full instance of PRTG, we'll put a remote probe out there. This simplifies the whole deployment for us.
There is a simplicity to setting up the extra sensors. It's really easy for us to build infrastructure and start monitoring very quickly.
Its ITSM and EMS combination is really amazing. There is no need to purchase two products, one for ITSM and a second for EMS/NMS.
The flexibility to support most technologies. The way ScienceLogic gathers data from multiple sources is vital to our customers. As we work with new customers (often with different technology requirements), ScienceLogic is flexible enough to support our clients’ varying network needs.
Science Logic provides distributed and all-in-one concept in monitoring, you can easily customize the features in this product.
One of the valuable features is rapid dashboards.
Flexible architecture: You can extend the system and its capacity by attaching another cluster pair.
With this tool it is interesting to show the info to the client and explain where the traffic is.
It's given us the ability to create various real-time network performance reports and distribute them to any colleague who can access these reports immediately.
The automation feature is good because if your CMDB is OK and it is already in sync, then the automation part is good to go.
Scalability. I have never had to worry about how to handle really big environments.
The monitoring of the network is very customizable. That is its unique feature.
The dashboarding definitely needs improvement.
With custom sensors, there is a lot of work which needs to be done in the background, just for it to be tailor-made for the specific thing that we are actually monitoring. We take a lot of time with the custom sensors. I would like to see the customer sensor be more robust and a bit more varied.
The only sort of limitation is the actual probes. So, if you don't have enough probes on there, you can over flip them and cause the WMI sensors and SNMP sensors to sort of overload. Sometimes, they might timeout for a minute, but they do come back.
The desktop app is the one area where it do with some improvement. From a user's perspective, I would like to be able to get more out of the desktop app as opposed to where we are now with it.
While the desktop app is good, they could slightly improve it. We would like it to be a single pane of glass. At the moment, you can only see certain portions of information. You have to scroll through to make it more granular. We want them to develop the desktop app to be more user-friendly.
Once you start going above 5000 sensors, things do start to get a bit shaky. There are some best practice out there that you will need to adopt and be aware of.
We would like more cloud native sensors for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc. A lot of businesses are moving in that direction, so having something where we can pull performance stats out of these cloud services would be great for us.
The thing that we do struggle with a bit is in the historic data. If I want look over 30 days, because it averages out onto one graph, you can't zoom in and drill down information.
They should improve their support process and add chat.
ScienceLogic should provide detailed documents to customer as the current documents are not sufficient.
They should add CLI command modes and scripts for high performance.
One important area we feel could be improved is the UI. It takes a lot of clicks to do very simple tasks.
They should improve database issues in HA and Failover mode, and provide documentation for all users , even if they are not customers.
Addressing duplicate IPs: There is the ability to edit the DB and fix this, but adding some logic to understand them would be a plus.
I would like to see out-of-the-box standard dashboards for common services.
SevOne should work with the graphs legend functionality.
The method of searching for SIP and the way to create the groups.
Software upgrades can be tricky is not easy.
There is no service mode setup in this monitoring tool if you want to snooze alerts for any specific amount of time, to account for any activity change or major incident.
The GUI: both the dashboard/user view and the admin tool.
Pricing and Cost Advice
We have an unlimited perpetual license, so we just pay support costs and it can scale throughout the organization.
We used a product called SolarWinds in the past, and its cost was high. Whereas, PRTG came in at a third of SolarWind's cost.
Cost was a factor when selecting this solution, but it just did everything we wanted it to do.
Our licensing costs are 10,000 euros over three years.
We looked at PRTG and SolarWinds. From a cost side perspective, compared to PRTG, and from what you get back from it, PRTG was sort of a hands down the winner.
While I am not the person who deals with pricing, I would say that we pay around 1000 pounds a year.
It is about £4,500 for the first year, then about another 15 to 20 percent annually after that. So, we are looking at about £1000 running costs a year. When you think about how much an outage costs per minute, it's negligible.
If you are not too sure about it, try the free version. Then, if you like it, you can go to the paid version and roll it out.
It comes with the OS built in, so no need to purchase an OS license or DB license.
Plan for adding more to it. Once you see EM7 in action, you will want to keep adding systems to monitor.
Decide what you want to monitor and only monitor those items. Absorb other elements as you grow.
Prices per license are not huge, but they exist.
It is inexpensive compared to other monitoring tools.
Choose a SevOne partner who can provide SevOne as a service and can deliver professional services and maintenance.
Have a bank of licenses, because it is about the number of objects (RAM, ports, CPU, etc.).
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|PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.|
ScienceLogic is the global leader in hybrid IT monitoring for the network of everything. Over 25,000 global service providers, enterprises, and government organizations rely on ScienceLogic to significantly enhance IT efficiency, optimize operations, and ensure business continuity. ScienceLogic is the first monitoring solution to provide a comprehensive view of all IT components through a single pane of glass, whether they reside in a public cloud environment or on-premises. With over 1,500 dynamic management apps and custom dashboarding capabilities, we deliver the scale, resiliency, and automation needed to simplify the constantly evolving task of managing IT resources, services, and applications.
SevOne provides the only digital infrastructure performance monitoring solution engineered for Speed at Scale for the world’s most demanding service-delivery environments. The patented SevOne Cluster™ architecture leverages distributed computing to monitor any device in the service-delivery path, integrating performance metrics, flows and logs at scale, and providing answers in seconds to prevent performance-impacting outages. SevOne’s global customer base includes 5 of the 7 top global investment services companies, enterprises, CSPs, MSPs and MSOs. SevOne is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and was named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics. More information can be found at www.sevone.com and SevOne’s video channel and community, The Network Project. Follow SevOne on Twitter at @SevOneInc.
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