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The most valuable feature is the extensibility, as there are really no limits as to what you can do with it.It is a user-friendly product that requires almost no maintenance.The most valuable feature is the monitoring of Windows and Linux servers.The advantages of SCOM are that it is definitely user friendly and a more appropriate solution for what we need.Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications.SCOM has improved our organization by simplifying the monitoring process. The system tells you what the bi-weekly or monthly usage was and that enables us to report this information to the manager. It shows if there was a connectivity issue that needs to be fixed and it's easier to concentrate on what needs to get fixed. System errors, therefore, get fixed faster.The solution is scalable. If you want to monitor more you have to buy more licenses, but you can add on. We don't plan to increase usage.This is a product that does more generally than any of the competing solutions.

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Great quality of sound, quality of pics and video.The flexible licensing model is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. It really allows for great flexibility for companies.Zabbix is both stable and scalable.The best thing about Zabbix is the integration and the APIs that are included are very fastThe integration capabilities and APIs are the best part.The most valuable feature is the alert and alarm monitoring.We detect problems before the customer does and before it actually happens using the predictive functions in Zabbix.The implementation process is very straightforward.

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The interface is a little bit cumbersome and certain actions could be simplified.It would be a much better product if Microsoft provided management packs with the product.The dashboard features are not user-friendly for our management team, only for the technical department.I would like more customized reports. People should have some customization option on the dashboards for whenever they put multiple lists into it. Beyond customizing the content, there should be the ability to customize the colors so that they can engage some priority and mark challenges separately.In terms of features that could be improved, I would say the agent integration into the operating system. We are having difficulties integrating Linux into some of the networking devices.Then there is also an issue with capacity and limited space. That is something that needs to be improved.Of course, price is always an issue with Microsoft and could be improved.It lacks certain details that other products do better, like granular access and better application monitoring.

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Price is a little high.The documentation could be improved.For us, the initial setup was complexThe only improvement I would suggest, revolves around its AI and ML capabilities.If Zabbix had a better dashboard then it would be nice.I would like to see a more flexible mobile client, and better HA out of the box.The server monitoring could be better.The main problem with Zabbix is that you have to spend time writing templates for all of the products that you have.

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SCOM is part of the System Center suite and I am satisfied with the pricing.It is more expensive than the competition.If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, then this is part of the agreement.Our licensing fees are approximately $30 per user, per month.

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We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including supportI was using the free, Community Edition.

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System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
System Center Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.

Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Zabbix is Open Source and comes at no cost.

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Sample Customers
Dialog, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
Top Industries
Financial Services Firm16%
Healthcare Company10%
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company6%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company15%
Comms Service Provider8%
Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company8%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise57%
Small Business6%
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Large Enterprise69%
Small Business46%
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Large Enterprise34%
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Find out what your peers are saying about SCOM vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,557 professionals have used our research since 2012.
SCOM is ranked 10th in Network Monitoring Software with 14 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Network Monitoring Software with 14 reviews. SCOM is rated 7.6, while Zabbix is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SCOM writes "Best all-around, multi-features single interface, cross-platform monitoring solution for complex environment groupings". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Reasonable network monitoring which works okay if you don't mind the glitches". SCOM is most compared with Dynatrace, Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor, AppDynamics and New Relic APM, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Centreon, Splunk, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and Nagios XI. See our SCOM vs. Zabbix report.

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