Compare SCOM vs. Zenoss Service Dynamics

SCOM is ranked 1st in Event Monitoring with 11 reviews while Zenoss Service Dynamics is ranked 3rd in Event Monitoring with 3 reviews. SCOM is rated 7.6, while Zenoss Service Dynamics is rated 9.0. 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 Zenoss Service Dynamics writes "Agentless monitoring means it uses the available, standard protocols, like TCP, UDP, WMI, and WinRM". SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, Nagios XI, AppDynamics and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas Zenoss Service Dynamics is most compared with Zabbix, ScienceLogic, Splunk, Dynatrace and IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus. See our SCOM vs. Zenoss Service Dynamics report.
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Pros
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.This solution saves us a lot of work because it reduces the effort that is required in order to start monitoring.This solution helps our application teams by allowing them to drill further into issues and perform a root cause analysis.The most valuable features for us are the monitoring, the health explorer, and the console.

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They have also accommodated many state-of-the-art technologies like Docker and ZooKeeper.The most valuable feature is the flexible discovery mechanism.The custom built integration is one of the most valuable features because you can see all the especially critical items.

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Cons
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.All of the areas of reporting are very bad and need to be improved.The end-user components, including the dashboards, the administration console, and the web console, need to be improved.The console feature is very poor, and it would be very good for us if this were improved.

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There is room for improvement with the administrative part. They introduced Control Center to manage things in Zenoss 5. The services that Zenoss provides remained the same, but the administrative part, since they introduced Docker, etc., has become a little complexThe inclusion of a feature to show a graphical view of the network would be a helpful improvement.There was a problem with Zenoss and storage monitoring.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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It is very cost-effective compared to the tools I worked with in the past. The company is gaining a lot with respect to the cost factor. It provides agentless monitoring and in a very cheap way.

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Also Known As
System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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Overview
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.

Zenoss Service Dynamics (ZSD) is a hybrid IT monitoring platform that allows enterprise companies to monitor everything, including compute, storage, network, converged infrastructure, applications and unified communications systems. Zenoss customers gain IT performance and risk insights into their unique IT ecosystems through real-time analytics that adapt to today's constantly changing data centers and cloud infrastructures, enabling them to eliminate disruptions and accelerate business outcomes.

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Sample Customers
Dialog Telekom2degrees, Rackspace, State of North Dakota, El Paso Independent School District, NWN Corporation
Top Industries
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Retailer14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company51%
Comms Service Provider10%
Media Company10%
Construction Company5%
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