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

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"The solution is very stable. It's reliable and efficient.""The solution can find all asset details automatically, whether it's a Mac address, computer name, IP address, models, etc. It's very helpful.""The most valuable features are the inventory and personalization.""It shows the users that are currently logged in, which is not something that Active Directory by default will ever let you know up front.""The nice thing about Spiceworks is always it's free. Monitoring of printers for low toner. Finding machines that have low memory or low hard disk space."

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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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"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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"I would like the solution to allow for more direct interaction with computers. I can open tickets and I can see their status, but I can't interact directly with the computers themselves.""It would be nice to have remote access to the solution via a tablet. They also need remote control from a PC. Right now, to complete the technical support process, you have to have a tool to access the PC, and check the problems.""Having an integrated asset management tool, where I can plug in things that are offline, would be good.""The network mapping could be improved. Putting together an actual bonafide network map would be really nice.""There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution."

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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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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 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 »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are the inventory and personalization.
Top Answer: Having an integrated asset management tool, where I can plug in things that are offline, would be good. If I have taken… more »
Top Answer: I primarily use this solution for the Spiceworks Inventory system, as well as for helpdesk-related stuff. I have used it… more »
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Also Known As
Wavefront, Wavefront by VMware, VMware Tanzu Observability AppOptics, 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.

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

From network inventory and network monitoring to help desk software, and mobile device management (MDM) to cloud services detection, Spiceworks helps you manage everything about your IT workday from one easy place.
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Sample Customers
Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftTraxoCovea Insurance BTE TechnologyDataristaBroward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Manufacturing Company11%
Construction Company7%
Hospitality Company7%
Retailer7%
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Computer Software Company20%
Comms Service Provider18%
University11%
Government9%
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Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about Paessler AG, Zabbix, SolarWinds and others in IT Infrastructure Monitoring. Updated: October 2020.
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SolarWinds AppOptics is ranked 31st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 2 reviews while Spiceworks is ranked 16th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews. SolarWinds AppOptics is rated 7.6, while Spiceworks is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of SolarWinds AppOptics writes "Offers valuable reporting features and stability but it needs better performance monitoring". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Has good policy enforcement but the network mapping could be improved". SolarWinds AppOptics is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, ThousandEyes and Zabbix, whereas Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Desk, ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus and ServiceNow.

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