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"The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want.""Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs.""We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good.""You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view.""The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks.""The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment."

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"Technical support is always live and they're supportive.""Some of the most valuable features of SolarWinds are the topology discovery and network performance analysis.""The reporting of the solution is very good."

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"The most valuable feature is the support for monitoring Cisco switches.""The integration capabilities and APIs are the best part.""During my testing, the features that I like the most are that it can be integrated with my system, and it provides me with reports of all of my servers.""The performance and bandwidth are valuable features.""The most valuable feature is monitoring.""The solution is stable.""The flexibility of this solution is amazing.""The most valuable feature is network traffic monitoring."

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"During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier.""Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD.""Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process.""Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French.""I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things.""Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature."

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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.""In terms of the technology, I think they need to put some more advanced troubleshooting into SolarWinds, in terms of AI capabilities. That's the next generation, especially in the cases of APIs which have already adopted AI capabilities into their products."

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"Zabbix does not draw automatic mapping of the network, this is something they should add in the future. There is a lot of effort that is involved in tailoring some of the settings which could be made easier.""I think the reporting part of Zabbix can be improved in terms of more user-friendly graphics to display the collected data. Many simple users who don't know how to use Zabbix properly might get confused by the reporting, although at the same time it is very versatile for my company.""If Zabbix had a better dashboard then it would be nice.""The documentation could be improved.""For us, the initial setup was complex""In an upcoming release, there should be automated reports which we are currently doing manually. For example, if we collect a report file every day and want to send it to a moderator for review. We are expecting this feature to come out soon but it would be valuable to have now.""The main problem with Zabbix is that you have to spend time writing templates for all of the products that you have.""The user interface could be better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver.""Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons.""The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are.""If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good.""Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support."

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"Mostly, it's a perpetual license. We don't have any customers using the subscription right now—it's mostly a perpetual license that the customers purchase. The licensing is based on the number of elements, whereas other solutions are node-based."

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"My manager is very happy because it doesn't cost anything.""The solution is free. However, many open-sourced tools start out free but eventually start charging.""We are using the free, open-source version.""We were searching for an open source solution and Zabbix fit the bill because it is free and open source under the GPL license.""There is a license required for this solution and we pay annually for our license.""It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge.""Zabbix is free but if you use it in production then you have to pay for it.""This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."

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Also Known As
AppOptics, SolarWinds TraceView, Librato
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Overview
The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.

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

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
Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.
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Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government5%
Wholesaler/Distributor4%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm7%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise30%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise49%
Large Enterprise38%
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SolarWinds AppOptics is ranked 39th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 3 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 39 reviews. SolarWinds AppOptics is rated 7.6, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. 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 Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". SolarWinds AppOptics is most compared with Dynatrace, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, ThousandEyes, AppDynamics and New Relic APM, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Splunk, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG Network Monitor. See our SolarWinds AppOptics vs. Zabbix report.

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