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"Auvik automatically updates network topology. Since it automatically updates the topology, we proactively know what is happening in a country or our branch offices. It also alerts us if there is a topology change, e.g., if it discovers anything new in that country. So, it has reduced the number of failures in our operations. We went from being reactive to proactive. So, we are no longer reacting to what is happening and others are doing. This has saved us about two to three hours a day. We used to spend two to three hours every morning checking the firewall and router logs for malicious behavior."

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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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"This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.""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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"They need to improve the reporting system. They still don't have a proper reporting system in Auvik. They have built a dashboard in Power BI using APIs, but they should build some sort of report within Auvik itself. If Auvik fixes the reporting or comes up with a good reporting module, it will change the game."

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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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"I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.""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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"Compared to other products, Auvik's pricing is more feasible since you get all its features. You pay for licenses on a per network device basis. It monitors hypervisors, but does not bill for that. There are no additional costs, which is something that I like."

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"Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD."

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Overview

Auvik is cloud-based software that simplifies and automates network monitoring and management to give you complete network visibility and control.

Designed to deploy in minutes, you’ll resolve problems faster than ever with real-time network mapping and inventory, powerful troubleshooting features, deep network traffic insights, automated config backups and restore, and more. https://www.auvik.com/get-free-trial

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.

VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.

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Sample Customers
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Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, Pertino
Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, Lyft
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company11%
Construction Company7%
Hospitality Company7%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government5%
Company Size
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Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise20%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Spiceworks vs. VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
502,104 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Spiceworks is ranked 16th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews while VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is ranked 17th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews. Spiceworks is rated 8.4, while VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Has good policy enforcement but the network mapping could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront writes "Provides the relevant metrics that we need to monitor our systems and the environment". Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Desk, Nagios Core and ServiceNow, whereas VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is most compared with Dynatrace, Nutanix Karbon, Datadog, Splunk and AppDynamics. See our Spiceworks vs. VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront report.

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