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"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 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.""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.""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."

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"We haven't had any complaints about the stability of the solution or heard of any issues. None of our clients have mentioned running into bugs or glitches. There haven't been crashes."

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"The most valuable feature is the alert and alarm monitoring.""The initial setup was very quick. The first time it was long because I didn't know it yet. I was only using Windows. The first time was very difficult because of the operating system.""The most valuable feature is service assurance.""We have found that Zabbix is more easy to use than other applications.""Zabbix is both stable and scalable.""Every new asset placed in the environment can be automatically detected, predicting human failures.""The initial setup was not complex.""The solution's design has recently changed and it is visually pleasing with more color, for example, there is blue, black, and white."

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"Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature.""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.""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.""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.""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."

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"The solution is very much viewer centric and it would be nice if it would transcend just the virtual infrastructure."

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"Implementation is always tailored to the customer and the kind of information we need from the client to carry it out can make them very uncomfortable. Sometimes the clients are not ready to share it.""For us, the initial setup was complex""The documentation could be improved.""There's a small module of APM, however, it is not an enhanced version. People usually ask for a full-fledged APM solution.""The performance reporting could be improved.""Its UI should be improved. They did some improvements in version 5, but it could benefit from some more work. Its integrations should also be improved. They've been active for one year, and they seem to have noticed that. It has new integrations, but it could benefit from more integrations. As far as I know, there is no model to push statistics, metrics, or events towards Zabbix. This type of API isn't yet there, whereas some other tools provide an API for this.""Documentation terminology could be improved.""Zabbix technical support is sold separately."

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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.""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.""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."

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"We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support""We were searching for an open source solution and Zabbix fit the bill because it is free and open source under the GPL license.""This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge.""The solution is free. However, many open-sourced tools start out free but eventually start charging.""I was using the free, Community Edition.""Zabbix is free but if you use it in production then you have to pay for it.""The solution is free to use but they offer support as a paid service. If you can go read the manuals and do the fine-tuning based on your needs, you do not need to pay anything and you will have a full solution.""It is reasonable."

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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.
VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.

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.
NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government5%
Wholesaler/Distributor4%
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Financial Services Firm21%
Healthcare Company17%
Manufacturing Company17%
Insurance Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
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 Business10%
Midsize Enterprise18%
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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vRealize Network Insight is ranked 25th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review while Zabbix is ranked 1st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 39 reviews. vRealize Network Insight is rated 8.0, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of vRealize Network Insight writes "Excellent network insights, good analysis, and a straightforward setup". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". vRealize Network Insight is most compared with VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, SolarWinds NPM, Cisco Secure Workload, Cisco Stealthwatch and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Splunk, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG Network Monitor.

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