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SolarWinds
Matthew Reingold
Real User
Network Systems Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 03 2017

What is most valuable?

I find there to be three areas in which this suite provides significant value. It integrates well as an ‘everything’... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In a more recent example, we rely on this tool to let us know when a site is about to go down, before it does so. We do... more»

What needs improvement?

I feel there are two areas of improvement. One of which SolarWinds employees will probably roll their eyes about and... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I’d suggest that people be aware that licensing has tiers. Sales will negotiate on new product purchases as well as... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I’ve used SCOM and CA before. We switched off of both because they were awful. CA cost a boatload and had a very... more»

What other advice do I have?

It’s a super easy tool to use, but you need to make sure you have a plan for what you want to do with it.
Anonymous User
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Jun 27 2017

What is most valuable?

Monitoring infrastructure and business applications are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

By getting an early warning about problems, services can have high availability and perform well. In addition, we can... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be good to implement views showing the aggregated status graphically. For example, they could use colors... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The license cost depends on the number of probes and robots. I advise customers to be selective with which probes to... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We were using HPE Operations Manager and SCOM. We switched because it's less resource demanding and has more... more»

What other advice do I have?

Be aware of your exact needs so you can ensure the product will meet your needs.
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CA Technologies
Nuno Rosa
Consultant
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 29 2017

What is most valuable?

* Event management * Fault management * NFV support

How has it helped my organization?

The companies in which I have deployed this solution have benefited in several ways. From the technical perspective,... more»

What needs improvement?

The GUI needs to be changed from Java to HTML5. This includes its integration with CA UIM, and the ability to... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I've worked with many environments, and price varies depending on how large the environment is. For small/medium... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not previously use a different solution, but I have done many migrations from other vendors. At the moment, the... more»

What other advice do I have?

If they have a large environment to monitor, CA Spectrum is certainly the better option, being ideal for OPS rooms,... more»
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Zabbix
Brad Simonin
User
Sr. Linux Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 14 2018

What do you think of Zabbix?

What is our primary use case?: We use it to monitor Linux systems. It has performed well. • How has it helped my organization?: We are able to do problem determination on runaway processes.  • What is most valuable?: Graphing processes. It can send messages to our ticketing system. It has good graphs of what is going on within the operating system. • What needs improvement?: I would like to better be able to monitor Oracle processes. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: The stability is good. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: The scalability is good. • How is customer service and technical support?: I have not used technical support. • Which solutions did we use previously?: We did not previously use a...

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