SCOM Alternatives and Competitors

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Daniel Cattigan
Real User
Infrastructure Team Lead at a leisure / travel company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The dashboarding is simple to use. We have one of the full dashboards, which is shaped like a donut. We call it the donut doom. If we ever see red on the donut doom, we… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has made us more proactive. Instead of waiting for the users to report failures to us, we can very quickly see things on a nice, easy dashboard and respond to it… more»

What needs improvement?

We would like more cloud native sensors for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc. A lot of businesses are moving in that direction, so having something where we can pull… more»

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

In my company now, we are using the free version. In previous companies, we have had unlimited licenses and going beyond 10,000 sensors with 50 different branch offices.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We implemented the free solution in this company, but it is what I was familiar with. I have used the solution in previous companies before. We did have another monitoring… more»

What other advice do I have?

Take a couple of hours in an afternoon and deploy the free version. See what type of sensors are out there, then give it a go. You will find very quickly that it's quite a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Primarily, we use PRTG because I am familiar with it. We have licenses for SCOM, but the complexity in setting up that type of solution put us off. It is very much a big… more»
David Olusesan
Real User
System Administration at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the notification that we get, via email, when a device in our network goes down.

How has it helped my organization?

This has helped us to monitor the availability of our routers, switches, servers, and virtual environments. We also use it to monitor our services. When a critical service… more»

What needs improvement?

The user should be able to customize the dashboard to their own requirements. Right now, we have to design separate dashboards for visualization. For example, there is one… more»

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

We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to this solution, we were using HP NNM, the Network Node Manager. With HP the monitoring was in silos, whereas SolarWinds gives us a unified dashboard. This is the… more»

What other advice do I have?

SolarWinds is a great solution, and I think that for anybody looking for a nice infrastructure monitoring tool, this solution will do the job. I would rate this solution… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In addition to this solution, we evaluated SCOM. We found that SolarWinds is better.
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 different solution, so I asked my…
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