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Saravanan Rajasekaran
Real User
Manager Application Development at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Feb 18 2018

What is most valuable?

The data monitoring is good for us, and also the performance monitoring. We have been using both extensively for the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have identified some critical issues, which are not available or recreatable in the Dev or QA environment. They are... more»

What needs improvement?

I just heard about the management zone. I also got some hands-on with the early version. I feel it is a good feature to... more»

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

I would recommend doing a PoC.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Our switch to Dynatrace was very internal. We got a different management team, and the new management team came in and... more»

What other advice do I have?

I am not much into the area of AI, but I still see it removing some of the non-value added work which we are doing... more»
Scot Gardner
Real User
Systems Administrator at Antietam Cable Television, Inc.
Apr 18 2017

What is most valuable?

I would have to choose two features: Investigate Mode and Troubleshooting.

How has it helped my organization?

All the useful information is right there in tabs for me to check on graphs; check if and when notifications went out.... more»

What needs improvement?

Reload time: Although there have been major gains in the time to process reloads, I think that there is still room for... more»

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

Compared to other commercial offerings, it is fairly priced and the licensing is so streamlined, it is easy to budget for.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We previously used Nagios then Nagios XI.

What other advice do I have?

As a busy sysadmin that wears many hats, it is a relief to deal with this product and the Opsview staff. I don't think... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 24 2018

What is most valuable?

It is a software solution as a service, so I don't have to manage it on-premise.

How has it helped my organization?

We have an operations center which uses it quite extensively to manage production. They can go back and look at trending and history of the applications. They have alerts set up... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have storage monitoring. E.g., being able to monitor SANS, specifically protocols, like NFS and CIFS metrics. I have not seen the ability for it to do this and... more»

What other advice do I have?

Give it a try, install it, and use it. I don't have to manage the server and worry about the database, storage, and VMs being up and running, etc. It is always there.

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