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Real User
Virtualization at a university with 10,001+ employees
Sep 03 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving. The ability to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We do not heavily rely on this solution at the moment.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there. I would probably have more adoption of this… more»

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

We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now. Educational pricing is… more»

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

We have instances of Splunk that are still in use. We were not looking for a new solution. This was a short trial instance that was given to us and we really liked it. A… more»

What other advice do I have?

This solution's monitoring and visibility into public cloud platforms are on par with anything that is private. The prebuilt dashboards are pretty good in terms of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I believe that we are going with Splunk because we have more knowledge of it in-house. We have more people who are familiar and knowledgeable with Splunk than we do with… more»
Real User
Sysops Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.

How has it helped my organization?

Being able to have a dashboard of key items for a few departments and teams in our company have improved our organization. The solution provides the relevant metrics that I need to monitor our systems and the environment. The log space and… more»

What needs improvement?

Authentication is probably there already, but if it isn't, it should be added. Integration should be in there. 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… more»

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

We previously used Splunk. We did not want to put more load on our existing monitor systems. Also, putting metrics into it was not within the reach of a lot of people. It requires a little bit more experience and knowledge to do it in… more»

What other advice do I have?

Wavefront gives us the complexity we need, instead of spending time coming up with a nice dashboard from some other means, or just creating and coding our own app. The solution enables you to run your microservices to optimize the… more»
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Real User
Principle Product Manager at a software R&D company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Sep 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities because it enables us to write enriched alerts that are meaningful for our developers to respond to.

How has it helped my organization?

Wavefront's monitoring tools and visibility into public cloud platforms are competing with the best out there. It helps us monitor our services and it gives us the alerting capabilities we need. We have, however, not used their prebuilt… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

I was not part of the initial decision-making process as to what made us choose this solution, but I think the issue we had, was that we were trying to bring visibility into our applications and this was one of the tools that was out there… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would advise others to test Wavefront and see how it works for them. I don't want to rate the solution, because I feel neutral about it.
Real User
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 03 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the way you can monitor multiple environments including cloud, hybrid cloud, and private cloud. We also like the way you can… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private. It allows me to move workloads between the two of them.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.

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

If I were to compare the cost of this solution to a traditional one, I think it's a consolidation of price, where everything is in one, versus having separate applications… more»

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

We did use another solution prior to this one, but I realized that I do not want to manage infrastructure anymore. This one is cloud-based and logs the analytics and stuff… more»

What other advice do I have?

Using this solution has helped to reduce our mean time to remediation because it helps to pinpoint where the bottleneck or the root cause of the problem is. This solution… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We considered solutions by Cisco in addition to this one. We were already a VMware customer, which is why we chose this product.
Real User
Sr Virtualization Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 09 2019

What do you think of Wavefront by VMware?

What is our primary use case?

We do not use this solution directly. Rather, we provide a platform for people to run it. We are the virtualization engineers, and we interface with this solution. Our experience is with a private cloud deployment.

How has it helped my organization?

Using Wavefront, we have been able to reduce the complexity of our pipeline. Our mean time to remediation has been reduced.

What needs improvement?

The implementation is a long process that should be improved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The application scales well.

How was the initial setup?

During the implementation, the internal processes take longer for us than the actual application. This includes the storage, provisioning and all of the resources required to…

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What is Wavefront by VMware?

Wavefront is a metrics-driven analytics platform. DevOps, TechOps and developer teams are using Wavefront to monitor their cloud-native applications and infrastructure at unprecedented scale.

Key Wavefront differentiators include:

  • Query-driven analytics to identify and resolve applications performance anomalies across the entire stack
  • Smart, analytics-driven alerts to proactively monitor application issues, avoid false positives
  • Interactive dashboards to help investigate, iterate and share insight across all teams
  • Complete API to help automate monitoring, integrate across DevOps functions.

Thousands of developers and DevOps engineers at use the Wavefront platform daily, in real-time, across hundreds of dashboards and alerts based on trillions of data points.

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