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We performed a comparison between Alluvio Aternity and Liquidware Stratusphere UX based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"Aternity's Digital Experience Management Quadrant (DEM-Q) has been a game changer for us. While knowing your own metrics is nice, if you don't know how you compare to others or what the numbers should be, then it doesn't tell you much. This solution puts that into context (if we are doing better than others or worse), which helps us prioritize where we want to focus and do improvements versus that's just how slow it's supposed to be. It's also great in communicating what we are doing and why we're doing it to our IT leadership teams, by saying, while we're pretty far behind others in certain categories, the time and changes for our prioritizations are justified.""It is useful for working out whether there are any issues in the network or between the endpoints. It is also useful for working out any performance issues. It has been useful for a lot of stuff around Teams. Our customers like to know what's happening with Teams when they call in. It is helpful for easily profiling users. It records all the applications that are being used for each user, and you can see what users are doing. It is very good in terms of performance. You don't have to wait forever to try and get reports or results. It is quite quick to get everything that you need out of the software.""The infrastructure data, especially the CPU and memory data, is per second, which makes it outstanding as compared to other solutions. Its licensing cost is very low for us.""There are many valuable features. If I had to single out one, it would be the UXI score. That's a proprietary Aternity score that tells you how good or bad the experience is for a user on that particular machine, for a particular app. It neatly encapsulates the pain of the user in a single score. It's very easy to find issues and then drill down further into those issues, based on that score.""The data the solution provides is valuable to us; we can see the health of the machines, how they are performing, and what might be causing issues on a particular machine."

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"I like Stratusphere's login metrics. It lets you drill down to exactly what you want to see."

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Cons
"Their technical support should be improved in terms of response time. Its stability should also be better. We are currently using version 10, and its stability is not so high. The server crashes from time to time and needs to be restarted. Sometimes, you also have problems with applications.""I would like to get more granular detail. In regards to defining the applications and activities upfront, that can be challenging. Simplifying that would be a big win. One of the things that I know they are already working on is a verbose mode.""I would like to see more granular performance counters collected and viewable from the endpoints. That would be great.""I want more reporting around asset management, with greater flexibility and customization ability.""In terms of a new feature, it would be good if we could restrict a user to a specific application or server. We have several customers, and we have to set up one or two servers for each customer. We have to set up one server for production and one for the test environment. Each user at the customer level can see all applications and the data of all applications, which is not really useful and good. We should be able to restrict user access at the application level or server level.""Its user interface and features should be improved. They don't support new versions of certain Linux editions. That is one of the reasons why we have to move to another solution.""For me, the biggest problem is the price. It is not so much about how much it costs. It is about Aternity only giving you 12 months upfront. So, you got to purchase it for 12 months. A lot of our customers are on a per-user-per-month type billing. They are all OPEX rather than CAPEX. It would be a lot better for our customers if there was an option available for OPEX so that it is billed on a monthly basis than a yearly basis. They've got only Windows agents. They don't actually have mobile agents. It would be a lot better if they could also integrate Android and iOS because then we can start pulling steps and performance management out of users' mobile devices. That's the biggest addition I would suggest at the moment. A lot of our customers have desktops as well as tablets or mobile devices. We should be able to monitor that stuff as well."

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"The dashboard is pretty lackluster compared to its competitors. They need to look at the competition and adopt some of those features. Liquidware could make the dashboarding more user-friendly and integrate scripting into the product."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is definitely a premium solution; it is not an inexpensive product. We have to ensure that we are getting the most out of it in order to justify the cost. However, it is not cheap, especially when you want to install it on all your endpoints."
  • "You have to purchase it for 12 months, which is an issue because a lot of our customers are on a per-user-per-month type billing. There are a few additional costs. A lot of customers only get the essential licenses, and then they get what they call the application add-ons on top. They have to pay depending on how many customers and applications they want to monitor."
  • "Its licensing cost is very low. That's one of the reasons why we have kept it for so long. We get more than a 70% discount on the maintenance licenses. Its cost is very low for us, but if you buy it new, it would be much more expensive at the retail price."
  • "The pricing is reasonable for the value that it gives because it does allow you to measure the cost ramifications of direct productivity loss for spends in both your infrastructure and on endpoints."
  • "We always try to reduce costs and purchase the Alluvio Aternity Essentials license."
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  • "The license is based on the number of users. I don't know the current prices, but it's around four euros per user monthly. My customers consider it expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is useful for working out whether there are any issues in the network or between the endpoints. It is also useful for working out any performance issues. It has been useful for a lot of stuff… more »
    Top Answer:You have to purchase it for 12 months, which is an issue because a lot of our customers are on a per-user-per-month type billing. There are a few additional costs. A lot of customers only get the… more »
    Top Answer:For me, the biggest problem is the price. It is not so much about how much it costs. It is about Aternity only giving you 12 months upfront. So, you got to purchase it for 12 months. A lot of our… more »
    Top Answer:I like Stratusphere's login metrics. It lets you drill down to exactly what you want to see.
    Top Answer:The license is based on the number of users. I don't know the current prices, but it's around four euros per user monthly. My customers consider it expensive.
    Top Answer:The dashboard is pretty lackluster compared to its competitors. They need to look at the competition and adopt some of those features. Liquidware could make the dashboarding more user-friendly and… more »
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    Also Known As
    Aternity, Workforce APM, Aternity Frontline, Riverbed SteelCenter Aternity
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    Overview

    Alluvio Aternity full-spectrum Digital Experience Management provides insight into the business impact of customer and employee digital experience by capturing and storing technical telemetry at scale from employee devices, every type of business application, and your cloud-native application service.

    It also helps you resolve issues quickly by showing you response time breakdown between client device, network, and application back ends. Aternity provides AI-powered visibility into the end user experience of every cloud, SaaS, thick client, or enterprise mobile app, whether it runs on a virtual, physical, or mobile device.

    Aternity Features

    Aternity has many valuable features, including:

    • Automatic discovery of every application in your enterprise portfolio, including SaaS and Shadow IT apps.
    • Click to render - measuring users' interactions with applications in the context of a business process.
    • Change validation - validating the impact of any type of device, application, or infrastructure change on end user experience.
    • Self-healing - automated remediation actions to recover from the most commonly expected user experience issues.
    • Anomaly detection - proactive notification of end-user issues
    • Transaction tracing of distributed applications - including cloud-native apps, via OpenTelemetry
    • Application troubleshooting - identify the cause of application issues

    Aternity Benefits

    Some of the biggest advantages the Aternity offers include:

    • Resolve problems quickly: With Aternity, you can monitor client-side latency, analyze the health and key metrics of the end user’s device, and correlate app performance to the virtual systems they are running on.
    • Reduce virtualization sprawl: Aternity helps you eliminate under-utilized resources with its ability to correlate the inventory of virtual desktop infrastructure to actual usage.
    • Experience level agreement (XLA): Aternity’s XLA feature can help your organization prove quality of service. Specifically, the XLA validates that business activity performance across all applications meets expectations by geography, department, and data center.
    • Mitigate IT transformation risk: Aternity helps you achieve success of both strategic and tactical IT initiatives.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Aternity users.

    PeerSpot user Ryan P., Head of Cyber Security Engineering & Oversight at a media company, says, "The most valuable thing that you get from Aternity is very broad visibility. You get visibility of your network, of your endpoints, of your software usage, your application performance, capacity, in one pane of glass. We had 20 to 30 IT tools, including application performance monitoring, network monitoring, security, endpoint detection, network protection, capacity management, service management — every kind of monitoring you can imagine. But Aternity was always the first place that I turned for anything, because you can see everything in it."

    An Endpoint Administration Manager at a financial services firm mentions, “It gives you the ability to filter the comparison by geography, industry, or company size.” He also adds, “We have absolutely seen ROI. It's really given us a very high level of visibility that we've just not ever had.”

    A Regional Network Manager at a recruiting/HR firm comments, "Aternity provides metrics about actual employee experience of all business-critical apps, rather than just a few. It does some out-of-the-box monitoring for the Office suite, but you can create custom monitoring for any of your applications, whether a web client or a desktop application."

    A Sr. IT Manager at a manufacturing company states, "The most valuable feature is the application performance troubleshooting because Aternity is able to provide the performance from the end-user perspective. It doesn't just give the standard application logon time, etc., rather it's also able to measure the performance inside the application, the performance of specific transactions in the application, and break it down into three elements: the client time, the network time, and the server time. This gives us a lot of insights into what we need to focus on to improve the performance of an application."

    Liquidware Stratusphere UX is a user experience monitoring and diagnostics solution that is designed to give users the tools they need to optimize and control the way they experience their digital workspaces. This solution is an industry leader because it contains many powerful tools that are designed to give administrators the maximum amount of insight into the inner workings of and control over the workspaces that they are charged with overseeing.

    Liquidware Stratusphere UX Benefits

    Some of the benefits that come from using Liquidware Stratusphere UX include:

    • Access to detailed data any time. Liquidware Stratusphere UX enables users to access critical metrics and data at all times. It is constantly scanning connected systems and culling data from them. This data is always available at the user’s fingertips.
    • Insight into trends and actual user experiences. Liquidware Stratusphere UX’s data collection capabilities focus on collecting data that helps administrators gain an understanding of trends that relate to user behavior. These insights make it possible for administrators to understand where some of the pain points in their digital workspaces may be. Once they have these insights, they can take the steps necessary to remediate without having to burn time and other resources by engaging in trial-and-error testing.
    • Digital workplace experience monitoring tools. Liquidware Stratusphere UX provides administrators with the ability to monitor their digital workspaces on all levels, keeping aware of everything all at once so that no issues catch them by surprise.
    • Maximum flexibility. Liquidware Stratusphere UX supports a number of platform options. Users can deploy physical devices, virtual machines, or a hybrid option.

    • Share data and collaborate on workspace optimization. Administrators and their teams can collaborate on maintaining peak performance in their networks even if they are not in the same place. Data from Liquidware Stratusphere UX can easily be exported and shared as reports with colleagues who may be working remotely.

    Liquidware Stratusphere UX Features

    When users choose to employ the Liquidware Stratusphere UX solution, they gain access to many different capabilities. These features include:

    • SpotCheck capability. Liquidware Stratusphere UX is designed with tools that enable users to drill down into the infrastructure employed. It gives administrators the ability to find issues they already know about as well as those that are only just beginning to develop. This feature analyzes the entirety of the digital architecture, providing administrators with a complete picture.
    • Machine Boot and Login Breakdown tools. Administrators can utilize these tools to keep track of these two critical functions. If there is any lag when users are attempting to start up their devices or log in, this tool will find it. Users can then diagnose the root cause of the problem and quickly take steps to remedy the issue.
    • Process optimization features. Liquidware Stratusphere UX employs a number of features that enable users to ensure that their digital workspaces run at peak efficiency. One such feature enables administrators to de-prioritize applications that users are not really using. This means that digital resources are being directed toward areas of true need instead of to applications that are not relevant to what the user is doing at the time.
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    Sample Customers
    Maersk, SwissRe, Travis Perkins, Michelin, National Instruments, Simmons & Simmons, Lighthouse Guild
    U.S. Defense Agency, Phoenix Central School District, Homesteaders Life, United Arab Bank, Rolls-Royce
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm39%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Legal Firm11%
    Insurance Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Healthcare Company15%
    Real Estate/Law Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Company Size
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    Small Business3%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise87%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    DEM - Digital Experience Monitoring
    November 2022
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    Alluvio Aternity is ranked 3rd in DEM - Digital Experience Monitoring with 5 reviews while Liquidware Stratusphere UX is ranked 7th in DEM - Digital Experience Monitoring with 1 review. Alluvio Aternity is rated 7.4, while Liquidware Stratusphere UX is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Alluvio Aternity writes "Gives us application visibility into user activities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Liquidware Stratusphere UX writes "It lets you drill down to exactly what you want to see". Alluvio Aternity is most compared with Nexthink, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, SysTrack and Splunk, whereas Liquidware Stratusphere UX is most compared with Nexthink and SysTrack.

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