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We performed a comparison between Alluvio Aternity and SCOM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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.""Alluvio Aternity is stable.""Aternity easily provides visibility of all the endpoint machines to my clients.""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.""The most valuable feature of Alluvio Aternity is the compiling and displaying of end-user data so that we can utilize it to troubleshoot proactively.""The ability to quickly utilize the dashboard to gather information is valuable from a DXI perspective."

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"The most valuable feature of SCOM is real-time alerts.""The stability has been great.""The most valuable feature of SCOM is the capability of using classes within your management pack development.""The solution has improved our overrides and the ability to start services if they're stopped.""Being able to make and customize management packs and send out notifications is very valuable.""SCOM has helped us to monitor all the VMs in our environment, especially the Windows servers.""The ease of deployment, especially on Windows platforms, is valuable.""SCOM's most valuable features are the network path feature, reporting, and integration with business intelligence."

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"I would like to see more granular performance counters collected and viewable from the endpoints. That would be great.""I would like Alluvio Aternity to be certified by the IRAP for petrol companies in Australia.""The licensing model doesn't suit the market we are in and has room for improvement.""I want more reporting around asset management, with greater flexibility and customization ability.""The solution's downloadable reports could be improved.""The solution is available at a higher price than other solutions."

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"There could be more integration of SIM in the solution.""The GI is difficult to work with and the reporting servers are also difficult.""The solution’s initial setup is difficult.""Regarding certain issues in the solution, it can be difficult to generate reports if we have a program that is not user-friendly for reporting. While this is not necessarily negative, we may need to use another solution.""The solution can be improved by expanding to cloud usage.""We didn't know the solution enough, and therefore, it took a while to set everything up correctly. There was a learning curve.""SCOM's feature that notifies us when a server is down is not present in recent updates, which has weakened the product.""Application monitoring must be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "I thought the price for Alluvio Aternity was reasonable, but we had difficulty selling it in our market due to the minimum number of agents required for deployment, which I believe was around 500."
  • "The price for Alluvio Aternity is favorable."
  • "The solution's price is pretty comparable to the industry."
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  • "SCOM is very cheap because it's included in the license for the System Center suite, which is around $8,400 per CAL."
  • "I don't know the exact cost because it's managed by our sales team, but Microsoft is on the higher side."
  • "There is a license needed to use this solution and it is paid annually."
  • "Two customers bought the enterprise agreement with Microsoft and paid for Software Assurance. But few customers don't buy it for Software Assurance. They just buy it and deploy it, and they think that we will be using it for the next five years."
  • "SCOM's pricing is average."
  • "It is the cheapest product available in the market."
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    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Alluvio Aternity is the compiling and displaying of end-user data so that we can utilize it to troubleshoot proactively.
    Top Answer:The solution's price is pretty comparable to the industry.
    Top Answer:The product’s auto-remediation feature helps with automation.
    Top Answer:It is the cheapest product available in the market. I rate the pricing a one out of ten.
    Top Answer:Application monitoring must be improved. The product must provide support for monitoring virtualization. It is a complex tool. It is not easy to configure it.
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    Also Known As
    Aternity, Workforce APM, Aternity Frontline, Riverbed SteelCenter Aternity
    System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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    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."

    SCOM (System Center Operations Manager) is a cross-platform data center monitoring and reporting tool that checks the status of various objects defined within the environment, such as server hardware, system services, etc. The solution allows data center administrators to deploy, configure, manage, and monitor the operations, services, devices and applications of multiple enterprise IT systems via a single pane of glass. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes.

    SCOM Features

    SCOM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Application monitoring
    • Database monitoring
    • Threshold alerts
    • IT Asset Discovery
    • Predictive capabilities
    • Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
    • Application performance management console
    • Server availability and performance monitoring
    • Collaboration tools
    • Virtualization monitoring
    • Patch management
    • Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
    • Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    SCOM Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing SCOM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Management and monitoring of Windows as well as Unix/Linux platforms
    • Remotely connect to Windows machines and perform administrative tasks from the console itself
    • Custom dashboard creation to help monitor the datacenter with ease
    • Agent based monitoring
    • Integrates well with other Microsoft products
    • Easy to use and reliable

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the SCOM solution.

    A Manager at a financial services firm says, “The feature I like most about SCOM is that it is easy-to-use. I find it very user-friendly. I also like the knowledge base which it has. You can find the resolution to questions or issues directly within the SCOM itself. It will alert you with a recommendation of what you need to do at the same time. This sort of self-diagnosis or prompting is one of the great values you get from SCOM compared to other solutions.”

    PeerSpot user Zahari Z., Information Technology Auditor at a financial services firm, mentions, “Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications. There is a mechanism to set up a notification from the SCOM and whenever there is a drop in the availability the notification alerts not only for availability but for other issues as well. You can align thresholds according to the speed of your environment and you can have a threshold related notification, which is one of the useful features.”

    Bill W., Sr. Systems Engineer at Arapahoe County Government, comments, “ I like some of their newer features, such as maintenance schedules, because SCOM records SLA and SLO time. When we patch, things are automatically put into maintenance mode so that the numbers for our systems being down, do not count against us.”

    A Project Manager at a tech services company explains, “The feature I have found most valuable is the book feature. While we run the Sprint one we can add some setups for multiple sprints.”

    A Systems Engineer at an educational organization states, “Because it's Windows-based, it actually reports quite well. It reports everything you can think of on the Windows server and allows you to monitor anything. It's excellent for those in the Windows world as it's very good at it.”

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    Sample Customers
    Maersk, SwissRe, Travis Perkins, Michelin, National Instruments, Simmons & Simmons, Lighthouse Guild
    Dialog Telekom
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm38%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Legal Firm10%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Insurance Company7%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business3%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise86%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise57%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Alluvio Aternity is ranked 4th in DEM - Digital Experience Monitoring with 6 reviews while SCOM is ranked 3rd in Event Monitoring with 12 reviews. Alluvio Aternity is rated 8.2, while SCOM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Alluvio Aternity writes "Enables us to be a lot more agile and proactive in troubleshooting endpoint issues thanks to accurate UX scoring". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCOM writes "We can monitor all the VMs in our environment and access full insight reports for all the VMs, but the solution is not stable". Alluvio Aternity is most compared with Dynatrace, Nexthink, AppDynamics and SysTrack, whereas SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, Datadog, AppDynamics and PRTG Network Monitor.

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