"Its ability to quickly inventory our resources, figure out interdependencies across them, and assemble a topology of your environment is brilliant. There is a price associated with it. Whenever you target a NetApp environment, it is included in the price but whenever you want to add different vendors, like VMware and Cisco, the price greatly spikes. Inventorization helps us a lot to visualize the environment."
"Among the most valuable features are the queries and reporting that allow us to look at the utilization of resources, at how well the storage is performing, and to report on which resources are being used by which business units. We can track usage across the entire environment, across applications, business units, cost centers, etc."
"It is good for giving an overview of the systems and for tracking long-term trends. It is handy for root cause analysis, e.g. it can eliminate whether storage is the cause of an issue."
"Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time alerting on possible ransomware attacks and provides file security review. It helps us to see if something abnormal is happening on the system before it's too late."
"The solution gives us very good real-time data."
"You can enable alarms and metrics, and it has robust integration with AWS services. You can also trigger events. For example, if the CPU utilization is above 80%, it can launch a new instance for you."
"The solution offers very detailed metrics for their services."
"The solution is easy to use."
"Most of it's around optimizing utilization, their cloud utilization. They're making sure that they're getting the most out of their in-cloud environments and their instances. Making sure that there's no strange behavior in the environment."
"Having a wealth of information has helped us investigate outages, and having historical data helps us tune our system."
"This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space."
"Straightforward to integrate and automate."
"The most valuable feature is the dashboards that are provided out of the box, as well as ones we were able to configure."
"The solution is sufficiently stable."
"Because of our client focus, it is easy for us to sell. This is because it is easy to use and easy to set up."
"We find they have a very helpful alert system."
"The most valuable features are logging, the extensive set of integrations, and easy jumpstart."
"There is room for improving the creating and managing or modifying of reports. That is still a difficult task to do and requires knowledge beyond the storage itself. I would love to see reporting improved so that we can create reports by dragging and dropping pieces into a report form and publish a report that way."
"When I did need support because I was having problems with the solution, the first or the second line just didn't understand it. They were providing this only on a software as a service basis. So, they were asking all the wrong questions."
"Their pricing model needs improvement."
"In a perfect world we would have something built, right out-of-the-box, that can identify what we call "noise," and reduce the amount of data. You're presented with so much data when you first start the data collectors. For example, it brings back a lot of change rates that happen just because of standard computing, like profile changes and that sort of thing. Being able to identify things like that and categorize them and strip it down—and it probably can do that, I just haven't gotten there yet—would be very beneficial."
"The drill-down aspect on the dashboard of the solution needs improvement. We get a very good high-level overview, but when we drill down, it becomes a little less clear. We have given this feedback to AWS as well and hope they will improve this in the future."
"Better reporting is always something needed. That could be an answer to just about anything. But you always want better reporting, better dashboards, things that are just more dynamic and more accessible."
"For monitoring applications or for APM, CloudWatch has some limitations. You cannot monitor application performance from CloudWatch, and you have to go for a third-party tool."
"Right now, in relation to monitoring services, there are too many services and too many metrics per service."
"The configuration capabilities could be better."
"While I like the ease of use, when compared with Tenable Nessus they could still improve their usability."
"The setup was a bit complex."
"In the past two years, there have been a couple of outages."
"The Log Explorer could be better. I don't think it has log manipulation as Splunk does."
"Additional metrics should be included."
"Could be a little more user friendly."
"More pre-configured "Monitor Alerts" would be helpful."
"It can have a more modernized pricing mechanism. We're actually working with them to figure out how to become more modular and have a better and more modernized pricing mechanism. The issue with Datadog is that you have to buy the whole suite of different products, and you kind of get stuck in the old utilization of 40% of their suite. Most organizations today break down between application development, networking, and security. Therefore, there should be a way to break down different modules into just app dev, infosec, networking, etc. Customers have various needs across their business lines, and sometimes, they're just not willing to have tools that they're not using 100%. AppDynamics is probably a little bit better in terms of being modular."
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Amazon CloudWatch is ranked 11th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 5 reviews while Datadog is ranked 2nd in Cloud Monitoring Software with 26 reviews. Amazon CloudWatch is rated 7.4, while Datadog is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Amazon CloudWatch writes "Having one platform, as opposed to having to use a lot of different platforms makes a huge difference". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". Amazon CloudWatch is most compared with Zabbix, Google Stackdriver, SolarWinds NPM, Azure Cost Management and Centreon, whereas Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, ELK Logstash, New Relic APM and Elastic APM. See our Amazon CloudWatch vs. Datadog report.
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