"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."
"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."
"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."
"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 is easy to use."
"Setting up this product was easy. I found data analytics as its most valuable feature."
"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."
"We have found the pricing to be reasonable."
"I have found the memory metrics and the CPU metrics valuable."
"This solution is very quick to deploy as it is a SaaS solution and integrates with tools like ServiceNow."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I would like to monitor inbound and outbound transfer. I would also like to control the traffic for load balancing."
"I do not know whether or not CloudWatch can be integrated with on-prem services."
"This product lacks some features: real-time data stream monitoring, application performance monitoring, mobile app monitoring, and live dashboards. Its workflows also need improvement."
"The configuration capabilities could be better."
"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."
"The monitoring of workloads when using SignalFx could be improved."
NetApp Cloud Insights is an infrastructure monitoring tool that gives you visibility into your complete infrastructure. With Cloud Insights, you can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all your resources including your public clouds and your private data centers.
Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, set alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resources. Amazon CloudWatch can monitor AWS resources such as Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon DynamoDB tables, and Amazon RDS DB instances, as well as custom metrics generated by your applications and services, and any log files your applications generate. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. You can use these insights to react and keep your application running smoothly.
SignalFx is a real-time infrastructure and application monitoring platform delivered as a service. Product teams use SignalFx to aggregate and interact with a breadth of streaming time series data across their entire stack. With custom data pipelines, real-time analytics that require no query language, and built-in dashboards, they can gain insight into how their applications operate, receive alerts only when they are actionable, and make better decisions for the business.
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Amazon CloudWatch is ranked 12th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 6 reviews while SignalFx is ranked 20th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 1 review. Amazon CloudWatch is rated 7.6, while SignalFx is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon CloudWatch writes "Easy to set up metrics repository with good data analytics, but lacks real-time data stream monitoring". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SignalFx writes "Data monitoring solution used for 20 years to successfully monitor all FaaS workloads". Amazon CloudWatch is most compared with Datadog, Zabbix, Google Stackdriver, SolarWinds NPM and Sumo Logic Security, whereas SignalFx is most compared with Splunk, Datadog, Nagios XI, VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront and DX Infrastructure Manager.
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