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"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.""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.""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.""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."

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"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.""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."

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"Sumo Logic is an easy solution to use. You can set it up very quickly, and it includes a lot of training videos.""The solution is quite stable."

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"Their pricing model needs improvement.""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.""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.""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."

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"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.""Right now, in relation to monitoring services, there are too many services and too many metrics per service.""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.""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.""The configuration capabilities could be better."

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"Sumo Logic needs to make sure integrating solutions are seamless.""If you look at some of the other offerings right now that are available in the market, they do offer APM as well as the product they're offering. I believe Sumo Logic is not there yet. So that's something which I would love to see."

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  • "The licensing model could be improved. We love that you can use it for free for looking at NetApp products. You only need licenses to look at non-NetApp products, but as soon as you do that, you start utilizing licenses that actually would have been free in the public. So, there is a bit of an anomaly in the licensing model."
  • "Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an understanding of that is the biggest thing."
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  • "We have monthly licensing costs. The licenses are probably in the vicinity of about $300 - $350/month."
  • "Its pricing is reasonable. It is sometimes tricky, but it is reasonable as compared to others."
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  • "The pricing is good. It's not an issue for us."
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    The portability of the Datadog is much more flexible for us. The client does not need to have Amazon services for the… more »
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    I'm an implementor, not a user. We are not a partner. I'm not sure which version of the solution is currently used, as… more »
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    Sumo Logic is an easy solution to use. You can set it up very quickly, and it includes a lot of training videos.
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    The pricing is good. It's not an issue for us. I just haven't taken a look at the pricing model in detail. I don't know… more »
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    We've got it integrated into all of our production assets and our IT assets, like Okta and all the SaaS stuff that we… more »
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    Overview

    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.

    Sumo Logic simplifies how you collect and analyze machine data so that you can gain deep visibility across your full application and infrastructure stack. With the Sumo Logic service, you can accelerate modern application delivery, monitor and troubleshoot in real time and improve your security and compliance posture.
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    Monitor and optimize all your organization's infrastructure even while working from home. Sign up for the 30-day trial to see how NetApp Cloud Insights helps to maintain availability, optimize cloud spend, and identify data security threats.

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    AirAsia, Airbnb, Aircel, APUS, Avazu, Casa & Video, Futbol Club Barcelona (FCBarcelona), National Taiwan University, redBus
    Ooyala, Webjet, Akamai, Kaiser Permanente, Alaska Airlines, Hotel Tonight, Dollar Shave Club, Interactive Intelligence, Restoration Hardware, RingCentral, WD-40, Zillow, Sage Software, Tunein Radio, Lookout, Infor, Houzz, Estee Lauder, Brightcove, Actelion, Anki, Elance, Voxer, Cytobank, Medicom Health Interactive, Task Rabbit, Zscaler, Thred Up, Netskope, Tobi, Infoblox, Imperva, Okta, Medallia, RelateIQ, Bazaar Voice, Blurb, Guidewire, Apigee, Swipely, Progress Software, Card Spring, Ubiquiti Networks, Pager Duty, McGraw Hill, Acquia, Limelight Networks, Blucora, Scripps Networks Interactive, Orange, Medidata, 3 Share
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Media Company11%
    Government6%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government6%
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    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Amazon CloudWatch is ranked 11th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 5 reviews while Sumo Logic is ranked 15th in Log Management with 2 reviews. Amazon CloudWatch is rated 7.4, while Sumo Logic is rated 8.6. 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 Sumo Logic writes "Good log aggregation, reliable technical support and offers lots of features". Amazon CloudWatch is most compared with Datadog, Zabbix, Google Stackdriver, SolarWinds NPM and Centreon, whereas Sumo Logic is most compared with Datadog, Splunk, ELK Logstash, IBM QRadar and Securonix Security Analytics.

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