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Pros
"I can quickly manage the provisioned servers."

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"WhatsUp Gold is very easy to deploy.""It is stable.""It handles the basics of monitoring.""The user interface is good enough.""Auto scanning is most valuable. It looks for rogue devices on your network.""NetFlow monitoring, real-time monitoring, and surveys have been the most valuable features for our business.""The most important features of WhatsUp Gold are the server health and uptime it provides. Additionally, WhatsUp Gold is a Windows-based solution which is a benefit."

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Cons
"Its user interface can be improved. It can be more user-friendly."

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"The point system is not clear and clarity around this would improve our understanding of the system.""We can never achieve or get a good picture of the network topology.""The interface needs some work.""The technical support does not bother to respond.""The product is old and not updated.""You have to invest a few days to become an expert in this solution.""The new release cadence needs to be improved. It takes a while for them to add new features and functionality. There should be a quicker turnaround with new versions.""The initial setup of WhatsUp Gold is a medium range of difficulty levels. However, if it is your first time it could be difficult."

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  • "It is per device, per year. The pricing is very clear. If you have a service agreement, you get all of your major upgrades and minor upgrades. It was under $10,000 to go all-in with all of the different add-ons for it."
  • "The most valuable feature is the cost compared to other solutions."
  • "This is a well priced solution."
  • "The price of WhatsUp Gold is good."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I can quickly manage the provisioned servers.
    Top Answer:Currently, we're mostly paying for maintenance. As for the cost of the solution itself, I'm not sure what it is.
    Top Answer:Its user interface can be improved. It can be more user-friendly.
    Top Answer:The most important features of WhatsUp Gold are the server health and uptime it provides. Additionally, WhatsUp Gold is a Windows-based solution which is a benefit.
    Top Answer:The point system is not clear and clarity around this would improve our understanding of the system. In a future release, we would like our SAP-related applications to be monitored under a single… more »
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    Overview
    Cisco UCS Manager helps significantly reduce management and administration expenses by automating routine tasks to increase operational agility. Customers can extend the benefits of Cisco UCS Manager globally across an enterprise to thousands of servers in multiple domains with Cisco UCS Central Software.
    Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold's a layer 2/3 discovery results in a detailed interactive map of your entire networked infrastructure. One affordable license lets you monitor any mix of networks, wireless controllers, servers, virtual machines, applications, traffic flows and configurations across Windows, LAMP and Java environments. It Manage networks, traffic, physical servers, VMs and applications with easy-to-use and customizable maps, dashboards and alerts. WhatsUp Gold streamlines workflows by letting you initiate management tasks directly from the interactive map. Additional Features include: Application Monitoring, Network Traffic Analysis, Configuration Management, Discovery & Network Monitoring, Cloud Monitoring, Virtual Environment Monitoring, Distributed Monitoring and Failover Manager.
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    Sample Customers
    Management Science Associates, Peak 10, Virtual Consulting Professionals
    Artoni Trasporti, Austin Independent School District, Banca Marche, Burke County North Carolina, Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, Clayco, Community Integrated Care, Desca, Deutsche Bergbau, Flexi-Van, Gropper, Hamleys, Hammonds Furniture, Knowledge IT, Idras S.P.A., Sibeg, Swann Engineering, Trivium Lindenhof
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider33%
    Consumer Goods Company11%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Government20%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government13%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise64%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Cisco UCS Manager is ranked 33rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 21st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 6 reviews. Cisco UCS Manager is rated 9.0, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Cisco UCS Manager writes "Stable, easy to deploy, and good for managing the entire Cisco ecosystem". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WhatsUp Gold writes "Old, clunky, and with unresponsive support, this product touches the basics but not in style". Cisco UCS Manager is most compared with Cisco Intersight, Nutanix Prism, HPE OneView, Zabbix and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas WhatsUp Gold is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix, Nagios XI and Datadog.

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