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Find out what your peers are saying about ControlUp Real-time vs. SolarWinds AppOptics and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is that we can manually configure everything we need. After it comes inside the interface of Centreon, you can display it. Because the interface is quite user-friendly, you can manually configure the configuration very deeply, which is very pleasant and useful because you can monitor and see everything on your service list, dashboard, or MAP. The most useful feature for me is that you can create your own plugin and monitoring query.""We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good.""The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks.""You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view.""The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment.""The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want.""Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs.""In addition, the flexibility, customizability, and analytics of Centreon's dashboards are all very good. The dashboards help us see the whole network map, and that is quite valuable for us. In addition, the dashboards have helped to improve our visibility and ability to proactively ensure the right data is available at the right time... The flexibility has given us the ability to add in our own monitoring metrics and that has been quite interesting and very useful for us."

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"Security, uptime, and reduced capital expenditures are the main reasons we use ControlUp. So basically, the money that we consume is based on the amount of time we are using a service.""Integration with Netscaler and Scoutbees can provide a proper end-to-end analysis of the user's experience and give us a real ROI.""The script-based actions have allowed us to extend the core reporting capabilities."

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"Technical support is always live and they're supportive.""Some of the most valuable features of SolarWinds are the topology discovery and network performance analysis."

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Cons
"Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD.""I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things.""I would like them to improve their documentation. When I faced some issues, I was looking for more documentation on the Internet. There is official documentation on Centreon's website, which sometimes is useful. Sometimes it is not very useful, as you cannot find the information or enough examples of configuration. The answer for me was to contact the support, who helped me, but I was not able to find all the information by myself on Centreon's website. A Centreon community or blog would be helpful.""During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier.""Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature.""Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French.""Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process."

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"We'd like to see the mobile app working again so that we can get alerts 24/7. This is especially useful for the person on call.""Solve is a quick and intuitive tool for quickly mapping data together, however, once you have the view of the data that you like, it is difficult to share this with colleagues.""Integration is always a problem, and we feel that we are doing our best and the service provider thinks they are doing their best. I guess if ControlUp's system could be more capable or if people could understand the integration part, that would be better."

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"In terms of the technology, I think they need to put some more advanced troubleshooting into SolarWinds, in terms of AI capabilities. That's the next generation, especially in the cases of APIs which have already adopted AI capabilities into their products.""AppOptics would benefit from having a much more centralized view."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good."
  • "Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver."
  • "The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are."
  • "Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support."
  • "Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons."
  • "It is perfect and very cheap if you are a little company or startup. After that, it is quite expensive for a big company."
  • "I would like to see improvement in the licensing model. You can purchase X number of licenses, up to 1,000 devices or 1,000 instances. Your next batch is 2,000. But what if you only need, say, 1,200? The model could be changed a little bit."
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  • "Mostly, it's a perpetual license. We don't have any customers using the subscription right now—it's mostly a perpetual license that the customers purchase. The licensing is based on the number of elements, whereas other solutions are node-based."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The most valuable feature is that we can manually configure everything we need. After it comes inside the interface of… more »
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    We buy the Centreon solution and licenses for many projects and monitoring hosts. It is perfect and very cheap if you… more »
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    The solution’s customizable reports and dashboards for allowing management to see performance metrics is very well done… more »
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    The script-based actions have allowed us to extend the core reporting capabilities.
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    I have found ControlUP to be more than competitive in terms of value.
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    Solve is a quick and intuitive tool for quickly mapping data together, however, once you have the view of the data that… more »
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    Some of the most valuable features of SolarWinds are the topology discovery and network performance analysis.
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    The most important thing is the pricing should be improved. The licensing scheme is based on the number of elements… more »
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    The primary use case of this solution is for the net op teams. Some teams also use it for the servers or even the… more »
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    AppOptics, SolarWinds TraceView, Librato
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    Overview
    The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.
    ControlUp Real-Time enable you to get the end-user’s perspective through a panoramic view of your environment - all hosts, virtual and physical servers, desktops and users, including sessions and processes.

    Easily monitor and manage performance through ControlUp Real-time's actionable dashboard to resolve issues more quickly. And then analyze real business activity and the health of your VDI environment through automated reports and industry insights.

    AppOptics is a SaaS-based simple, powerful and affordable Infrastructure & Application monitoring for custom on-premises, cloud, and hybrid systems. 

    Your business runs on applications, and when they go down or run slowly, it can impact the business in lost productivity, customers, or revenue. To add to the complexity, your IT environment is changing, and workloads can be spread across data centers, and cloud resources. You need to monitor the availability and performance of applications and infrastructure, regardless of where they are, so you can identify potential issues early and address them before they impact users

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    Sample Customers
    Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.
    B/E Aerospace, North Carolina SECU, Vancouver Island Health Authority, University of Florida
    TraxoCovea Insurance BTE TechnologyDatarista
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
    Government6%
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    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government10%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    ControlUp Real-time is ranked 29th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 3 reviews while SolarWinds AppOptics is ranked 38th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 2 reviews. ControlUp Real-time is rated 9.4, while SolarWinds AppOptics is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ControlUp Real-time writes "Makes us leaner through automation and optimization of processes ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds AppOptics writes "Useful features for network operations ". ControlUp Real-time is most compared with eG Enterprise, SolarWinds NPM, vRealize Network Insight, Splunk Insights for Infrastructure and Goliath Performance Monitor, whereas SolarWinds AppOptics is most compared with Dynatrace, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor, Zabbix, ThousandEyes and AppDynamics. See our ControlUp Real-time vs. SolarWinds AppOptics report.

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