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"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.""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.""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."

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"The fact that everything is under a single pane of glass is really valuable, as developers don't have to spend their time copying correlation IDs across tools to find what they need.""I have found some of the most valuable features to be the way things all come together that gives us a point of view that is useful. The panel is very beautiful and customizable.""The most valuable feature of Datadog is its logs.""Its integration definitely stands out. It provides seamless monitoring of all our systems, services, apps, and whatever else we secure and monitor. Visualizations have become simpler with dashboards. We are getting visibility into systems, services, and apps stack through a single pane of glass, which is good. We are able to put logs in context.""Its integration is most valuable because you can integrate it with various service providers such as AWS, .Net, etc.""Datadog's ability to group and visualize the servers and the data makes it relatively easy for the root cause analysis.""This is definitely a good product and I would consider them one of the leaders within the application monitoring and cloud monitoring space.""The most valuable features are logging, the extensive set of integrations, and easy jumpstart."

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"The connectivity of the solution is very good.""The alerting and usage tracking notifications on disk space capacity, network and processor utilization.""We have configured multiple alerts for our network devices, including routers and switches, so that we are notified if any interface goes down.""The interface is user-friendly, making it easy to use.""The biggest thing for me is that it provided enough information for me to monitor. It alerts and provides you with the information you need.""The product is lightweight in terms of memory use, requiring only 10 megabytes or less.""SolarWinds NPM has a colorful UI and many easy-to-use features. It does not need to be configured as much and is also easy to install.""The most important feature is reporting. The reports that are generated are useful and they save a lot of time with respect to monitoring."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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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"I'd like to see better pricing and more integration in the next release.""The installation is easy for me. However, if you are new to this solution it might not be so easy.""Datadog does not have the feature where you can monitor external websites or check the SSL secure for websites.""We have recently had a number of issues with stability and delays on logging, monitoring, metric evaluation, and alerts.""More pre-configured "Monitor Alerts" would be helpful.""The incident management beta looks promising, but it is still missing the ability to automatically create incidents based on certain alerts.""Could be a little more user friendly.""I think better access to their engineers when we have a problem could be better."

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"Technical support and releases are not particularly reliable.""The solution is not always good with new features, so it's take a long time.""I would like to see some enhancement on the reporting side, such as making it a little bit easier to create reports or having a larger assortment of canned reports.""The integration needs to be improved.""The reporting module that got integrated into the system itself, used to be a standalone solution and I preferred that.""In terms of scalability, there is room for improvement. When you start monitoring, if you have so many interfaces and you're trying to monitor them at a faster interval, or a shorter interval, you get to a point where you need to request another node.""Technical support can be slow to respond.""Fortigate firewalls are one example of a product that we are unable to monitor properly via SolarWinds NPM."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "It didn't scale well from the cost perspective. We had a custom package deal."
  • "The price is better than some competing products."
  • "Pricing is somewhat affordable compared to other solutions but in order to really lower the costs of other products you need to plan very carefully your resources usage, otherwise, it can get expensive real quick."
  • "It is easy to run up a large bill, so become familiar with the cost of each piece of your bill and use the metrics they supply to estimate and monitor your bill."
  • "Pricing seemed easy until the bill came in and some things were not accounted for."
  • "The cost is high and this can be justified if the scale of the environment is big."
  • "My advice is to really keep an eye on your overage costs, as they can spiral really fast."
  • "If you do your homework, you'll find that if you're really concerned with cost, it's good."
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  • "It is relatively inexpensive compared to other products in the same category."
  • "It's expensive and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing."
  • "The price is more expensive than some other products, such as ManageEngine."
  • "I find that the pricing is acceptable."
  • "USD $15,000 annually for maintenance."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
  • "It is too expensive."
  • "The licensing is based on the number of nodes, interfaces, and volumes."
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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.

    Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Dev and Ops teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.

    Check the health and performance of your entire network for easier troubleshooting and faster results using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. NPM lets you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Now with built-in deep packet inspection and analysis you can immediately determine the impact of network or application latency on user experience.

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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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    Adobe, Samsung, facebook, HP Cloud Services, Electronic Arts, salesforce, Stanford University, CiTRIX, Chef, zendesk, Hearst Magazines, Spotify, mercardo libre, Slashdot, Ziff Davis, PBS, MLS, The Motley Fool, Politico, Barneby's
    Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm8%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Media Company5%
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    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company9%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Datadog vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Datadog is ranked 2nd in Cloud Monitoring Software with 26 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 31 reviews. Datadog is rated 8.4, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Datadog writes "Provides insightful analytics and good visibility that assist with making architectural decisions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". Datadog is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, ELK Logstash and New Relic APM, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, LogicMonitor, PRTG Network Monitor and SCOM. See our Datadog vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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