Dell CloudIQ vs NetApp Cloud Insights comparison

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We performed a comparison between Dell CloudIQ and NetApp Cloud Insights based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"Mobile application is the most valuable feature for us. We can monitor all the storages on our phones. It's really good.""The best thing about this solution is that you can check for the infrastructure and system updates that you might need to be compliant with the Cloud.""The tool for forecasting capacity is valuable.""Fewer vulnerabilities have been observed in the four years we have used the solution.""Has really nice roll-up dashboards."

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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.""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.""The visibility and assistance with security vulnerabilities are valuable.""One feature we appreciate the most is its ability to take snapshots, which adds an extra layer of security and allows us to protect our data effectively.""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.""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.""Cloud Insights' best features are visibility and the connector to move the workloads.""The solution is 98 percent stable."

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"Supporting legacy systems is an area that can be improved.""PowerScale is the only file system offered and that is limiting.""In terms of improvement, they should enhance the product range.""Doesn't do well in terms of integrating with technologies other than Dell.""The reporting capabilities of this solution could be improved."

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"Most of the time, I initially connect with entry-level support, and then I need to request a higher-tier support level, which can result in delays.""Their pricing model needs improvement.""Ease of reporting is one thing that they're trying to tackle. If you have a specific set of data you want from Cloud Insights, you can ask NetApp to help you build the reports from the ground up. The dashboards are intuitive, but finding the report you want is sometimes a challenge. If you don't have the report already loaded, pulling it in and letting it build its data can be cumbersome.""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.""The first level of NetApp's technical support could be improved.""The visualization needs some improvement because there are occasional delays while the system queries information.""Cloud Insights could offer more detail when we drill down into the Azure environment.""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."

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  • "The solution is more expensive than NetApp which offers file systems in various price ranges."
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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."
  • "The solution's pricing is based on the device you purchase and includes support services."
  • "We are billed based on management units, so we can purchase units based on six months, twelve months, twenty-four months, or thirty-six months upfront or pay as you go depending on our requirements."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "The licensing is complex. The calculation depends on what you're ingesting. A terabyte of one product is not a terabyte of another product. Virtual machines don't equate so easily. It's all about the end-use managed units and having an easy place to reference how far those units go."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Fewer vulnerabilities have been observed in the four years we have used the solution.
    Top Answer:I observed that legacy systems are not supported. For example, the latest Dell EMC Unity series storage is supported, and the pioneer storage of Dell EMC, VNX unfortunately, is not supported on Dell… more »
    Top Answer:Dell EMC's storage came with a proprietary solution. I deployed it in-house with Dell CloudIQ and integrated it with the EMC ESRS. Through that, we indirectly reached the cloud solution of IQ. We use… more »
    Top Answer:NetApp Cloud Insights helps with login monitoring and troubleshooting. Previously, if we had performance concerns or needed to interface with other groups and their products, a task that should… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing is complex. The calculation depends on what you're ingesting. A terabyte of one product is not a terabyte of another product. Virtual machines don't equate so easily. It's all about the… more »
    Top Answer:Ease of reporting is one thing that they're trying to tackle. If you have a specific set of data you want from Cloud Insights, you can ask NetApp to help you build the reports from the ground up. The… more »
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    CloudIQ is a no cost Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that provides a simple monitoring interface for an unlimited number of Unity systems. CloudIQ accesses data in near real time to enable monitoring and troubleshooting for Unity systems.

    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.

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    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Legal Firm6%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Logistics Company17%
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    Media Company8%
    Manufacturing Company16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Company Size
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Dell CloudIQ vs. NetApp Cloud Insights
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Dell CloudIQ vs. NetApp Cloud Insights and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
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    Dell CloudIQ is ranked 41st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews while NetApp Cloud Insights is ranked 27th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 12 reviews. Dell CloudIQ is rated 7.8, while NetApp Cloud Insights is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Dell CloudIQ writes "Easily visualize your environment's performance and forecast its capacity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetApp Cloud Insights writes "It helps with login monitoring and troubleshooting". Dell CloudIQ is most compared with HPE OneView, Moogsoft, Cisco Intersight, Lenovo XClarity Orchestrator and Zabbix, whereas NetApp Cloud Insights is most compared with Datadog, Zabbix, IBM Turbonomic, ServiceNow IT Operations Management and SolarWinds NPM. See our Dell CloudIQ vs. NetApp Cloud Insights report.

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