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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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"One of the things that I like about DX Infrastructure is that the topology is good enough to see what is happening in the infrastructure. You also get alerts if something is happening in the network. There are many features and benefits. It is serving our customers in knowing exactly how their network is performing in terms of reliability. It also helps them in planning the capacity. They know how much bandwidth the branches are consuming."

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"The best feature is the highly flexible graphs.""The power flow is great.""It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.""It is simple.""It has good monitoring capabilities across cloud environments, data centers, and hybrid environments.""I'm satisfied with ScienceLogicfor for what they can offer today because they can offer both serverless connectivity and agent connectivity.""Provides agentless monitoring so there's no need to install the agent on each server.""When it comes to features, the power pack is the most valuable."

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

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"The only challenge that I have with this solution is the reporting part. The users are not really comfortable with the kind of reports they are getting. Sometimes, they want to see reports in their own format. Customizing those reports with Jasper is not very easy. It could be because of the knowledge gap. If you have the knowledge of how Jasper can be configured to suit customer requirements in terms of reporting, it is good. There was a time a customer complained about one issue related to Netflow analysis. Broadcom has a separate model for that, but the customer wanted everything bundled together. It could also have IP management so that I am able to see or analyze IPs so that the IPs that are already in use don't get assigned."

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"It doesn't have the complete application-level topology. It could have service topology and business service monitoring. I would like to see how business service monitoring will function with agent-based installation, and how flexible and business-oriented it is for service modeling and service infrastructure. I have a lot of experience in using business service monitoring, service topology, and service hierarchy functionalities in similar products from BMC and Micro Focus (OpenView), and I want to see how these functionalities will look like in ScienceLogic.""It was challenging onboarding users.""ScienceLogic does not have application monitoring. We definitely need something integrated within ScienceLogic to monitor applications so that we don't have to rely on monitoring tools to monitor other applications. At least the ones that are market leaders, such as SAP, Oracle, and others.""We want to understand: how does the back end work? What if some problem occurs? What we can do? They need to provide more information.""From a performance perspective, it needs to improve a lot.""There are often bugs in new releases.""They need a little more self-service."

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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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  • "Customers pay for the license and the support."
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  • "Its price could be lower, but for what you pay, you got a lot of value from its features and functionalities. Customers always want a discount or a cheaper solution."
  • "The pricing model for ScienceLogic could improve."
  • "The solution is license-based. It's between $8 and $15, depending on what you need from the product."
  • "I'm not the best person to discuss pricing, but what I do know is that it's a use-and-go structure. You use this much storage and pay this much for it. That's how it is. Every time, we continue to add a large amount of data to the environment."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time… more »
    Top Answer:Be aware of the capacity licensing and understand how that works, because it is based on capacity. Getting an… more »
    Top Answer:As I went through learning the querying, it could have been a little more intuitive. I'm still fresh into the system. In… more »
    Top Answer:One of the things that I like about DX Infrastructure is that the topology is good enough to see what is happening in… more »
    Top Answer:The only challenge that I have with this solution is the reporting part. The users are not really comfortable with the… more »
    Top Answer:We offer products from Broadcom to our customers. We are only offering DX Spectrum, DX Infrastructure Manager, APM, and… more »
    Top Answer:It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for… more »
    Top Answer:Its price could be lower, but for what you pay, you got a lot of value from its features and functionalities. Customers… more »
    Top Answer:It doesn't have the complete application-level topology. It could have service topology and business service monitoring… more »
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    Also Known As
    DX Infrastructure Manager, DX Infrastructure Manager for Z Systems and CA UIM for zSystems, CA UIM (DX Infrastructure Manager), CA Nimsoft Monitor, CA UIM, DX Infrastructure Manager
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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.

    DX Unified Infrastructure Management is the only solution that provides an open architecture, full-stack observability and zero-touch configuration for monitoring traditional data center, public cloud, and hybrid infrastructure environments.

    Designed to ensure an optimal end-user experience, this solution provides a modern HTML5 operations console that makes it easy and fast for today’s IT teams to implement, use, and scale – leading to faster time to value.

    ScienceLogic is a hybrid IT infrastructure monitoring tool that is designed to help organizations digitally transform their companies by making the management of complex, distributed IT services easier. Using the solution’s discovery techniques, users can find everything they need in a network, gaining visibility across all vendors and technologies that are run in the cloud or data centers. In addition, the ScienceLogic solution can help users seamlessly monitor and manage cloud environments, monitor network resources, manage storage, and monitor app health and performance.

    By implementing ScienceLogic, organizations can:

    • Act on data that is shared across technologies and IT ecosystems in real time.
    • Apply multi-directional integrations to automate workflows at cloud scale.
    • View everything across cloud and distributed architectures.
    • Discover all IT components across physical, virtual, and cloud.
    • Collect, merge, and store a variety of data in a clean, normalized data lake.
    • Contextualize data through relationship mapping and machine learning (ML) for actionable insights.
    • Understand the impact of infrastructure and applications on business service health and risk.
    • Accelerate root cause analysis and execute recommended actions.

    ScienceLogic Features

    ScienceLogic has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Visibility
    • Collaboration
    • Monitor internet of things
    • Monitor key applications
    • Storage management
    • Bandwidth monitoring
    • CPU monitoring
    • Virtual machine monitoring
    • Video conference monitoring
    • IP address monitoring
    • Data migration
    • Prevent unused capacity
    • Monitor public and private cloud
    • Monitor services
    • View performance of server environment

    ScienceLogic Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing ScienceLogic. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Single console: ScienceLogic allows you to monitor the performance of services, apps, and other resources - whether they are private, public, hybrid, or multi-cloud - from a single console. In addition, the solution makes it possible for you to also contextualize the resources and determine dependencies.
    • Spot unused resources: With ScienceLogic’s platform, you can spot unused resources so you can decommission them or distribute them to avoid congestion.
    • Unified view of interdependencies: ScienceLogic is capable of mapping relationships between infrastructure components and storage environments, giving users a unified view of the interdependencies. This enables users to determine the root causes of problems that come from their storage assets.
    • Easier app health and performance monitoring: ScienceLogic can help you identify components of apps that are vital to business operation, apply the best practice monitoring policies to well-known applications, and track where infrastructures are deployed.
    • Voice, video, and collaboration capabilities: ScienceLogic makes it easy for you to monitor call quality, collaboration stack, and endpoints.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the ScienceLogic solution.

    A Senior Infrastructure Architect says, “ScienceLogic can offer both serverless connectivity and agent connectivity. The stability of ScienceLogic is great.”

    A Senior Consultant at a tech services company mentions, “It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.”

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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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    Sample Customers
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    CBNCloud, IIJ Global Singapore, AT&S, AXSOS, Aozora Bank, HCL Technologies, IntelliNet, Securex
    Kellogg Company, Booz Allen, Cisco, Red Bull, Fidelus, Telstra, Comcast, CSC, Peak 10, HughesNet, Hosting, Datapipe, US Army, Equinix, Rite Aid, Carbonite, Sybase, Carpathia, AT&T, ePlus, Dimension Data, Virtustream, Boeing, Honeywell
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Insurance Company12%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government8%
    Insurance Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Transportation Company11%
    Media Company11%
    Real Estate/Law Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise65%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise68%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    DX Unified Infrastructure Management is ranked 26th in Network Monitoring Software with 1 review while ScienceLogic is ranked 13th in Network Monitoring Software with 8 reviews. DX Unified Infrastructure Management is rated 9.0, while ScienceLogic is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of DX Unified Infrastructure Management writes "Good topology, good stability and scalability, and useful for knowing about network performance and planning the network capacity". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ScienceLogic writes "Granular discovery, good integration, with responsive and available support". DX Unified Infrastructure Management is most compared with Zabbix, DX Spectrum, Datadog, SCOM and DX SaaS, whereas ScienceLogic is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, LogicMonitor, SolarWinds NPM and Splunk.

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