IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) vs Instana Infrastructure Monitoring comparison

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We performed a comparison between IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) and Instana Infrastructure Monitoring based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"I like the tool’s scalability and real-time reports. Earlier, we struggled to give real-time reports to clients. I also like the tool’s deployment model where we can deploy it either on-premises or in-house. We don’t have to carry the data all over the globe. Also, I am impressed with the tool's flow reporting and Wi-Fi.""The most valuable feature as of late has been the API integration with ServiceNow.""We find that the reporting is particularly valuable in terms of not only communicating with our peer teams but also with the executives.""It's a great solution for highlighting and discovering useful information regarding our network's elements.""One of the solution's biggest strengths is its capacity management performance, with out-of-the-box reports through NMS, as well as its ability to collect NetFlow-related data from devices. The collection of network performance and flow data is important because we have many critical business applications.""SevOne’s data collection functionality is very good. From a collection point of view, we pull SNMP data, which is simple. It is easy to manipulate the pull in the estate. It is really simple compared to some of the other products that we have used. However, for deferred data, i.e., things that we import or don't pull directly, we tend to have a preplanned integration. So, its Universal Collector is really useful.""We've had great feedback from our customers about SevOne support. They're willing to set up a remote session upon request. You have to go through three tiers of support with most vendors, and they ask a lot of screening questions before they will do a remote session. You need to spend a lot of time before an engineer will host a remote session to look at your problematic system.""Its ability to monitor practically any type of network device via SNMP is most valuable. This is the main functionality that we're using. If a network device exposes a metric, such as interface utilization, SevOne will monitor it for us."

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"The product's initial setup is easy."

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Cons
"With the administrative management of the appliance, if some object appears from SevOne because something changed in the network or whatever, then as an administrator you will not be aware. If you are using this object in a report, this object will disappear from the report and you will not be aware of it. So, if you have 1,000 reports, you cannot always check these reports everyday to see if objects are missing or information has disappeared. We don't have any information on alerts, saying that something is happening there and maybe we need to take action. If an object was replaced by another one, or if a link was replaced by another one, then the graph needs to be changed because it doesn't exist in the graph anymore. However, we don't have this information.""The method of searching for SIP and the way to create the groups.""Their virtualization solution is not compatible with our Kubernetes environment, which is one of the reasons we are ending our relationship with them.""SevOne should work with the graphs legend functionality.""User-friendly, multi-tenancy.""The one area with room for improvement is probably administration. They added data insights to make a better user experience, but I'd like to see some improvements in the way the system's administered.""The user management features need to be improved. It would be nice if we had more granular control, or layers of control, out of the box.""There are some tweaks and enhancements that I've already requested. One is to be able to make changes per device rather than as a global setting. That has to do with naming. It's minor."

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"Instana Infrastructure Monitoring needs to support monitoring of the .NET framework since it is one of the areas where the solution currently has shortcomings."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Have a bank of licenses, because it is about the number of objects (RAM, ports, CPU, etc.)."
  • "Choose a SevOne partner who can provide SevOne as a service and can deliver professional services and maintenance."
  • "It is inexpensive compared to other monitoring tools."
  • "Prices per license are not huge, but they exist."
  • "There are cheaper solutions available."
  • "The pricing has been fair."
  • "Many tools price things based on the number of KPIs that you're collecting around a device. In many cases, there could be hundreds of metrics that you need to collect. SevOne provides device-level pricing. That gives us the flexibility to turn on, and expand on, the metrics that we're collecting around those devices, without taking a financial hit."
  • "The pricing has not evolved with the market, which is one of the reasons we are moving to a new product."
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    Top Answer:I like the tool’s scalability and real-time reports. Earlier, we struggled to give real-time reports to clients. I also like the tool’s deployment model where we can deploy it either on-premises or… more »
    Top Answer:The tool is not expensive. We were able to negotiate with SevOne on pricing.
    Top Answer:The tool needs improvement in non-Cisco SD-WAN.
    Top Answer:The product's initial setup is easy.
    Top Answer:Instana Infrastructure Monitoring needs to support monitoring of the .NET framework since it is one of the areas where the solution currently has shortcomings.
    Top Answer:I use Instana Infrastructure Monitoring in my company for monitoring purposes.
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    Overview

    The IBM® SevOne Network Performance Management (IBM SevOne NPM) solution helps you spot, address, and prevent network performance issues early with machine learning-powered analytics from a single source. Boost network performance and improve your user application experience by proactively monitoring your multivendor end-to-end network across enterprise, communication, and managed service provider networks.

    Transform raw network performance data into intelligent and actionable insights. The IBM SevOne NPM solution goes beyond detection, combining industry-leading expertise and advanced technology to help your IT team plan and optimize your network and act on what matters: improving network performance to provide an exceptional customer experience.

    For further information, please visit www.ibm.com/cloud/sevo...



    Instana ensures that your application delivery organization has the data, visibility and information they need to manage the performance of critical business applications across the DevOps lifecycle. Built to handle the dynamic nature of containerized, microservice architectures, Instana automates infrastructure and application monitoring helping you to ensure the performance and quality of custom applications and accelerate your CI/CD cycle.

    Sample Customers
    ATOS, Devereux, Spark New Zealand, Access4, Rogers Communication, Lumen (formerly known as CenturyLink)
    booxware, drivenow, scopevisio, enevo, TimoCom, mobitech
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Media Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Retailer5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise83%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) is ranked 34th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 52 reviews while Instana Infrastructure Monitoring is ranked 43rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review. IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) is rated 8.6, while Instana Infrastructure Monitoring is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) writes "We can get a new vendor certified and monitored in our system significantly faster than before". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Instana Infrastructure Monitoring writes "A reasonably stable and scalable tool for monitoring purposes with an easy initial setup". IBM SevOne Network Performance Management (NPM) is most compared with LogicMonitor, SolarWinds NPM, Splunk Enterprise Security, SolarWinds Network Device Monitor and DX Spectrum, whereas Instana Infrastructure Monitoring is most compared with Zabbix, Amazon CloudWatch, Checkmk, Opsview and Splunk APM.

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