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We performed a comparison between NetApp Cloud Insights and VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront 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.

To learn more, read our detailed NetApp Cloud Insights vs. VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront report (Updated: September 2022).
635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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.""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."

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"Tanzu itself, integrated with multiple solutions, bestows support and security upon a container platform, especially when it comes to managing open-source container platforms such as Kubernetes.""For us, the ease of deployment in combination with TMZ was the most important part because we don't have to manually deploy a complex monitoring solution. We can more or less do that with the click of a button, and we are not dependent on the developers to provide us with all the necessary features and functions to make that work. We can just deploy it on a workload cluster and monitor at least a good part of the workload. If we want to go into detail, we clearly need to make changes, but for a good part of application monitoring, it gives us good insights."

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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."

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"Its billing model is consumption-based. I understand the consumption-based model, but it is not necessarily easy to estimate and guess how many points or how much we are going to consume on a specific application up until we get to that point. So, for us, it would be helpful to have more insights or predictability into what we can expect from a cost perspective if we are starting to use specific features. This can potentially also drive our consumption a bit more.""The main problem I have is that the license cost is very high."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "I don't have the details. In our case, there is a mixture in place. We have production usage, and we are also doing training for VMware. So, we also have a training instance. It is worth the money you would spend on it. That's because if you were to build all of this yourself by using some of the open source tools, then you would need a lot of time."
  • "The licensing costs are very high, particularly when you consider that we have to purchase a level 1 license for every integration, such as the load balancer, HAProxy, and the MSSP. And if you want to use vSAN, that's another license. Then, of course, Tanzu Observability has its own separate license."
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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 alerting on possible ransomware attacks and provides file security review. It helps… more »
    Top Answer: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.
    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 a perfect world we would have something built, right out-of-the-box, that can… more »
    Top Answer:For us, the ease of deployment in combination with TMZ was the most important part because we don't have to manually deploy a complex monitoring solution. We can more or less do that with the click of… more »
    Top Answer:I don't have the details. In our case, there is a mixture in place. We have production usage, and we are also doing training for VMware. So, we also have a training instance. It is worth the money you… more »
    Top Answer:Its billing model is consumption-based. I understand the consumption-based model, but it is not necessarily easy to estimate and guess how many points or how much we are going to consume on a specific… more »
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    Also Known As
    Wavefront, Wavefront by VMware, VMware Tanzu Observability
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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.

    VMware Tanzu Observability is a high-performance streaming analytics platform. It enables observability for metrics, counters, histograms, and traces/spans. Because it scales to very large data ingestion rates and query loads, the product is unique in its field. You can collect data from a variety of services and sources across your entire application stack, as well as examine details for earlier ingested data. After sending your data to your Wavefront instance, you may examine your data on custom dashboards, receive alerts on problem values, and do anomaly detection and forecasting.

    VMware Tanzu Observability can support over 200 integrations, including cloud providers, DevOps tools, big data, and others. You can utilize the platform’s sophisticated Graphical User Interface to connect with the Wavefront service, which includes several pre-built dashboards, charts, and alerts. SDKs, the Wavefront REST API, and CLIs are also accessible on our Github website. Additionally, there are tight integrations with Spring Boot, Kubernetes, and Tanzu Mission Control.

    VMware Tanzu Observability Features

    VMware Tanzu Observability has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Analytics: Advanced query language helps you save time and money.
    • API: API with a lot of flexibility for effective alerting and visualization.
    • Architecture: Enterprise-scale performance in real time.
    • Dashboards and charts: Use dashboards and charts to visualize the data. Filters and functions can help you find exactly what you're looking for. Use aggregation functions like sum() or average to combine multiple time series. Use dashboard variables to adjust the focus of a dashboard or combine functions to show or hide some of the information. A variable, for example, could be used to display the production or development environment. Choose from a variety of chart types (line plot, point plot, table, etc.)
    • Alerts: You can build alerts directly from charts and customize them to detect problems. The solution will send you alert notifications with details and a chart graphic if you've set up an alert with customized information.
    • Queries: You can extract exactly the information you need using the Wavefront query language (WQL). You can personalize your charts with filters and functions so that the signal stands out among the noise.
    • Distributed Tracing tool: Use Distributed Tracing to interact with a service map, inspect traces and spans, and drill down into problematic areas.
    • Various setup methods:

      • Cloud: Perform the bare minimum of configuration to allow the Wavefront service to access data in your cloud environment. As a result, data from cloud services can be directly ingested.

      • Integrations: VMware Tanzu Observability supports more than 200 integrations with different data sources. You just need to change a single configuration file and you're ready to go.

      • Start from where you are: If your environment already has a metrics infrastructure, you can pre-process the data to match the Wavefront Data Format and transmit it to the Wavefront proxy directly.

      • Direct Ingestion: Direct ingestion is the best option in some circumstances.
      • Histograms: Wavefront histograms may be the best answer for high-velocity measures.
      • App monitoring with distributed tracing: For traces, the product supports Jaeger and Zipkin, as well as any OpenTracing-instrumented applications. You can also use one of our SDKs to transmit custom traces. The Application Map GUI makes it simple to explore trace data, RED metrics, and other metrics.
    Offer
    Remotely Monitor and Optimize Your IT Operations

    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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    Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, Lyft
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise64%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise63%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Buyer's Guide
    NetApp Cloud Insights vs. VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NetApp Cloud Insights vs. VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,162 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    NetApp Cloud Insights is ranked 25th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 2 reviews while VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is ranked 23rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 2 reviews. NetApp Cloud Insights is rated 9.6, while VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of NetApp Cloud Insights writes "Helps us to see interdependencies, overlay latency between two completely separate systems, and query application performance". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront writes "Easy to deploy, worth the money, and helpful for uptime monitoring and performance insights". NetApp Cloud Insights is most compared with Amazon CloudWatch, Datadog, Zabbix, IBM Turbonomic and SolarWinds NPM, whereas VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront is most compared with Datadog, Dynatrace, Splunk, vRealize Network Insight and AppDynamics. See our NetApp Cloud Insights vs. VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront report.

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