We changed our name from IT Central Station: Here's why
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
NetApp Cloud Insights Logo
1,752 views|445 comparisons
Pandora FMS Logo
4,639 views|3,554 comparisons
Zabbix Logo
46,994 views|34,904 comparisons
Featured Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Pandora FMS vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"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 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.""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."

More NetApp Cloud Insights Pros →

"What I value most about Pandora FMS is the simplicity of working with it.""It is easy to create your own custom modules if you just know a little bit of scripting. If you have unique requirements, you can just make your own modules. You can even grab checks from other vendors. There are open-source checks for various things such as SMTP, etc. There is a long list of different ones from Nagios. You can just use them, and within seconds, you get yourself a check that is monitoring whatever you need. It is really flexible. I guess that's why they call it Pandora Flexible Monitoring System (FMS). It is reliable. It does the job, and it alerts. It is also surprisingly feature-rich. Our network guy just recently asked about a particular protocol to monitor the bandwidth on the network, which is not a common protocol. When I looked it up, and I found that they cover it. It is very mature for a not-so-known product."

More Pandora FMS Pros →

"The flexible licensing model is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. It really allows for great flexibility for companies.""Zabbix is very easy to implement.""It is a great product. The SNMP protocol tracking feature is good. I really like how it tracks SNMP. The alerts are also great.""Zabbix is scalable.""The performance and bandwidth are valuable features.""The initial setup was not complex.""The integration with third-party tools and the alerts are most valuable.""The pricing of the product is reasonable."

More Zabbix Pros →

Cons
"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.""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."

More NetApp Cloud Insights Cons →

"The price for Pandora FMS is expensive.""Their support is good, but it is just online communication. It would be great to be able to just call someone and talk to them instead of always writing. It works well for me because I am a decent communicator in email, but some people might find it difficult to describe in a written fashion and communicate with them that way. There is a learning curve to the interface, but once you get used to it, it is actually very powerful. They have a lot of options, but people struggle with the interface. They've improved it though, and it is getting better. They need to keep improving the learning curve to help buy-in. I'm the guy that manages it, so I'm comfortable with it. They can refine the upgrade agents to be easier. They can also do more refinement in end-user usability because not everyone is strong technically, and people who aren't strong technically might be averse to the product, even though it has come a long way. It has a complete GUI and everything."

More Pandora FMS Cons →

"An area for improvement would be the ease of doing aggregation from the value or different devices.""Outside of the normal standard monitoring, I would like to extend patching, importing patching, and supporting patching for Windows Servers.""I would like to remotely connect to the computer, and Zabbix doesn't have this capability.""The documentation could be improved.""When we have a problem, we have to do a lot of research to solve it.""I am having difficulties connecting it to Grafana, as well as some of the other plugins like Kibana.""There are not too much documentation or manuals. We found the tutorials very easy to understand but do not go deep enough in the use of Zabbix. We need more manuals, proper use, documentation, etc.""Zabbix isn't a great tool for cloud-specific monitoring - its connection to public clouds needs to be improved. Other areas for improvement would be the lack of dashboards and integrations."

More Zabbix Cons →

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."
  • More NetApp Cloud Insights Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "They are very competitive on the pricing side. That's one reason why my manager keeps using it."
  • More Pandora FMS Pricing and Cost Advice →

  • "I was using the free, Community Edition."
  • "We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support"
  • "We are using the free, open-source version."
  • "It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
  • "This solution is completely open-source, so it is quite affordable."
  • "Zabbix is free but if you use it in production then you have to pay for it."
  • "My manager is very happy because it doesn't cost anything."
  • "This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
  • More Zabbix Pricing and Cost Advice →

    report
    Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Cloud Monitoring Software solutions are best for your needs.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.
    Questions from the Community
    Ask a question

    Earn 20 points

    Top Answer: 
    It is easy to create your own custom modules if you just know a little bit of scripting. If you have unique… more »
    Top Answer: 
    They are very competitive on the pricing side. That's one reason why my manager keeps using it.
    Top Answer: 
    Their support is good, but it is just online communication. It would be great to be able to just call someone and talk… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The solution is completely open-source and free to use.
    Top Answer: 
    They need to improve the APM solution, the Application Management solution. There's a small module of APM, however, it… more »
    Comparisons
    Learn More
    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.

    Pandora FMS Enterprise is the perfect on-premise monitoring software for companies with at least 100 devices. 

    Stop wasting your time and resources on complex and silo'd monitoring systems that are poorly integrated.

    It’s an all-in-one package offering modern and flexible IT monitoring, replacing the need for multiple, difficult-to-integrate, and more costly monitoring systems.

    Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Zabbix is Open Source and comes at no cost.

    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.

    Learn more about Pandora FMS
    Learn more about Zabbix
    Sample Customers
    Information Not Available
    Rakuten, Prosegur, Repsol, Teléfonica, Allianz, Ottawa Hospital, Hughes
    Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Healthcare Company22%
    Engineering Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization5%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Retailer7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business83%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise49%
    Large Enterprise37%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Pandora FMS vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    563,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Pandora FMS is ranked 13th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 2 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Cloud Monitoring Software with 44 reviews. Pandora FMS is rated 9.0, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Pandora FMS writes "Super stable, very flexible, feature-rich, competitive price, and does the job". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". Pandora FMS is most compared with Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM, Centreon, Amazon CloudWatch and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Centreon, Splunk, Nagios Core and Datadog. See our Pandora FMS vs. Zabbix report.

    See our list of best Server Monitoring vendors, best IT Infrastructure Monitoring vendors, and best Cloud Monitoring Software vendors.

    We monitor all Cloud Monitoring Software reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.