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We performed a comparison between SCOM and Versa Director based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed SCOM vs. Versa Director Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"I like the historical reporting of observer metrics.""SCOM's most valuable features are the network path feature, reporting, and integration with business intelligence.""Being able to make and customize management packs and send out notifications is very valuable.""I enjoy its integration with the Microsoft Active Directory functions, which means users, computers, or other group policies can connect with Windows Active Directory.""We have found the scalability capabilities to be okay.""The most valuable feature of SCOM is real-time alerts.""The stability has been great.""It is very good at monitoring Microsoft Server."

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"The most valuable functionality is some of the policy pieces that are quite useful.""Versa Director's best feature is the ease of configuration and customer and vendor management."

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Cons
"It'll help if they can provide real-time or closer to real-time monitoring.""The solution should be more user-friendly and offer a better user interface.""System Center just provided upgrade and update features for Windows clients, and Windows systems, and did not support Linux, Android, or iOS, and other operating systems. They need to provide better integration with other operating systems if they don't already.""They can focus more on cloud monitoring instead of on-premise monitoring. We should be able to monitor cloud-related applications. They can include this feature in the next release. If it is in the cloud, we can have scalability by using Kubernetes. The container is containerized, packaged, and managed using Kubernetes. This feature is not there in SCOM. Going forward, if they can focus on that, it will be great.""Third-party tools have had to be created to make SCOM management pack creation more efficient and effective. However, this weighs down the application as it just adds a resource requirement, which is ballooning the size of the necessary storage and all that for essentially substandard components.""There are some negative points about this product. Sometimes, the capabilities of the software don't appear, and you can't directly see the results. You have to wait for a long period to refresh the policy to push it to the software or other patches.""We didn't know the solution enough, and therefore, it took a while to set everything up correctly. There was a learning curve.""In a future release, they should add email notification alerts."

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"Versa Director's deployment process is not the best.""It requires some simplification."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it."
  • "The pricing is good, and it's part of their system center suite."
  • "We have to pay for a license and the price is fine for us."
  • "We have an EA with Microsoft, and it comes as part of the EA."
  • "Our Enterprise Agreement includes the price."
  • "SCOM is very cheap because it's included in the license for the System Center suite, which is around $8,400 per CAL."
  • "I don't know the exact cost because it's managed by our sales team, but Microsoft is on the higher side."
  • "There is a license needed to use this solution and it is paid annually."
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  • "Having to buy separate licenses for the on-prem SD-WAN hardware and SSL VPN software makes Versa Director very costly compared to other solutions like Fortinet and Cisco."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of SCOM is real-time alerts.
    Top Answer:There is a license needed to use this solution and it is paid annually.
    Top Answer:In a future release, they should add email notification alerts.
    Top Answer:Versa Director's best feature is the ease of configuration and customer and vendor management.
    Top Answer:Versa Director's on-prem SD-WAN hardware and SSL VPN software are not integrated, so you have to buy a separate subscription for the SSL VPN. In the next release, Versa Director should have local… more »
    Top Answer:We are looking at this solution as a means to get better management around our SD Wan functionality. The solution is used by our network teams. We're a large service provider and customers of Versa.
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    12th
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    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    14
    Average Words per Review
    442
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    8.0
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    Views
    476
    Comparisons
    335
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    2
    Average Words per Review
    307
    Rating
    7.5
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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    Overview

    SCOM (System Center Operations Manager) is a cross-platform data center monitoring and reporting tool that checks the status of various objects defined within the environment, such as server hardware, system services, etc. The solution allows data center administrators to deploy, configure, manage, and monitor the operations, services, devices and applications of multiple enterprise IT systems via a single pane of glass. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes.

    SCOM Features

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

    • Application monitoring
    • Database monitoring
    • Threshold alerts
    • IT Asset Discovery
    • Predictive capabilities
    • Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
    • Application performance management console
    • Server availability and performance monitoring
    • Collaboration tools
    • Virtualization monitoring
    • Patch management
    • Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
    • Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    SCOM Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing SCOM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Management and monitoring of Windows as well as Unix/Linux platforms
    • Remotely connect to Windows machines and perform administrative tasks from the console itself
    • Custom dashboard creation to help monitor the datacenter with ease
    • Agent based monitoring
    • Integrates well with other Microsoft products
    • Easy to use and reliable

    Reviews from Real Users

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

    A Manager at a financial services firm says, “The feature I like most about SCOM is that it is easy-to-use. I find it very user-friendly. I also like the knowledge base which it has. You can find the resolution to questions or issues directly within the SCOM itself. It will alert you with a recommendation of what you need to do at the same time. This sort of self-diagnosis or prompting is one of the great values you get from SCOM compared to other solutions.”

    PeerSpot user Zahari Z., Information Technology Auditor at a financial services firm, mentions, “Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications. There is a mechanism to set up a notification from the SCOM and whenever there is a drop in the availability the notification alerts not only for availability but for other issues as well. You can align thresholds according to the speed of your environment and you can have a threshold related notification, which is one of the useful features.”

    Bill W., Sr. Systems Engineer at Arapahoe County Government, comments, “ I like some of their newer features, such as maintenance schedules, because SCOM records SLA and SLO time. When we patch, things are automatically put into maintenance mode so that the numbers for our systems being down, do not count against us.”

    A Project Manager at a tech services company explains, “The feature I have found most valuable is the book feature. While we run the Sprint one we can add some setups for multiple sprints.”

    A Systems Engineer at an educational organization states, “Because it's Windows-based, it actually reports quite well. It reports everything you can think of on the Windows server and allows you to monitor anything. It's excellent for those in the Windows world as it's very good at it.”

    Versa Director is Versa Networks’ virtualization and service creation platform that simplifies the creation, automation and delivery of services using Versa WAN edge software, FlexVNF. Versa Director provides the essential management, monitoring and orchestration capabilities needed to deliver Versa’s Secure Cloud IP architecture network and security software services. Services supported by Versa include routing and advanced connectivity to direct traffic across multilink WAN access and simplify control for SD-WAN with embedded advanced security

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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Retailer10%
    Government10%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government14%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Retailer9%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Buyer's Guide
    SCOM vs. Versa Director
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SCOM vs. Versa Director and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    SCOM is ranked 12th in Network Monitoring Software with 14 reviews while Versa Director is ranked 55th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. SCOM is rated 8.0, while Versa Director is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of SCOM writes "Easy to scale, offers helpful maintenance schedules, and free online training is available". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Versa Director writes "Easy to define a variety of different policy constructs; could be simplified with regard to features". SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor and Nagios XI, whereas Versa Director is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, NetBrain and ThousandEyes. See our SCOM vs. Versa Director report.

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