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"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.""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.""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.""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."

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"The solution is easy to install and it takes a couple of hours.""The most valuable features are language support and technical support.""The product is lightweight in terms of memory use, requiring only 10 megabytes or less.""The biggest thing for me is that it provided enough information for me to monitor. It alerts and provides you with the information you need.""Technical support has always been great. They are very responsive. We've been satisfied with their level of support.""The connectivity of the solution is very good.""We don't have any issues with the stability of SolarWinds NPM.""As we look to add more servers to our virtual environment and to understand the impact, the solution allows us to dig into the historical charts related to capacity planning."

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"It's a very reliable platform and we've never had any issues regarding the scalability or the stability of Zabbix.""It's a flexible solution.""The implementation process is very straightforward.""We detect problems before the customer does and before it actually happens using the predictive functions in Zabbix.""During my testing, the features that I like the most are that it can be integrated with my system, and it provides me with reports of all of my servers.""The most valuable features in Zabbix are those that help us overcome bottlenecks in CPU usage, as well as reduce memory delay. I know that we have only reached the tip of the iceberg of what Zabbix's features can do for us, and we have not used all of them yet.""The best thing about Zabbix is the integration and the APIs that are included are very fast""The initial setup was very quick. The first time it was long because I didn't know it yet. I was only using Windows. The first time was very difficult because of the operating system."

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"Their pricing model needs improvement.""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.""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.""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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"I would like to have a Syslog server module for this product. That would make the solution better.""Sometimes there are issues when upgrading to a new version of the product.""The only thing that can be improved is to continually add to the existing capabilities of the product.""If they did some type of synthetic monitoring, it would have been better.""I would like to see some enhancement on the reporting side, such as making it a little bit easier to create reports or having a larger assortment of canned reports.""The solution is not always good with new features, so it's take a long time.""An area for improvement would be the use of modular licenses, which are not practical for big clients.""The integration needs to be improved."

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"I would like to remotely connect to the computer, and Zabbix doesn't have this capability.""If Zabbix had a better dashboard then it would be nice.""The graphical user interface could be customized a little bit more, and also the dashboard could be more friendly.""The user interface could be a bit better. They could update it a bit.""Its UI should be improved. They did some improvements in version 5, but it could benefit from some more work. Its integrations should also be improved. They've been active for one year, and they seem to have noticed that. It has new integrations, but it could benefit from more integrations. As far as I know, there is no model to push statistics, metrics, or events towards Zabbix. This type of API isn't yet there, whereas some other tools provide an API for this.""Outside of the normal standard monitoring, I would like to extend patching, importing patching, and supporting patching for Windows Servers.""The only improvement I would suggest, revolves around its AI and ML capabilities.""For us, the initial setup was complex"

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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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  • "It is relatively inexpensive compared to other products in the same category."
  • "It's expensive and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing."
  • "The price is more expensive than some other products, such as ManageEngine."
  • "I find that the pricing is acceptable."
  • "USD $15,000 annually for maintenance."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
  • "It is too expensive."
  • "The licensing is based on the number of nodes, interfaces, and volumes."
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  • "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."
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    From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.
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    We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of… more »
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    The most valuable feature is the protocol to manage anything.
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    The solution is completely open-source and free to use.
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    An area for improvement would be the ease of doing aggregation from the value or different devices.
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    Also Known As
    Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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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.

    Check the health and performance of your entire network for easier troubleshooting and faster results using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. NPM lets you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Now with built-in deep packet inspection and analysis you can immediately determine the impact of network or application latency on user experience.

    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.

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    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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    Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
    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%
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    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business6%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 31 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Cloud Monitoring Software with 44 reviews. SolarWinds NPM is rated 7.8, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". SolarWinds NPM is most compared with ManageEngine OpManager, LogicMonitor, PRTG Network Monitor, Wireshark and WhatsUp Gold, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Centreon, Splunk, Nagios Core and PRTG Network Monitor. See our SolarWinds NPM vs. Zabbix report.

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