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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch

Ideal for monitoring AWS services and workloads. We have several of our websites entirely hosted on AWS and we're able to get a Grafana dashboard of all the relevant metrics from CloudFront, S3, EC2, RDS, and Elastic Beanstalk. This can be set up within the hour or templated on your code for infrastructure (we do this with terraform & cloud formation). By design, it isn't suited for non-AWS workloads.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

Currently use for traffic management for IOT edge devices and their sensor data flows. IoT generates lots of data and this data needs to processed at the edge devices before sending the processed result to cloud. Hence there is always ingress and egress data traffic in and out of the IoT edge devices which needs traffic management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.0
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
3.6
Scalability
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Platform management overhead
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
4.5
Workflow engine capability
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Platform access control
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Services-enabled integration
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.4
Development environment creation
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.4
Development environment replication
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.8
Issue recovery
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
5.9
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon CloudWatch
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
5.9

Pros

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Managing log retention periods is very simple with CloudWatch, and can be configured on a per-group basis.
  • Monitoring host performance is very easy when coupled with the CloudWatch Agent on an EC2 instance. A simple installation and configuration replaces an entire 3rd-party host monitoring stack.
  • CloudWatch is flexible enough for not just host monitoring, but application monitoring as well. It's easy to pipe local logs up to CloudWatch and extract structured data in order to monitor and set alerts on custom app metrics.
Brian Dentino | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Simple
  • Easy to setup
  • Quickly get the benefits
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon CloudWatch

  • CloudWatch doesn't monitor things outside of the cloud, it's not what it is intended for.
  • Billing is confusing as it bills on Dashboard, metrics called, custom metrics, etc. Hard to forecast the charge.
  • Paradigm is confusing sometimes and difficult to learn.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Still missing functionalities for a full usage as traffic director.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch 7.0
Based on 2 answers
The tool collects a great deal of data, and data that's not available many other places. But the data is hidden in obscure places, and the logs are hard to read and follow. The user interface could use a heavy rework, and several companies have made a business out of scraping the data and presenting it better.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch 7.6
Based on 16 answers
Support is effective, and we were able to get any problems that we couldn't get solved through community discussion forums solved for us by the AWS support team. For example, we were assisted in one instance where we were not sure about the best metrics to use in order to optimize an auto-scaling group on EC2. The support team was able to look at our metrics and give a useful recommendation on which metrics to use.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

IBM Cloud Managed Istio 6.9
Based on 2 answers
IBM has good track record, but we haven't used their support after getting setup initially. However, the training made available by them during our introductory experience was good, and provided us with a lot of useful background knowledge along with guidance on how to address the specific use cases we were looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon CloudWatch

No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

We did not use IBM professional services to implement istio. Our experience was such that getting it setup quickly did not require assistance. We did however, make use of IBM's training opportunities at kube con 2019, which included a walkthrough setup of istio on IBM Cloud. This provided us with a strong base on which to build.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon CloudWatch

I can only speak to how it's positively benefited my organization. The problem was that hosting in-house servers is no longer a cost-effective solution vs. containerization in the cloud. But once you rely on hosting servers in the cloud you need a tool to manage every aspect of that including log monitoring, resource utilization, and application performance. Amazon CloudWatch is exactly the tool you need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

It's a cost effective solution for my organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Scalability. Saving us cost when we can downgrade underperforming instances.
  • Great monitoring and peace of mine without always having to check logs to any services failure.
  • Support cost is high. It would be nicer if documentation would be easier to follow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

  • Simplify management and cost of instrumenting our application.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Amazon CloudWatch Editions & Modules

Edition
First 10,000 Metrics$0.301
Next 240,000 Metrics$0.101
Next 750,000 Metrics$0.051
Over 1,000,000 Metrics$0.021
  1. Per Metric
Additional Pricing Details
With Amazon CloudWatch, there is no up-front commitment or minimum fee; you simply pay for what you use. You will be charged at the end of the month for your usage.

IBM Cloud Managed Istio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Cloud Managed Istio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch
8.8
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
7.5

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch
7.0
IBM Cloud Managed Istio

Support Rating

Amazon CloudWatch
7.6
IBM Cloud Managed Istio
6.9

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