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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.
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Micro Focus SiteScope

SiteScope is definitely well suited in an HP server environment. It is also well suited for virtual server environments. It is also well suited for those who are happy with email and text based message alerting.It may not be appropriate in other environments where monitoring physical components is critical. Because HP SiteScope does not monitor certain physical components, it does fall short of being able to be a "one stop shop solution" in regard to monitoring. It is not well suited for those looking for logic in how alerts are sent and cascade to other people or groups.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Management

Amazon CloudWatch
8.1
Micro Focus SiteScope
Cloud Management Security
Amazon CloudWatch
8.0
Micro Focus SiteScope
Automation and Orchestration
Amazon CloudWatch
9.0
Micro Focus SiteScope
Cost Management
Amazon CloudWatch
8.0
Micro Focus SiteScope
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
9.0
Micro Focus SiteScope
Governance and Compliance
Amazon CloudWatch
7.0
Micro Focus SiteScope
Resource Management
Amazon CloudWatch
9.0
Micro Focus SiteScope
Systems Integration
Amazon CloudWatch
6.5
Micro Focus SiteScope

Application Performance Management

Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.6
Application monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
8.0
Database monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
6.1
Threshold alerts
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
9.1
Predictive capabilities
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
6.3
Application performance management console
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.2
Collaboration tools
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.2
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.7
Virtualization monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
8.1
Server availability and performance monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
8.2
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.1
IT Asset Discovery
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
8.6

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.
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Micro Focus SiteScope

  • All the infrastructure monitoring things are preexisting and we don't need to set up anything additional when using HP Sitescope. We have monitors for ps, CPU, etc., for our application.
  • HP Sitescope can also run the custom scripts in our servers and send an alert based on the output. For example, we are running one custom script with HP sitescope to monitor large size files and send an alert if they exceed the threshold.
  • Sitescope will have logs as well which can then be forwarded to splunk to draw graphs in splunk for the dashboard. For example, ps is very expensive in splunk and it was disabled. So we are sending that stat from HP sitescope and have a splunk dashboard to show the memory of that process over time.
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Cons

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Its limitation on only Amazon resources.
  • Cost is higher.
  • Lack of ability to create graphs on distinct counts and histograms which can make it hard quickly identify specific IP addresses that have a high request volume in a certain period. We have worked around this but a feature on the dashboard would be nice.
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Micro Focus SiteScope

  • The tool doesn't have much visibility for JavaScript heavy web pages for URL monitors.
  • The Java version to run the tool has issues sometimes with running the application.
  • The reporting function needs some improvement.
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Usability

Amazon CloudWatch

No score
No answers yet
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Micro Focus SiteScope

Micro Focus SiteScope 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Very straightforward and easy to use once you get past the short learning curve.
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Support

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch 8.5
Based on 2 answers
I just called Tech Support a few times to ask for some help, and they were totally helpful, not even one thing to complain about
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Micro Focus SiteScope

No score
No answers yet
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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.
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Micro Focus SiteScope

As far as the interface goes Solarwinds is much prettier and intuitive but it is also a very busy interface which makes navigation difficult at times. Also setting up alerting under Solarwinds requires you access the desktop of the machine running the application whereas SiteScope does not. The Alerting is also much more difficult to setup correctly on SolarWInds where SiteScope is a breeze.
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Return on Investment

Amazon CloudWatch

  • CloudWatch is liked by the IT guys, in that it makes their job easier. Whether that actually is a positive ROI is debatable. It doesn't seem like it.
  • CloudWatch could have a positive ROI in the sense that IT professionals consider it an integral tool to streamline their management of IT resources.
  • Cloud is not a positive ROI in the sense that it doesn't appear to have saved any money on the personnel or software side.
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Micro Focus SiteScope

  • Checking processes using a ps command and other indexing steps is very expensive in splunk.
  • Infrastructure monitoring is no more an issue for our company after getting HP sitescope.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

General

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

Micro Focus SiteScope

General

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

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