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Score 8.5 out of 100
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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

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.
Aaron Hartzler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.4
Application monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
6.0
Database monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.1
Threshold alerts
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
8.1
Predictive capabilities
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
6.7
Application performance management console
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.6
Collaboration tools
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.7
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
8.1
Virtualization monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.7
Server availability and performance monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.7
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.7
IT Asset Discovery
Amazon CloudWatch
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.2

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

Micro Focus SiteScope

  • Alerts can be configured as per business requirement.
  • It can take remedial action, when defined for a particular situation.
  • Severity, priority of tickets which are created upon a trigger can be well defined.
  • The teams which need to be alerted can be configured in the tool itself, in case of any event.
Srashti Saraf | 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

Micro Focus SiteScope

  • Sitescope is particularly used for infrastructure monitoring. Other kinds of monitors cannot be set using HP sitescope.
  • Sitescope cannot have graphs like splunk which is why we have splunk as well which is an additional cost for the company.
  • We can't have a direct regex operations on data inside HP sitescope. We need to have the logs placed as a single log and then do that.
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

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.
Aaron Hartzler | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Micro Focus SiteScope

Micro Focus SiteScope 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Can't really answer this. Setup was easy and no support has really been used at this point.
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

Micro Focus SiteScope

SiteScope can be easily deployed. It required less care feeding as it is quite stable. Compared to other products which are agent-based, HP SiteScope can monitor remotely without any issues. We selected HP Sitescope as it was easier to manage compared to the other tools which require more human resources to manage.
Ankur Arora | 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

Micro Focus SiteScope

  • Sitescope does exactly what it was purchased for. It may take some time to set it up but once its set up it is a rock solid product.
Alex Gouskos | 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.

Micro Focus SiteScope

General

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

Micro Focus SiteScope Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch
8.8
Micro Focus SiteScope
7.0

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch
7.0
Micro Focus SiteScope
8.0

Support Rating

Amazon CloudWatch
7.6
Micro Focus SiteScope
6.0

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