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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon CloudWatch is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • N-able N-central is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Amazon CloudWatch

89%
40 Ratings
6.7

N-able N-central

67%
19 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon CloudWatch

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

N-able N-central

91%
2 Ratings

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

N-able N-central

91%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Amazon CloudWatch

80%
14 Ratings
8.7

N-able N-central

87%
14 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Amazon CloudWatch

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

N-able N-central

84%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch

Cloud watch is great and essential if you decide to invest in AWS and have any need to monitor the health of all aspects of your VPC resources, or at the organizational level (multiple accounts). Another benefit of the service is constant upgrades at no additional costs; the software evolves to develop modules and interface improvements. For first-time users in AWS, this is going to take a bit to understand, so the learning curve to this metrics environment can seem overwhelming at first glance/use.
Rob Domenico | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central

N-Central would be most appropriate in a situation where an experienced admin would like a product that is as customizable as possible. The products allows for a lot of customization, but would be less appropriate in a situation where a less experienced admin is looking for a product that requires less set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon CloudWatch

  • It provides lot many out of the box dashboard to observe the health and usage of your cloud deployments. Few examples are CPU usage, Disk read/write, Network in/out etc.
  • It is possible to stream CloudWatch log data to Amazon Elasticsearch to process them almost real time.
  • If you have setup your code pipeline and wants to see the status, CloudWatch really helps. It can trigger lambda function when certain cloudWatch event happens and lambda can store the data to S3 or Athena which Quicksight can represent.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central

  • Remote tasks - entry-level techs can run basic tasks without physically touching a piece of equipment.
  • Remote support - remote controlling user devices is easy and saves a lot of time with having to initiate a remote session.
  • Management of devices, particularly patch management and anti-virus management - you can automatically approve and deploy patches and schedule automatic AV scans.
Nicolas Poague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Memory metrics on EC2 are not available on CloudWatch. Depending on workloads if we need visibility on memory metrics we use Solarwinds Orion with the agent installed. For scalable workloads, this involves customization of images being used.
  • Visualization out of the box. But this can easily be addressed with other solutions such as Grafana.
  • By design, this is only used for AWS workloads so depending on your environment cannot be used as an all in one solution for your monitoring.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central

  • Expensive software
  • The support team are terrible
  • Sales team will promise the world to get you over the line
  • Subscription management is tedious
  • Old software with very little development and the support team will not provide any further information on this - no roadmap
  • Integrations galore - but none of them are effective
Jason Stocker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

General

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

Starting Price

$0.0,012 per canary run

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
Dashboard$3.002
Alarm - Standard Resolution (60 Sec)$0.103
Alarm - High Resolution (10 Sec)$0.303
Alarm - Composite$0.504
Logs - Collect (Data Ingestion)$0.505
Logs - Store (Archival)$0.035
Logs - Analyze (Logs Insights queries)$0.0056
Events - Custom$1.007
Events - Cross-account$1.007
Contributor Insights$0.508
Contributor Insights - Matched Log Events$0.029
Canaries$0.001210
CloudWatch Evidently - Events$511
CloudWatch Evidently - Analysis Units$7.5012
CloudWatch RUM$113
  1. per month
  2. per month per dashboard
  3. per month per alarm metric
  4. per month per alarm
  5. per GB
  6. per GB of data scanned
  7. per million events
  8. per month per rule
  9. per month per one million log events that match the rule
  10. per canary run
  11. per 1 million events
  12. per 1 million analysis units
  13. per 100k events
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.

N-able N-central

General

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

Starting Price

N-able N-central Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon CloudWatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

N-able N-central

N-able N-central 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Overall we have liked our solar winds experience, however, as our company has grown to support larger enterprises, this product does not have the functionality that our teams need in order to fully support them. The lack of granularity with backups and lack of ability to support nutanix environments is slowly drawing us into the use of other tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

N-able N-central

N-able N-central 9.1
Based on 3 answers
The user interface is fairly straight forward, with logic groupings for objects. I did not deploy this software, but am one of the daily administrators. Once you get the correct agent package (Which can be a challenge) the integration into AD is not bad. The UI could be more customized, but that may have been a design choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch 8.0
Based on 14 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

N-able N-central

N-able N-central 8.7
Based on 14 answers
Every time we have reached out to SolarWinds they are quick to respond, even offering support chat 24/7. Their support team is great and works with you to find solutions to issues. They have taken items we had issues with before and used those to create updates so that the issue is handled better in the future.
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon CloudWatch

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

N-able N-central

N-able N-central 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Make sure if you your using a vm you follow the instructions for provisioning to the letter or it will be starting from square one
Howard Magnes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch is efficient, reliable and has a high speed response as compared to its competitors and it maximizes an application's life at the same time giving you the best load balance and storage, the services that Amazon CloudWatch provides are way better and cheaper for the prices attached to them.
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central

SolarWinds N-central is on the more unique side of tools because it can do so many things, and do most of them quite well. For patching, it is much easier to use than SCCM. In terms of monitoring, it is not great out of the box and requires tweaking to take full advantage. Since it is agent-based, any time an agent fails to check in, it means that that device is effectively no longer being managed. It can take a great deal of effort to maintain and remediate agent issues.
It is a great tool to manage small to medium-sized environments, but would struggle to cover all the angles required in a larger enterprise setting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon CloudWatch

  • We were able to set up log streaming, retention, and simple downtime alerts within a few hours, having no prior experience with CloudWatch, freeing up our engineers to focus on more important business goals.
  • CloudWatch log groups have made it relatively easy to detect and diagnose issues in production by allowing us to aggregate logs across servers, correlate failures, isolate misbehaving servers, etc. Thanks to CloudWatch, we are generally able to identify, understand and mitigate most production fires within 10-15 minutes.
  • Choosing CloudWatch to manage log aggregation has saved us quite a bit of time and money over the past year. Generally, 3rd-party log aggregation solutions tend to get quite expensive unless you self-host, in which case you typically need to spend a fair amount of time setting up, maintaining, and monitoring these services.
Brian Dentino | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central

  • Reduced time to manage and support servers and endpoints.
  • Provides support dept with more accurate information to assess and resolve issues quicker and more efficiently.
  • The subscription cost associated with N-central, to our clients has a good profit margin for us.
Robert Guy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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