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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

CloudShell Pro

  • LaaS
  • IaaS
  • PaaS
  • CRaaS
  • Training
  • DevOps
  • DevSecOps
  • Demo Portals
  • TaaS
Almost any workflow and any infrastructure are supported.
Chuck Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Management

Amazon CloudWatch
CloudShell Pro
8.8
Cloud Management Security
Amazon CloudWatch
CloudShell Pro
9.1
Automation and Orchestration
Amazon CloudWatch
CloudShell Pro
9.1
Cost Management
Amazon CloudWatch
CloudShell Pro
9.1
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
CloudShell Pro
9.1
Governance and Compliance
Amazon CloudWatch
CloudShell Pro
7.3
Resource Management
Amazon CloudWatch
CloudShell Pro
9.1
Systems Integration
Amazon CloudWatch
CloudShell Pro
9.1

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

CloudShell Pro

  • Self service single pane of glass for any workflow and infrastructure
  • Complete lifecycle management of your workflow and infrastructure
  • Vendor agnostic cloud, service, application, appliance support
Chuck Reynolds | 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

CloudShell Pro

  • Requires SME to get the full ROI first year
  • Requires a culture change for Agile Automation
  • Price could be less (not cheap)
Chuck Reynolds | 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

CloudShell Pro

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

CloudShell Pro

CloudShell Pro 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The tool can automate almost any workflow and infrastructure consumption. It has state of the art develop and support with great online training, online full manual set, and a comprehensive support team and network of SIs/VARS that are very qualified.
Chuck Reynolds | 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

CloudShell Pro

VMware is too hard to use, too expensive to support, and not a full lifecycle tool for workflows and Infrastructure (no support of physical either).AWS or Azure or Google solutions are good if you are only in the cloud and only using their tools. Not good if you have on-prem or non-Cloud based tools/infrastructure.Build it yourself automation frameworks can be good for people with unlimited funds, but they are not the best way to go and missing many capabilities typically.
Chuck Reynolds | 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

CloudShell Pro

  • Our customers have an average ROI of less than 6 months.
  • Our customers renew their maintenance almost 100% of the time.
  • It has allowed us to build specific solutions across many use cases enabling us to profit.
Chuck Reynolds | 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.

CloudShell Pro

General

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

CloudShell Pro Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch
8.8
CloudShell Pro
9.1

Usability

Amazon CloudWatch
7.0
CloudShell Pro

Support Rating

Amazon CloudWatch
7.6
CloudShell Pro
9.1

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