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SiteScope

11 Ratings

Amazon CloudWatch

43 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 101

SiteScope

11 Ratings
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Score 6.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch

CloudWatch is a great low-cost solution for infrastructure monitoring and alerting if you are an AWS customer. You basically get it for free and requires little setup. If you are not on AWS, you can't enjoy the benefits of CloudWatch, so if you are running multi-cloud, need to think about how you will monitor all of your resources and assets.
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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

Application Performance Management

Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
7.6
Application monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
8.0
Database monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
6.2
Threshold alerts
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
9.1
Predictive capabilities
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
6.4
Application performance management console
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
7.2
Collaboration tools
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
7.2
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
7.7
Virtualization monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
8.1
Server availability and performance monitoring
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
8.2
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
7.1
IT Asset Discovery
Amazon CloudWatch
SiteScope
8.6

Pros

  • Infrastructure monitoring
  • Infrastructure alerting
  • Dashboarding
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  • URL based monitoring
  • Remote monitoring for CPU, memory and disk
  • Log monitoring
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Cons

  • Building cloudwatch dashboards can be cumbersome. You have to navigate through various screens to get the metrics you want to add.
  • Exporting alarm / alerting data is not available for further post-processing or analysis
  • You have to build alerts and alarms yourself. CloudWatch does not give you any recommendations, so you have to know what you're doing.
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  • 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

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SiteScope8.0
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Very straightforward and easy to use once you get past the short learning curve.
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Alternatives Considered

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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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.
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Return on Investment

  • Very positive ROI, we are able to pre-empt production issues via alerting
  • CloudWatch is low cost and allows us to get enterprise level monitoring
  • CloudWatch allows us to get visibility into all of our workloads and see how traffic is increasing or decreasing and make product level decisions
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  • The tool is quite user intuitive and easy to learn.
  • The tool is quite stable and doesn't require a lot of maintenance.
  • The tool cannot monitor JavaScript heavy pages properly.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

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

SiteScope

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