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Amazon CloudWatch

It is well suited for organizations already using a number of Amazon services, as most of these will integrate very nicely with CloudWatch. If you have detailed log retention requirements, it's quite nice as well since they make it easy to configure retention and export data to S3. The tooling for metric filters and dashboards are very customizable and sufficient for general monitoring but the UX is not the most friendly. If your organization spends a lot of time on business intelligence and performance tracking, you may want to consider a more targeted 3rd-party service.
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Turbonomic

There really aren't any areas in our environment where I can say it isn't suited.
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Pros

  • Application Performance Management.
  • Error Management.
  • Utilization Management.
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  • Planning scenarios for DR and new virtual server provisioning.
  • Making better use of available resources and reducing costs through over provisioning.
  • Understanding storage bottlenecks and which VMs are your storage 'bullies'.
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Cons

  • CloudWatch could provide better log analytics using a better log parsing and log indexing. Like what is provided in ELK or Splunk.
  • Better dashboarding can be provided. Currently the dashboarding is very rudimentary.
  • No good customizable log indexing is available.
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  • Some of the prediction tools are quite complicated to configure. I think the process could be simplified however I'm sure some of the complexity is due to the thoroughness.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Turbonomic9.0
Based on 17 answers
This is a very useful and needed tool. Without it, we would be almost completely blind to our diverse environment.
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Usability

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Turbonomic9.6
Based on 16 answers
intuitive GUI design, continuous improvement
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Reliability and Availability

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Turbonomic10.0
Based on 3 answers
VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.
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Support

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Turbonomic9.3
Based on 20 answers
They have answered any questions we had or problems with the product very quickly.
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In-Person Training

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Turbonomic8.2
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The trainer was very experienced with the product and was able to articulate the sections easily.
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Implementation

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Turbonomic9.7
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super easy, 5 click installation
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Alternatives Considered

I feel that CloudWatch will always remain the backbone of log analytics, events, and alarms. However, we can use other products in conjunction with it for better log analytics and monitoring. In my organization, we also ingest logs from CloudWatch to Splunk and ELK. This way we can create an index on the logs and then use them for better dashboarding. Parsing logs to create custom indexes and dashboarding is something that CloudWatch could improve. We also send text alarms and emails that can be configured using CloudWatch to support and SRE organizations as part of the monitoring of our infrastructure.
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vCOPS is a mess. The interface is kludgy and counter-intuitive. It has no ability to query or interact directly with storage systems or network switches; everything is from vcenter. Reporting is weak at best.Veeam ONE would probably be OK for smaller uses with customers who are already long term committed to the main product. Like every other alternative considered it does not classify volumes as having a certain IOPs capacity, but simply reports and current and historical utilization.Fogworks came the closest to VMTurbo in our evaluations. In the end the ability to fully automate the parts of remediation you choose and classifying volumes as having a specific IOPs capacity won the day despite the formers interface being superior
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Scalability

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Turbonomic10.0
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So far it has met or exceeded our expectations.
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Return on Investment

  • CloudWatch is a great tool for cloud infrastructure monitoring and alerting. Currently, there is no good alternative in AWS.
  • For an SRE organization, it has great value and ROI.
  • Just imagine that you can set 10-second or 30-second period alarms on your EC2 infrastructure and it would raise alarm for CPU or memory utilization or if the service is not responding. This kind of service is a must-have for engineering organizations.
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  • All host resources are spread out evenly, no matter what time of day. Gives us an always optimized environment for our users.
  • No negative impact. If the turbonomic virtual appliance were to fail or lockup (which has only happened once), it does not cause any ill effects to the infrastructure.
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Pricing Details

Amazon CloudWatch

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

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