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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon CloudWatch

If your company has lots of AWS services or uses part of the AWS services, you should also set up CloudWatch. It is a great tool to monitor your resources' health status. It provides specific details about your resources' status. It can alert you when some of the services go down. For companies who do not use AWS, CloudWatch is less appropriate to use
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Turbonomic

VMTurbo provides a great analytic platform to both discover and view an IT environment. The details it provides enables views towards how to migrate an application by showing the dependencies with the infrastructure. VMTurbo makes performance/optimization decisions in a split second where a human would take days to realize. VMTurbo keeps an IT environment healthy and efficient.
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Pros

Amazon CloudWatch

  • Real-time monitoring.
  • Unhealthy resources reports and alerts.
  • Clear dashboard.
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Turbonomic

  • One of the most useful things we have found with VMTurbo is that we are able to see if we have over/under provisioned resources. Because VMTurbo keeps track of both average and peak usage, we are able to confidently assess when a VM needs more resources, or if we can take away resources and use them elsewhere because the VM was not properly sized in the beginning.
  • The automatic resource management is so much better than vCenter. When we set a cluster to have its CPU/Memory managed by VMTurbo, we see an immediate improvement in how the VMs are spread across ESXi hosts. This improves performance since VMTurbo is taking care of any hot spots and dynamically adjusts resources so that things are running as efficiently as possible.
  • Being able to get an overall view of what is consuming resources in VMware has been extremely helpful. We have seen instances so far of VMTurbo saying that we have plenty of resources in a cluster and we can remove a host, and also of cases where we the only thing you can do to remove resource contention is to add hosts to a different cluster. Being able to have statistical data to back up our decisions (which were normally based on hunches/experience) has made it easier to justify additional physical resources when needed.
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Cons

Amazon CloudWatch

  • The data collection could be made easier to access and manipulate.
  • Although the program is made for professional IT managers, the program could be made more useful for other analysts.
  • The logs data is cool but requires some effort for taking action.
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Turbonomic

  • I would like to see, if it's possible, the ability to configure settings of hosts and VMs through VMTurbo Operations Manager.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon CloudWatch

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.0
Based on 17 answers
VMTurbo Operations Manager is simple to set up and use and you see a return on your investment within hours. The product simply works and does a great job of fine tuning your VM Farm which results in saving money.
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Usability

Amazon CloudWatch

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 16 answers
intuitive GUI design, continuous improvement
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon CloudWatch

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.
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Support

Amazon CloudWatch

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.3
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

Amazon CloudWatch

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 8.2
Based on 3 answers
The trainer was very experienced with the product and was able to articulate the sections easily.
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Implementation

Amazon CloudWatch

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 18 answers
VMTurbo is very simple to install and returns results within hours of deployment. As with all system tools, work is required to ensure it is correctly configured for your environment.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch's advantage is that it integrates somewhat nicely with the other Amazon products and that some analysts appear to find the software a streamline-inducing software. Other software tools do a better job at alerts or visualizations. I would suggest professionals trial all the options.
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Turbonomic

VMTurbo Operations Manager offered a greater control and understanding of data that was relayed. Automation in VMTurbo Operations Manager was easy to set up and easy to understand why each action was being taken. The planning feature in VMTurbo Operations Manager is also more full-featured, allowing you to plan for changes which could affect an entire datacenter or a single VM. Reporting in VMTurbo Operations Manager allowed more customized parameters when needing to gather specific data.
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Scalability

Amazon CloudWatch

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Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
So far it has met or exceeded our expectations.
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Return on Investment

Amazon CloudWatch

  • CloudWatch is integrated with other AWS products out-of-the-box; our engineers do not need to configure and maintain log aggregation services and can focus on our product. Allowing engineers to focus on building competitive advantages instead of infrastructure is a huge boon.
  • It is easy for our engineers to build alerts with CloudWatch; we know when services break and can respond before our customers discover the problem.
  • CloudWatch can be inexpensive, particularly if your business is required to retain logs for years.
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Turbonomic

  • The amount of time required to identify the root cause of performance issues has been cut by an order of magnitude. In addition a number of those issues are now avoided ahead of time altogether by following preventive recommendations.
  • The ability to accurately plan capacity purchases based on actual historical utilization growth curves is fantastic. Previously it was always just ask for as much capital as you can each year and spend it all. Massive over provisioning wasted a LOT of money. Also, the ability to manually add in coming business projects and required number of servers of size X as part of those models makes for much more accurate forecasts then just using past utilization.
  • Being able to execute recommended remediation on a VM (host migration, volume migration, add/remove RAM or vCPU) with a single click from within the tool also saves a lot of time along with seeing not only what the current environment state is, but also what it will be post remediation. Fantastic.
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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
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