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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon CloudWatch is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Amazon CloudWatch

89%
40 Ratings
8.0

VMware Cloud Director

80%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.1

Amazon CloudWatch

81%
14 Ratings
3.0

VMware Cloud Director

30%
2 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

VMware Cloud Director

For a CSP it's the best choice. For internal uses, even in presence of different business units, it's not so easy and flexible to manage. It assures a high level of multitenancy, often not needed for internal purposes. But it could be used in this case, just not created for these purposes. Network management is great.
Raffaello Poltronieri | 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

VMware Cloud Director

  • The advantage to using vCloud Director is it a cloud based application allowing access anywhere. I have the ability to make changes to our virtual environment without being in the office or using a vpn.
  • The vCloud Director provides a lot of the same features as vSphere.
Michael O'Riley | 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

VMware Cloud Director

  • It is not good for end users or customers to use. The UI is geared more towards VMware admins.
  • There is somewhat of a learning curve to it, you have to think through and plan out how you want to set your OVDC and PVDCs up. It takes a lot of architecture experience.
  • Once you built workloads in vCloud director, it's real difficult to take them out or manage them directly in vSphere. This is a huge pain.
John Wellen | 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.

VMware Cloud Director

General

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

Starting Price

VMware Cloud Director Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch 8.1
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

VMware Cloud Director

VMware Cloud Director 3.0
Based on 2 answers
Like most VMware, the vCloud Director support is not the best.
Esteban Rey | 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

VMware Cloud Director

Hyper-V is built on a Windows platform that includes services not needed for the virtual environment adding overhead. With vCloud I'm not required to maintain a host OS or it's updates. The requirement to maintain storage devices is no longer needed with vCloud as well.
Michael O'Riley | 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

VMware Cloud Director

  • Time to market = 0 means profits almost immediate after investment
  • Customers trust the VMware brand more than any other
  • Elasticity: allowing the company to choose the best HW in the lower layer
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

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