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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Auvik

Auvik works great for discovering a network, listing assets, documenting device connectivity details, and capturing configurations of many common network devices. It is more suited for larger or complex networks. It is probably overkill for small, flat networks with only a handful of network devices. We are very satisfied with their support.
Mike Erhart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center

Scenarios which Microsoft System Center is useful are if:
  1. you are the systems engineer for a company and you have a complex data center in a Microsoft environment,
  2. you need to centralize the management of your data center in a single point
  3. you want to check its performance, make detailed analysis after a downed service
  4. you want to analyze what happened
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Auvik

  • Network discovery
  • Network mapping
  • Network troubleshooting
  • SNMP monitoring
Drew Hackworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center

  • Provides our users the ability to deploy and manage our own datacenter based on defined software with understandable solutions for storage, compute, networking and security.
  • We are able to update at once all the computers from all departments without having to install the OS on every computer.
  • It allows us to have everything in one place for database management and datacenter inspection as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Auvik

  • Connector is somewhat difficult to install.
  • Lacks true network monitoring capabilities.
  • Needs a better database of equipment and what should be monitored on said equipment right out of the box.
Jeff Aiken | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center

  • Needs web based storefront for requesting new software
  • Needs ability to manage the packaging work flow better
  • Sometimes is slow to download and there is no indication the entire catalog is being loaded, resulting in confused users not being able to find common software in the available list.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Auvik

No score
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Microsoft System Center

Microsoft System Center 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is not user-friendly for the most part. With IT infrastructure, sometimes it cannot handle excess requests. Every few months, you will need an upgrade in terms of server resources to keep up with incoming alerts and requests. This does not happen all of the time, but it does happen when there are too many requests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Auvik

No score
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Microsoft System Center

Microsoft System Center 8.0
Based on 2 answers
If I had to dislike something about the system it would be how much it changes once you upgrade. This could be more of a problem of mine since I get used to one way and don't like it when it changes so much. I am enjoying the newest update, but it is a mess when you are actually going through the upgrades.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Auvik

We felt like Auvik provided much more detailed connectivity information than Traverse. In our specific environment, Auvik was less expensive than Traverse.I really meant IT Glue's product, Network Glue. My techs were already in love with Auvik as this product was being developed. We use IT Glue for documentation and we might choose different if we had to make the decision today.We've used What's Up Gold in the past and it was great as a monitoring product. I'm sure they have continued to develop more capabilities, but Auvik was stronger to us when focused on primarily network devices.
Mike Erhart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center

We are using Microsoft products for a long time, so the overall confidence played a part in the decision, the feature set and licensing cost was also very high when compared with above products, so we decided to use System Center for our environment, so far it has solved many of our problems and reduced effort and time to maintain compliance and devices.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Auvik

  • Better customer experiences
  • Simplicity addressing network concerns
  • Automated network discovery and documentation
Drew Hackworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft System Center

  • We have been able to automate our patch management, firmware and other security concerns.
  • We have a standardized "image" ensuring our setup is consistent across the enterprise. This alone has saved us in time to support and time to understand how to use our desktops.
Mark Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Auvik

General

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

Starting Price

Auvik Editions & Modules

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Microsoft System Center

General

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

Starting Price

$1,323 per month

Microsoft System Center Editions & Modules

Edition
Datacenter Edition$3607
Standard Edition$1323
  1. none
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