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The AWS Storage Gateway is well suited if you want a quick way to off load your backups to the cloud to eliminate the need of a offsite storage location for physical tapes. The ROI is quite good from that perspective since you can utilize Glacier storage for the virtual tapes. The AWS Storage Gateway is not well suited if data sets being backed up is very large. The lack of de-duplication will add time to your backup. It will also increase the egress charges
Read full review Strengths [Foglight] Monitoring, Alerting and Management of on-prem virtualization and physical servers Historical trending and baselining are excellent and being able to compare a problem period against the same sets of data for a period when there was no issue is especially helpful as part of troubleshooting. Ease of use for end users is appreciated Weaknesses [of Foglight] Creation and management of custom monitors is a developer level activity requiring Groovy skillset Less useful for management of an environment where there is a large amount of custom implementations Commitment to longevity of cartridges/packs for specific subsystems Ability to create custom schedules/alerts/escalations is only available via a 3rd party product (from a former Quest developer) and is not particularly easy to manage/manipulate Lack of API accessibility for external integrations to other analytics (splunk, etc.) Read full review Pros Easy to deploy: Setting the solution up took much less time than anticipated. AWS management Console facilitates monitoring: This allowed us to ditch a home baked solution in lieu this great tool! Secure data transfer: Easily passing our company audits and standards for security. VM integration Read full review Database monitoring Database management suite Customization (both monitors and dashboards) Read full review Cons Ease of finding useful helpful tips on using AWS Dumbing down of the technical jargon on the site Short sharp to the point step videos - answering some common questions Remembering not everyone is an IT person - could be more user friendly Read full review There are not many problems with this product Limited ability to use Foglight itself to solve problems it identifies Read full review Support Rating
AWS Storage Gateway is supported by the AWS Support team, they provide excellent support and great SLAs for our needs.
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AWS Storage Gateway performance is ever excellent since we deployed it in our company. Downloading this platform and installing the setup is easy as compared to other similar products. Virtual data that we get from our cloud servers [are] good in the enhancement of better planning and safety [compliance]. I have been able to integrate the data from our server to our systems to streamline workflow and boost performance.
Read full review Read full review Return on Investment It has positively affected us for ETL on reports to customers that neither party wants to pay too much for. It has also positively affected us where our backup systems where old and had large maintenance costs. It has some new, net negative impact with slowed down delivery or random slowing incidents. Read full review Foglight has a positive impact on my company by being a complete monitoring platform that specializes in risk assessment, user diagnosis and management, and server monitoring ensuring a secure business infrastructure through predictive analytics, query analysis, anomaly detection, behavior tracking, troubleshooting, automated discovery, and more. Read full review ScreenShots