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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

[Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)] is great when you need to be able to deploy a large number of services in a highly repeatable way. Once you know how to use it, it is a very fast to stand up a new environment.However there is a lot you need to know to get to that point and it is a specialized area. This is not suitable for small teams who are supporting multiple product stacks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

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.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

  • To scale the microservices very easily.
  • Easy to set up in CI/CD pipeline.
  • It has a good pricing option as well in Azure. Basic works fine.
  • Accelerates containerized application development for the developers.
Mounika Chirasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
Aletha Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

  • Steep learning curve
  • Expected charges are unclear until you see real production usage
  • Operations teams need to learn an entirely new skill set
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

  • While the Linux agents mostly work out of the box with the remote node receiving the push, some newer Linux distributions may require some tweaking of the agent install script due to upstream software package changes.
  • The canned reports are adequate for high-level overviews but I would like to be able to further customize them to include specific information from the monitored nodes.
  • I wish there was an application to migrate the Foglight NMS application and database (which reside on the same server) to a new server or VM. They make you open a support case to accomplish that for which you need an active maintenance contract.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Microsoft support was really good, whenever we raise any ticket they come back to us within a couple of hours.
Mounika Chirasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

[Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)] is largely similar to EKS. I use both products fairly interchangeably and the decision comes down to which ecosystem you are part of and the which locations are important to you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

We were previously using Oracle to monitor resources across servers and networks. In general, that product was alright but the Foglight alerts are far superior to Oracle. The business goal of using Foglight is really to minimize business interruption costs so the faster and more noticeable the alerts, the better the product is at solving our problems.
Jaime L. Regan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

  • Accelerates the development of a developer.
  • To scale the microservices very easily.
  • easy to set up in CI/CD.
Mounika Chirasani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

  • Great value for vmWare monitoring.
  • Helps our eCommerce team to troubleshoot issues and make end user experience better.
Anderson Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

General

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

Foglight

General

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

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