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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Foglight is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.6

Azure Monitor

76%
2 Ratings
9.0

Foglight

90%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

6.7

Azure Monitor

67%
4 Ratings

Foglight

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Monitor

We were able to get a single pane of glass for all our monitoring needs on Azure Monitor. However, we would like to see it improve to auto scale out and scale in depending on the load without human intervention. This can help us get to the No Ops model and rely on automated processes rather than manual intervention.
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 Monitor

  • It supports all the Azure PAAS services.
  • Can monitor both infrastructure and application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

  • Foglight NMS is very light on resources given the amount of monitoring connectivity options it provides. It is one of the few that I've trialed in the past that offers SNMP v3 connections.
  • The dashboard is concise with the main areas of interest. It can be customized as well if you have a particular use case.
  • Setting up alerts is straightforward with the ability to set custom thresholds. Alert emails get sent by configuring a primary mail server with the option to add a backup mail server in the event of a primary mail server outage or connectivity issues.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Monitor

  • Custom metrics
  • Ease of use
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

  • GUI interface is difficult to navigate
  • No APM capabilities. They left this space about a year ago
  • We have had issues with the GUI response times. On a regular basis, the interface can take several minutes to refresh
Aletha Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Monitor

General

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

Starting Price

Foglight

General

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

Starting Price

Support Rating

Azure Monitor

Azure Monitor 6.7
Based on 4 answers
I have not had to work with Azure Monitor support, so it is difficult to say how well the support team is. I assume that Azure has a well-versed team on the customer service side to assist with any issues customers may have. I may need them in the feature.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Azure Monitor

While other tools have their own unique capability, Azure Monitor helps us monitor essential PAAS services that are not supported by other tools. So even though we have one other APM tool, we still rely on Azure Monitor for some of the special PAAS services, this is a huge advantage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

I have experienced great business insights from the operation of this product on our data and work environment. It closely monitors workflows to ensure that there is positive and regulated outcomes that meets company standards. It detects problems in early stages to avoid critical cases that can lead to higher cost and time wastage. It prepares data and all workloads to make the process of migration from our company to cloud servers more simple.
Emma Woodbury | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Monitor

  • We are able to react quickly to the issues.
  • Debugging sessions are yielding quicker results to generate RCA.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foglight

  • Positive - near instant alerts help combat potential problems quickly
  • Positive - minimizes business interruption
  • Positive - limits disruptions to productivity
Jaime L. Regan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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