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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)

I would definitely recommend CloudCenter due to its wide extensibility. I am able to extend and deploy our system in all four following ways; content integration, tool integration, platform integration, and most importantly cloud integration. Content extensibility allows deploying containers such as Docker, while tool integration allows me to integrate the most important security components such as HSM.
Nikola Marks | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr is fantastic for those that are purely in the Cloud as it provides everything you need under one roof for a comprehensive configuration and usage monitoring tool. It has SysLog capabilities though so you can farm out the alerts into a SIEM or other log management system, so hybrid environments could also benefit from its use.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Management

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
8.8
CloudCheckr
9.0
Cloud Management Security
Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
9.1
CloudCheckr
9.0
Automation and Orchestration
Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
9.1
CloudCheckr
8.0
Cost Management
Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
7.3
CloudCheckr
10.0
Governance and Compliance
Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
9.1
CloudCheckr
9.0
Resource Management
Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
9.1
CloudCheckr
10.0
Systems Integration
Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
9.1
CloudCheckr
8.0
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring
Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
CloudCheckr
9.0

Pros

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)

  • We are able to automate deployment which has been a strength to the geographical distribution of the enterprise.
  • We have been able to work with a wider variety of developer tools and haven't had to customize to fit CloudCenter.
  • It is easier for us to allocate space and allow users to take advantage of the system directly with a minimum of overhead.
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudCheckr

  • Detailed Best Practices. It's important to align your cloud to industry best practices for security and cost—it just performs better if it's used the way it's meant to be used. AWS is very flexible, and that's great when you have special requirements, but you've got to at least know when you're using something in a non-standard way so you can think through the implications.
  • Cost Reduction. Some recommendations are almost impossible to make at least for our setup, but many, many others are easy. We only have to log into CloudCheckr every few months and make a few changes for it to more than pay for itself.
  • Right-Sizing. This is related to the other points, but for some reason is separate from their cost module. The metrics it's able to pull only tell half the story, so it's good to verify it's sizing recommendations before making changes. But it does show you what instances to focus on first, and even if you choose a slightly different size to move it to, it does clearly indicate it's current size isn't appropriate. And this works both ways, if the size is too big, you can save some cash by making it smaller, but if it's too small, you want to be sure to scale up before you run into performance problems.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)

  • Post-purchase support needs to be improved, it takes ages to solve a problem.
Nikola Marks | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudCheckr

  • CloudCheckr features have a tendency to break without warning. Functionality in place for months could suddenly stop working.
  • CloudCheckr support often delays work on support tickets for fixing broken application functionality.
  • The CloudCheckr platform and documentation website often crash or experience performance degradation.
  • CloudCheckr cost reporting is often impacted by faulty code or broken report functionality. This can contribute to a low level of confidence in CloudCheckr's ability to deliver accurate cost reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall, CloudCheckr covers all our AWS monitoring needs and great integration through SysLog into our SIEM to capture alerts for investigation. The reports are great and allow for an easy daily review. Small improvements could be made to the interface and better filtering in places would be good. Great product and the price is fair.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fantastic Support team who are responsive and address question and concerns promptly with a thorough explanation and fast resolution.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)

We found that the cost advantages were greater by going with Cisco because of our present contracts and the materials and equipment we already had on hand. The reliability of the system, for us, outweighed any cost advantages we might have been realized by going with another provider. Certainly the service and support for the entire system is much better when handled by a single vendor with a good track record.
Alfred Brock | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudCheckr

There are a few products out there that'll do an aspect or two of what CloudCheckr does, but I honestly couldn't find anything nearly as comprehensive as CloudCheckr.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)

  • Improved visibility on the cloud components of the company backbone.
  • Less response time from server to employee which is good.
Nikola Marks | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudCheckr

  • CloudCheckr has allowed us to increase resell margins as an MSP.
  • CloudCheckr has made us aware of cost savings opportunities that exceed the price of the platform itself.
  • CloudCheckr has given us additional visibility that has allowed us to manage and understand cloud computing costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)

General

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

CloudCheckr

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
9.1
CloudCheckr
9.1

Usability

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
CloudCheckr
9.0

Support Rating

Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr)
CloudCheckr
10.0

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