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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CoScale

CoScale is designed specifically to monitor container and microservices environments managed by Kubernetes ecosystem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

The SMP suite is great at what it does, but it can be very complicated to learn how to get it to do what you want. It's a beast! However, when you learn how to the things you want to do, it comes as second nature and you complete them like they're supposed to be done that way. A lot of these things are done to be able to be completed a number of different ways. Take Patch Management, you can deploy patches automatically, via Jobs, or via the "Start Software Update Cycle Now" link in the SMP Agent!
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

CoScale
7.6
Symantec Server Management Suite
Application monitoring
CoScale
9.1
Symantec Server Management Suite
Database monitoring
CoScale
8.2
Symantec Server Management Suite
Threshold alerts
CoScale
7.3
Symantec Server Management Suite
Predictive capabilities
CoScale
5.5
Symantec Server Management Suite
Application performance management console
CoScale
9.1
Symantec Server Management Suite
Collaboration tools
CoScale
7.3
Symantec Server Management Suite
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
CoScale
8.2
Symantec Server Management Suite
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
CoScale
7.3
Symantec Server Management Suite
Virtualization monitoring
CoScale
9.1
Symantec Server Management Suite
Server availability and performance monitoring
CoScale
6.4
Symantec Server Management Suite
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
CoScale
7.3
Symantec Server Management Suite
IT Asset Discovery
CoScale
6.4
Symantec Server Management Suite

Pros

CoScale

  • Visualizes Kubernetes web performance in context.
  • Automatically creates a number of default, but very informative dashboards.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

  • Software deployment through policy
  • Engage with customers for feedback
  • Understands the future needs of customers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoScale

  • It is missing a summary view of resource consumption by all instances of a given service.
  • Takes an old school approach to save dashboard changes with a button.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

  • The SMP solution is a beast. Each piece is complicated in itself let alone how everything ties together!
  • There is plenty of documentation online on how to perform a specific task, but you need to pay attention to what VERSION the article is written for. I've been halfway through implementing something only to hit a roadblock since I'm running a newer version and the option the article says to click on doesn't exist anymore...
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CoScale

CoScale 7.3
Based on 1 answer
We have been working with CoScale for quite some time now, and we have not encountered too many problems really. The majority of minor issues we ran into were quickly solved by reaching out to technical community forums. When it comes to the remaining ones, we were able to solve those efficiently with assistance from the supporting team of technical experts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CoScale

CoScale was developed as a next-generation monitoring and alerting system for Kubernetes container orchestration engine, and it largely delivers what was promised by leveraging direct integration into the orchestration engine itself. Compared to other vendors, CoScale's in-container monitoring allows even to monitor the services running within the containers, which makes a huge difference for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

The decision to use Symantec was not my own but I believe it competes well against other products such as SCCM offering more features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoScale

  • Information provided by CoScale accelerates problem solving for us.
  • Significantly lowers the time to identify any issues with our container environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

  • Being able to report on the majority of things you want all from one interface, makes it really easy to get the results you want.
  • Because my employer didn't provide training, it took working with support, reading technical documentation, and just playing around on my own to learn how to do certain things.
  • I've had a lot of help from the SMP Support staff and they're great people and very helpful!
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Symantec Server Management Suite

Pricing Details

CoScale

General

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

Symantec Server Management Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoScale
8.2
Symantec Server Management Suite
7.0

Support Rating

CoScale
7.3
Symantec Server Management Suite

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