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Likelihood to Recommend

CoScale

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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

It's best suited for large/multinational organisations with complex networks with limited qualified personnel across every location. However, I wouldn't recommend it for a small organisation with a very simple network architecture.
Victor Adebayo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

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

Network Performance Monitoring

CoScale
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
6.7
Automated network device discovery
CoScale
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
8.0
Network monitoring
CoScale
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
7.7
Alerts
CoScale
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
8.9
Network capacity planning
CoScale
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
4.5
Packet capture analysis
CoScale
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
5.1
Network mapping
CoScale
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
6.5
Customizable reports
CoScale
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
6.4
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
CoScale
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
4.4
Hardware health monitoring
CoScale
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
8.7

Pros

CoScale

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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

  • Monitoring the connection; performance, switching, and issues. We use a broadband connection for our primary and a cellular backup for the secondary. While we use routing protocols to make this switch and WhatsUp isn't used for Syslog monitoring. it alerts us within seconds.
  • Backup configurations and archiving. WhatsUp does this particularly well. I use it for both Cisco routers and switches.
  • The diagram feature is nice. Though I don't use it as much because of the size of our structure, it does come in handy for mapping routes of all traffic.
Jamie Elliott | 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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

  • Sales staff can be a bit pushy in terms of selling more product than you need. This is not unique to What's Up but it can be a bit unwelcome once you have already purchased the product.
  • Updates could be a little easier but overall not too bad. Once or twice we have had to start over with a new server when upgrading to a major numbered revision.
  • IIS site can be a bit slow at times. This could just be our setup but I have noticed that it can be slow to respond during high traffic times. It does always respond and work properly but the wait time to move from screen to screen could be lower.
John Glenn | 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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 5.3
Based on 2 answers
Not too much to support as it doesn't do that much.
Reggie Pauling | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

For the sake of simplicity, WhatsUp Gold is better. It is cheaper and more cost-effective for what we need. I am sure it will scale up easily in the future if that growth comes.
Michael Singh | 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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

  • Ability to maintain network equipment inventory and health reports.
  • Inability to make the backups of the device using scripting or configurations of network devices.
  • Less graphical representation of circuit or network traffic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CoScale

General

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

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CoScale
8.2
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
5.4

Support Rating

CoScale
7.3
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
5.3

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