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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

Zabbix

Zabbix is probably the best classical monitoring software out there that is also FOSS. It is superior to Nagios and other similar software from implementation to utilization, and equal in capabilities. It is equally capable to SolarWinds (and competitors), and more expandable (thanks to the support of user-generated XML templates), but at the cost of time, knowledge, and effort. It serves a different market than pure cloud monitoring solutions, though they do overlap heavily, so it probably is not as well suited to cloud-only monitoring (though it can be set up to work effectively in this role as well). However, given the flexibility of on-prem monitoring as well, it can be an option in conjunction with, or in place of the cloud-only monitoring if that is a need.Overall, I would put Zabbix on par with SolarWinds and the main differentiator is where are the costs going to be paid - in end-user training and support of Zabbix or in the commercial, ease of use provided by SolarWinds (and competitors).
Thomas Higgins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

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

Pros

CoScale

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

Zabbix

  • Zabbix is able to provide us a single pane of glass for monitoring. It can handle Systems, Database, Network and application level alerts and send those alerts to the appropriate parties.
  • Zabbix graphs all metrics that come in. This means it's easy to spot trends and create alerts based on when those trends cross user-defined thresholds.
  • Zabbix allows for the escalation of issues. If someone sleeps through an alert in the middle of the night, it can easily be escalated to the next tier.
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

Zabbix

  • The first time that you use Zabbix, it may not be immediately obvious where everything is or how to find exactly what you want, but I think that it's UI is constantly improving with each new release. Training is also a great resource to resolve these types of problems.
  • While Zabbix allows in-depth customization of alerts to various applications (such as Slack, HipChat, Mattermost, or even SMS, etc.), I would love to see these options as built-in upon installation.
  • I have personally never found the "Maps" feature of Zabbix incredibly useful as I find it complicated to configure, but I should probably investigate its documentation further.
Eric O'Callaghan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zabbix

Zabbix 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is free. It didn't cost anything to implement (other than my time and the cost incurred for it) and it is filling a badly needed gap in our IT infrastructure. Support is available if we have issues and can be done annually or paid for on a per incident basis as needed. Expansion, updates, and all other future lifecycle activities are likewise free of cost, so as long as someone is able to implement/maintain the software (and the OSS project is maintained) then I imagine the company will never leave it.
Thomas Higgins | 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

Zabbix

Zabbix 5.5
Based on 4 answers
The setup is the most time-consuming portion of using zabbix. It takes a lot of effort to shape it into a usable format and even then it can get very messy. It's not exactly intuitive and as mentioned the UI seems a bit antiquated. If I was to roll out a monitoring solution from scratch, I'd probably look for alternatives which are easier to use and maintain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CoScale

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Zabbix

Zabbix 6.0
Based on 1 answer
We are a mainly Windows environment, so it would be useful if we could have used Active Directory to deploy agents. As of version 4.2, Zabbix has announced a new agent MSI file to allow exactly that. Unfortunately, we didn't have that option.Also, for Linux and MAC deployments, there is no simple way to deploy that. Using remote scripts you may be able to create something, but most places will opt for either SNMP (agentless) or manual installation of agents to add to Zabbix. A way of deploying agents via discovery would go a long way to helping in the adoption of the tool.
Thomas Higgins | 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

Zabbix

Zabbix had the best support for the devices I initially had in my network, its ability to adapt and change has made it my Swiss Army knife of monitoring tools. While it could benefit greatly from a moderated zabbix community, its support from the open source community has filled the whole rather well.
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

Zabbix

  • By integrating Zabbix with Rundeck, we have been able to auto-resolve issues in our infrastructure which means lesser on-call alerts.
  • Zabbix and PagerDuty let us response to business critical issues instantly.
  • Zabbix dashboards and screens let us get an insight into the status of our infrastructure visually.
Deepshikha Gandhi | 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

Zabbix

General

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

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