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DataDog Is well suited to all of the Infrastructure Monitoring Solutions, DB monitoring, and other Network monitoring also. It's not well suited because it cannot give perfect Infrastructure recommendations for our use case but also For example: If we are using AWS DB to monitor performance insights then Datadog is less effective there because AWS gives very niche recommendations.
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SolarWinds ipMonitor is well suited in situation where customer do not wants to hold the responsibility of underlying monitoring infrastructure management such as Servers, Database, website and their high availability. And of course when you need Network, Servers, Services fault and performance monitoring. When you have specialized network monitoring requirement such as Configuration backup, netflow traffic analysis then this is not the right tool.
Read full review Pros APIs, the ability to interact with the data we pull into data dog is key. We port the information over to Servicenow, so the ability to pull everything into DataDog, then Servicenow, is a key component of our success here at Wayfair. Simple Interface - clean, useful, effective. Allows users to use DataDog for one reason, get work done. Lightweight agent on hosts Read full review Both network devices and servers may be easily located on the network. It notifies the user whenever any network device undergoes a change in status. Powerful reporting capabilities that provide vital data about your network's devices (uptime, space, utilization of resources on your devices) Read full review Cons We had a couple "integrations" that had some issues during setup, but Support addressed them very quickly Unnecessary alerts about DataDog components...by the time I see them, they're almost always also fixed I wish there was a DataDog mobile app that would have dedicated alerts (configurable per alert to override Do Not Disturb setting) instead of relying on emails notifications that could be overlooked in the midst of many incoming emails around the same time. Read full review It is a very complete and versatile software, but its price can be somewhat high for small companies. During the analysis of the collected data the process can be somewhat slow, so it takes more time than expected. Its configuration process can be somewhat complex since it requires several configurations so having prior knowledge is helpful. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I have very few pieces of software, that are specific to IT and IT services, that just work. Honestly, I don't need the support as it never breaks, but I believe in rewarding vendors that make valuable products
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The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
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SolarWinds ipMonitor is a perfectly decent network mapper and performance metric gatherer, but it is held back by the UI, which can be hard to navigate once you have more than a couple dozen assets in there. It is fairly priced, but it also sometimes takes a really long time before results come in.
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The support team usually gets it right. We did have a rather complicate issue setting up monitoring on a domain controller. However, they are usually responsive and helpful over chat. The downside would be I don’t think they have any phone support. If that is important to you this might not be a good fit.
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Although I had not much support ticket with ipMonitor support team but I can share my overall experience with SolarWinds products and support team. I am working with SolarWinds support team since last 7 years and in last 2-3 years I have seen a significant improvement in knowledge documentation which is helping end users to troubleshoot problems by themselves. Apart from this SolarWinds phone call based support is very nice as tickets and emails might take some time but a direct phone call can get your job done quickly comparatively.
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We are still trying other products, but people still like Datadog. After setting up a dashboard, it's great for monitoring instances on Datadog. Also, the DevOps team had a good time setting up Datadog. It means Datadog was way easier to set up compared to those others.
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We were trying to evaluate different providers and ipMonitor suited us because we had on-prem and cloud instances and management decided to check the paid tool. The ipMonitor is a very responsive tool and it served the purpose well but as IT is evolving and needs are changing, we discontinued the ipMonitor and shifted to
due to the customization which was the need at the time.
Read full review Return on Investment Visibility into website issues and performance problems has improved our company communication. Handling and detecting site issues faster has improved customer satisfaction and retention. Configuration of the Datadog site can take a bit of time and we lost a bit of developer time during that process. Read full review We currently use an outside service to monitor critical network nodes. We will do away with that service shortly. We no longer have to wait to hear from our users if there is a network device down. We will be proactively alerted and we can begin to remediate immediately helping to limit downtime. After initial setup and some tweaking, it requires little to no time to maintain. Read full review ScreenShots SolarWinds ipMonitor Screenshots