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Score 8.3 out of 100

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Datadog is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Datadog

90%
19 Ratings
8.9

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

89%
65 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

84%
7 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Datadog

100%
1 Rating
8.9

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

89%
7 Ratings

Availability

Datadog

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

82%
2 Ratings

Performance

Datadog

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

64%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

Datadog

88%
10 Ratings
8.6

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

86%
9 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Datadog

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

100%
9 Ratings

Product Scalability

Datadog

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Datadog

Datadog is a no-brainer for any environment that relies on multiple servers. Even for one server, it's so much better to use for monitoring and alert capability than anything else I remember looking at before we started using Datadog. Teams can even use it to track their progress of investigating an alert so multiple people aren't unknowingly looking into the same exact issue unnecessarily.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

[It is well suited for] full integration with the virtual environment (VMware vcenter in our case). [It is also useful] when updating [the] host to a new version, including [a] new version of VM Tools. Messages are automatically created in SolarWinds VMAN to notice which VM's still need to be updated with [the] newer version of VM tools. This [makes] management [easy].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Datadog

  • 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
Anthony Zappala | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

  • I created custom dashboards, to view the different elements of the virtual environment. For example, you can view the number of online VMs and those off, or disconnected. You can also choose to see the status of every virtual cluster, the storage disk usage on every VM, the RAM usage, CPU usage.
  • I used this application to see the growth of virtual memory in each cluster and accordingly do forecasting for future growth. A capacity planner included in this application would help in doing accurate estimations and setting a future upgrade budget.
  • Another powerful tool was the customized reports, where i could generate reports on any element of the VM or cluster. Reports can be exported to Excel or PDF and are very useful for sharing information with colleagues and management.
  • Alerts can be customized. For example, you can set a rule to get an email alert if any virtual server RAM usage exceeds 85% and send a text message if RAM usage exceeds 90% for more than 10 minutes.
Timothy Sawah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datadog

  • User interface could be improved in some areas, looking for host information and the agent install link takes a bit of time.
  • Configuration of the agent is generally done via a config file which is a pro and a con. It would be nice to have some UI to configure various agent options.
  • Billing isn't entirely straightforward, they could use more reports to figure out the source of your monthly costs.
Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

  • We did have issues during the setup, with successfully connecting to some of our hosts and vCenters and we found support were just sending us back to articles we had already read, it was also taking long periods before getting a response. The issue is still ongoing, in fact.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Datadog

General

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

Starting Price

$0 Up to 5 hosts

Datadog Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Infrastructure$15.001
Log Management$1.272
APM$31.003
  1. Per Host Per Month
  2. Per Million Log Events
  3. Per Host Per Month
SaaS Edition
Free$01
Standard$15/host2
EnterpriseCustom3
  1. Up to 5 hosts
  2. Up to 500 hosts
  3. 500+ hosts
Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

General

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

Starting Price

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Currently, there is no other tool that gives us what we need to monitor a geographically disperse environment with multiple non-related instances of VM clusters. In addition, the level of reporting, historical data trending, and alerting that VMAN provides is essential for our business process. Lastly, the effort to customize and set up any monitoring system is not trivial. This makes switching to any other product very difficult without being able to clearly demonstrate a ROI.
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Datadog

Datadog 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.9
Based on 7 answers
SolarWinds VMAN is easy to use for everyone. When I say everyone which literally means anyone e.g. Virtualization Environment SME, Consultant, Support Team, Management Officers etc.Anyone who have worked on IT technologies could easily deploy SolarWinds by reading videos, Thwack posts or Virtual Classrooms (Custom Success Centers) - this makes this application easy to operation and for maintenance support is always there.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.2
Based on 2 answers
We have yet to enconter any issues in terms of availability. We have a highly available SQL cluster running Orion.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 6.4
Based on 2 answers
We find page load times to be quite slow at times. Flipping between tabs can also be very slow.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Datadog

Datadog 8.8
Based on 10 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.6
Based on 9 answers
SolarWinds gives good support. I have never had a time when i was working through a support case where I did not get the support I needed for the required issues to be resolved. I have always had resolutions from SolarWinds support. They are top notch. Issues once had are no more.
Jeremy Mayfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 10.0
Based on 9 answers
Its really the best product on the market for someone looking to have total control over their VM environment. anyone interested should download a demo and try it, I know you will buy it after you do. It changing the way you have to manage on a daily basis
Jeremy Mayfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Datadog

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

The operation began using Nagios XI, after a year of use, and based on the results obtained, we realized that what our client wanted was not fully met. Our client asked us to use WhatsUp, however, SolarWinds covered in a more efficient way what was required by our client (IT) and even more.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Datadog

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Purchasing the correct license allows the platform to scale with your environment.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datadog

  • One of our critical production databases went down a couple of weeks back. Just because we had the Datadog monitoring enabled for that database, Datadog sent the alerts to PagerDuty and we were instantly notified via pager and email alert. We could act right away and bring up the database within a few mins.
  • Ability to create custom screenboards have allowed us to track the critical and warning alerts in front of our eyes all the time
Rajeshh Raghavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

  • VMAN has been used for reports provided to executive-level meetings. These reports showed our growth patterns, allowing for easier decisions on purchasing additional hardware.
  • VMAN has provided a positive impact on allowing for near real-time monitoring of resources, able to pinpoint when services are using more memory than expected, not running at all, or other options as defined.
  • VMAN was purchased to help monitor our VMware platform, the added abilities for AWS allowed us to migrate clients from on-prem to cloud-based with the same views.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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