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Score 8.1 out of 100

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

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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)

This SolarWinds [Virtualization Manager (VMAN)] product, let you easily monitor your physical servers as well as your virtual. Depending on your environment, that can be a huge advantage.One interesting feature is the possibility to consolidate the data generated from our multi vendor infrastructure.
The map feature gives you a better understanding with the possibility to visualize host applications.
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

Likelihood to Renew

Datadog

No score
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SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.2
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) 8.8
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
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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

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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 8.4
Based on 12 answers
Our experience working with their support found them to be helpful and quick to respond. Also, as many of their integrations are open source, improvements we desired could be tracked and even driven by us. Their documentation is excellent and makes integrating their tooling simple and makes standing up monitoring for new application a quick and painless process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.2
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
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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

New Relic APM is a great application performance monitoring tool, but the agent was producing an increased load on our system compared to Datadog. Datadog also gives the flexibility of going outside of the boundaries of the application and looking at system performance as well, which can have a large impact on application performance.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN)

Veeam ONE is a product to compare against SolarWinds Virtualization Manager. Veeam ONE is a solid product, however, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager has multiple product tie-ins for a bigger more complete picture of the total environment it is deployed in. It is hard to put a dollar amount on what complete views into all of your infrastructure can give you, but once you have it, it is hard to go back to anything else.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Datadog

No score
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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)

  • Every business I have worked with who have adopted VMAN has seen an efficiency improvement. This means that they are able to run more guests on the same hardware, leading to an increased time before requiring further CAPEX for additional capacity.
  • Performance benefits, via heeding the recommendations within VMAN, are not to be underestimated. Once VMAN has enough metrics on your estate, it can quickly advise you which guests need more compute, but more importantly which ones are over-provisioined, and can have CPU/memory reduced! This leads to increased capacity.
Jez Marsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Datadog

General

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

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

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN) Editions & Modules

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