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Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Foglight

86%
6 Ratings
9.1

GitLab

91%
99 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Foglight

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9.6

GitLab

96%
4 Ratings

Usability

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9.0

GitLab

90%
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9.0

GitLab

90%
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Likelihood to Recommend

Quest Software

Strengths [Foglight]
  • Monitoring, Alerting and Management of on-prem virtualization and physical servers
  • Historical trending and baselining are excellent and being able to compare a problem period against the same sets of data for a period when there was no issue is especially helpful as part of troubleshooting.
  • Ease of use for end users is appreciated
Weaknesses [of Foglight]
  • Creation and management of custom monitors is a developer level activity requiring Groovy skillset
  • Less useful for management of an environment where there is a large amount of custom implementations
  • Commitment to longevity of cartridges/packs for specific subsystems
  • Ability to create custom schedules/alerts/escalations is only available via a 3rd party product (from a former Quest developer) and is not particularly easy to manage/manipulate
  • Lack of API accessibility for external integrations to other analytics (splunk, etc.)
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GitLab

Gitlab is a good platform for collaboration with the team, version control, and optimized way to handle the modifications in the project. GitLab is less appropriate in some cases, though it has a lot of options for integration, new users find it difficult to integrate; there is also room for improvement.
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Pros

Quest Software

  • Foglight NMS is very light on resources given the amount of monitoring connectivity options it provides. It is one of the few that I've trialed in the past that offers SNMP v3 connections.
  • The dashboard is concise with the main areas of interest. It can be customized as well if you have a particular use case.
  • Setting up alerts is straightforward with the ability to set custom thresholds. Alert emails get sent by configuring a primary mail server with the option to add a backup mail server in the event of a primary mail server outage or connectivity issues.
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GitLab

  • The way they have managed to provide the version management aspect using git with project setup and users is mesmerising cause there's no product out there that gives this freely.
  • Continuous updates and hearing what users need is what the product engineers at GitLab are doing best. They come back to you with exactly what you need every while.
  • Quality features, Latest tech integrations have made the end-to-end solution very flexible and agile.
  • CI/CD tools implementation with pipelines and deployment strategies is just making the job for Infra teams smoother.
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Cons

Quest Software

  • GUI interface is difficult to navigate
  • No APM capabilities. They left this space about a year ago
  • We have had issues with the GUI response times. On a regular basis, the interface can take several minutes to refresh
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GitLab

  • Sometimes, it is really challenging to manage conflicts when a lot of merge requests are coming for multiple separate branches to the main branch.
  • One area of improvement for the software, is sometimes, the interface can work slower
  • A few times, we have faced difficulties testing CI builds locally.
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Pricing Details

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    No setup fee

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    GitLab

    Starting Price

    $0 per user per month

    Editions & Modules

    GitLab editions and modules pricing
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    Free01
    Free02
    SaaS Premium193
    SaaS Ultimate994
    Premium195
    Ultimate996

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    We provide free Gold and Ultimate licenses to qualifying open source projects and educational institutions, find out more by visiting our pricing page.

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    Likelihood to Renew

    Quest Software

    No answers on this topic

    GitLab

    Gitlab is the best in its segment. They have a free version, they have open-source software, they provide a good service with their SaaS product, they are a fully-remote company since the beginning (which means they are fully distributed and have forward-thinking IMO). I would certainly recommend them to everyone.
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    Usability

    Quest Software

    No answers on this topic

    GitLab

    The web console management is superior and I would have given Gitlab a 10, but sometimes it is hard to find documentation about a configuration setting in the gitlab.rb configuration file. As we move everything to code that means moving our CVS tools to code as well - and Gitlab to code. The usability of Gitlab from the end user's perspective is superior and the usability from the operations team is very good and getting better but there could be a little improvement in the gitlab.rb config file layout and documentation.
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    Support Rating

    Quest Software

    No answers on this topic

    GitLab

    At this point, I do not have much experience with Gitlab support as I have never had to engage them. They have documentation that is helpful, not quite as extensive as other documentation, but helpful nonetheless. They also seem to be relatively responsive on social media platforms (twitter) and really thrived when GitHub was acquired by Microsoft
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    Alternatives Considered

    Quest Software

    We were previously using Oracle to monitor resources across servers and networks. In general, that product was alright but the Foglight alerts are far superior to Oracle. The business goal of using Foglight is really to minimize business interruption costs so the faster and more noticeable the alerts, the better the product is at solving our problems.
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    GitLab

    We have a small custom code development group. We only needed a basic entry-level code management repository. Gitlab meets our needs and is very price advantageous compared to others on the market. We also needed a system that is easy to administer and easy to grant access to our limited-size user base. Gitlab does what we need and gives the necessary flexibility for application support, user administration, and code/version control needs to be required.
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    Return on Investment

    Quest Software

    • Foglight has a positive impact on my company by being a complete monitoring platform that specializes in risk assessment, user diagnosis and management, and server monitoring ensuring a secure business infrastructure through predictive analytics, query analysis, anomaly detection, behavior tracking, troubleshooting, automated discovery, and more.
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    GitLab

    • We are moving towards Gitlab only as our SCM & CI tool. So it would be an alternative to Jenkins. Saving our licensing cost there.
    • We have also stopped using Confluence & using Gitlab for our documentation purposes. Reducing cost there as well.
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