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  • Foglight is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Foglight

86%
6 Ratings
7.0

GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued

70%
1 Rating

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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GoDaddy

Unlike other providers, Springs doesn’t use a pre-built container solution, instead opting for their own software built from the ground up.
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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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GoDaddy

  • Container hosting, cloud virtualization
  • Elastic capacity scaling and pay-per-use billing
  • Linux kernel containerization technologies for container isolation and control
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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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GoDaddy

  • Provide more options at lower costs
  • It would be nice to see that expanded out to more distributions. What would be potentially even better though is templates. Some hosts can deploy ready-to-run WordPress/Drupal sites, LAMP instances, ownCloud instances, etc. at the drop of a hat. If Springs could replicate this with their container hosting they’d immediately appeal to a much, much wider audience;
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Pricing Details

Foglight

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Foglight editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    GoDaddy Container-as-a-Service (ElasticHosts, Springs.io), discontinued editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Springs.io is unlike other cloud hosting providers. Our reactive servers dynamically resize based on demand, and you only pay for your consumption, not your provisioning. This means you can save money and not sacrifice performance.

      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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      GoDaddy

      Springs is drastically cheaper than running 4 OVH servers, and a little cheaper than running nano instances on AWS.
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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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      GoDaddy

      • In the beginning I wasn’t sure what I should set it to for my web server, so I left it. After a while the Average usage area begins showing how much resource the container is demanding and from that more adequate limits can be set.
      • Springs is drastically cheaper than running 4 OVH servers, and a little cheaper than running nano instances on AWS.
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