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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight

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.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics is a fit tool for monitoring modern technologies such as Cloud Services (AWs, Azure), Micro Services, SaaS solution - which would not require on-premises like attention for Maintenance, Patching etc, and hence no un-necessary downtime since it is being managed by Vendor itself. It also helps in application tracing like an APM tool.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.4
Application monitoring
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
8.2
Database monitoring
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.5
Threshold alerts
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.7
Predictive capabilities
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
5.9
Application performance management console
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.6
Collaboration tools
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.4
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.6
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.2
Virtualization monitoring
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.6
Server availability and performance monitoring
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
8.1
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.3
IT Asset Discovery
Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
6.7

Pros

Foglight

  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
Aletha Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

  • Request tracing with code profiling.
  • Automated alerting on latency and response codes for each API.
  • Low resource overhead while collecting data from our application servers.
  • Highly performant dashboard that enables us to make progress rapidly.
  • Very resilient. We have not seen a downtime in their service in the entire year that we have used them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foglight

  • While the Linux agents mostly work out of the box with the remote node receiving the push, some newer Linux distributions may require some tweaking of the agent install script due to upstream software package changes.
  • The canned reports are adequate for high-level overviews but I would like to be able to further customize them to include specific information from the monitored nodes.
  • I wish there was an application to migrate the Foglight NMS application and database (which reside on the same server) to a new server or VM. They make you open a support case to accomplish that for which you need an active maintenance contract.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

  • The only thing that I would add is the possibility to display every single query our servers receive to eventually analyze them and query through them. We could also generate nice visualizations from that. Right now I believe we can only see averages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Prior comparisons, fast metrics and decent reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics 9.0
Based on 2 answers
AppOptics has performed well for all of the major functions we have needed it for. Especially when it comes to tracking down response time issues and researching app performance for different pages and different times of day we have been able to do everything we need to. We know there are some more advanced features that could help us in more niche areas, but haven't had the time to delve deeper into using or setting them up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solarwinds AppOptics is rated as 9 out of 10 and the reason is there are still few areas where AppOptics needs to improve such as Service Now Integration, GCP Cloud Support, Better Dashboard visualization for application transactions flow. Other than these feature everything is there in AppOptics and that's a reason given 9 points out of 10.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foglight

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.
Jaime L. Regan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

What we found positive in AppOptics from others is:
  • Easy to install and manage.
  • Various stack support.
  • Point to point deep-dive metrics and correlation.
  • Metrics like DB connection, query analysis, latency in API calls, and other connections, response codes for various APIs, etc are the key ones in our case, which AppOptics provides efficiently.
  • Alerts can be sent on different channels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foglight

  • Great value for vmWare monitoring.
  • Helps our eCommerce team to troubleshoot issues and make end user experience better.
Anderson Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

  • Faster Troubleshooting of issues in the infrastructure or our application, which helped us reduce downtime
  • Helped us identify resource bottlenecks, which in turn, helped reduce our overall footprint and operational costs.
  • It enables us to continuously monitor our application and alert us. This has allowed us to focus on product development without worrying about any underlying, hidden issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Foglight

General

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

SolarWinds AppOptics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight
8.0
SolarWinds AppOptics
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.3

Usability

Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
9.0

Support Rating

Foglight
SolarWinds AppOptics
9.0

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