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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Terraform

8 because it's currently best-in-class and is completely essential to use in contrast to not expressing your infrastructure as code. That said, new contenders are nipping at its heels, and I expect stronger tools to emerge in the coming years. Hopefully the Terraform team is able to keep pace.
Jude Allred | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Tivoli NetCool Configuration Manager

This is the best tool for monitoring purpose. We can associate Control-M with this tool(Netcool) for monitoring any activity on Control-M ( Like the jobs which got failed, the long running jobs, jobs that are not started yet, the node down alerts etc.)We can also link it with the drives to get the warning alerts on drive memory status. We receive a critical alert whenever C drive is more than 90% used. Likewise in other drives also.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Terraform

  • Terraform is cloud agnostic. Just select the suitable provider for the cloud and it will do the job.
  • Templating is possible to make the Terraform templates reusable.
  • Variables can be created to make the templates generic so that it can be reused for different environments or resources.
Abdullah Khawer | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Tivoli NetCool Configuration Manager

  • This is one of the essential monitoring tool i have ever used before.
  • The best feature is its color code as per the priority. Black color alert - Extremely critical(P1), Red color alert- Critical(P2), Yellow color alerts- Major alerts(P3), Orange Color alert- Minor alerts(P4)
  • We receive a heart beat alert every hour to know whether the tool is working fine or not. This is the best function of this tool.
  • There is no additional training is required to use this tool as its coloring feature of the alerts make it more easy for the users.
  • The best user friendly tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Terraform

  • The errors generated by the plan and preview commands are pretty cryptic, it can be hard for newcomers to the scripting language to understand how to address problems.
  • Access controls around workspaces is limited which makes it harder to secure reduce the scope of teams ability.
  • Analytics around user usage, applies and plans would be helpful for managemenet.
Ben Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Tivoli NetCool Configuration Manager

  • Since it is associated with the Control-M,there is a very small delay in throwing an alert on the Netcool console.
  • I have never faced any as such issue in this tool where there is any area of improvement needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Terraform

Terraform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I love Terraform and I think it has done some great things for people that are working to automate their provisioning processes and also for those that are in the process of moving to the cloud or managing cloud resources. There are some quirks to HCL that take a little bit of getting used to and give picking up Terraform a little bit of a learning curve, thus the rating
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Tivoli NetCool Configuration Manager

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Performance

Terraform

Terraform 9.4
Based on 6 answers
Terraform's performance is quite amazing when it comes to deployment of resources in AWS. Of course, the deployment times depend on various parameters like the number of resources to deploy and different regions to deploy. Terraform cannot control that. The only minor drawback probably shows up when a terraform job is terminated mid way. Then in many cases, time-consuming manual cleanup is required.
Dhruba Jyoti Nag | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Tivoli NetCool Configuration Manager

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Support Rating

Terraform

Terraform 7.0
Based on 9 answers
I have yet to have an opportunity to reach out directly to HashiCorp for support on Terraform. However, I have spent a great deal of time considering their documentation as I use the tool. This opinion is based solely on that.I find the Terraform documentation to have great breadth but lacking in depth in many areas. I appreciate that all of the tool's resources have an entry in the docs but often the examples are lacking. Often, the examples provided are very basic and prompt additional exploration. Also, the links in the documentation often link back to the same page where one might expect to be linked to a different source with additional information.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Tivoli NetCool Configuration Manager

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Alternatives Considered

Terraform

Terraform is a tool that is particularly well suited to managing infrastructure specifically. It brings "Infrastructure-as-code" to a level that hasn't been achieved with either Puppet or CloudFormation. The former is more accurately aimed at managing the deployment of code on an instance, managing dependencies and configuration files. The latter can manage infrastructure, but is AWS specific, and does not handle company wide infrastructure well nor does it provide a simple way to maintain a history or implement a code review process (ala pull requests). Terraform can start managing individual pieces of infrastructure, and gradually grow to encompass your entire infrastructure stack as needs require. It can refer to existing infrastructure without exerting control over that infrastructure, and being a text based tool, is amenable diffs, source control, and code reviews. It plays particularly well with Kubernetes, as you can use Terraform to stand up the infrastructure that Kubernetes runs on, and manage the permissions that Kubernetes apps require
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Tivoli NetCool Configuration Manager

We have used the other monitoring tool as well like the monitoring tool associated with the Control-M itself but it not even close to the Netcool's features. In Control-M monitoring console we receive the only alerts which is associated to the unusual activity on the Control-M(Like job failure, long running job, jobs which are not started on its schedule time etc.) but in Netcool console we have diverse range of monitoring like drives notification, unusual activity on Control-M etc
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Terraform

  • Our deployments are more reliable. This way we avoid having unexpected outages due to misconfiguration performed manually.
  • Agility. While doing this using our previous way, we used to spend hours to deploy a new environment. With Terraform it is just a few minutes.
  • Better control! We can track every single change in our environment by our control versioning system.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Tivoli NetCool Configuration Manager

  • This tool makes the work more easy and transparent. We can monitor the whole by this tool.
  • This tool has best features like color coding as per the severity of the alert like P1, P2,P3 having the different color code.
  • Since, this tool is actually based on the color coding, it requires no additional training for the new users.
  • Its heart beat alert notification in every hour makes it more user friendly. This alert we receive every hour to know whether the tool is working fine or not.
  • A very user friendly and an essential monitoring tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Terraform

General

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

Terraform Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Team & Governance$202
BusinessContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Tivoli NetCool Configuration Manager

General

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

IBM Tivoli NetCool Configuration Manager Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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