HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) vs. AlertSite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) is a solution for managing hardware across a variety of HP servers, in addition to storage and networking product. Some key features include: Inventory Management and Reporting, Health Management, and Firmware and System Software Updates Management.N/A
AlertSite
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
AlertSite, from SmartBear Software, is a website monitoring and application performance management application offering real time alerting with root-cause analytics and robust reporting.N/A
Pricing
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)AlertSite
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Offerings
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HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)AlertSite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)AlertSite
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)
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Ratings
AlertSite
7.6
4 Ratings
0% below category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Database monitoring00 Ratings6.53 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Predictive capabilities00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings7.54 Ratings
Collaboration tools00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
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User Ratings
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)AlertSite
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)AlertSite
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
This software is suited for a smaller organization with a small datacenter that uses mainly HP hardware. Once the environment gets larger it would pay to move to some of their paid for products
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SmartBear
AlertSite is used in our organization to monitor our website and web applications in real-time to collect the super important metrics reflecting web page load time but from the user end (E2E) and that approaches helps us to understand what our website is experiencing in real-time.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at scanning for devices and adding them for monitoring is almost effortless.
  • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at detecting most HP hardware and integrating with local management software.
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SmartBear
  • The Deja-Click Recorder is an excellent tool.
  • Good UI that translates to large NOC screens well.
  • Easy Alerting and Reporting.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • I think some of the areas that HP Systems Insight Manager can improve is non HP hardware.
  • This software also sometimes struggles handling larger environments.
  • This software also has issues managing environments that aren't set up perfectly.
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SmartBear
  • Tool is complicated for Alert creation
  • AlertSite GUI need improvement. As compared to Datadog, it needs improvement in GUI
  • While using AlertSite, many times we faced false alerting, they need to take a look at it to improve performance.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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SmartBear
Reviewing other cost saving options
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Usability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
For basic functions it's very easy to set up and use. However, for more advanced functions it takes a lot of time to figure out its quirks
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SmartBear
Pretty good product only issue was cost
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
No answers on this topic
SmartBear
I've been unable to contact support after several attempts.
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Implementation Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It's good for small organizations that use HP branded equipment
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SmartBear
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Some of the other products I use for system management are HP SiteScope and SolarWinds Orion NPM and APM. SiteScope is another good HP product but it isn't very cost effective to use for general system management. It's good for performing complex alerting and monitoring. SolarWinds makes a great product but it is better geared for gathering statistics and performance data real-time and historically. Again the cost of this product makes it ineffective for general system monitoring.
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SmartBear
We moved all of our services to Site24x7 after several years with AlertSite. We looked at Uptrends and Pingdom to name a few whilst evaluating options. Pingdom lacks functionality and Uptrends we found to have quite a steep learning curve. AlertSites platform and in particular the Deja-Click recorder is a standout tool against the other platforms. Sadly the upscaling costs of multi-location transactions can quickly add up.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Since this software is free if you buy HP hardware the cost is nothing which is nice for cash strapped businesses.
  • This software has a somewhat difficult time handling large environments where systems are not configured perfectly for this software.
  • I would always recommend having multiples of this software installed for redundancy because generally unless it and the environment is properly configured it can require maintenance.
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SmartBear
  • A negative thing is Monitoring locations would have issues and cause false-positive alerts and due to that monitoring team's repetitive work has increased.
  • A positive thing that I have noticed so far is the fact that the AlertSite customers support team is trying to build relationships and go the extra mile to make sure we can overcome any occurring issues and they are quick to respond and provide sufficient guidance for implementing efficiently, and fix products issues.
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