NetApp Cloud Insights vs. Sensu, by Sumo Logic

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NetApp Cloud Insights
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
NetApp Cloud Insights is an infrastructure monitoring tool that gives users visibility into their complete infrastructure. With Cloud Insights, users can monitor, troubleshoot and optimize all resources including public clouds and private data centers.N/A
Sensu
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Sensu, now from Sumo Logic (acquired in June of 2021) is presented as a future-proof solution for multi-cloud monitoring at scale. The Sensu monitoring event pipeline is used by businesses to automate their monitoring workflows and gain visibility into their multi-cloud environments. The vendor boasts companies like Sony, Box.com, and Activision use Sensu to help deliver value to their customers. Sensu offers a comprehensive monitoring solution for enterprises, providing visibility across every…N/A
Pricing
NetApp Cloud InsightsSensu, by Sumo Logic
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetApp Cloud InsightsSensu
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
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User Ratings
NetApp Cloud InsightsSensu, by Sumo Logic
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(10 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(10 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetApp Cloud InsightsSensu, by Sumo Logic
Likelihood to Recommend
NetApp
For example, we had an application slowdown. It looked like the slowdown was storage. However, it was a malformed SQL query that no one realized was pulling data from the storage location that also housed the application. Cloud Insights saved us hours of downtime and frustration. Cloud Insights pinpointed which system was hogging resources. What makes Cloud Insights special is the way it looks at the data collected from the data sources. The insights it provides into the flow of data; sheds new light on how things work in your environment.
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Sumo Logic
  • Well suited for raising pagers when you have count-based metrics.
  • Well suited for threshold-based metrics.
  • Not well suited for tracking events over the day, since graphs and other visualizations are missing.
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Pros
NetApp
  • The visibility and usage optimization are the most valuable features.
  • Ease to use for basic functionality.
  • It is good for giving an overview of the systems and for tracking long-term trends. It is handy for root cause analysis.
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Sumo Logic
  • Unique concept as a "monitoring router" that can tie services together.
  • Backward-compatible with Nagios environments.
  • More of a DevOps focus than Nagios.
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Cons
NetApp
  • Need to add more cloud resources for optimization, as many are still not compatible
  • Data retention time is limited.
  • Premium subscription is costly.
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Sumo Logic
  • Cannot be solely used for tracking metrics over time.
  • Not a very good UI.
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Usability
NetApp
I have been extremely happy with its usability. You can take thins as they are out of the box and it is useful. You can carry it as far as you want to go and every step you take improves your ROI.
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Sumo Logic
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Support Rating
NetApp
  1. It's very easy to contact the customer support service, and they seem to be very happy to help at any time.
  2. Timeliness of the support's response. Support is very active when responding to the customer's complaint or queries.
  3. Technical support always provided the solutions to the problems encountered.
  4. Overall customer support quality is good.
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Sumo Logic
Sensu's customer support was always willing to work with us but never really seemed to learn much from our experiences. I think they get a lot of customers with DevOps IT teams that are willing to put in a lot of elbow grease to get the most of Sensu's architecture. However, despite explaining my continued disappointment with their documentation and the overall flow of the product, I never got much more than a "sorry" and a notice that their documentation was open source if I wanted to contribute to it. The problem, of course, is that you can't document what you don't understand. I'm a former technical writer, so I know that better than most.
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NetApp
For a while, we were using Zabbix to monitor our Kubernetes applications and microservices on our infrastructure in more than one public cloud platform. Cloud Insights has much better visualized dashboards. In addition, despite such a large number of quality features, it's still priced competitively.
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Sumo Logic
Have used New Relic and Sematext Cloud for APM and for tracking over days and visualizing the issues. But those are very expensive as compared to Sensu.
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Professional Services
NetApp
Once you install the acquisition unit and start collecting data, you can immediately begin using it. It is very self-explanatory and helpful. I could have used Cloud Insights without working with the NetApp Cloud Insights support team. I am glad I engaged them though. They helped me carry Cloud Insights to a new level and it fast-tracked the process that would have taken me time to complete.
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Sumo Logic
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Return on Investment
NetApp
  • Performance and security have improved
  • Cloud Secure lets you get real-time alerts on any security breach, like a ransomware attack or something similar
  • You can easily notice if something weird is happening on the cloud and later prevent that
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Sumo Logic
  • Standing up the Sensu Go server took very little effort.
  • Setting up and maintaining the build processes and deployment logic for Sensu assets and checks was somewhat exhausting and resulted in lower adoption among non-DevOps IT.
  • The limited web interface resulted in lower adoption among non-DevOps IT.
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Sensu Screenshots

Screenshot of Sensu dashboard homepageScreenshot of Sensu dashboard namespace switcherScreenshot of Sensu events displayed in Grafana. In the examples above, Sensu is comfortably handling 40,000 Sensu agent connections (and their keepalives) and processing over 36,000 events per second.Screenshot of Sensu events displayed in Grafana. In the examples above, Sensu is comfortably handling 40,000 Sensu agent connections (and their keepalives) and processing over 36,000 events per second.