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Likelihood to Recommend

TruView

Netscout’s TruView monitoring system gives your IT department the perfect view of your network landscape. With the pulse hardware app, you can perform VoIP or HTTP network monitoring tests from specific remote locations and it will populate the analysis results into your console. This will give you perspective on how your sites are performing and detect any out of Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance even before users report it.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

Large deployments (on-site and cloud) where resource utilization is hard to account for. VM Turbo can analyze what is happening in your datacenter and recommend or actually implement its suggestions for performance and resource management. It also claims to know about network and disk resources and how to put VMs in the proper resources to gain performance in network and disk. We didn't really try this, but is nice to know it has some ability to be aware of network and disk.If you have your datacenter resources under strict control, VMTurbo may not help all that much. Likewise, if your datacenter is fairly flat with no tiers of storage, compute, or network performance, or if there is simply more demand than can be met, than there is not much that VMTurbo can do. It can't create IO and CPU cycles out of thin air.
Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

TruView
9.5
Turbonomic
Automated network device discovery
TruView
10.0
Turbonomic
Network monitoring
TruView
10.0
Turbonomic
Baseline threshold calculation
TruView
9.9
Turbonomic
Alerts
TruView
10.0
Turbonomic
Network capacity planning
TruView
10.0
Turbonomic
Packet capture analysis
TruView
9.9
Turbonomic
Network mapping
TruView
10.0
Turbonomic
Customizable reports
TruView
5.2
Turbonomic
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
TruView
10.0
Turbonomic
Hardware health monitoring
TruView
10.0
Turbonomic

Pros

TruView

  • The app monitoring gives you the details to set different filters and do a quick identification of the root cause of the problem.
  • Remarkable ability to store details of performance to analyze baselining, run advance troubleshooting, error detection and catalog by trends.
  • The ability to sync with a device/interface whether is physical or virtual gives me the standpoint to set analysis upon network traffic across LAN or WAN and also get the insight of Cloud segments, setting the triggers to find out where the behavior changes to non-production traffic.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

  • SQL and Exchange analytics. Looking into these heavy workloads helps resolve performance issues and allows administrators to properly adjust thresholds and CPU/Memory settings to maximize their Virtual platforms.
  • Detailed recommendations. Having the details around what adjustments are needing to be made to a virtual machine is paramount in getting business owners to agree to the change. Without it - IT is merely bogged down in the sand.
Ken Wilkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

TruView

  • Product features are sometimes overwhelming if the IT team is not used to this technology. For a small and mid-size company, the number of settings and work that is needed to implement the solution could be a long and exhausting process.
  • A "lite" version of Visual TruView could help a lot to small sized environments looking to develop the solution.
  • I would like to add some mitigation tools for simple/common problems that could be easily managed by a monitoring tool like Netscout TruView.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

  • It would be nice if the UI included a break-down of features that are both licensed as well as un-licensed. That way, you could not only see what you have, but what you don't.
  • The right-sizing recommendations are great, but very little info is given about why the recommendation is being made. More info would not only increase understanding, but would also help drive decision-making.
Thomas Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

TruView

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.0
Based on 17 answers
This product has been a great addition to our tools. Moving forward, I can only see us purchasing additional licenses in order to expand the features we are able to use. In my opinion, the more end-to-end monitoring we have from the users to the backend infrastructure, the better we can ensure the environment is stable and will perform to the level that the business expects
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

TruView

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 16 answers
I have found the product to be very easy to work with and manage. Upgrades are performed through the web interface. This includes downloading the new file and applying the upgrade to the appliance. Overall, the interface and the various tabs are self explanatory. This was purchased as a replacement for vCenter Operations manager and it proven to have not only more functionality, but is easier to use and manage. The other advantage is that it works with multiple hypervisors as well as storage vendors making it a definite plus over other solutions when you have a heterogeneous environment
Rodney Barnhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

TruView

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
VMTurbo has not caused any outages by not doing what we expect it to do.
Feather, Joshua | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

TruView

TruView 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As mentioned before, our deployment success depended on their expertise. Recommendations and overall response from their support engineers was out of this world. We, as supporters ourselves, are very critical in regards to the response times and knowledge of support services representatives. Often they just want to resolve your ticket not caring about the result, or focus only on the performance review we could give them. That's a standard behavior in most overseas support centers. The TruView engineers and management cared about us, our needs, and how they delivered the help we needed.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.3
Based on 20 answers
Just this week we had an issue where security permissions we had done wrong were causing problems in VMTurbo Operations Manager. Despite this being our fault the service request was handled very quickly. In addition we are routinely contacted proactively to see if there is anything we need or they could do for us.
Kevin Stay | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

TruView

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Alex (from VMTurbo) has worked with the product for years and helped develop the product. He was very knowledgeable and was able to provide our support team with details knowledge on how to get our deployment configured correctly as well as help with another VMTurbo POC within another customers environment.
Giles Ogram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

TruView

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 9.7
Based on 18 answers
There is value to be had in just doing a "click install" and then just evaluating and following recommendations. However, that is nowhere near the benefit you will get from the very powerful custom reporting if someone is willing to take the time to master this platform that can be somewhat demanding at that level.
Kevin Stay | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

TruView

Visual TruView is a solid competitor with solutions such as SolarWinds NPM, Nagios, PRTG, or SolarWinds NTA. Why we chose TruView was because it goes straight to what we were looking for, no hidden modules or subscriptions to secondaries licensing terms, to get the results that we were expecting. TruView takes it to another level.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

We have used vCenter and vFoglight for management and also evaluated Solar Winds and Cloud Physics. Each of those systems had some pros and cons, but overall we found that VMTurbo had the things that we wanted and also things that we didn't even know were possible. We had been using the Foglight tool mostly, and in general, I could configure it to do many of the things that VMTurbo does, but it took quite a bit of time to do it. We don't want to have a person whose only job is to manage the software to manage our virtualization environment and who is the only one who even understands how the thing works. We just found that VMTurbo had the right combination of integration with VMware and visibility into the environment.
Anthony Darling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

TruView

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Turbonomic

Turbonomic 10.0
Based on 3 answers
So far it has met or exceeded our expectations.
Feather, Joshua | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

TruView

  • Tool consolidation, an amazing GUI that shows the most from the very beginning helping the IT Teams to set their own dashboards according to their needs.
  • When they meant one price tag, that's it! You won't get a headache after the purchase process is done.
  • Better be ready to set the scales your organization requires because if you miss something in the design you could get an application size that overrides your initial budget.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Turbonomic

  • Reduced the need to expand our physical server footprint for the past 2 years.
  • Reduced our VMware support renewal due to a reduction in license use - spare hosts have been removed from the cluster.
  • VMs that suppliers had over spec'd are now correctly sized reducing host resource use and in some cases improving performance.
Jonathan Murden | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

TruView

General

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

Turbonomic

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

TruView
10.0
Turbonomic
7.3

Likelihood to Renew

TruView
Turbonomic
9.0

Usability

TruView
Turbonomic
9.7

Reliability and Availability

TruView
Turbonomic
10.0

Performance

TruView
Turbonomic
9.0

Support Rating

TruView
10.0
Turbonomic
9.3

In-Person Training

TruView
Turbonomic
8.2

Online Training

TruView
Turbonomic
10.0

Implementation Rating

TruView
Turbonomic
9.7

Scalability

TruView
Turbonomic
10.0

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