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Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus Deploy

  • The ability to manage different stages and define a workflow is very useful for ops troubleshooting as well as deployment. You can see which version each environment has for each project, and promote or redeploy versions.
  • You can view deployment logs and dig deep into problems or long deployment steps.
  • Finding old releases can be a pain, and there isn't a good way to compare releases.
  • It does not really lend itself well to viewing what the content of a release is further than the version number. Ideally, you would be able to tie a deployment to the builds from the build server as well as specific commits from source control.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

Setting up device backup schedules for individual locations is quick and easy. The application is very straightforward and basic. The application covers 90% of our needs. Some devices that require configuration and file backups utilizing ftp or other methods are configured using a different set of tools. Backups can be stored in configured destination folders for easy review.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Octopus Deploy

  • Octopus integrates nicely with TeamCity, our build server.
  • Octopus uses the same deployment packages across environments and makes it easy to track their progress across those environments.
  • Octopus makes it easy to handle configuration across environments which is usually a particularly difficult task.
Tim Hardy | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

  • Network device backups.
  • Identify configuration changes from prior backup.
  • Automated email notifications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Octopus Deploy

  • The pricing model is a bit strange. You can run Octopus Deploy yourself on your own server, or use their cloud service. Surprisingly, the cloud service can easily be less expensive. With self-hosting, pricing doesn't become less expensive with more deployment targets. Instead, it becomes more expensive.
  • There are a few features they're aware of, that are not released yet, that would be huge improvements to the software. Such as "Spaces", which allows you to group projects/deployment targets/users. Otherwise at the moment, as you add more projects and infrastructure, the deployment portal quickly becomes cluttered.
  • Payment was more difficult than expected. The company is located in Australia. Mailing a check is very slow from the US.
Sam Rueby (MCSA) | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

  • Limited scripting capability.
  • Limited reporting/management summarization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Would be a 10 except for the retirement of the free Community Edition.
Eric Huggins | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

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Usability

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Octopus Deploy has greatly helped us to improve our reliability and frequency of our deployments and given us the confidence to deploy much more often, with a direct benefit to customers. Cross-platform support and release to Cloud require more focus on the product side.
Ramendra Sahu | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools 8.0
Based on 1 answer
CatTools is simple to set up and administer. Anyone who can install a Windows application can quickly set up an automated backup of one or more devices. It does what it was designed to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Octopus Deploy is a software that runs very effectively, is easy to use, does not require such a high learning curve, provides the necessary tools to carry out the functions it offers, making it a very flexible software, it also allows that can be configured according to the needs of the user and provides integrations with other very advantageous tools since they are carried out in a very favorable way.
Hanna Bedoya | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

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Support Rating

Octopus Deploy

No score
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SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The software is easy enough to set up and configure that even after using the product for years, we never had to contact support. We used some open source products before utilizing CatTools and could have used a speed dial to try and figure out the intricacies of the products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Octopus Deploy

I am not aware of other products like Octopus that are available, but it is a great product for our company. We can stay ahead of the game by allowing developers to deploy code in a continuous deployment model while still maintaining the overrall infrastructure and enabling more frequent deployments and patches to be released at any time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

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Return on Investment

Octopus Deploy

  • Allows us to deploy to our fleet quickly and without interruption to service
  • Can roll back to previous releases quickly, allowing us to back out of breaking changes in the worst-case scenarios.
  • Integration with several targets has allowed us to explore new platforms for our products, such as Docker in AWS ECS.
Anthony Aziz | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

  • Allows InfoSec to review all changes without granting access to actual devices.
  • Allows review of "what changed?" if required for particular sites.
  • Alerts confirm what devices have been modified every day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Octopus Deploy

General

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

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

General

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

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