Pandora FMS vs. StackState

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pandora FMS
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Pandora FMS is a flexible monitoring solution. It is presented as ideal for medium and big-sized environments with at least 100 devices. Users can monitor any device, infrastructure, application, IT as well as business processes and services. It allows business users to obtain information from their concerns in real time, visualizing the data in a direct way. The solution boasts users among companies and organizations in more than 40 countries around the world, who according to the…
$2,990
100 nodes
StackState
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
StackState is an observability solution that helps enterprises decrease downtime and prevent outages by breaking down the silos between existing monitoring tools and tracking changes in dependencies, relationships, and configuration over time. The system relates these changes to incidents, understanding the precise change that is the root cause of an issue. The vendor states StackState clients realize decreases in mean-time-to-repair (MTTR), fewer outages, and lower costs associated with…
$15
per month per host
Pricing
Pandora FMSStackState
Editions & Modules
NMS Edition
$2,990
100 nodes
Enterprise Edition
$4,250
100 nodes
StackState for Cloud Native Environments
$15 Per billed annually
per month per host
StackState for Hybrid IT Environments
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pandora FMSStackState
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsLicensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.Pricing includes 10 components per host. If the total number of components exceeds the total number of hosts multiplied by 10, additional components cost $1.50 per component per month (billed annually)
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Features
Pandora FMSStackState
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Pandora FMS
8.4
2 Ratings
1% above category average
StackState
-
Ratings
Automated network device discovery8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Pandora FMSStackState
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.3
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.7
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pandora FMSStackState
Likelihood to Recommend
Pandora FMS LLC
I believe Pandora FMS is a solution that adapts to any type of scenario; it's useful for small businesses as well as large organizations. It more than meets the need to have a comprehensive monitoring system capable of sending alerts instantly and consulting historical data, logs, and trends. Additionally, for small businesses, the free version will be more than sufficient in most cases. And for those who do not want to deploy the service on-premise, there is an option for MaaS (Monitoring as a Service).
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StackState
StackState is suitable for 1000+ hosts. Sometimes specific applications can take higher development time. Well suited for hybrid platforms to build end to end service alarms and service views. Advanced UI navigation might require some training. It is not a simple download and deploy software. It will require development in an agile model. Where newer versions are deployed to suit exact client requirements. Support contract with the StackState Engineer for development of use-cases is required and very useful.
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Pros
Pandora FMS LLC
  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
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StackState
  • Giving observability of the entire IT stack
  • Custom alerting options.
  • Ingesting many different types of data.
  • Requesting new features is encouraged and they often add them quite quickly.
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Cons
Pandora FMS LLC
  • The interface is not intuitive due to the number of options it has and its organization.
  • It has a free version with limitations, and another paid version. The commercial one has a quite high cost.
  • It has a certain learning curve.
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StackState
  • Can't think of anything yet.
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Usability
Pandora FMS LLC
No answers on this topic
StackState
Some elements of the product haven't had the usability upgrade yet and can be a bit technical. This is to be expected as they are trying to solve complex problems. I am sure that in the future, steps will be made to simplify this as well for the users / administrators / developers of the platform.
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Support Rating
Pandora FMS LLC
The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
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StackState
It's swift, they're thinking along with us. It's a "collaboration approach" rather than a (traditional) customer-supplier relation. Out new ideas are taken in concern and often ends up in enhancements of StackState
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Alternatives Considered
Pandora FMS LLC
We considered Pandora FMS to be the solution that offered more features at a lower cost. We were particularly interested in the abundance of options available in Pandora FMS's free version and the ability to monitor practically anything in an extremely heterogeneous environment like ours. We also considered Pandora FMS for its management capabilities and the possibilities offered by its web interface.
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StackState
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Pandora FMS LLC
  • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
  • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
  • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
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StackState
  • Increased visibility of all resources in cloud to 100%.
  • Deviated stages are able to detect problems before their occurrence. However, [it] needs tunings for false alarms.
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ScreenShots

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