Power Admin PA Server Monitor vs. Splunk IT Essentials

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Power Admin PA Server Monitor
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
Kansas based Power Admin offers PA Server Monitor, an IT infrastructure monitoring option.N/A
Splunk IT Essentials
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Splunk IT Essentials Work is an IT infrastructure monitoring standalone option from Splunk, providing server health insights, as well as cloud monitoring for hybrid infrastructures.
$15
per month billed annually per host
Pricing
Power Admin PA Server MonitorSplunk IT Essentials
Editions & Modules
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Infrastructure
$15
per month billed annually per host
App & Infra
$60
per month billed annually per host
End-to-End
$75
per month billed annually per host
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Power Admin PA Server MonitorSplunk IT Essentials
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Power Admin PA Server MonitorSplunk IT Essentials
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Power Admin PA Server MonitorSplunk IT Essentials
Likelihood to Recommend
Power Admin LLC
Power Admin PA Server Monitor works great for our needs. We do however wish that it worked for Linux Operating Systems.
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Splunk
Splunk IT Essentials scales really well and is quite suitable for large enterprise environments which is where I use it. It can easily handle the classification and ingest of metrics/log data from thousands of devices. It also allows for easy grouping of these devices so that users can search just for Windows devices, or just for Linux machines. Provides a great overview of enterprise health while allowing deeper dives into the device level of data.
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Pros
Power Admin LLC
  • Alerts us when a server, storage device, or network device goes offline.
  • Alerts us when a critical service running on a server stops running.
  • Alerts us if files change, are removed, or are created.
  • Alerts us if an unauthorized file type has been created on a monitored system
  • Generate up-time reports for Executives.
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Splunk
  • Real time enterprise health monitoring
  • Metrics ingest, parsing, and visualization
  • Investigating and troubleshooting problems that arise with devices
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Cons
Power Admin LLC
  • It does have bulk settings tools to set up bulk settings for multiple devices, but to me it could be a bit easier to use. However, I ran into a snag and reached out to support and they are great.
  • It does not support Linux Operating Systems.
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Splunk
  • Currently need to special request this app on Splunk Cloud
  • Not compatible with older versions of Splunk
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Likelihood to Renew
Power Admin LLC
Excellent product, easy to use, many features, and fast/excellent support.
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Splunk
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Usability
Power Admin LLC
It is an excellent product that is much easier to use than many other open source type offerings. Easy learning curve.
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Splunk
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Support Rating
Power Admin LLC
Very fast, knowledgeable, and helpful support.
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Splunk
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Implementation Rating
Power Admin LLC
Overall it is an easy install and setup and their support is very fast and helpful
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Splunk
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Alternatives Considered
Power Admin LLC
We tried some open source solutions. But, they were much more difficult to set up and maintain. PA is easy to use "out of the box". We looked at other paid solutions also, but they were cost prohibitive, since we are a small institution.
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Splunk
If you've used any Splunk product then you know they have a good reputation for creating smart and user-friendly tools. Splunk IT Essentials is no different and I have had nothing but positive experiences with it. It was a straightforward integration with our enterprise environment. And it can also be leverage, as we did, when moving to ITSI as well.
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Return on Investment
Power Admin LLC
  • It has decreased our critical services downtime, because we are able to VPN in and fix issues as soon as Power Admin alerts us of an issue. ROI has been excellent.
  • It allows us to catch issues before they become critical by alerting us on errors that show up in our Event Logs.
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Splunk
  • Huge time saver in troubleshooting issues in the environment
  • Alerts allow for much quicker response time to certain events that require attention
  • Able to leverage this app when transitioning to ITSI
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