Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals Reviews

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November 07, 2019

Pricey but worth it

Score 9 out of 10
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SteelCentral was purchased in addition to a riverbed device for network monitoring. New owners for the company wanted serious visibility into their custom-written applications and performance around said applications. Right out of the gate we were able to trace down a network latency issue between our database server, and our application server (.NET). The resolution of which was simple and gave an immediate bandwidth increase.
  • Root cause finding/remediation (it goes beyond analysis).
  • Shows latency between applications and servers.
  • Identifies long-running SQL queries, and puts the onus back on developers to clean up their SQL code.
  • Cost - Riverbed is really proud of their products, and the price shows.
  • More "point and click" repair opportunities.
  • Integration with Cisco DNA, tell which devices could have issues based upon the IOS version, etc.
It is well suited for companies wanting to get the most out of their applications, and have a good amount of money to spend. This product would be great for anyone's company, but it is a bit cost-prohibitive to SMB's. I would recommend to Riverbed to have a "per engagement" cost with trusted partners, to clear up performance issues on a one-time cost basis.
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Score 8 out of 10
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We use AppInternals to give us full stack visibility across cloud workloads and containers, showing full diagnostics for every transaction across our applications, which includes logs, network and payload data. We have a high number of applications spread across the organization, on-premise, and cloud-based. We had very little visibility into the stack trace of these applications.
  • Full stack visibility into application data is excellent.
  • Transaction element is very detailed and extremely helpful in diagnosing issues.
  • The support element from Riverbed has been great, including the turn around time for the few issues we had.
  • We found the platform slightly costly for the return. Having tried multiple products this was the best of the lot.
  • We did find a few applications where the diagnostic data wasn't overly insightful.
If you have multiple applications deployed natively and cloud-based, then AppInternals will be well suited to you. If your applications use multiple technologies, then again, this will be well suited to you. We have offices and users across the globe, so we needed a platform where we could measure the data from multiple geographic locations.
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Score 9 out of 10
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Cuts down on the time to resolve complicated application issue. Now, we have been able to trace individual transaction to identify where the issue is whether in the application code, server, or network.
  • Transaction tracing is the most useful. Being able to have the transaction stitched together so we can see where the problem is has proven invaluable.
  • Support for PHP, DB, and other applications need to be supported. We have a broad range of applications that we would like visibility into but the list of currently supported applications is very small.
  • 9/10 - We had a couple of issues that required opening up tickets. The Riverbed support engineers usually resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • App Dynamics should try to find some measure of support or functionality in an SAP and People soft environments - however with the introduction of C++ agents - the People Soft realm will be covered shortly.
  • Additional support for next-gen mobile platforms also needs to be high on the roadmap prioritization.
We are a services organization and we use Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals with our customers. It has allowed us to expand the footprint in the application management business with virtually all of our major accounts. We were able to expand and go into other applications that we weren't in or offering previously.

Now, we have a new value proposition for our customer enhanced visibility, enhanced stability, and we can reduce our cost to them because our cost structure is reduced by using Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals.
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Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Application monitoring (3)
9.0
Database monitoring (3)
8.8
Threshold alerts (3)
8.0
Predictive capabilities (3)
8.2
Application performance management console (3)
9.2
Collaboration tools (3)
7.2
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications (3)
7.8
Application dependency mapping and thresholding (3)
8.6
Virtualization monitoring (3)
7.7
Server availability and performance monitoring (3)
7.2
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting (3)
8.6
IT Asset Discovery (3)
7.4

About Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals

Riverbed’s SteelCentral AppInternals is a scalable application performance management tool that can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or as SaaS. AppInternals provides full-stack, code-level visibility that collects application performance data from the browser to back-end activity at 1-second intervals. It provides support for containerized mapping and visualization and is scaled to handle big data workloads.

AppInternals specializes in AI-based analytics components, which allow users to quickly recognize unexpected performance issues and maximize insights. The product is optimized to monitor and manage test and production environments, with additional purchasable capabilities to mold the tool to the user’s needs.

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