StackState

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What is StackState?

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,…

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What is StackState?

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 incidents.

StackState Features

  • Supported: Time-Traveling Topology
  • Supported: Change<>Incident Mapping
  • Supported: Autonomous Anomaly Detection

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Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsLinux, Kubernetes
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Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses StackState?

The most common users of StackState are from Enterprises and the Financial Services industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
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We've introduced StackState to provide us more insight and overview on key business processes. Our ICT monitoring team is now using all kind of monitoring tools to keep track of our environment. With StackState we're aiming to aggregate this to one tool. After this, we plan to enroll StackState to other business and development teams.
  • Aggregate multiple sources
  • Provide root-cause of issues
  • Reduce recovery time
  • not is that state yet
Aggregating (not only monitoring) info provides great insight in our environment.
We (currently) use it less for "process tracing."
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
Score 8 out of 10
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StackState was tested in a PoC to achieve operational goals. To get faster root cause analysis, better visibility over on-prem and AWS resources and prevent problems on the platform.
  • Integration with standard tools from the Stackpack.
  • Ability to see machine status on timeline.
  • Integration with Slack and Netcool.
  • Merging data from all agents on StackState server.
  • Although license is based on number of hosts, licenses needs to be renewed every year or the StackState server cannot be used. A single license model does not serve all client requirements.
  • Custom development could be time consuming.
  • The original view with all the hosts on single view is quite useless. We got value only from smaller views.
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.
Transparent communication and a lot of effort put in by StackState engineers till all the requirements are fulfilled.
Score 8 out of 10
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We are currently running en PoC for StackState and are very enthusiastic about its capabilities. The main problem in our organisation is that we have many components and little overview. We plan to roll it out to all our DevOps teams so that they can better manage their IT stack and can focus more on Dev and less on Ops.
  • 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.
  • Documentation is often unclear and/or lacking.
  • UI doesn't easily allow opening of links in a new browser tab.
  • Feedback for determining bugs when scripting is quite hard, although this feature is quite new, so is bound to be improved in the near future.
If you have a very specific thing you want to monitor in your IT stack I wouldn't recommend StackState. That is as overkill as trying to catch a single fish with a commercial fishing rig. There are much lighter better suited tools for such tasks. However if you desire a complete overview of your stack, fully customizable with advanced relational properties and monitoring capabilities, StackState is the perfect tool for that.
In short, it is for big fish, not small fish.
Great personal contact and friendly support. They are always available very quickly and know their stuff.
Some of them feel more like internal colleagues than external support.
Score 10 out of 10
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It is used by the Cloud Services department, which consists of engineers on different platforms and technology to have one pane of glass for the state of our customer's IT landscape. Because of this, its easier for them to come to a root cause and improves cooperation between the teams.
  • Easy to implement the standard integrations.
  • Personal approach.
  • Interested in the challenges you want to solve.
  • Grow bigger, so the roadmap can be implemented faster.
  • Grow a partner network for developing integrations.
On complex landscapes which consist of different platforms and teams, it will excel in bringing the teams together to understand each other better. In small environments within a single platform, it will probably be less appropriate if there is a good solution in the platform already. But dependant on the use case, there can be value in that as well.
They are friendly and supportive and will adjust to your knowledge level. So no annoyance where you first have to go through a first line script to get to an advanced question answered. Response times are good, and they will onboard the proper expertise to solve your issue fast. They will always ask if the ticket can be closed and if you need any other assistance instead of auto closing without communication.
Score 10 out of 10
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StackState combines the output off different monitoring tools, and displays them in a neatly and organized manner.It gives us a near real time state of the current IT landscape and is fed different metrics from various tools.
  • Lots of stackpacks that can get information from systems. E.g. Azure, Amazon, Mulesoft.
  • You can write your own stackpacks, to unlock systems that need more tailoring.
  • AI to get a faster root cause analysis.
  • Time travel your system to see changes over time.
  • Can't think of anything yet.
StackState is very helpful in implementing, great support, if they don't have an answer, they will find a working one. It is more a partnership, then a business that tries to sell their product. It feels like you have extra colleagues in your company.
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