Zenoss Cloud -- a big step forward
Steve Garnjobst | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 02, 2019

Zenoss Cloud -- a big step forward

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Zenoss Cloud

I work for a reseller/systems integrator that provides Zenoss to Enterprise clients. We're a multi-platform integrator with a strong focus on private/hybrid/multi-cloud infrastructure. Zenoss is a perfect fit for infrastructure monitoring across heterogeneous platforms and the full range of IT infrastructure -- providing that elusive "single pane of glass" for many Op-Center users.
  • Multi-platform support across a wide range of hardware and software infrastructure. Truly a vendor-agnostic platform.
  • Vendor-specific feature/configuration support, via ZenPacks, providing much better end-to-end visibility as compared to most legacy monitoring platforms -- especially for devices such as firewalls, middleware gateways, and load balancers.
  • Modern, cloud-native software architecture, as compared to legacy monitoring platforms. As a result, Zenoss Cloud should prove to be more scalable and easier to upgrade than legacy platforms such as SolarWinds, IBM, BMC, etc.
  • Support for streaming data is on the roadmap must currently be addressed via a third-party app.
  • For some customers, a hybrid on-prem/cloud model may be a better fit than a pure cloud model. The onsite collectors offer some, but not all, of this functionality.
  • Tighter integration with third-party (AppDynamics, etc) and/or built-in app performance tools.
  • We're a reseller/Integrator, so this question has a somewhat different meaning to our business. For us, Zenoss Cloud allows us to provide a single Cloud-based monitoring platform that can address virtually all our clients' use cases, dramatically simplifying our training and staffing requirements. Instead of training Engineers on several platforms, including the installation of physical hardware/software, we can focus on a single platform.
  • The faster time-to-deployment and always-on cloud platform is a great fit for DevOps environments and newer software-defined data center platforms. The ability of Zenoss to support these environments solves what has been a major blind spot, slowing adoption of platforms that have been difficult to effectively manage with legacy monitoring platforms.
  • For clients, the ability to consolidate from multiple prem-based tools to a single cloud-based platform is huge. Eliminating multiple licenses and ongoing hardware & administration costs can show a 1-2 year ROI.
Perfect for multi-vendor infrastructure monitoring. Excellent end-to-end troubleshooting, due to real-time dependency mapping.
The new Cloud platform is perfect for widely distributed companies, and those looking to minimize administration requirements for the monitoring platform. The prem-based Zenoss platform would be a better fit for organizations not willing to use a cloud-based monitoring application. Zenoss isn't currently a true app performance monitoring platform, so it would need to be used in conjunction with something like AppDynamics.