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BigPanda Questions

SystemsEngineer234z
Principal Enterprise Systems Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Hi everyone, I'm looking to purchase an APM solution, and looking for some feedback. I've shortlisted AppDynamics, New Relic, Dynatrace, Datadog, as well as some others like Big Panda and Corelogic that might be used to bolt on as value add. I have experience with AppDynamics, Datadog and… (more)

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to purchase an APM solution, and looking for some feedback.

I've shortlisted AppDynamics, New Relic, Dynatrace, Datadog, as well as some others like Big Panda and Corelogic that might be used to bolt on as value add. I have experience with AppDynamics, Datadog and Dynatrace but not New Relic - I'm leaning towards New Relic though.

I want to hear how you did your discovery/research, and what were some deciding factors when you finally picked a solution (E.g.: New Relic has xyz but the fact that Datadog gave us 1 and 2 and sort of has xyz made us go with Datadog).

Some background:

I have background in DevOps, Java and Cloud. Theoretically, my group is DevOps but we're still developing in this area. I'm looking to modernize and automate more, and get rid of all the noise. With whatever solution I end up choosing, I want to improve monitoring and do app tracing for developers. I also need predictive analysis. We're currently doing everything on-prem but we have plans to move to the cloud, so the solution needs to support both on-prem and cloud.

I've put together a survey to help me with researching the tools. I'd really appreciate if you could take a few minutes to fill in the survey to help me out: APM tool survey

Thanks!

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reviewer1352679There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org… more »
Tjeerd SaijoenThe key is to have a holistic view over the complete infrastructure, the ones… more »
Adrian AntonypillaiWe are currently going through a paper-based analysis to select an Enterprise… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 12 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about BigPanda?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 12 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with BigPanda.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 12 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Aug 12 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering BigPanda, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

IT Infrastructure Monitoring Questions
Carlos_Gonzalez
Co-Founder at Xmartic
Jul 13 2021

Hello, 

I'm working at a Tech Services company and I would like to understand the competitive advantages of Nagios XI vs other Network Performance Monitoring
(NPM) tools.

Can you share your expertise on this topic?
Thanks

Dario Leon Hi, Nagios is great because the tool has a lot of plugins, customizable.… more »
systemse738The biggest question is how much work do you want to do?  With Nagios you have… more »
Tjeerd SaijoenIn Nagios you have to build from templates so more development work and you need… more »
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 27 2021

With the security issues associated with SolarWinds - are people switching to other vendors?   Which ones are you switching to and why?


RobertUllmanThousand Eyes acquired by Cisco, interesting synergies with AppDynamics APM.
chamepicartWe’ve switched from Solarwinds to Centreon even before the issue occurred. It’s… more »
Darryl TheronHi Henry, Infosim, Stablenet is a very good alternative. Regards, Darryl… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

Hi.

There are many open-source IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions on the market. However, large companies often invest in a paid solution. 

What do paid monitoring solutions offer that make them a better choice than open source?

Richard TreadwayWhen you’re considering infrastructure monitoring, you certainly have plenty of… more »
Faustine ChisasaThe main reason large companies invest in paid solutions is the advanced and… more »
David CollierFrankly speaking, these days there is very little if any advantage. Allow me to… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station
Jun 28 2021

Hi community members,

I have some questions for you: 

What is ITOM? How does it differ from ITSM? 

Which products would you recommend to make up a fully defined ITOM suite?

reviewer277275IT operations management (ITOM) software is intended to represent all the tools… more »
Syed Abu Owais Bin NasarOne is that ITSM is focused on how services are delivered by IT teams, while… more »
Tjeerd SaijoenITOM is a range of products integrated together, it contains infrastructure… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station
Nov 17 2021

What tools do you recommend for SQL server monitoring for an enterprise-level business?

reviewer277275I highly recommend 2 products from the SolarWinds ITOM Suite; 1 Server… more »
Morne' O'KennedyI personally believe in SCOM (Operations Manager) since it contains all the… more »
Usman MalikYou can use Solawind or BMC
Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Aug 09 2021

Hi peers,

Is it required for your company to conduct a security review before purchasing an infrastructure monitoring solution? 

What are the common materials you use in the review? 

Do you have any tips or advice for the community and any pitfalls to watch out for?

David CollierAs with any software that is deployed within any organisation, security must be… more »
MenojRoekaleaI would start focussing on the used acounts and their privileges, other… more »
Ravi KhanchandaniIt may not be mandatory for conducting a security review before procuring… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Jun 29 2021
Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!
MichaelDelzerThe ability for the solution to correlate data from across the enterprise to… more »
Dmytro KutetskyiI think you need to look for: 1. Unifications. All aspects of the monitoring… more »
Stacy Leidwinger1) Ease of deployment and maintenance. The ideal solution will auto-discover… more »