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Top 50 Cloud Monitoring, Management Tools: Which Are Best?

21. Ingram Micro CloudNow a marketplace where partners can source, activate and manage a range of cloud applications for customers.

22. Kaseya 365 Command: Offers MSPs one interface to manage Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive and more.

23. Keynote Systems: A cloud-based tool for mobile testing and mobile app monitoring.

24. Librato CloudWatch: Now owned by SolarWinds, this monitoring and management tool gathers data from AWS, Heroku and other sources.

25. Loggly: A wildly popular cloud log management service.

26. LogicMonitor: I’ve been tracking LogicMonitor since about 2012. The company’s platform supports higher-end MSPs — especially those that want to manage midmarket infrastructure (on premises or in the cloud) for customers.

27. LogicNow: The company’s MAX RemoteManagement tools allow MSPs to manage Office 365 and Google Apps for Work.

28. ManageEngine: I first got to know ManageEngine’s team nearly a decade ago (has it been that long). The company works with IT professionals and MSPs. Keep an eye on ManageEngine’s cloud monitoring tools.

29. Microsoft Cloud Monitoring: The technology giant offers numerous Azure-centric monitoring and management tools.

30. Monitis: Another application performance monitoring specialist, Monitis helps service providers deliver on promised SLAs. Once owned by GFI Software, I’m checking to see who now controls this platform.

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47 Comments

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    Rick Larson:

    Why no listing for ScienceLogic?

    Joe Panettieri:

    Ouch. You got us. Great point. We’ll add them to lineup.

    Best,
    -jp

      david toms:

      Joe

      CloudSelect was recently chosen by one of the Top global Telcos as the underlying foundation for their new Digital Hub (Technology & Cloud Brokerage Platform) and I do not even see CloudSelect in the top 50, when we just competed against over 20 of the leading platform solutions in the world. http://cloudfx.com

        Joe Panettieri:

        Just to clarify: This article was written in early 2016. We’ll give CloudSelect a look as we prepare a new rev of the list.
        -jp

          Veer:

          Hey Joe,

          I am working with https://totalcloud.io. We are trying to work towards cloud visibility which would essentially cover monitoring your AWS infrastructure out of the box.

          Would love to hear your views.

            Joe Panettieri:

            Hi Veer: Thanks for your note. Feel free to email me: Joe@AfterNines.com.

            Best,
            -jp

    Steve Kazan:

    We are launching a new reseller channel program, called ChannelLogic. We have had great results with MSP’s and now will be able to extend to resellers too.

      Joe Panettieri:

      Steve: I’d love to hear more — Joe@AfterNines.com.

      Best,
      -jp

    Kirill:

    Check out Unigma, a unified cloud monitoring tool for IT Service providers. Works with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hi Kirill: Thanks for stopping by. I think it’s a safe bet we could be hearing more from Unigma soon…

      Readers: Kirill Bensonoff is founder of Unigma. Stay tuned for more info on the company soon.

      -jp

    Shannon L:

    Thank you for including Dynatrace on your list! Dynatrace just recently partnered with Cloud Foundry to become the next generation solution for cloud native monitoring. A seamless integration allows Cloud Foundry to manage your application in a dynamic way, while Dynatrace Ruxit gives you the insights needed to track application health, functionality and performance across the entire platform. To discover all the benefits Dynatrace Ruxit has to offer, visit http://www.dynatrace.com/en/ruxit/technologies/cloud-and-microservices/cloud-foundry-monitoring/

    Chris Grossmeier:

    No CloudPhysics?

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hey Chris: We’ll give CloudPhysics a look. Do you work with the company?
      -jp

    Mark Sawyer:

    Thank you for the list. I just wanted to add the system we use CloudView NMS http://www.cloudviewnms.com . We tried quite a few before we found them. It has surprisingly wide set of features… among others, they can monitor cloud-based services, VPS (AWS, VMware servers ). We actually use it to monitor everything: our local and remote sites and our AWS servers, applications, webservers… Unlimited number of monitored nodes/services and they do not charge as you network grows. Using their secure agents provides even more functionality

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hey Mark,

      Thanks for the note. We’ll be sure to keep CloudView NMS on our radar. At some point we may need to post a “part II” to this blog. Lots of new tools emerging, and quite a few are getting swallowed up in M&A deals as well.
      -jp

    Richard:

    Site24x7 monitoring and Syntraffic are two services that you might want to review as we had recently evaluated them both for our needs

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hey Richard: We’ll give them a look. Can you disclose whether you’re associated with Site24x7 or Syntraffic? Also, why did you give them a look? Did you adopt them?

      Best,
      -jp

        richard:

        We are currently paying for Site24x7.

          Ananthkumar K S:

          Hi Richard,

          Thanks for being a part of Site24x7 . Hope you are monitoring your AWS infrastructure too.

          Regards,

          Ananth

    Mick:

    If you run your cloud in AWS and struggle with visualizing your architecture, you should give Cloudcraft a go!

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hey Mick: Can you disclose if/how you are associated with Cloudcraft?
      -jp

    Steve Young:

    Hi, the tool Computer Gomez is no longer valid the official site link provided responds in 403 Access denied.
    You can replace it with AppPerfect Web Test, it’s a 100% server-based monitoring tool which uses existing services available on the device to remotely monitor the device without any need to install a bulky agent.
    Our official website is http://www.appperfect.com, and the product link url http://www.appperfect.com/products/web-test.php

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hey Steve: Thanks for the note. It’s been a year since we published this list. Time for us to do an updated reality check, I believe. Stay tuned for an updated list soon.
    -jp

    Peter Nguyen:

    Hi Joe,
    Please also include Wavefront on your next list.

    Wavefront is a turnkey, cloud-based (Saas) monitoring + real-time analytics solution for enterprise. SaaS and Internet companies such as Intuit, Box, WorkDay, Groupon, and more rely on Wavefront to collect, visualize, and intelligently alert on all their time-series (metric) data from everywhere.

    Wavefront enables you to monitor all the metrics at scale across your entire stack: application performance metrics, application state metrics, cloud / container performance metrics, composite metrics, custom metrics, metrics derived from logs. This gives DevOps organizations a unified, system-wide view so you get the full visibility.

    Combined with its query-driven analytics, you can get the instant actionable insights to quickly diagnose fix problems.

    https://www.wavefront.com/

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hey Peter: Thanks for the link and background; we’ll give it a look.
      -jp

    Steve Young:

    Hi,
    Great list so far, I’d like to suggest you another awesome tool, I have been using from years with great ease and efficiency.
    A fully automated server monitoring tool AppPerfect AgentLess Monitor. It’s a 100% server-based monitoring tool which uses existing services available on the device to remotely monitor the device without any need to install a bulky agent. AppPerfect Agentless Monitor is a sophisticated rules engine capable of sensing rule violations within seconds and alerting you immediately.

      Joe Panettieri:

      Steve: I’ll jump over to AppPerfect to learn more. Thanks.
      -jp

    Siva Koti:

    Very good collection !!!

    ravi:

    Hey Joe ,

    Thanks for your sharing , why you missed actonmagic .

    http://www.actonmagic.com

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hi Ravi: I’ve gotta admit we had not heard of Action Magic before you posted your comment. I’ll give it a look. Please make sure your PR team sends me company updates: Joe [at] AfterNines [dot] com.
    -jp

      ravi:

      @Joe – ok sure , we will write to you .

        Madan:

        Hi Joe,

        Hope you had a chance to review ActOnCloud details. Look forward to working with you.

          Joe Panettieri:

          Hi Madan: Thanks for the email. I’ll be sure to loop back and get the dialog going.
          -jp

    Steve Schneider:

    Are these Alpha order or Ranked? 🙂
    Anyone here that can rank them for over all hybrid environment?
    Application Monitoring: Private (Cloud Foundry / Gaia), Public (AWS, Azure, Google), On-Prem

      Joe Panettieri:

      Hey Steve: They’re alphabetical. Sorry, we didn’t look into which have on-premises capabilities as well.

      best,
      -jp

    Simcha:

    Thanks for this great list of tools.
    I would also like to recommend that anyone who is researching cloud monitoring and management tools visit IT Central Station and read through the user reviews of the tools listed there. This is a really good way to get a sense of what it’s like to work with the tools and learn about their pros and cons from someone who uses them.

    You might also find the comparison pages to be helpful in getting a quick understanding of how any two tools are compared, based on their user reviews. This is an example of a chart that compares Densify to Veeam ONE: https://www.itcentralstation.com/products/comparisons/densify_vs_veeam-one/tzd/c453-sbc-26

    Matt:

    Would you mind adding Stackify to the list? We provide code level performance monitoring, application logs, errors, and metrics for developers. Thanks!

    https://stackify.com

    Joe Panettieri:

    Hey Matt: We’re gonna start updating the list on an annual basis. More details soon. I will keep Stackify in mind for that.

    Best,
    -jp

    Trent Waskey:

    Hey Joe,

    Thanks for including Netuitive! We have undergone a rebrand and are now Metricly. We’d really appreciate an updated link!

    Florian:

    Hello,
    Could you included Elastic Workload Protector from SecludIT in your Cloud Monitoring review? This is a security solution that analyze your cyber risk exposure for multi-cloud.
    Best regards

      Joe Panettieri:

      Florian: We’ll be updating the list in 2018. Stay tuned for details.
      -jp

    Vijayakumar:

    Please have a look at http://www.opsmartcm.com We offer IT Infrastructure Monitoring & Automation and Managing Cloud Operations.

      Joe Panettieri:

      Thanks for the heads up and link. We’ll be updating this list with a completely new blog entry soon.
      -jp

    John Speck:

    No love for Centerity Systems?!? All-in-one platform for hybrid environment monitoring.

      John Speck:
        Joe Panettieri:

        Hey John: Stay tuned. I’ve been teasing a list update for 2018 in recent weeks… Should have something to share with readers late this week.
        -jp

    Joe Panettieri:

    Update: We have launched our Top 50 Cloud Monitoring and Management Software Tools survey for 2018.

    • Participate here.
    • Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 4.
    • Results to be unveiled Tuesday, May 22.

    Comments on the blog above are now closed since we’re now focused on building the 2018 list. Thanks you to those who previously posted comments, and to those who are participating in the survey.
    -jp

    Joe Panettieri
    Content Czar, ChannelE2E & MSSP Alert
    Joe@AferNines.com