About groundcover

Groundcover is a cloud-native application monitoring solution that offers comprehensive observability for modern production environments. With its eBPF-powered technology, Groundcover allows teams to monitor everything they build and run in the cloud without compromising on cost, granularity, or scale. The platform provides a range of features, including log management, infrastructure monitoring, and application performance monitoring. Users can access all their logs and metrics, optimize infrastructure efficiency, and identify and resolve issues instantly with zero code changes.
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groundcover pricing

groundcover has a free version and offers a free trial. groundcover paid version starts at USD 0.00.

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groundcover Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.8
Functionality
4.3
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.9
5 reviews of 18 View all reviews
Julius
Julius
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 15/01/2024

Very easy setup and fully customizable retention without affecting cost as it runs on your own...

Very good, we have been with them since the beginning of 2023 and after experiencing the likes of DataDog, Dynatrace and Instana they have been a breath of fresh air with VERY predictable and reasonable pricing and a support team that is very eager to help out when you need them. Even going above and beyond and advising on how to use the data that is gathered by them inside your infrastructure and notifying you on how future changes might affect the usage of that raw data from the deployed databases.

Pros

Easy setup, simple pricing model no hidden fees.
Full control over retention without affecting cost.
Mostly used eBPF integrations out of the box.
Simple UI that gets directly to the point.

Cons

Some eBPF integrations not yet available

Reasons for Switching to groundcover

Simple and reliable pricing structure and they delivered on their eBPF zero-instrumentation promise for most of the services and provided a very attractive open-source alternative (oTEL) for the things that are not covered by eBPF.

Response from Groundcover

Thank you for taking the time to review groundcover Julius, we're super happy to learn about the positive impact that groundcover has had on you. We will continue to develop more capabilities into the platform, including additional integrations that will expand our impact even further! Gilles Perez, Product Marketing Lead, groundcover

Replied 24/01/2024
Shimon
  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 04/02/2024

Amazing observability platform!

Pros

Groundcover is so simple to implement and use!

we built our obsevability around it and are very happy with it!

logs ,metrics, dashboard - everything!

the pricing is great and simple and their slack community and tech team is very responsive and helpful!

we use it on a daily basis and it has proved itself as the best solution for a startup in our size!

Cons

more slice and dices option will be great and maybe additional dashboards and templates , but the product keeps improving and those features are already showing up.

Reasons for Choosing groundcover

costs, performance, ease of management and usage.

Switched From

Elastic Suite

Reasons for Switching to groundcover

costs, performance, ease of management and usage and support

Response from Groundcover

Hi Shimon, thank you for your review and feedback! It's always great to read that our platform is able to provide such positive experiences and we will continue to develop many more features to keep enhancing our capabilities, including slice and dice capabilities - which are also coming up soon. Keep using our Slack community to let us know about things you want to see next! Gilles Perez, Product Marketing Lead, groundcover

Replied 30/04/2024
Yair
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 5,001–10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
0
Features
2
Ease of Use
3
Customer Support
0

3
Reviewed on 21/01/2024

Product has long onboarding time

Pros

A lot of important data is exposed, this helps a lot to debug our production

Cons

As a new user i find it hard to get into all of the abilities i have in groundcover

Response from Groundcover

Hi Yair, thank you for submitting your review of groundcover! I am sorry to learn that your experience was not optimal. The vast majority of our users report that quick onboarding and ease of use are part of the highlights of their experience with groundcover, and I would love for it to be the same for you. As I can't see your full details, please contact our support via our Slack community (https://www.groundcover.com/join-slack) or via email (hello at groundcover dot com) so our experts can help you through the process? I am certain we can turn your experience around in no time and would love to have the opportunity to do so. All the best, Gilles Perez, Product Marketing Lead.

Replied 22/01/2024
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 02/01/2024

Groundcover: zero effort observability

We utilize Groundcover for our infrastructure's observability. The cost-benefit tradeoff has been remarkable. With minimal effort, we've gained a comprehensive understanding of our infrastructure's inner workings, significantly enhancing our knowledge of the cluster's activities. Additionally, we've configured security-related alerts using NGINX logs as the data source, further bolstering our monitoring capabilities.

Pros

Groundcover has significantly impacted our small team, offering immediate insights into our EKS cluster within just 10 minutes. Its GitOps-compatible configuration seamlessly integrates into our workflow. The support via the Slack channel is outstanding, with the team being highly responsive and patient, consistently providing replies in under an hour.

Cons

The current dashboards and alerts in Groundcover, which utilize an embedded Grafana, certainly deliver impressive functionalities. However, exploring a unique approach developed by Groundcover itself could potentially improve the product.
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Alternatives Considered

Datadog

Reasons for Switching to groundcover

Ease of use, configuration and installation. Convenient pricing model.
Dudy
Dudy
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 27/12/2023

Amazing Product

Amazing experience from the UI to the UX, very recommended

Pros

Liked how native groundcover is with EKS, can be installed in a couple of minutes and provides a full observability platform.
It’s also low on resources and take an a minimal additional footprint on the infrastructure.

Cons

groundcover’s bread and butter is still K8s. for outside K8s they support a lot of intergrations but the experience is not as immediate as inside out EKS environment

Response from Groundcover

Thank you Dudy for taking the time to share your positive experience with groundcover. We are thrilled to learn of all the ways you were impressed with groundcover and look forward to continue delivering value to you and your organization.

Your comment regarding groundcover's strengths in Kubernetes environments is appreciated. While our core focus has been on delivering exceptional Kubernetes observability, we are already working towards expanding our offerings beyond Kubernetes, and the results of that work will be felt soon.

If you have any further suggestions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out.

Gilles Perez
Product Marketing Lead

Replied 18/01/2024

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