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What Is groundcover?

Monitor everything you run in your cloud without compromising on cost, granularity, or scale. groundcover is a full stack cloud-native APM platform designed to make observability effortless so that you can focus on building world-class products. By leveraging our proprietary sensor, groundcover unlocks unprecedented granularity on all your applications, eliminating the need for costly code changes and development cycles to ensure monitoring continuity.

Who Uses groundcover?

Developers, engineers, and operational teams in organizations of all sizes leverage groundcover’s platform to gain granular visibility over their cloud environments, and minimize monitoring costs.

Where can groundcover be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premises

About the vendor

  • Groundcover

groundcover support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola and 215 others

Languages

English

groundcover pricing

Starting Price:

USD 0.00
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

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

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • Groundcover

groundcover support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola and 215 others

Languages

English

groundcover videos and images

groundcover Software - Live Network Dependency Map Visualize a live service dependency map to troubleshoot complex issues faster. Easily discover network bottlenecks and erroneous connections. Instantly dive deeper into a specific service 
to continue the investigation.
groundcover Software - Cover your entire stack Easily monitor tens of thousands of infrastructure metrics 
with groundcover’s propietary eBPF sensor. Seamlessly integrate your cloud metrics from serverless platforms, managed databases and more.
groundcover Software - Complete Kubernetes Monitoring Full coverage of your Kubernetes environments 
- all in one centralized place. Track the health and utilization of all your Kubernetes entities from nodes to containers and workloads.
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groundcover video
groundcover Software - Live Network Dependency Map Visualize a live service dependency map to troubleshoot complex issues faster. Easily discover network bottlenecks and erroneous connections. Instantly dive deeper into a specific service 
to continue the investigation.
groundcover Software - Cover your entire stack Easily monitor tens of thousands of infrastructure metrics 
with groundcover’s propietary eBPF sensor. Seamlessly integrate your cloud metrics from serverless platforms, managed databases and more.
groundcover Software - Complete Kubernetes Monitoring Full coverage of your Kubernetes environments 
- all in one centralized place. Track the health and utilization of all your Kubernetes entities from nodes to containers and workloads.

Features of groundcover

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Alerts/Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Anomaly Detection
  • Audit Trail
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Baseline Manager
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Continuous Integration
  • Correlation Analysis
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Visualization
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Event Logs
  • Historical Trend Analysis
  • IT Asset Tracking
  • Issue Auditing
  • Log Analysis
  • Log Collection
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Monitoring
  • Network Analysis
  • Network Monitoring
  • Patch Management
  • Pattern Detection and Recognition
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Prioritization
  • Query Analysis
  • Real-Time Data
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Release Management
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Server Monitoring
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Status Tracking
  • Testing Management
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Threshold Alerts
  • Troubleshooting
  • Uptime Reporting
  • Web Traffic Reporting

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Reviews of groundcover

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.3
Value for Money
4.8

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

Find reviews by score

5
83%
4
11%
3
6%
Julius
Julius
CTO in Faroe Islands
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

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

5.0 5 months ago

Comments: 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

Alternatives Considered: Datadog, IBM Instana, Dynatrace, New Relic and Honeycomb

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.

Groundcover Response

5 months ago

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

Shimon
DevOps Lead in Israel
Computer & Network Security, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Amazing observability platform!

5.0 4 months ago

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.

Alternatives Considered: Datadog, Logz.io, Elastic Observability and Coralogix

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

Groundcover Response

last month

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

Yair
Software Engineer in Israel
Computer Software, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Product has long onboarding time

3.0 5 months ago

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

Groundcover Response

5 months ago

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.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Groundcover: zero effort observability

5.0 5 months ago

Comments: 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. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Alternatives Considered: Sentry and Datadog

Reasons for Switching to groundcover: Ease of use, configuration and installation. Convenient pricing model.

Dudy
Dudy
AM in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Amazing Product

5.0 6 months ago

Comments: 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

Groundcover Response

5 months ago

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