Compare Azure Monitor vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor

Azure Monitor is ranked 17th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 3 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 7th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 6 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 8.6, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "Monitors all of our clients' environments and helps them with technical issues". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "Some of the valuable features are being able to see your devices and monitoring their components". Azure Monitor is most compared with Dynatrace, SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and AppDynamics, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics and BMC TrueSight Operations Management.
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The solution integrates well with the Microsoft platform.It's a service from Microsoft, so it will scale.I am impressed by the reporting on the average eight ports that we get from this solution.

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The more valuable feature of this solution is the Exchange feature.The solution's most valuable features are PerfStack, AppStack and AppInsight.One of the most valuable features are the reports. They're pretty good. Also, the ease of installation and customization for the client is another feature that we value. SolarWinds has a lot of features but these are the ones I like the most. We also like that the KPIs have the ability to be preset.There are many valuable features, including the network configuration manager, and the network performance manager.The solution is end-to-end from the network and the application to the processes. Everything about the enterprise infrastructure is being covered by the solution. It's easy to use and easy to navigate and one of the leaders among monitoring solutions.Monitoring the components on your devices with out of the box monitors or the ability to create new ones (SAM)

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n comparison to New Relic, which I've used before, it's a bit more complicated. It's not as easy to use. It also took some time to get it working. The implementation needs to be simpler.They can simplify the overall complexity since you have multiple data sources in the cloud for monitoring. It's quite simple, but there are so many portals. It takes time to work with it. If they could simplify the user configuration, that would be good.They need to work on a more hybrid deployment that will allow us to monitor local on-premise deployments and connect to different systems. I would like to see more integration.

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Some custom applications cannot be monitored, and a lot more applications need to be included.The solution should implement something like a network configuration manager, or some baseline for server configuration. Many of my customers need a recommendation for server configuration. Implementing that as a feature would be perfect for them.They should incorporate more artificial intelligence. There should also be more predictive features.The setup was complex. We had local support to assist us.There is one feature that is a report writer. And they are currently trying to take it out from being a stand-alone application and integrating to the web. This doesn't give us the flexibility and it doesn't expand what we can get when it comes to reporting. So, putting it on the web is going to make it difficult to get some information. Leaving it where it is now will help us a lot.

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The product might cost you $30,000 USD to buy, but scaling this solution requires the purchase of additional polling engines at $20,000 USD each.Understanding the counts of objects to monitor will determine the licensing need. In terms of pricing, it’s not cheap but it’s not expensive as larger vendors whose products don’t have all the features or integrations.

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Overview

Azure Monitor maximizes the availability and performance of your applications by delivering a comprehensive solution for collecting, analyzing, and acting on telemetry from your cloud and on-premises environments. It helps you understand how your applications are performing and proactively identifies issues affecting them and the resources they depend on.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

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Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
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