Compare Azure Monitor vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor

Azure Monitor is ranked 9th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 7 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 7th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews. Azure Monitor is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Azure Monitor writes "This integrated add-on for Microsoft Azure helps monitor performance of the base product ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "A Performance Monitor, Control Virtual Environments, and helps you build your CMDB". Azure Monitor is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog and Splunk, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics and New Relic APM. See our Azure Monitor vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.
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The solution works well overall. It's easy to implement and simple to use.The most valuable feature is that it ensures our servers are up.The most valuable feature is that it's stable. It hasn't crossed any thresholds.A product that is well-integrated for monitoring Microsoft Azure.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 solution is great for monitoring. If something is going wrong, we can immediately find the root cause.This product can monitor application environments no matter where they reside and provides capabilities for deep insight into infrastructure.Solarwinds has an open database that allows you to do serious integrations. It doesn't matter which service desk you have, you can implement and integrate it with SolarWinds.I'd rate technical support at eight out of ten. They are helpful and fast.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.

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I'd like the solution to do more around vulnerability assessment. It's lacking in the product right now.When something goes down, we want the option to have automation in place to get it back up again as quickly as possible.The troubleshooting logs need improvement. There should be some improvement there. I have a hard time finding the right logs at the right times whenever there is an issue occurring.As a younger product it still has room for feature improvement and enhancement.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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The templates could use improvement. Currently, they are quite complex. They should have drag-and-drop functionality instead. It would make it easier to use.This product has no real downside unless they fail to continue development of its capabilities.When you implement SolarWinds on a larger scale my customers complain about the speed.It would be helpful if the solution could integrate more with the security compliances, like this IDSS, etc.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.

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Pricing is inexpensive, starting at 2440 euros. For that, you get the ability to monitor a couple of nodes and one year of maintenance and support.The licenses start from USD 3000.00 and go up to USD 20,000.00 for the year. It's a perpetual license. Nothing is free in SolarWinds, anything that you need is an additional cost.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.

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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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Sample Customers
Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company49%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company7%
Insurance Company7%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Construction Company22%
Retailer11%
Recruiting/Hr Firm11%
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Software R&D Company43%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
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