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"This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.""This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving.""The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities.""People are very pleased with the implementation.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.""No issues with stability."

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"Thanks to this software and to the work of the support team, we have everything under control.""The most valuable feature is that it is an all-in-one monitoring system.""This product has allowed us to identify and correct certain issues that were affecting our solution.""You can configure several types of architecture for high availability or load balancing.""It provides us with proactive monitoring and is very easy to configure and maintain.""I like this solution a lot because it has a very large Hispanic community and the platform looks very friendly.""This solution has screens that are easy to understand and provide a wealth of information.""The official forum is active enough to answer most of the high-end technical questions that you may have."

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"You can monitor performance counters effortlessly.""We can proactively fix historical issues, so we won't face those problems in future.""The set up was very easy. We didn't have any problems with the setup. The deployment took less than an hour.""This has helped us to monitor the availability of our routers, switches, servers, and virtual environments.""I can do everything remotely, including running PowerShell scripts or performing standard updates.""It is very extensible with 'SWQL' and APIs to where we are beginning to integrate it with network automation.""We had some interfaces where the SFP Ports were having some problems after a while. We found which of the SFP Ports was having the error and changed it, so the bandwidth become okay.""All the features are very good. The monitoring of the equipment, the configuration manager, and the IP address monitoring are great."

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"I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.""I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there.""In the new version, I would love to see more prediction capabilities. It would be great if one could see the alerts get a little more enriched with information and become more human-friendly instead of the technical stuff that they put in there. I think those would be really awesome outcomes to get.""The implementation is a long process that should be improved.""They could make it more easy to plug-in data so that a nontechnical person will be able to use it, like accountants or finance people. That way they don't have to ask us.""It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for the single click operations as well relational data locality."

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"In the future, we may have double the number of devices, and we do not want to have any issues with performance in the data display.""Improvements are needed for server and network discovery, including service-based discovery.""An update to the Android app would be appreciated.""A nice feature in the next release would be an automation module to run workflow actions.""I think some improvements to the Android app would be good.""I find that this software is resource heavy, and demands a lot of processing capacity.""I would like to have a dashboard with all assets displayed, with a quick hover-over status.""Pandora FMS is an overall great monitoring solution, but it does not have a community that is as large as Zabbix or Nagios."

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"It would be nice if SolarWinds could have a polling engine on the site that would collect the reporting and then manage everything itself.""It is not that stable. As a Windows software, I have seen issues with SolarWinds. The performance is slow.""The aesthetic widgets should be dynamic widgets, so the customization can be even more customizable.""Application Performance Monitoring should be included in this solution.""I would like to see integration with antivirus or other security endpoint solutions.""This solution would benefit from expanding on the capabilities within the API.""We are looking to change away from this solution because of the documentation and the solution doesn't have enough integration in our country. The documentation is too weak.""Scalability is a bit tricky because it requires more gateways in order to get the performance you may need. It also requires a lot of licensing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Educational pricing is available for this solution.""We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now.""Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD."

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"Only one payment and it includes support, updates, new versions, and access to the complete library of plugins except for SAP and z/OS.""Pandora FMS is easy to implement and the pricing of licenses is competitive.""You get the license and it includes updates, new versions, and access to the complete library of modules.""My rule of thumb would be that if you need more than thirty agents, and you lack an automation tool such as Chef or Puppet, you will save a lot of time and money going to the Enterprise edition.""In terms of money, the Enterprise version is the cheapest that I have found after a market study.""The open-source version offers 100% functionality and the hardware requirements for a solution like this one are very modest.""Growing the solution or migrating to the Enterprise version is easy, and various plans are available.""The Open Source Community Edition is great to just explore the software, or use it on medium-sized infrastructures."

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"The pricing needs to be improved. It is too high. One full engine costs around $10 000, which is why we don't have high availability right now.""The pricing is very expensive for SolarWinds. That's a huge disadvantage for it.""We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.""The cost is based on the number of nodes, so it is expensive when you have a lot of them.""It is expensive.""Some solutions are open source and free.""It is relatively inexpensive compared to other products in the same category.""It's expensive and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing."

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VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.

Pandora FMS Enterprise is the perfect on-premise monitoring software for companies with at least 100 devices. 

Stop wasting your time and resources on complex and silo'd monitoring systems that are poorly integrated.

It’s an all-in-one package offering modern and flexible IT monitoring, replacing the need for multiple, difficult-to-integrate, and more costly monitoring systems.

Check the health and performance of your entire network for easier troubleshooting and faster results using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. NPM lets you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Now with built-in deep packet inspection and analysis you can immediately determine the impact of network or application latency on user experience.

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Sample Customers
Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftRakuten, Prosegur, Repsol, Teléfonica, Allianz, Ottawa Hospital, Hughes Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer5%
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Computer Software Company38%
Healthcare Company25%
Engineering Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Engineering Company42%
Comms Service Provider17%
Computer Software Company12%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Media Company4%
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Small Business90%
Midsize Enterprise10%
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Small Business98%
Large Enterprise2%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Pandora FMS vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,076 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Pandora FMS is ranked 5th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 15 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 2nd in Cloud Monitoring Software with 25 reviews. Pandora FMS is rated 9.4, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Pandora FMS writes "Single-point continuous supervision makes it efficient for detecting and solving problems". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". Pandora FMS is most compared with Zabbix, Centreon, Nagios Core, Icinga and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark and WhatsUp Gold. See our Pandora FMS vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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