SevOne vs. SolarWinds NPM

SevOne is ranked 9th in Network Monitoring Software with 10 reviews vs SolarWinds NPM which is ranked 1st in Network Monitoring Software with 29 reviews. The top reviewer of SevOne writes "The system predicts the value of the traffic in the future based on existing behavior". The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "It provides SNMP monitoring and I like the web interface". SevOne is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Splunk and ScienceLogic. SolarWinds NPM is most compared with PRTG, Nagios XI and ManageEngine OpManager. See our SevOne vs. SolarWinds NPM report.
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Flexible architecture: You can extend the system and its capacity by attaching another cluster pair.With this tool it is interesting to show the info to the client and explain where the traffic is.It's given us the ability to create various real-time network performance reports and distribute them to any colleague who can access these reports immediately.The automation feature is good because if your CMDB is OK and it is already in sync, then the automation part is good to go.Scalability. I have never had to worry about how to handle really big environments.The monitoring of the network is very customizable. That is its unique feature.

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One of the best features is the reports feature.It gives us a map of the network setup and one console to see the entire network.I believe the ease of setup and use, including everything, from the initial installation to the discovery of devices is the most valuable.I love the GUI. Almost everything is accessible through the web interface. It is very user-friendly. It is easy to drag and drop resources wherever you want them.The SolarWinds NPM framework, upon which most of their flagship products are built, empowers a wide variety of admins and users to quickly find value in their installed products.It combines and presents information from many different sources, giving a corporate-wide vision on a single pane of glass.From web interfaces to custom monitors and alarms, this product has a high level of flexibility that can be molded to suit your business needs, regardless of the size of your organization.With just three modules, I can monitor server performance (whether it’s a VM, in the cloud, or an on-premises server.

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SevOne should work with the graphs legend functionality.The method of searching for SIP and the way to create the groups.Software upgrades can be tricky is not easy.There is no service mode setup in this monitoring tool if you want to snooze alerts for any specific amount of time, to account for any activity change or major incident.The GUI: both the dashboard/user view and the admin tool.User-friendly, multi-tenancy.

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Consolidation of platforms would provide a smoother experience.A feature I would ask for is for them to have this solution available for Linux systems instead of Windows.The SolarWinds notification and alerting configuration could be simplified as it would be easier to find if it was within the NPM web application instead of in a separate client application.The reporting is good, but I want it to be a little easier when creating custom reports. The reports are all on the website now, but it takes some know how to get some to display the way you would like.Real-time analytics is the major weakness of the SolarWinds NPM platform today. They've done a fantastic job enabling the collection of data. Users are now demanding the ability to generate their own graphs, views, and so on; all of this must be done by an admin today.Time: A worldwide deployment can be confusing for dispersed users with non-local times. Each node should have a local time (with summer offset if appropriate) & each user should view & report in their local time.Better offline license management. I’ve had to get in touch with customer support several times simply to remove an expired license from our NPM servers.If they’re going for a “cover everything” approach, then they need to do so and enable a bit more of the "cover everything approach" within every one of the tools.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Prices per license are not huge, but they exist.It is inexpensive compared to other monitoring tools.Choose a SevOne partner who can provide SevOne as a service and can deliver professional services and maintenance.Have a bank of licenses, because it is about the number of objects (RAM, ports, CPU, etc.).

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You have to license it per year, for the support. You don't really need to have support once you've already set it up. Once you install SolarWinds, you can skip on the licensing. It will still work.I believe the original setup cost was around $3500 with an annual cost of around $1200-$1500 to renew the support license. This would bring the average day-to-day cost of around $5-$6 over three years.The price points are more than competitive when compared to other vendors.The licensing model is such that you can purchase only what you need; and then grow into the next level by paying only the difference in price and the associated maintenance costs.I think that the cost has risen, but the functionality and versatility is way above other products.Excluding the costs of running VMs and physical blade servers, our licensing costs run around US$200,000/year for over 60 polling engines.I’d suggest that people be aware that licensing has tiers.

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Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor
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Overview

SevOne provides the only digital infrastructure performance monitoring solution engineered for Speed at Scale for the world’s most demanding service-delivery environments. The patented SevOne Cluster™ architecture leverages distributed computing to monitor any device in the service-delivery path, integrating performance metrics, flows and logs at scale, and providing answers in seconds to prevent performance-impacting outages. SevOne’s global customer base includes 5 of the 7 top global investment services companies, enterprises, CSPs, MSPs and MSOs. SevOne is backed by Bain Capital Ventures and was named a Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics. More information can be found at www.sevone.com and SevOne’s video channel and community, The Network Project. Follow SevOne on Twitter at @SevOneInc.

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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Aflac, Comcast, Credit Suisse, CSC, eBay, Electronic Arts, Lockheed Martin, NASDAQ, Telstra, Time Warner and Verizon. Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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