SolarWinds NPM vs. Sumo Logic

SolarWinds NPM is ranked 1st in Cloud Monitoring Software with 19 reviews vs Sumo Logic which is ranked 6th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 10 reviews. The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "With an easy-to-use interface for both admins and users, we use it to provide infrastructure monitoring services". The top reviewer of Sumo Logic writes "The dashboards are great. We use them for monitoring certain events". SolarWinds NPM is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix and Nagios XI. Sumo Logic is most compared with Splunk, LogRhythm NextGen SIEM and ELK Logstash. See our SolarWinds NPM vs. Sumo Logic report.
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Pros
You can monitor performance counters effortlessly.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.

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We are able to diagnose problems before our customers.It helps a lot because we can troubleshoot issues pretty easily.We have used it many times to find a root cause of a live issue, then fix the problem in the applications.Support has been excellent. Sumo Logic's support staff is really good, both their account management staff and direct support.It provides easy visibility. I also like the shareable queries because we share a lot across groups.For many of our services, we use Sumo Logic to track errors and send notifications to our Slack channel, if there are issues. Then, we have our support people monitoring this, and they can react quickly.Scalability has been good for our needs. We haven't run into any scaling issues in regards to size so far.I have no concerns about the stability of the product. I feel it handles the stress we put on it very well.

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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.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.

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There are some API gaps that are missing.We would like to have some type of predefined setup for the logs, making the setup easier by default.We would like the ability to drill down into a dashboard and get into deeper levels.There needs to be improvement on imported data which can be used within Sumo Logic to do more advanced queries.I would like better UI-driven functionality to create alerts and reports. Now, we have to understand the syntax, so it is a little difficult for someone to pick it up without using the manuals. If there was more of a graphical user interface, it would be beneficial.It would be nice to have an improved ability to scroll through logs within a time frame. Right now, we can search for specific errors. However, if we want to look for "before and after" within a specific time frame, it's not easy using the tool. This would be an improvement.It took a bit of trial and error to get it set up correctly based on everything we had to do. In the end, we had to send everything over HTTP, which was sort of a stop-gap.If you want to up your subscription through the AWS Marketplace, it can be difficult. You can't just go back to the AWS Marketplace, and say, "I want a bigger one now." You have to contact the sales team, then they do it on the back-end. This could definitely be improved.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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The AWS Marketplace pricing is borderline. Every annual renewal, we always contemplate if we are getting what we think we could out of it or could we do it cheaper with some other product.The pricing is a little high, but for the features that we receive from Sumo Logic, it suits the price. For some small organizations, the price might be a little high.I don't pay the bill. I've heard the AWS Marketplace pricing is high, but I like the value.Pricing has been cheaper than some of the competing tools, like Splunk.If we went to ELK Stack, which is open source, it would have been less costly, but it would have required more development from our side.The only limit to the scalability of the product for us is how much we are willing to pay.The price scaling comes in a bit expensive.Purchasing the solution through the AWS Marketplace is very easy.

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Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor
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Overview

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.

Sumo Logic simplifies how you collect and analyze machine data so that you can gain deep visibility across your full application and infrastructure stack. With the Sumo Logic service, you can accelerate modern application delivery, monitor and troubleshoot in real time and improve your security and compliance posture.
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Sample Customers
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCardOoyala, Webjet, Akamai, Kaiser Permanente, Alaska Airlines, Hotel Tonight, Dollar Shave Club, Interactive Intelligence, Restoration Hardware, RingCentral, WD-40, Zillow, Sage Software, Tunein Radio, Lookout, Infor, Houzz, Estee Lauder, Brightcove, Actelion, Anki, Elance, Voxer, Cytobank, Medicom Health Interactive, Task Rabbit, Zscaler, Thred Up, Netskope, Tobi, Infoblox, Imperva, Okta, Medallia, RelateIQ, Bazaar Voice, Blurb, Guidewire, Apigee, Swipely, Progress Software, Card Spring, Ubiquiti Networks, Pager Duty, McGraw Hill, Acquia, Limelight Networks, Blucora, Scripps Networks Interactive, Orange, Medidata, 3 Share
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Healthcare Company19%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider16%
Healthcare Company12%
Manufacturing Company10%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise53%
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Large Enterprise69%
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