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The product covers our needs for the basic care and feeding of servers, whether they are physical or virtual.It covers everything from end to end, from the standpoint of endpoint machines and the routers and switches. The switch port also comes there.The most valuable feature is the graphical user interface.The alerting and usage tracking notifications on disk space capacity, network and processor utilization.Technical support has always been great. They are very responsive. We've been satisfied with their level of support.The interface is user-friendly, making it easy to use.The solution is extremely stable. We haven't had any issues in that regard. We haven't had issues with bugs, glitches, or crashes.The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerts.

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We haven't had any complaints about the stability of the solution or heard of any issues. None of our clients have mentioned running into bugs or glitches. There haven't been crashes.The gradual way the Network Insight shows you all the relevant information about your networks. It's pretty good. You can really dig deep deep inside and see where the problem is, where it comes from, what you have inside, how did you configure it. Also, it has alerts so you can have pretty much quite a big overview about your network. This is really something good.A lot of time is saved when you use this type of software solution for the network. We have moved systems into the new data center and the servers and systems are much faster because of the very low latency between virtual machines.The solution helps reduce time to value, increase performance, provide deep visibility, and easily manage networks.The initial was straightforward. You can have it up and running in one hour.It provides deep visibility into what is happening with traffic and helps us manage our network.If we deploy NSX it shows us how the workflow will flow in the organization, what the roadblocks are, and what we need to do to overcome those hurdles. When we run this product, it gives us reports which describe problems with physical switches. We work with the network team to get them all resolved.The most valuable feture is NetFlow to help us understand how VMs communicate with each other over ports that are known and ports that are also unknown to us. Our company is a security company, so it's very important for us to know exactly which VMs are doing what at all times.

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Technical support and releases are not particularly reliable.It has covered everything, so no improvement is required at their end. The only thing is the price.SolarWinds needs to be improved such that it is on par with the leading products in the market.Complex and overly detailed setup.There needs to be more integration of widgets, especially for reporting purposes.Having more technical and support resources available in Saudi Arabia would be helpful.In terms of scalability, there is room for improvement. When you start monitoring, if you have so many interfaces and you're trying to monitor them at a faster interval, or a shorter interval, you get to a point where you need to request another node.It is difficult for stakeholders to translate technical requirements, which results in difficulties selecting a platform or implementing a solution.

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The solution is very much viewer centric and it would be nice if it would transcend just the virtual infrastructure.I want to be able to monitor a network flow that is approximately two weeks back, but I haven't found an easy way to do this.The virtual appliance has rebooted.vRNI needs more remediation where it hooks into NSX.If it had some kind of plugins with vSphere, more effective plugins with Horizon View or other VMWare products, if it had interconnectivity, I think it would be more effective than it is today.I would like to see them expand the capabilities to infrastructure types other than just VMware.While it's not exactly a feature, what normally happens when we are trying to look at the VM flow portion is - although Network Insight does have options to integrate a few physical switches into it - we can't really get an end-to-end flow of the network. We might be using a few switches that are not supported by Network Insight. That is where they can improve, in the support for more physical switches and network devices.In a very general way, I would like to see an improvement in interoperability with third-party product, from other vendors.

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It is too expensive.It is not an expensive product.USD $15,000 annually for maintenance.I find that the pricing is acceptable.It is expensive.Some solutions are open source and free.We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.The pricing is very expensive for SolarWinds. That's a huge disadvantage for it.

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We have spent less time investigating network flows, so it is absolutely cost-effective.It has brought more money into our company.The solution has reduced the time that we spend on other products. For example, with NSX, we were able to quickly find things that we would normally spend days trying to figure out.

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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.

VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.
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Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCardNTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
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Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government8%
Media Company5%
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Financial Services Firm22%
Healthcare Company19%
Manufacturing Company15%
Insurance Company7%
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Maritime Company12%
Comms Service Provider11%
Retailer7%
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Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise54%
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Find out what your peers are saying about SolarWinds NPM vs. vRealize Network Insight and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Network Monitoring Software with 19 reviews while vRealize Network Insight is ranked 7th in Network Monitoring Software with 19 reviews. SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0, while vRealize Network Insight is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Network Insight writes "Helps improve our SLA times by pointing us directly to problems, but it needs to support additional network hardware". SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark and Meraki Dashboard, whereas vRealize Network Insight is most compared with Cisco Tetration, Cisco Stealthwatch, VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and ExtraHop Performance Platform. See our SolarWinds NPM vs. vRealize Network Insight report.

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