SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer Scalability

MarkS
IT Analyst at Hawkbridge Consultants
We have, in terms of total numbers of nodes, including switches and nodes, perhaps six or 700 switches and nodes. I think the product is very scalable but it's also very expensive to scale it. You have to pay for multiple steps of the initial implementation cost in order to scale the product. For example, if you spent 50,000 pounds putting in SolarWinds, you can pretty much say that you're going to pay the same in order to put another poller in because it's literally duplicating the environment across multiple pollers. It's quite expensive in order to scale the product. We've utilized SolarWinds to its maximum for the environment that I've been testing it in. Certainly we've invested in six of the SolarWind's modules, and I don't think that there's anything further which we want to buy at this stage. If one starts to notice performance issues, then it's worth considering putting in other pollers. And if you put in other pollers, that's really expensive because you effectively duplicate the license costs. It's fairly scalable in terms of up to the limits, the licenses you've purchased but if then you want to go really beyond the limitations of a license and put additional polling stations in, and then it gets expensive. View full review »
reviewer1183797
Senior Network Specialist at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
ThousandEyes will definitely be scalable because it's a cloud-native solution and they use a leveraging agent to collect. Cloud is more scalable compared to an on-premise deployment. It is only our network team of 15 networking admins working on these two applications. And it requires around one or two people for deployment and maintenance of these solutions. We are using SolarWinds every day as our monitoring platform and we don't have any plans to increase usage. View full review »
Asem Arafat
IT Director at NEDCO
This is a scalable solution, but it is related to the licensing. View full review »
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Michael_Hall
Network Engineer at Brookfield Property
This solution is limitless and scales very well. You can use these tools for a single branch network or your entire enterprise and there is no difference in the deployment. View full review »
Solar677Winds
Head of Technology and Inspection at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of scalability, so long as you have the licenses the solution is scalable. You can add and add on the devices. View full review »
DariusBwalya
ICT Training Consultant at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The program is scalable enough for our usage. We currently have 8,000 users so we may have to buy extra modules soon. View full review »
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