SolarWinds NPM Primary Use Case

reviewer1403643
Manager of Operations - Enterprise at a university with 10,001+ employees
Our installation is on-premises on a virtual machine. When we purchased NPM I was particularly interested in the features of Orion. We were going through a maturation process propagating the monitoring of applications throughout the server policy here at the university. It was more to monitor various applications that are primarily used for individual schools. For example, we have the school public health, and we have the school of nursing and they have different needs. You have all these applications like Banner and Canvas and other web-based applications that get used by particular areas. We are working with one application now for COVID-19. There is an application that has been spawned from that, but mostly our monitoring is for up/downtime, space, memory, availability, and those types of things critical for performance analysis. We are just now getting more into monitoring databases and a broader scope of applications as well. What I am mostly referring to is not the whole Network Performance Monitor suite. This is the actual operations monitoring piece of it. We have the network and we are responsible for set up and monitoring of those particular tools. View full review »
DonaldBakels
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Adfontessoftware
We are a reseller of SolarWinds, so that is our primary use. SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer is actually a marketing name. That is the brand name of a couple of products in a suite. The main product of the network management suite is NPM, or the Network Performance Monitor, which is qualified as a global market-leading product and has won a lot of awards in the past few years. It is the flagship for network management software. The cool thing about that product is that you can use it to also monitor your network cloud connections through the internet. That is quite a unique feature. With this NPM piece, called NetPath, users can see how their applications on the internet are behaving performance-wise. So, for example, you can see how your Office 365 use, status, and performance are doing on the internet. Our customers would otherwise not have a clue when they have performance issues without using this tool. View full review »
Andrew Ntuyo
Senior Network Engineer at Element Critical
We primarily used the solution for routers and switches. View full review »
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Daniel Shine
Systems and Data Warehouse Supervisor at MMSD
This solution has many different roles in our company. There is the application support group who configure it for monitoring specific services within applications and our desktop or operations group which monitors toner in laser printers. My group, which is primarily networking and servers, use it for bandwidth monitoring, server processor utilization monitoring, and for disk space monitoring. So we use it for a lot of different things. There are probably 200 services that are being monitored within our financial system to make sure that it is running optimally. I'm an infrastructure supervisor and we're customers of SolarWinds. View full review »
reviewer1291851
Technical Support Specialist at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
The primary use case of this solution is for network monitoring. View full review »
Demetrio Chuasieng
Sr Network Administrator at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
My primary use case for this is for monitoring router switches, and using the solution to support the collection of this information for us. View full review »
DineshNekkanti
Digital Innovation at Bobcat Company
We primarily use the solution to try to monitor all of our AWS services, including the servers and the cloud. We use both, and this actually helps us with monitoring and certain applications. View full review »
Rajesh Bage
Server and Network Monitoring Engineer at ZS Associates
The primary use case is to to know what nodes or devices are up or down in our environment. I can also provide a performance report, if needed to anyone who asks, by pulling it out from SolarWinds NPM. We have it integrated with other SolarWinds products, like NDM. I have been using the solution for the last seven years. The company has been using the solution for over nine years now. View full review »
David Olusesan
System Administration at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
We use this solution for infrastructure monitoring, including servers and network devices. View full review »
SolarWinds677
Information Technology Director at a transportation company with 11-50 employees
We use this solution to monitor workstations and to remotely perform workstation software upgrades. View full review »
reviewer742629
IT Expert & Data Center Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use it for our network LAN and some problem that we saw in our switching networks. View full review »
KhalidOmer
Data Center Engineer at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for detecting weaknesses and portal connectivity with our client's machines. We also use it to analyze the stacks of data to figure out where downtimes are and for how long. View full review »
MohammedAlkhabbat
Network Administrator at Libyana Mobile Phone
I am working at a company which is an Internet service provider (ISP). So, I'm monitoring the traffic on some nodes, like switches, routers, firewall, the traffic, and the CPU. I am using the latest version, which I just downloaded from their site. View full review »
reviewer1396410
Senior Systems Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is for our current infrastructure or servers and storage system. We're using it globally to monitor our global network. We are currently monitoring all the infrastructure APM, network, switches, and routers. We have some elements in the UK and the USA. View full review »
reviewer1290390
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are a solution provider and we evaluated this product, amongst others, for one of our clients. This product is used as a network monitoring tool. View full review »
reviewer868584
Senior Solutions Specialist (Network & Security) at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have a data center that is used by multiple clients and we need to see how applications are performing when clients are on our network. The NPM tool is used to analyze what different applications are consuming, in terms of bandwidth. View full review »
FAHAD ALBAZ
IT Security Architecture & Implementation Manager at Banque Saudi Fransi
We primarily use this solution for network troubleshooting and monitoring. View full review »
reviewer1012662
Information Technology Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for our network. View full review »
Ali Alkhamis
CISO with 201-500 employees
Our primary use case for this solution is for default of the stability of the network track. View full review »
Don Abel, CISSP, CISA, CRISC
IT Director at Pattillo, Brown & Hill
We monitor five firewalls and five switch stacks in five offices. We also monitor around 30 servers that are both physical and virtual. Most of them run Windows Server 2016. View full review »
reviewer1168221
User at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution for network node monitoring and alerting. View full review »
Suzanne Fisher
Help Desk Technician at NERIC BOCES
This solution provides one standardized platform for network device monitoring. View full review »
reviewer1008018
Manager of Network Services with 10,001+ employees
We use NPM to monitor our enterprise for up/down status on network devices. View full review »
Sue Mike
Solutions Engineer at Mesiniaga
Server and network monitoring. View full review »
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