SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor Competitors and Alternatives

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Saravanan Rajasekaran
Real User
Manager Application Development at International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Feb 18 2018

What is most valuable?

The data monitoring is good for us, and also the performance monitoring. We have been using both extensively for the last three to four months. We have been capturing all… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have identified some critical issues, which are not available or recreatable in the Dev or QA environment. They are only happening in production, and they are easy for… more»

What needs improvement?

I just heard about the management zone. I also got some hands-on with the early version. I feel it is a good feature to handle integrating all the services together in one… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I would recommend doing a PoC.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Our switch to Dynatrace was very internal. We got a different management team, and the new management team came in and decided that we needed Dynatrace now. They had… more»

What other advice do I have?

I am not much into the area of AI, but I still see it removing some of the non-value added work which we are doing daily, such as sitting and monitoring the server, which… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before adopting Dynatrace, we were evaluating multiple systems, such as AppDynamics and SolarWinds.
Real User
Senior Storage Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 24 2018

What is most valuable?

It is a software solution as a service, so I don't have to manage it on-premise.

How has it helped my organization?

We have an operations center which uses it quite extensively to manage production. They can go back and look at trending and history of the applications. They have alerts set up which trigger off of it. I go in afterwards and help do the… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have storage monitoring. E.g., being able to monitor SANS, specifically protocols, like NFS and CIFS metrics. I have not seen the ability for it to do this and having some way to do this would be awesome.

What other advice do I have?

Give it a try, install it, and use it. I don't have to manage the server and worry about the database, storage, and VMs being up and running, etc. It is always there.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

New Relic SaaS seems to do some things much better than SolarWinds, which we have on-premise.
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