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Infrastructure Monitoring Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The overall valuable feature is the integration that exists. It really ties everything together to see the entire stack. Individually, the main focus of each component is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The best example would be that we can provide transparency to the infrastructure which is meaningful to developers, but even to business users. Our IT teams can work with… more»

What needs improvement?

The nice thing about SolarWinds is that the company always looks to improve their products. Since they regularly update the software for stability and new features, it’s… more»

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

As mentioned about scaling, understanding the counts of objects to monitor will determine the licensing need. In terms of pricing, it’s not cheap but it’s not expensive as… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had another solution for many years and it was functional but not insightful. We needed software that could level the playing field or better; to bring all the fields… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you need a starting point, SolarWinds is a good start. Be sure to know how many objects or element you plan to monitor to determine the licensing and the topology of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Nagios and Nimsoft at the time. Nimsoft seemed similar to what we were previously using and didn’t want to repeat history. With Nagios, we found it to be… more»

What is SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor?

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

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Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite

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