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Web Administrator at a sports company with 51-200 employees
Jun 15 2016

What do you think of SolarWinds TraceView?

What is most valuable?

Heat Maps, Stack traces, and Pathview Monitoring (load speeds from various locations)

How has it helped my organization?

We utilize various parts of the tools (from Stack traces detailing service call counts and timelines; to error tracking) to help improve overall site functionality as well as site reliability.

What needs improvement?

Added functionality for filtering and display results would be a nice addition.

For how long have I used the solution?

AppNeta has been in use for around a year and a half.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We have had a few minor issues with deployments communication with the reporting server. But product support has been extremely fantastic in helping resolve issues as soon as they arrise. …
Vendor
Staff Site Reliability Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 08 2016

What is most valuable?

With minimal effort on our part, TraceView provides extraordinary visibility into the requests that flow through our SOA applications. The causes of performance issues and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Product reliability has been improved, allowing more time to be spent on features as opposed to maintenance/fires.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see the ability to use other internal instrumented applications as filters in the overview/aggregation screen.

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

Pricing and licensing seem on par for the product space.

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

Our in-house similar solution was dropped in favor of an external vendor. The product is not driving our revenue, so it was considered a better choice to pay a recurring… more»

What other advice do I have?

The products in this space are targeted at slightly different niches. TraceView, for example, is aimed for shops with a large SOA-style footprint with many small… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

New Relic was also examined.
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Network Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 06 2012

What is most valuable?

Agentless, real-time monitoring of networks and applications. Identify hop-by-hop network performance. Monitor end-to-end performance through service-provider MPLS clouds or on private networks. Hosted service with minimal configuration required.

What needs improvement?

Uses "micro-appliances" which must be installed onto the network. Does not perform traditional SNMP/CLI/NetFlow/WMI etc monitoring.

What other advice do I have?

AppNeta provides a range of products, all based around intelligent network testing algorithms. PathView cloud is their hosted service, relying on miniature plug and play network devices which phone home to the cloud service. The "micro-appliances" are actually network sequencers which generate network traffic, then record and process the results. The general idea is to target an end-device… more»

What is SolarWinds TraceView?

APM for DevOPs is an APM solution built for distributed environments to monitor and optimize your applications faster.

SolarWinds TraceView customers

Hubsport, The Weather Channel, Recurly, mapmyfitness

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