2019-06-16T07:23:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Real User

The product is a great experience to use and I never experienced any problems with this software application. I would recommend it. I would rate it a nine out of ten. In the next release, I would like to see improvement in the area network health, the servers and the network equipment. They can see and can monitor all the equipment from network to server because inside the server are the backups, the systems of their company, and the backup files.

2020-05-11T06:07:00Z
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Top 10Real User

My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is if they have expertise in SolarWinds then they should implement it. If they do not, then they should look at another option. Overall, SolarWinds is a very good product. However, compared to ManageEngine, there is room for improvement. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-04-26T06:32:37Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This solution does an excellent job but nothing is perfect. There are some things that need to be improved. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-03-30T07:58:12Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I would recommend this solution to someone considering it. I would rate it a nine out of ten.

2020-03-19T13:01:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We don't have any plans to increase usage in the future, but we do have some additional plans on providing it as a service to other companies. That said, I don't think that we will be changing anytime soon. I have recommended this product more than once. It's one of the better products on the market, and it also has an extensive suite. If people are looking for network monitoring software, and are willing to pay for it, and don't want a free version, I have always said that SolarWinds is one of the better options. I think that there is room for improvement. I have seen other products that do similar, where some elements are better and some are worse. I think that it's a good all-round product, but it can be better. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-03-03T08:47:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

My advice to people who are coming to SolarWinds is that they do a training on the website and take advantage of exploring the trial version. The free trial will allow them to use the product and get to know the features before paying for it. I always recommend that smaller organizations start small. You can make the initial purchase of a very simple license which is not very expensive. Then you can build it out later to a bigger scale and then use the software company-wide. So the advice is really to begin small and build it out and take more licenses as you need them. You can pick the functionality that you need at the current time and scale-out. Sometimes you need more functionality or you may need more analysis as well. You can take another module and put it into the Orion platform to integrate it. Sometimes a customer might say they are having some database performance issues. We use the Orion module DPA (Database Performance Analyzer) and then they get to see a lot of information about how their applications are using the databases — like an Oracle SQL server. Another company is also producing a database performance monitoring tool for Progress Databases and some other open-source flavors. So over time, the picture is getting more and more complete to cover everything that clients want to do. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as a nine. The reason I would give it a nine is that our customers are evaluating the software and they are big brands, like famous names in the banking industry. They really rely heavily on the software for their business. Before they purchase it, they go through a fairly strict selection procedure to get everything they need, find out if it is stable, and how well it is running. They make the product pass rigorous testing and evaluation. So if it is good for them, it is a proven solution. It is stable, scalable, reliable and not too expensive.

2020-02-18T07:41:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This was a good solution when we began using it a few years ago. However, now as the company is growing, I have more data lines coming in and I have more endpoints, I want to combine products. I'm looking for a single pane of glass dashboard to keep an eye on the entire infrastructure. As it is now, I have three dashboards that I have to keep track of. Right now, this solution is doing what I need it to do. There is probably more room for improvement but I use the product in a simplistic way so there are things that I have not learned about it. Ideally, I would like a single product that does everything we need. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-02-12T17:16:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We use the solution on a daily basis. I'd advise others that if they just implement the software with an engineer that knows how to handle the installation they should be okay. We've generally had a good experience using the product. I'd rate the solution overall eight out of ten. I'd rate it higher if the support was better.

2020-02-02T10:42:09Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2019-10-22T04:41:00Z
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Real User

My advice to anyone who is implementing this solution is to be well prepared. You need to know your network infrastructure before you start implementing. Otherwise, it will take longer than necessary to set up. This product does what it is meant to do, although it takes ample time to get what we want. I would say that whatever is indicated in the product description, it does well. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2019-06-16T07:23:00Z
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