Microsoft vs SolarWinds

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Microsoft
Based on 787 reviews.
SolarWinds
Based on 107 reviews.
Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.SolarWinds Inc. develops enterprise information technology infrastructure management software for IT professionals. In 2007, SolarWinds raised funding from Austin Ventures, Bain Capital and Insight Venture Partners. SolarWinds completed its initial public offering of $112.5 million in 2009. In 2012, SolarWinds' total revenue reached $269 million. In June 2014, the company purchased the Swedish web-monitoring company Pingdom.
Sample Customers
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services: Bank Alfalah Ltd.
SCCM: Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
SCOM: Dialog Telekom
Microsoft Network Monitor: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, 343 Industries, Intelbras S.A., Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd., FHI 360, ABB, City of Barcelona, Aruba Networks
SCSM: Fibabanka, UMC Health System
Microsoft DPM: Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
Microsoft Forefront Protection [EOL]: AARCO, China Vanke, King Saud University, Chesapeake Energy, Hellenic Petroleum, Columbia Centro Univeristario, St. Lucie County Public Schools, Georgia State University, Cablemšs
Cloudyn: Quixey, Infomedia, Panaya, Wix.com, Mirabeau, Mi9, GetTaxi, Outsmart Studios, Bownty, BlazeMeter: The Load Testing Cloud, Irdeto, Effective Measure, Totango, Nextdoor, BranchOut, The BioTeam, Evolven, Netotiate, ClickSoftware
SolarWinds NPM: Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer: Oceaneering International, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, 335th Signal Command, Immofori
SolarWinds Network Bandwith Analyzer: Deakin University, East Lothian Council
SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor: Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
SolarWinds Pingdom: Spotify, MailChimp, Slack, Twitter
SolarWinds DameWare: Illinois School District
SolarWinds Web Help Desk: Instacart
SolarWinds MSP Manager: Longleaf Systems, ITproMedia, Choice Technology, Halski Systems, Allixo Technologies, Nettech, Concept Technology
SolarWinds MSP Backup & Recovery: Computer Depot, Leading Edge Computers, IT Logic Australia
SolarWinds Patch Manager: University of San Diego
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Manufacturing Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Healthcare Company
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Financial Services Firm
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Comms Service Provider
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Healthcare Company
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Manufacturing Company
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