Nagios vs SolarWinds

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Nagios
Based on 66 reviews.
SolarWinds
Based on 138 reviews.
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Overview
Nagios, an open-source computer-software application, monitors systems, networks and infrastructure. Nagios offers monitoring and alerting services for servers, switches, applications and services. It alerts users when things go wrong and alerts them a second time when the problem has been resolved. Ethan Galstad and a group of developers originally wrote Nagios as NetSaint. As of 2015 "Agios" also transliterates the Greek word, which means "saint".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
Nagios XI: Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.
Nagios Fusion: NuBlue, St.Elisabeth Hospital, Akamit Systems, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, ValueClick, Sunrise Banks
Nagios Log Server: IBM, impulse, wipro, comteco
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
Librato: Moz, Stitch Fix, Slack, Nextdoor, Heroku, Mashable
Solarwinds Papertrail: Product Hunt
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server: Holy Cross Energy, West Texas A&M University, Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company
SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor: Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
SolarWinds Pingdom: Spotify, MailChimp, Slack, Twitter
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Comms Service Provider
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Media Company
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Retailer
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Comms Service Provider
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Manufacturing Company
8%
Financial Services Firm
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