SolarWinds vs VMware

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SolarWinds
Based on 107 reviews.
VMware
Based on 990 reviews.
Overview
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.VMware, Inc. is a US software company that provides cloud and virtualization software and services, VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, while its enterprise software hypervisors for servers, VMware ESX and VMware ESXi, are bare-metal hypervisors that run directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying operating system. In 1998, VMware was founded by Diane Greene, Mendel Rosenblum, Scott Devine, Edward Wang and Edouard Bugnion. Greene and Rosenblum, who are married, first met while at the University of California, Berkeley.
Sample Customers
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 Virtualization Manager: Elliot Health System
Solarwinds Papertrail: Product Hunt
SolarWinds TraceView: Hubsport, The Weather Channel, Recurly, mapmyfitness
SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor: Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
SolarWinds MSP Backup & Recovery: Computer Depot, Leading Edge Computers, IT Logic Australia
vRealize Operations (vROps): Science Applications International Corporation, Tribune Media, Heartland Payment Systems, Telkom Indonesia, Columbia Sportswear, iGATE, CSS Corp, Angel Broking, Adira Finance, Hipskind, Beiersdorf Shared Services, Innovate Mas Indonesia, Adobe, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi , Join Experience S.A, Borusan Holdings, Department of Transport - Abu Dhabi
VMware vDPA: Ideosity, The Waddington Group, MVS Consulting, Federal Government, Educational Institution
Apteligent: AT&T, Bloomberg, CNN, Experian, Fox, JC Penny, Urban Outfitters, Nokia, Lutron, NASCAR, T-Mobile, Urban Engines, Microsoft, Lego
Wavefront: Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, Lyft
vRealize Network Insight: NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
vRealize Log Insight: Wildlands Adventure Zoo, Medic Mobile, IBM, Seventy Seven Energy, Baystate Health, Osis, Oxford University, Columbia University, Siemens, Cardinal Health, Ashdod Port, Vasakronan, Sydney Adventist Hospital, University of Derby
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Top Industries
Financial Services Firm
16%
Comms Service Provider
14%
Healthcare Company
9%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Comms Service Provider
12%
Healthcare Company
7%
Manufacturing Company
6%
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