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Score 8.5 out of 100

SolarWinds NPM

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Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Aternity

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    SolarWinds NPM

    81%
    SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    209 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    231 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    201 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    228 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    188 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    130 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    190 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    212 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    152 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    215 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Aternity Digital Experience Management is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    Aternity

    85%
    6 Ratings
    9.0

    SolarWinds NPM

    90%
    237 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    SolarWinds NPM

    90%
    24 Ratings

    Usability

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds NPM

    91%
    19 Ratings

    Availability

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds NPM

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    SolarWinds NPM

    55%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Aternity

    91%
    4 Ratings
    7.2

    SolarWinds NPM

    72%
    42 Ratings

    Online Training

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    SolarWinds NPM

    64%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    16 Ratings

    Configurability

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds NPM

    91%
    1 Rating

    Ease of integration

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    1 Rating

    Vendor post-sale

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds NPM

    82%
    1 Rating

    Vendor pre-sale

    Aternity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Aternity

    We are a services organization and we use Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals with our customers. It has allowed us to expand the footprint in the application management business with virtually all of our major accounts. We were able to expand and go into other applications that we weren't in or offering previously. Now, we have a new value proposition for our customer enhanced visibility, enhanced stability, and we can reduce our cost to them because our cost structure is reduced by using Riverbed SteelCentral AppInternals.
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    SolarWinds

    Solarwinds NPM is well suited for medium to large networks, it may be a bit heavy for the SOHO environment as most of the tools and reports are designed for monitoring KPIs which may not be critical for a small shop. NPM can handle large networks with several sites and mixed technologies ranging from networks, server systems, storage devices and SLA reporting.
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    Pros

    Aternity

    • Root cause finding/remediation (it goes beyond analysis).
    • Shows latency between applications and servers.
    • Identifies long-running SQL queries, and puts the onus back on developers to clean up their SQL code.
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    SolarWinds

    • Out of the Monitoring of almost all Network Devices.
    • Build custom pollers to monitor which is not supported out of the box.
    • Further you can alert on these custom metrics and Out of the box metrics.
    • It provides you great dashboards, Reports features.
    • You can integrate it with any MoM layer tools either using its API or sending out traps.
    • Out of the box Integration with Service Now ITSM Tool.
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    Cons

    Aternity

    • The tool demands High CPU resources to perform monitoring which reduces the overall performance and the user experience is sluggish
    • Also a good amount of training is required to set up the different use cases and monitoring parameters which in return demands a dedicated resource to work on the tool
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    SolarWinds

    • The software upgrade process is a little hairy and has caused me trouble on occasion.
    • The server that it needs to run is a bit of a resource hog along with the SQL server.
    • Some additional features like the network map are a bit clunky compared to some other products that we use.
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    Pricing Details

    Aternity

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Aternity editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      SolarWinds NPM

      Starting Price

      $0 Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      SolarWinds NPM editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      NPM$1,5831

      Footnotes

      1. Starting Price

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      The entire IT staff relies on NPM in its daily operations. It would be impossible for us to maintain our level of service without it. If SolarWinds gets to proud of their product and begins to over charge for it, we would be forced to reconsider and use a different product. But as it stands it is worth the price to renew it.
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      Usability

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is quite an extensive product, covering all our bases and requirements. There are a lot of customizable options and features which you can work with for their alerting which is really useful. I haven't found anything yet which I thought SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) could do, but it actually couldn't so overall it works nicely and does the job.
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      Reliability and Availability

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Has never failed me
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      Performance

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Pages load slow, especially the bettors map. Could be that my server is old.
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      Support Rating

      Aternity

      The support I give the highest rating because it is really amazing. Every time we triggered the tool support, we were very well served very quickly and efficiently. The problems were solved quickly and without stress. The staff helped us within minutes and had a lot of patience with us
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      SolarWinds

      In all of the times that we called support, someone at SolarWinds had the answer for us in a timely manner. Through thwack and other internet searching, we have been able to resolve all of our issues that arose to our satisfaction. The support staff have always been knowledgeable of their products or had a fellow support staff member to rely on to get the needed answers.
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      Online Training

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Would like an in person course
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      Implementation Rating

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      Make sure your inventory is accurate. Stand up some virtual machines for testing prior to installation. Make sure your database and its credentials are setup. Think about things you want to monitor that may not be obvious - UPS units, Door hardware, PBX systems, Fabric Channel switches, firewalls, routers, switches. Try to setup SNMP on these devices and have an IP that you will assign to the new server. If you do that it will go well.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Aternity

      There is a wide variety of APM solutions out there for companies to pick from. Riverbed AppInternals sits near the top of the stack certainly. We already deploy steelhead units across the estate with client licenses, that aided us in our decision to select AppInternals. We found the costs of AppDynamics and New Relic ( which we had trials for) both costly against AppInternals.
      Read full review

      SolarWinds

      We selected SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor because of the capabilities of the product versus the price. The tools also work well with their other products and support is fairly good. We have never had a problem when we needed to make a call.
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      Scalability

      Aternity

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      From the direction and information I have been given it is very flexible and scalelable
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      Return on Investment

      Aternity

      • This product has really wonderful features and one of the most valuable ones is the transaction searches into TTW.
      • This will show you the operations that occurred under conditions that the user specifies, giving you the opportunity to drill down on the things that are more important and affecting system performance.
      • Besides that, the capability of analyzing each individual transaction captured to a very low-level detail (method call/line of code). This ability empowers the testing teams to provide more visibility to developers on how they can improve.
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      SolarWinds

      • SolarWinds allows us to proactively address hardware issues before they impact the business. We recently had a server that was experiencing issues sporadically and we were able to use the data from SolarWinds to track down and correct the issue before it tanked the server.
      • SolarWinds gives our IT department some piece of mind knowing that they'll be alerted of any issues real time.
      • We can use SolarWinds data to justify needed to replace or upgrade certain equipment that is key to our core business.
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