AWS Storage Gateway vs. SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Storage Gateway
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
AWS Storage Gateway hybrid cloud storage connects on-premise resources to the AWS Cloud and integrates with AWS storage and archiving services to create a backup and recovery solution.
$0.01
Per GB
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor is a data center performance monitoring solution from Austin-based company SolarWinds. It features a unified data storage management system with end-to-end monitoring and automatic capacity forecasting.N/A
Pricing
AWS Storage GatewaySolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Editions & Modules
Data Written
$0.01
Per GB
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS Storage GatewaySolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
AWS Storage GatewaySolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(13 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS Storage GatewaySolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
The AWS Storage Gateway is well suited if you want a quick way to off load your backups to the cloud to eliminate the need of a offsite storage location for physical tapes. The ROI is quite good from that perspective since you can utilize Glacier storage for the virtual tapes. The AWS Storage Gateway is not well suited if data sets being backed up is very large. The lack of de-duplication will add time to your backup. It will also increase the egress charges
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SolarWinds
SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) is pretty good at forecasting capacity consumption, which was a must for us. If you have LUNs that have high latency in a normal environment (user shares, for instance), you'll need to customize the alerts to tune out the noise. As with all SW modules and most other products, there is a time lag between what is in the console and what's happening now. Data in the console and alerts are typically 5 to 15 minutes old.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Easy to deploy: Setting the solution up took much less time than anticipated.
  • AWS management Console facilitates monitoring: This allowed us to ditch a home baked solution in lieu this great tool!
  • Secure data transfer: Easily passing our company audits and standards for security.
  • VM integration
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SolarWinds
  • Unmasks storage performance metrics and gives a common dashboard for monitoring.
  • A simple, intuitive interface for adding supported storage frames.
  • Lineage -- "The guest OS is connected to the virtual host and the virtual host is connected to the ... wait, what LUN is that?!?" #SOLVED.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Ease of finding useful helpful tips on using AWS
  • Dumbing down of the technical jargon on the site
  • Short sharp to the point step videos - answering some common questions
  • Remembering not everyone is an IT person - could be more user friendly
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SolarWinds
  • Issues getting SMI working correctly to monitor Compellents through SRM.
  • The ability to break down alerts to a more granular level.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
It has helped me prove that we need more storage as well as faster storage to management
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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SolarWinds
Easy to set up and start. Out of the box alerts which you can tweak to your needs. Easy to use interfaces as well
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
AWS Storage Gateway is supported by the AWS Support team, they provide excellent support and great SLAs for our needs.
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SolarWinds
Do not have to contact support for issues often and when i do it is fast to get response and resolve my issues
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Easy to use set up wizard went off without a hitch.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
AWS Storage Gateway performance is ever excellent since we deployed it in our company. Downloading this platform and installing the setup is easy as compared to other similar products. Virtual data that we get from our cloud servers [are] good in the enhancement of better planning and safety [compliance]. I have been able to integrate the data from our server to our systems to streamline workflow and boost performance.
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SolarWinds
We have a full suite of SolarWinds products and did not evaluate other options for a full package. For selective monitoring we log into the devices, but this has made that much easier as we have a dashboard rather than logging into devices one at a time.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • It has positively affected us for ETL on reports to customers that neither party wants to pay too much for.
  • It has also positively affected us where our backup systems where old and had large maintenance costs.
  • It has some new, net negative impact with slowed down delivery or random slowing incidents.
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SolarWinds
  • Real-time monitoring and alerting to surpass those of native vSphere and in some occasions, better than manufacturer written software.
  • Historical monitoring of environment with charts and graphs to assist with ever changing environment loads.
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SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) Screenshots

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