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Score 9.2 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Likelihood to Recommend

CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr is fantastic for those that are purely in the Cloud as it provides everything you need under one roof for a comprehensive configuration and usage monitoring tool. It has SysLog capabilities though so you can farm out the alerts into a SIEM or other log management system, so hybrid environments could also benefit from its use.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Any server administrator needs a tool such as SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor in their environment. Having the ability to receive real time alerts when an application or server goes [down] only helps in the troubleshooting process and the down time. No one wants to see a server or application go down but it is inevitable that it will happen. Having the ability to get it back up and running in a timely manner is most important.
Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Management

CloudCheckr
9.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Cloud Management Security
CloudCheckr
9.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Automation and Orchestration
CloudCheckr
8.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Cost Management
CloudCheckr
10.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring
CloudCheckr
9.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Governance and Compliance
CloudCheckr
9.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Resource Management
CloudCheckr
10.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Systems Integration
CloudCheckr
8.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Application Performance Management

CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Application monitoring
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6
Database monitoring
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0
Threshold alerts
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
Predictive capabilities
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.7
Application performance management console
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Collaboration tools
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.5
Virtualization monitoring
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
Server availability and performance monitoring
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.1
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
IT Asset Discovery
CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3

Pros

CloudCheckr

  • Detailed Best Practices. It's important to align your cloud to industry best practices for security and cost—it just performs better if it's used the way it's meant to be used. AWS is very flexible, and that's great when you have special requirements, but you've got to at least know when you're using something in a non-standard way so you can think through the implications.
  • Cost Reduction. Some recommendations are almost impossible to make at least for our setup, but many, many others are easy. We only have to log into CloudCheckr every few months and make a few changes for it to more than pay for itself.
  • Right-Sizing. This is related to the other points, but for some reason is separate from their cost module. The metrics it's able to pull only tell half the story, so it's good to verify it's sizing recommendations before making changes. But it does show you what instances to focus on first, and even if you choose a slightly different size to move it to, it does clearly indicate it's current size isn't appropriate. And this works both ways, if the size is too big, you can save some cash by making it smaller, but if it's too small, you want to be sure to scale up before you run into performance problems.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • It integrates with MS Windows, so you can keep track of services, processes or nic utilization/bandwidth.
  • You can also view the history of a lot of the monitor you choose. It can be helpful to isolate an issue if it's happening at a regular interval.
  • Linux and non-Windows OSs are supported using SNMP and even an agent if want to take advantage of other Solarwinds features.
  • It plays nice with other software, so you won't have conflicts with monitoring. Always a plus if more than one team is looking at data on the host.
Fernando Villamil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CloudCheckr

  • CloudCheckr features have a tendency to break without warning. Functionality in place for months could suddenly stop working.
  • CloudCheckr support often delays work on support tickets for fixing broken application functionality.
  • The CloudCheckr platform and documentation website often crash or experience performance degradation.
  • CloudCheckr cost reporting is often impacted by faulty code or broken report functionality. This can contribute to a low level of confidence in CloudCheckr's ability to deliver accurate cost reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • I would much like to see the modules sold in categorically grouped bundles, such as a networking bundle which would include all modules relating to the network.
  • Would love to see an addition of an API or something like that to connect to VMware Vcenters.
  • Found that if you acknowledge alerts, it makes it very difficult to remediate them inside of the program.
John-John Reyes Figueroa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CloudCheckr

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.6
Based on 10 answers
Easy to use and they keep expanding on its functionality. We also have a good relationship with them. Rarely have issues or need to contact support.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall, CloudCheckr covers all our AWS monitoring needs and great integration through SysLog into our SIEM to capture alerts for investigation. The reports are great and allow for an easy daily review. Small improvements could be made to the interface and better filtering in places would be good. Great product and the price is fair.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.6
Based on 22 answers
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is quite easy to use and super versatile. It allows you to do just about anything you can through premade templates or through scripting. You can use an agent on the servers if you want to, or you can monitor through WMI or SNMP credentials. You can customize thresholds for alerting quickly, and you can configure alerts to be as complex or as simple as you want.
Drew Hood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CloudCheckr

CloudCheckr 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fantastic Support team who are responsive and address question and concerns promptly with a thorough explanation and fast resolution.
Matthew White | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.5
Based on 18 answers
The initial SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor setup for our organization was a project tasked to me. I had to spend some time getting things prepared, such as finding a place for the VM that would be running SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor and making sure we had sufficient resources available. The install of the product was very frustrating, as there were a few failed installs--mostly getting rights to the MS SQL server for the database. Even after the install, there were calls to support where I needed some hand holding to get to the next step. Once escalated emails were sent, a support tech was able to resolve all issues and we got SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor up and running. Highly recommend taking the free classes SolarWinds offers to learn more about this product. They helped a lot to improve product knowledge.
Marty Mankins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CloudCheckr

There are a few products out there that'll do an aspect or two of what CloudCheckr does, but I honestly couldn't find anything nearly as comprehensive as CloudCheckr.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

We selected SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor over AppDynamics because SolarWinds product suited our needs better. We needed better infrastructure monitoring and internal application monitoring brought from other vendors. If we wanted to monitor an application that was being developed by our company and we needed to track every transaction of it then we would have gone for AppDynamics, but SolarWinds was a better fit for our use case.

Devbrath Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CloudCheckr

  • CloudCheckr has allowed us to increase resell margins as an MSP.
  • CloudCheckr has made us aware of cost savings opportunities that exceed the price of the platform itself.
  • CloudCheckr has given us additional visibility that has allowed us to manage and understand cloud computing costs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • One of the biggest areas of ROI is for our DBA, with the combination of SAM and DPA we have been able to streamline the maintenance and troubleshooting of applications. On several instances, it has taken us probably less than 5 minutes to tell supervisors where the issue lies when something is not working.
  • The second area that it helps is helping us see trends on our servers to know if we need to address specific areas of growth to ensure continued productivity and smooth operations.
  • Initially this was not part of our "initial" purchase with SolarWinds, however, now it is definitely one of the core SolarWinds modules that are used on a daily basis to assist in monitoring our network.
Nate Nettrouer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CloudCheckr

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CloudCheckr
9.2
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6

Usability

CloudCheckr
9.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6

Reliability and Availability

CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
5.5

Performance

CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
5.5

Support Rating

CloudCheckr
10.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5

Implementation Rating

CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
6.4

Scalability

CloudCheckr
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.3

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