HPE System Management Homepage vs. SolarWinds Pingdom

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE System Management Homepage
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
HPE’ System Management Homepage consolidates systems management into one platform, particularly ProLiant and Integrity servers. It monitors the health and status of servers and their connected systems.N/A
SolarWinds Pingdom
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds Pingdom is a website uptime monitoring and alert tool, with additional reporting and Real User Monitoring capabilities. Pingdom is part of SolarWinds’s DevOps package, enabling full-stack monitoring as a service.
$14.95
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Synthetic Monitoring
$10
per month
Real User Monitoring
$10
per month
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE System Management HomepageSolarWinds Pingdom
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
Panda Systems Management
Panda Systems Management
Score 9.4 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
ManageEngine Site24x7
ManageEngine Site24x7
Score 9.3 out of 10
Cisco ThousandEyes
Cisco ThousandEyes
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
ManageEngine Site24x7
ManageEngine Site24x7
Score 9.3 out of 10
Nexthink
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE System Management HomepageSolarWinds Pingdom
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
6.6
(65 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(54 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE System Management HomepageSolarWinds Pingdom
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HP System management is suited in an environment that utilizes HP servers and other computer equipment. Since this software integrates with the equipment it gives the best view of "what's going on inside". It's also provided with the purchase of HP Servers and other associated HP system equipment
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SolarWinds
I believe the scenarios we used it for were quite well covered, from the executive perspective. The downtime alarms worked very well and were easy to setup, uptime monitoring tools were clear and easy to use, even for non-technical people (C-level) and the SLA management tools allowed us to spend less time, and have less friction, with our clients
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Software shows hard drive utilization and associated storage information.
  • Shows vital server statistics such as memory and processor information.
  • Depending on the version of the software it also shows part numbers of vital server components (memory, hard drive, NIC).
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SolarWinds
  • The alerts are very responsive offering quite detailed timing information
  • The UI for reports is very clear and set up of reports is very intuitive
  • Customer service was good when there were problems - e.g. lapsing billing causing reporting to go down
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • The interface can be slow.
  • The interface at times is very old looking.
  • The interface can get stuck from time to time.
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SolarWinds
  • The PagerDuty integration could be a lot better. When you use the PagerDuty integration, it doesn't send any information about which check failed! It just sends a message like "Timeout (> 30s)" -- this isn't very helpful when we have hundreds of checks. We've worked around this by using both the PagerDuty and Slack integrations and having them both post to the same Slack channel. But this means that when an engineer is paged from PagerDuty, they have to go to Slack (or Pingdom) to find the details about the page; it's not available on the page itself.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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SolarWinds
Recently added features have made Pingdom less intuitive for our requirements. While Pingdom has a broad offering and remains a good value, it is becoming more than we need. Our customer base is becoming more and more global and Pingdom still lacks Asia-Pacific monitoring, which we will need within a year.
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Usability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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SolarWinds
Pingdom is easy to use, very intuitive and has a very short learning curve. From the onset, we've been able to jump in and leverage the tool to accomplish our goals for page speed performance and discover the insights we need to make improvements. Its a well-designed tool and makes for a good user experience.
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Performance
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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SolarWinds
Interface is unnecessarily complicated and frequently responds slowly.
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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SolarWinds
Support responded the same day to my query, as I was setting the product up but couldn't find the setting I needed. This was successfully resolved in a short time frame, so I was pleased with how quickly we were able to get this resolved. I haven't needed to contact support since.
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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SolarWinds
  1. PRTG Network Monitor was a far more complicated tool to use and set up albeit it does both Internal and External monitoring. The setup wasn't intuitive and there are too many configuration options to complete to form an alert
  2. Amazon CloudWatch is specific to AWS resources and cannot be easily use outside of the AWS Ecosystem
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Since this software integrates with HP hardware it gives a clear view of system issues. This is a very positive step when trying to troubleshoot physical server issues.
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SolarWinds
  • Honestly, we have 4 other products that overlap this functionality whose organizations provide far superior support. At this point it is an unnecessary expense.
  • In my opinion, their lack of support responsiveness and commitment has impacted our IT agility.
  • Its time to explore other alternatives.
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