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Score 6.6 out of 100

SolarWinds AppOptics

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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios XI

Nagios XI is suitable for inexpensive and very detailed monitoring of the physical hosts and VMs. Both Windows and Linux. This would require configuring 2-3 ways of monitoring for the same set of hosts and some time spent to fine tune the configurations. It may also be used for SQL and Apache front-ends such as Tomcat, Glassfish, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

With the current set of features, AppOptics is a great option for startups that do not depend on downstream external services for their product. I have already recommended it to some friends working at other startups. I am rating it 8/10 instead of 10/10 because its monitoring of downstream services is inadequate. In our company, we have a monolithic application. So, we don't have an opinion on how it would operate in a service-oriented architecture.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.3
Application monitoring
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
8.1
Database monitoring
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.4
Threshold alerts
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.4
Predictive capabilities
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
5.9
Application performance management console
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.5
Collaboration tools
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.0
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.2
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.2
Virtualization monitoring
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.6
Server availability and performance monitoring
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
8.1
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.2
IT Asset Discovery
Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.0

Pros

Nagios XI

  • Nagios XI has an exclusive feature of bulk modification of attributes that help in monitoring the same set on monitoring modules on a newly set up environment.
  • It allows you to monitor many network devices, such as switches, routers, servers, and is helping to monitor network performance and track traffic on the network interface.
  • The audit trails feature allows us to scrutinize the modification or setup.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

  • Easy to integrate with an application stack. Supports many. In my case, I just need the AppOptics client and client key to start integration with my application stack.
  • Provide real-time metrics like DB connection, query analysis, latency in API calls and other connections, response codes for various API's, etc.
  • We can also set thresholds based on use-cases and set up the alerts and publish one across various suitable channels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nagios XI

  • Robust, but visually old interface. Requires a lot of work to become presentable.
  • Small selection of dashlets to construct new views.
  • No MS Azure monitoring ability, nothing for “as service,” very limited Amazon cloud monitoring abilities.
  • Questionable price politics (could make it a lot less for developing markets to actually increase use of the product and R&D budgets).
  • No report designers nor the ability to create new reports. No changes in this area for years.
  • Overall lack of new developments, making this product more and more outdated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

  • The only thing that I would add is the possibility to display every single query our servers receive to eventually analyze them and query through them. We could also generate nice visualizations from that. Right now I believe we can only see averages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios XI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Prior comparisons, fast metrics and decent reporting
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Nagios XI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics 7.3
Based on 1 answer
AppOptics has performed well for all of the major functions we have needed it for. Especially when it comes to tracking down response time issues and researching app performance for different pages and different times of day we have been able to do everything we need to. We know there are some more advanced features that could help us in more niche areas, but haven't had the time to delve deeper into using or setting them up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nagios XI

Nagios XI 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Nagios XI support has plans to offer the following features:
  • Access to knowledgeable IT professionals – including support staff and developers.
  • Access to customer-only tutorials, documentation, and content in the Nagios Library.
  • Access to customer-only boards on our support forum for expedited assistance.
  • Access to customer-only email support for fast, confidential assistance.
  • Discounts on future license purchases.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Nagios XI

Nagios XI is better supported vs SolarWinds, needs less manual administration work vs Datadog and a lot less expensive for a long as you are willing to compromise on the look and some functionalities. Moreover, SolarWinds database design prevents one from storing any meaningful data for an extended period of time (creating averages of the averages of the averages), where Nagios could be set for keeping years of detailed information without large storage or the overutilized DB engine. In both Datadog and SolarWinds trials we could not get answers to many of our questions, configure working solutions out of the box by using the inline documentation. Nagios XI does not have limitations, offers such as AppOptics impose on the customers (making it very expensive and absolutely not a real life product). Overall, Nagios XI is a great tool, requiring a lot of R&D “yesterday” to make it beat all the competition on all fronts. That is assuming you have an extensive knowledge in the many areas of IT (thus knowing what should be monitored and how to interpret the data).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

SolarWinds AppOptics serves a specific use case for us--diving down on the application layer to identify root causes of latency. It does not offer the same use case as SignalFx, which offers metrics for the overall service and integration for custom metrics. AppOptics also does not keep logs of your service or enable searches on them like Kibana. It serves a different use case than the products listed above.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nagios XI

  • Reduction of at least 10% of false alarms.
  • Increased network traffic by 5%.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds AppOptics

  • Faster Troubleshooting of issues in the infrastructure or our application, which helped us reduce downtime
  • Helped us identify resource bottlenecks, which in turn, helped reduce our overall footprint and operational costs.
  • It enables us to continuously monitor our application and alert us. This has allowed us to focus on product development without worrying about any underlying, hidden issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Nagios XI

General

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

SolarWinds AppOptics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios XI
8.5
SolarWinds AppOptics
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.3

Usability

Nagios XI
SolarWinds AppOptics
7.3

Support Rating

Nagios XI
9.0
SolarWinds AppOptics

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