Nastel AutoPilot vs. SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nastel AutoPilot
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Nastel AutoPilot is a suite of application performance management products from New York-based Nastel Technologies.N/A
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Score 8.4 out of 10
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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers application and server monitoring capabilities. SAM allows for self-service for easy setup, 1200+ monitoring templates, and customization options, as well as integrate with other SolarWinds products.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSAM pricing starts at $2,995.
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Community Pulse
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Nastel AutoPilot
6.8
1 Ratings
11% below category average
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7
276 Ratings
13% above category average
Application monitoring8.01 Ratings8.9266 Ratings
Database monitoring8.01 Ratings8.5230 Ratings
Threshold alerts6.01 Ratings8.9271 Ratings
Predictive capabilities7.01 Ratings8.2215 Ratings
Application performance management console8.01 Ratings8.2239 Ratings
Collaboration tools6.01 Ratings7.7148 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications6.01 Ratings7.9256 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding7.01 Ratings8.6216 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring6.01 Ratings8.9234 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring7.01 Ratings9.8269 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting7.01 Ratings9.1250 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery6.01 Ratings9.0199 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(278 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
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8.9
(10 ratings)
Usability
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8.6
(29 ratings)
Availability
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9.9
(3 ratings)
Performance
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6.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
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9.0
(21 ratings)
Online Training
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4.5
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
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4.5
(3 ratings)
Configurability
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1.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
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4.5
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
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9.9
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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4.5
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Vendor pre-sale
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4.5
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Nastel Technologies
If you're involved in any business that is related to banking, insurance and lending industry, take the short way and save yourself from thousands of wasted dollars on fraud detection and application management issues, Nastel is my savior and it's the most powerful killer solution to beat the fraud and have a winning application performance management, It's like hiring a mathematics magician with super powers to help businesses get over the delayed amount of time spent on a problem, and the average time to process a claim, reduce errors and most importantly to decrease the number of tickets at the help center for a better and higher customer satisfaction score.
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SolarWinds
For monitoring applications that run on Windows hosts on VMware or HyperV virtualization, SolarWindows offers a nice, vertical view of both the loads and the resources. In such an environment, this makes life really good! But if you have something else -- for example, Linux hosts -- you're on your own to some extent. That is, the things it does well, it does very well -- but everything else is much less polished.
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Pros
Nastel Technologies
  • Its ability to detect and correct IBM MQ issues before they effect the production.
  • performance trends and statistics in real-time.
  • Rapid and accurate monitoring of Command Servers, Dead Letter Queues, Queue Managers, Qdepth and Listeners.
  • Built-in complex event processing to gain valuable visibility into order fulfillment processes
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SolarWinds
  • Monitor Azure Cloud Severs- We use SolarWinds SAM to monitor Active Directory and DNS on Several DCs published on Azure Cloud.
  • Monitor Hyper V and VMware - SolarWinds SAM monitors applications on both Hyper V and VMware, while also monitoring the physical host machines.
  • It also helps us monitor Warranty expiration for physical servers.
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Cons
Nastel Technologies
  • The UI needs a lot of improvements to meet today's standards while keeping the functional part highly performing as it used to be
  • Being unable to run reports through the workgroup security manager is a serious con, I think they need to consider giving it more attention
  • the auto-monitoring feature performance goes low when it's enabled during a heavy workloads, it leads to a lower/heavier performance, but during the latest update I feel it got lighter somehow.
  • They also need to give more attention to the encryption and enhance it with the latest encryption technologies
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SolarWinds
  • Provides basic monitoring/visibility. Visibility into detailed/fine-grained issues best suited for more specialized/expensive solutions.
  • Licensing per monitored application rapidly uses up purchased license count.
  • More out-of-the-box templates or easier setup of monitoring less-common applications would make the solution more appealing given the target audience of the product.
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Likelihood to Renew
Nastel Technologies
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SolarWinds
We are heavily invested in Solarwinds products for a reason. They are generally easy to setup and run with, requiring only some interfacing with support or help articles on rare occasions. They do what we bought them to do and we can't ask for more.
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Usability
Nastel Technologies
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SolarWinds
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Nastel Technologies
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SolarWinds
The tool works and monitors items 24x7, it only requires maintenance a little more frequently due to security fixes in the Windows operating system.
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Performance
Nastel Technologies
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SolarWinds
The graphical interface and the performance of the database leave a little to be desired, they could be better explored.Some functionality and screens do not work well depending on the browser used. The integrations never had any problems or caused crashes in other systems.
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Support Rating
Nastel Technologies
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SolarWinds
I think there was only a couple times I had to open a support case for SAM and one time they got multiple engineers on the phone to get a better idea what I was trying to monitor and was able to point me in the best direction to monitor that system.
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Online Training
Nastel Technologies
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SolarWinds
It was sufficient to read their documentation and watch videos.
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Implementation Rating
Nastel Technologies
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SolarWinds
Make sure SNMP and WMI are configured ahead of time
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Alternatives Considered
Nastel Technologies
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SolarWinds
It has been a while since we first purchased SolarWinds, but I looked over several other products that I can't remember now. Many other products tried to scan the network to find computers but given that our computers are located in various places across campus with other computers in our buildings that are not ours that type of network scanning was not what we needed. Other services have extra services that we had no need of and I liked the ability to add custom fields in SolarWinds so we can track the information on each computer that we need to know.
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Scalability
Nastel Technologies
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SolarWinds
It is hard to find the recommended SQL setup and convince others that is the way you should configure the server when you set it up
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Return on Investment
Nastel Technologies
  • A reduction in point of sale abandonment by 70% reflects the change in mindset of customers who are no longer irritated by price anomalies.
  • The company was able to merge many unnecessary servers due to thousands of useless queues it had, resulting in yearly savings of more than $250,000
  • improved efficiency and cost-savings by 80% within the first 2 months
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SolarWinds
  • Less time spent investigating causes of issues. We are alerted straight away and can find the root cause of the issue in less time.
  • We have been able to ditch all our previous individual monitoring solutions, none of which integrated with each other for a single solution which fully integrates with each of the different modules to provide a single portal for monitoring and alerting.
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ScreenShots

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