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637 Ratings
1 Rating
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Score 8.2 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor ranks higher in 1 feature set: Application Performance Management

Application Performance Management

7.6

CoScale (discontinued)

76%
8.7

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

87%
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor ranks higher in 10/12 features

Application monitoring

9.1
91%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
269 Ratings

Database monitoring

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
233 Ratings

Threshold alerts

7.3
73%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
274 Ratings

Predictive capabilities

5.5
55%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
218 Ratings

Application performance management console

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
242 Ratings

Collaboration tools

7.3
73%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
150 Ratings

Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications

8.2
82%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
259 Ratings

Application dependency mapping and thresholding

7.3
73%
1 Rating
8.8
88%
219 Ratings

Virtualization monitoring

9.1
91%
1 Rating
9.3
93%
237 Ratings

Server availability and performance monitoring

6.4
64%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
272 Ratings

Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

7.3
73%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
253 Ratings

IT Asset Discovery

6.4
64%
1 Rating
8.6
86%
203 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.2

CoScale (discontinued)

82%
1 Rating
9.1

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

91%
281 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CoScale (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

87%
10 Ratings

Usability

CoScale (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

87%
30 Ratings

Availability

CoScale (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

85%
4 Ratings

Performance

CoScale (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

56%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.3

CoScale (discontinued)

73%
2 Ratings
8.8

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

88%
31 Ratings

Online Training

CoScale (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

45%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

CoScale (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

45%
5 Ratings

Product Scalability

CoScale (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

85%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CoScale (discontinued)

CoScale is designed specifically to monitor container and microservices environments managed by Kubernetes ecosystem.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

If you have a large number of users and computers and need a reliable database that will aggregate all of the computers and users into a single database. This allows us to keep track of who has logged into a computer, and log where that computer is located. SolarWinds is a fantastic resource that lets us keep better track of all the devices we have. Even after the device is disposed of we still have a record that this device was once ours so if there is an inventory question we can confirm that the device was ours but it has been disposed of.
Connie Inman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CoScale (discontinued)

  • Visualizes Kubernetes web performance in context.
  • Automatically creates a number of default, but very informative dashboards.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CoScale (discontinued)

  • It is missing a summary view of resource consumption by all instances of a given service.
  • Takes an old school approach to save dashboard changes with a button.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • 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.
Mike Hochstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CoScale (discontinued)

General

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

Starting Price

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

CoScale (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.7
Based on 10 answers
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.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CoScale (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.7
Based on 30 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

Reliability and Availability

CoScale (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.5
Based on 4 answers
The tool works and monitors items 24x7, it only requires maintenance a little more frequently due to security fixes in the Windows operating system.
Rafael Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CoScale (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 5.6
Based on 4 answers
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.
Rafael Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CoScale (discontinued)

CoScale (discontinued) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
We have been working with CoScale for quite some time now, and we have not encountered too many problems really. The majority of minor issues we ran into were quickly solved by reaching out to technical community forums. When it comes to the remaining ones, we were able to solve those efficiently with assistance from the supporting team of technical experts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.8
Based on 31 answers
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.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

CoScale (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 1 answer
It was sufficient to read their documentation and watch videos.
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CoScale (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 5 answers
Make sure SNMP and WMI are configured ahead of time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CoScale (discontinued)

CoScale was developed as a next-generation monitoring and alerting system for Kubernetes container orchestration engine, and it largely delivers what was promised by leveraging direct integration into the orchestration engine itself. Compared to other vendors, CoScale's in-container monitoring allows even to monitor the services running within the containers, which makes a huge difference for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Solarwinds Server & Application Monitor is a great comprehensive monitoring solution. It covers all aspects of monitoring your infrastructure via a modular approach. While other applications can be slightly better at asset management or monitoring one specific application or application suite, Solarwinds Server & Application Monitor does a great job across the board while being extremely flexible and customizable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CoScale (discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.5
Based on 3 answers
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
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CoScale (discontinued)

  • Information provided by CoScale accelerates problem solving for us.
  • Significantly lowers the time to identify any issues with our container environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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