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Likelihood to Recommend

New Relic

I appreciate that New Relic is easily integrated into applications for APM and infrastructure for monitoring.Our applications are Ruby on Rails apps and getting them reporting into New Relic is easy to implement. In most cases, it just requires adding the "newrelic" gem and updating the "newrelic.yml" configuration file. Just this simple addition to a project gives us an entrypoint to analyzing performance.We use the New Relic Infrastructure agent by default on all of our cloud based servers. We have this set up with Chef so we don't even think about it; we just spin servers up and go. Minutes later they're reporting into New Relic. We use Terraform to automatically create monitors so we can keep track of the essentials like core processes, disk, CPU, and memory.
Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

It works extremely well when trying to perform basic monitoring on a large number of endpoints and you also wish to perform some management tasks all from a single location. It isn't great at anything network related. A lot more data needs to be exportable, especially in the form of CSVs.
Bryant Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

New Relic
7.7
Solarwinds RMM
Application monitoring
New Relic
9.2
Solarwinds RMM
Database monitoring
New Relic
8.1
Solarwinds RMM
Threshold alerts
New Relic
8.6
Solarwinds RMM
Predictive capabilities
New Relic
6.4
Solarwinds RMM
Application performance management console
New Relic
8.1
Solarwinds RMM
Collaboration tools
New Relic
6.5
Solarwinds RMM
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
New Relic
7.5
Solarwinds RMM
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
New Relic
7.5
Solarwinds RMM
Virtualization monitoring
New Relic
7.7
Solarwinds RMM
Server availability and performance monitoring
New Relic
8.5
Solarwinds RMM
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
New Relic
7.9
Solarwinds RMM
IT Asset Discovery
New Relic
6.3
Solarwinds RMM

Monitoring Tasks

New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.8
Remote monitoring
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
9.4
Network device monitoring
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.6
Multiple Server Monitoring
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.9
Multi-device monitoring
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.5
Automated alerts and notifications
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.6

Management Tasks

New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.5
Patch Management
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.0
Service configuration management
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.6
Software and hardware inventory
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
9.2
Policy-based automation
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.1

Reporting

New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
7.4
Performance data reports
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
7.8
Customizable reporting
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
6.9
Data visualization
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
7.7
Risk analysis
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
7.0

Security

New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.2
Data backup and recovery
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.1
Antivirus and malware management
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.0
Adinistraor access control
New Relic
Solarwinds RMM
8.6

Pros

New Relic

  • New Relic lets you drill down into the nitty-gritty of your application, breaking down requests however far you want in order to inspect the performance of your application throughout the request lifecycle.
  • New Relic offers many integrations with other services and technologies, making it easy to get it set up and start using it.
  • New Relic offers many views and types of visualizations to help you understand what's going on in as much detail as you want to know.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

  • Thanks to RMM I never feel like I'm unaware as to what's going on in my network. I can be in the office or half a country away and feel completely aware of what's going on.
  • We've had numerous situations over the years where a part of our network is having issues (latency or errors) that the RMM alerts have saved us from a major outage. You can't ask for better proactive alerting.
  • The advanced alerting allows us to stay ahead of issues instead of reacting to them. This gives us confidence in our network and our end users better support.
Michael Gombosi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

New Relic

  • Cloud-centric / OS-centric. There is no/limited ability to query metrics with an agent installed.
  • Insights-based queries (dashboards and alerts) are limited to 1000 (soon to be 2000) records and that doesn't work for enterprise scale.
  • NRQL is awesome -- except when it isn't. The replacement QL is more robust but is significantly more complex to learn.
  • No agent management tools in the platform. And, yes, you will want agent management tools after the first dozen or so deployments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

  • UI speed and threading across multiple windows (1 window refreshing, causes all refreshes to hang).
  • Load times in certain menus, regardless of server specs.
  • Integration with 3rd party applications.
  • Speed of dev team response in regards to existing features malfunctioning, or major bugs that Solarwinds does not consider major.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 9 answers
I have not yet found any similar product that offers me this range of features to help us keep our online service fast and reliable. Besides this, New Relic is constantly evolving by adding new plugins to emerging technologies and platforms. Server performance measuring features are a key point as our user database grows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

New Relic

New Relic 9.0
Based on 3 answers
New Relic interface can be tricky to setup sometimes, especially on dashboards, but the overall usability is great. We also find particularly interesting the chart creation tools. There are no major issues that prevented us using any of their services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

New Relic

New Relic 10.0
Based on 1 answer
we have never had any down time issues!!!
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 1 answer
there are times where browser cache will cause issues that require you to clear your browser before continuing.
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 3 answers
There are times I feel that the initial support is lacking. And in some cases the automated responses of not hearing anything are annoying if the reason why there has been no movement is because we are still waiting to hear back from NR support. So, i think they should loose the automation as it can seem disingenuous
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

New Relic

New Relic 8.5
Based on 4 answers
The documentation was clear and concise; the only issue we ran into was custom application naming. Due to HTTPD mod_fcgid and the need for the application name to be set in php.ini (not in .htaccess or the virtual host directive) ... we had issues setting this up.
Travis Crowder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

New Relic

We had originally looked into CloudWatch to monitor our resources since we have our stack built in AWS, but found that it would take additional work to setup the dashboards, alerts, and details that we wanted to see in our reports. It was worth the additional investment for us to get the data we needed with less work.
Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

SolarWinds definitely is the the most ready out of the box as far as getting is up and running and you can start using it where other system go from need ing a little setup like importing MIBS to completely needing to configure the system. As far a performance once things are up and working I feel they all do a good job at basic monitoring and management. The difference is that SolarWinds does a good job at having things templated but allows you to customize some attributes. If you are want to make major customization for alerts and monitoring and other things SolarWinds is not the best option. But, then again, you will not need a team just to manage the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to scale. However, it isn't as easy to keep track of costs and who own's what/
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

New Relic

  • New Relic helps us detect defects before our customers do.
  • New Relic helps us prioritize performance improvements. Engineers don't need to spend time measuring the latency of transactions themselves.
  • New Relic helps us notify the appropriate people rapidly when there are problems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

  • Moving break/fix clients to support subscriptions using RMM has increased the sale value of my business, as there are real ongoing revenues to show to a potential buyer, rather than simply goodwill and client lists.
  • I am better able to support a larger number of clients with the same staffing levels due to pre-emptive work, more remote support, and simpler applications of solutions.
Les Klassen Hamm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

New Relic

General

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

Solarwinds RMM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

New Relic
8.5
Solarwinds RMM
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

New Relic
8.0
Solarwinds RMM

Usability

New Relic
9.0
Solarwinds RMM

Reliability and Availability

New Relic
10.0
Solarwinds RMM

Performance

New Relic
8.0
Solarwinds RMM

Support Rating

New Relic
8.0
Solarwinds RMM

Implementation Rating

New Relic
8.5
Solarwinds RMM

Scalability

New Relic
8.0
Solarwinds RMM

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