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Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Pingdom

If you are looking to take your page speed optimization to the next level, Pingdom is a great tool. It is very valuable at helping to identify issues, benchmark your pefromance and check to see the results of your optimization efforts. If you aren't using other uptime alert and server monitoring tools, those features will be very beneficial
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

More appropriate for:
  • Pure Microsoft ecosystem environments (Windows Server and SQL server) and the most common Linux and UNIX platforms.
  • Environments where cost is less of a factor than settling on a single platform for monitoring
  • Environments where the administrators are familiar with the setup and installation of SCOM.
Less appropriate for:
  • Pure UNIX/Linux shops, especially versions not supported out of the box by SCOM.
  • Shops that cannot afford the engagement to setup/configure and maintain on a continuous basis.
  • Shops that cannot dedicate personnel to the care and feeding of SCOM, especially when supporting larger environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
8.1
Application monitoring
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
8.2
Database monitoring
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
8.5
Threshold alerts
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
9.1
Predictive capabilities
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
7.3
Application performance management console
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
7.3
Collaboration tools
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
7.2
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
8.1
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
7.2
Virtualization monitoring
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
8.3
Server availability and performance monitoring
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
9.2
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
8.1
IT Asset Discovery
SolarWinds Pingdom
SCOM
8.3

Pros

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • Monitoring as many websites as we can throw at it.
  • Customer Service has been extremely great with quick responses and resolution.
  • The ability to integrate with our chat client or via web hook with allows for maximum visibility amongst team members.
John Birks | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

  • Pick real-time health data from a large number of systems through their agent services installed on those remote systems.
  • Have the ability to directly create an incident in snow with its SCOM-SNOW Integration pack.
  • Have the capability to design activities to perform actions on apps or infrastructure components directly from SCOM Dashboard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • An easy way to update a mass group of alerts instead of one-by-one edits
  • Our less IT-oriented teams sometimes have a hard time understanding what the alerts mean, but that is a user education issue we should probably address ourselves to better explain purposes of alerts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

  • One of the biggest drawbacks to SCOM is the sheer scope and complexity of the system. This can be a pro and a con. The system is very customizable, what you put into it is what you'll get out of it. That said, the learning curve is fairly steep. An organization needs to be committed to putting time and resources into SCOM to get the most out of it. I've heard stories from colleagues of several different companies that invested in SCOM and then abandoned it due to the excessive time and care required.
  • SCOM is expensive. Not only is the enterprise licensing costly, SCOM requires it's own servers, operational and warehouse databases to be maintained.
  • The OOB SCOM reports are a bit clunky and feel outdated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 10.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Ted White | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

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Usability

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 9.7
Based on 6 answers
Usability is good. Portability is also good. I am able to place this on various VMs in the DC and use that to help determine what areas to concentrate on. It also helps to find issues prior to a window that I can identify as not being part of the work to be performed and that the customer needs to address.
Jason Bouchard | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Interface is unnecessarily complicated and frequently responds slowly.
Ted White | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

No score
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Support Rating

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 8.6
Based on 17 answers
Have always had very fast, smart, and professional help from the support teams. They have always quickly resolved my issues and helped me get the right sized package of services to meet our current business needs. Overall the support has been some of the best I get from SaaS software.
Patrick Flanagan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

SCOM 7.7
Based on 12 answers
We are very pleased with the support provided by the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager team. At first, we were quite hesitant to contact support, but the support team showed a very proactive approach and helped with a bunch of issues which would be much harder to overcome on our own, especially when deploying the platform for the first time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Pingdom

The detailed reporting and website uptime monitoring is something other tools don't provide. You don't want to get a call from a client or customer that your site is down, or lose sales if it brings in sales to you.You get recommendations on how to enhance the page performance, breakdown of content type for the page, requests by domain, file requests, everything
Sanjit Mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

We didn't consider any other alternatives, nor did we try or demo any other product prior to our purchase of SCOM. I know there are several other products out that perform many of the same functions and more such as SolarWinds, however, those products are pricey as well and we decided to stick with the Microsoft product in the end.
Joe Spradlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • Excellent site monitoring allowing us to take necessary steps instantly to address outage or downtimes, thus keeping steady up time for our website customers
  • Detailed enough to get reasons of outages, which then lets us liaise with 3rd parties if necessary and to even get compensations in the event of missing SLAs
  • Negative: we still need to rely on our technical team to understand the reports from Pingdom
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SCOM

  • We wanted to make sure that updates and patches deployed are actually successfully installed on devices and other tools cannot match SCOM for detailed feedback on deployment status.
  • We can now confidently provide management and security teams on successful update of security patches with high accuracy.
  • Deployment complexity took over a year to fully implement all necessary features with help of consultants and in house teams. Wish it was simpler.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SolarWinds Pingdom

General

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

SolarWinds Pingdom Editions & Modules

Edition
Synthetic Monitoring$101
Real User Monitoring$101
EnterpriseCustom Pricing
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

SCOM

General

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

SCOM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Pingdom
9.0
SCOM
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Pingdom
10.0
SCOM

Usability

SolarWinds Pingdom
9.7
SCOM

Performance

SolarWinds Pingdom
6.0
SCOM

Support Rating

SolarWinds Pingdom
8.6
SCOM
7.7

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