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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Absolutely I would recommend the product. If you want a single product to monitor and manage your whole environment, whether it's hardware, servers (physical or virtualised), networking and all from a single "portal" Solarwinds SAM is what you want to use. You could quite easily start off with SAM, and then decide you wish to monitor the networking side of things, you can obtain the NTA/MPM module, if you wish to monitor IP address usage, or IP conflicts, DHCP etc., you can install the IPAM module. It all neatly integrates into the same portal, meaning you go to one address and all the information is there at your fingertips.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sumo Logic

SumoLogic is a fantastic log aggregator and analysis tool, a fine alternative to Splunk. Searching is powerful and mostly intuitive and results come fast. If you have application logs in clusters or Kubernetes pods that lose their logs every time they're restarted, Sumo is the solution for you
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0
Sumo Logic
Application monitoring
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6
Sumo Logic
Database monitoring
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.8
Sumo Logic
Threshold alerts
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
Sumo Logic
Predictive capabilities
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.4
Sumo Logic
Application performance management console
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Sumo Logic
Collaboration tools
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.1
Sumo Logic
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.6
Sumo Logic
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.5
Sumo Logic
Virtualization monitoring
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
Sumo Logic
Server availability and performance monitoring
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.0
Sumo Logic
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.4
Sumo Logic
IT Asset Discovery
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.0
Sumo Logic

Pros

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • Identify and monitor critical services on an IBMi platform.
  • Identify and monitor critical services on a Windows Server Platform.
  • Set thresholds to provide notifications where necessary to address serious issues before it hampers the operation.
  • Provide usage reports and other data that can be useful for forming IT Strategy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sumo Logic

  • Sumo Logic allowed for our InfoSec team to ingest logs from our CDN directly, in real-time, instead of massive compressed archives that were sent every two-hours (the only alternative at the time). Sumo Logic had an app for these logs, that allowed us to easily get an immediate payoff from the data, with canned dashboard and saved searches.
  • Sumo Logic has a fairly extensive REST API when it comes to log sources, source configurations, dashboard data, searches, etc. Their wiki for the API is usually kept up to date.
  • Sumo Logic, during the period of time I had used their product, had added the ability to configure agents via configuration files. This allowed customers to configure their endpoints, and modify the endpoints, with configuration management tools like Chef / Puppet / Salt. Beforehand, the only option was to always make changes either via the web portal or REST API.
  • The solutions engineers were extremely helpful, and easily reachable when issues would occur.
  • Users at our company found it easy to get started, working on new dashboards, scheduled searches, and alerting. The alerting worked well with our third-party paging tool.
Derek Ardolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • The new node based licensing model makes it difficult to justify the price for nodes that only utilize a few components.
  • Script results need to be a statistic. It would be a lot more useful if we could populate a table of results, including alpha-numeric strings, boolean, etc.
  • A lot of the AppInsight components cannot be disabled. You have to either use the whole template or nothing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sumo Logic

  • I like the help center, but I think if it had more GUI tools, it could help new users.
  • Pulling out data is sometimes hard to read, (Maybe if I knew how to export data better, this would not be an issue for me).
  • I would like better know-how on how to create reports that will help our business.
M Phillip Yogore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.1
Based on 11 answers
I love the product and the alerts are within the millisecond, which can be the difference between life and death in some cases. As a beginner user, it was difficult getting around or add new hosts to monitor. However, after reading guides an familiarizing myself with the product, I realized how powerful and extremely useful this product. The reason I don't give a 10 is the learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sumo Logic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic 7.7
Based on 3 answers
Sumo Logic is very powerful but definitely requires some configuration work to get the most out of it. You can get a certification related to this, but it is definitely not something you can just throw together.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 2 answers
I only use dpa
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sumo Logic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 2 answers
Takes time to load
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sumo Logic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 7.9
Based on 20 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

Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic 8.8
Based on 8 answers
I would give this rating because I attended a free Sumo Logic training at a WeWork in Chicago. I found the training very useful, and I learned a lot of features that I was not aware of before I went to the training. I like the idea that SumoLogic provides free training seminars. I am certified in level1, and I plan on certifying to level2.
M Phillip Yogore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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

Sumo Logic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.6
Based on 3 answers
Make sure SNMP and WMI are configured ahead of time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I was satisfied with the implementation, as at the time, it was the best way to implement the product with the available feature sets in Sumo Logic. User creation and management became more of an issue during continued use, instead of it being an issue related to deploying the product in our environment.
Derek Ardolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

I have tried and researched many products including Cacti, Zabbix, Dynatrace, as far as I have read the best crafted product among them is SolarWinds. [Already], SolarWinds company is the most successful company that has proven itself in issues such as monitoring and logging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sumo Logic

Sumo Logic works very well out of the gate. For a small business it has given us what we need. I worked at a larger company previously, and we produced so many logs we had to create a custom logging service to handle them all. Cost and availability are big issues when deciding between the different services, whether self maintained and hosted, or provided by another company.
David Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.6
Based on 2 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

Sumo Logic

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • SolarWinds has helped to improve proactive resolution or mitigation of application issues. This has often resulted in issues fixed before customers were aware of the problem.
  • SolarWinds has provided valuable information when troubleshooting issues to meet Service Level Agreements.
  • SolarWinds has helped get the correct team working on issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sumo Logic

  • I can't think of any negative side effects other than it being SO slow sometimes, but compared to Splunk everything is slow
  • It's SO much cheaper than Splunk that the time it takes to query information is well worth it
  • In the times that we've had Sumo go down or stop logging information, we've found that we'd be absolutely lost without Sumo
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

General

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

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
SAM pricing starts at $2,995.

Sumo Logic

General

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

Sumo Logic Editions & Modules

Edition
Essentials$3.001
Enterprise$4.001
Enterprise Security$4.251
Enterprise Suite$4.751
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6
Sumo Logic
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Sumo Logic

Usability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7
Sumo Logic
7.7

Reliability and Availability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5
Sumo Logic

Performance

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5
Sumo Logic

Support Rating

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9
Sumo Logic
8.8

Online Training

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5
Sumo Logic

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6
Sumo Logic
9.0

Scalability

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.6
Sumo Logic

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