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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

Are you in the Cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, other) -- you won't be able to use SRM. This does not give visibility into block and/or object storage.Do you have high-performance, multi-tiered storage solutions from vendors like HP, Dell, IBM, or others? Do you have a VMware environment hosted by your shared storage solution? Then this is the tool to link everything together for you.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

Starwind VTL is a great solution for customers that want the benefits of a physical tape library without the hefty price tag and the manual intervention required when changing tapes as it is automated. In addition, Starwind VTL virtual tapes are "air-gapped" as they are in LTO format.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • Granular visibility of IOPS and IO.
  • Capacity Planning.
  • The ability to link storage to databases through Orion DPA.
  • Alerting and Reporting.
Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

  • Allows you to use Veeam and other software that uses Virtual Tape Libraries while getting rid of actual tape drives and tapes
  • Backblaze B2 implementation is great - keeps storage costs low while automating backups to the cloud storage
  • Low cost and great support by the Starwind technical team
  • Feature-rich and in constant development
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • I have not found any cons of this product
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

  • Set-up is confusing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It has helped me prove that we need more storage as well as faster storage to management
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to set up and start. Out of the box alerts which you can tweak to your needs. Easy to use interfaces as well
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The initial setup took some time, however, with the help of the Starwind technical team, we were able to set it up from start to finish including seamlessly adding it to our existing backup solution. After that, there was no need for any additional setup or troubleshooting.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Do not have to contact support for issues often and when i do it is fast to get response and resolve my issues
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

StarWind VTL 8.4
Based on 3 answers
Great and reliable product with little need for support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Easy to use set up wizard went off without a hitch.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

We have a full suite of SolarWinds products and did not evaluate other options for a full package. For selective monitoring we log into the devices, but this has made that much easier as we have a dashboard rather than logging into devices one at a time.
Richard Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

We've looked at physical tape backups, however, the infrastructure is too costly compared to Starwind VTL and it also requires manual changing of tapes that users will not want to do or forget to do. With VTL, it works exactly like a physical tape library with the same benefits and full automation.
Indeep Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

  • Real-time monitoring and alerting to surpass those of native vSphere and in some occasions, better than manufacturer written software.
  • Historical monitoring of environment with charts and graphs to assist with ever changing environment loads.
David Yezersky | TrustRadius Reviewer

StarWind VTL

  • ROI was immediate as we got rid of expensive sneakernet backups with hard drives in a Pelican case
  • One-time cost of the product is very cost-effective
  • Support contracts are reasonable and we received excellent support throughout
  • We have much better peace-of-mind with our data being protected better
Kevin Sipma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

StarWind VTL

Pricing Details

SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM)

General

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

StarWind VTL

General

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

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