SolarWinds AppOptics: Must-try application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 15, 2020

SolarWinds AppOptics: Must-try application

Score 8 out of 10
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Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring (APM)

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds AppOptics

We use SolarWinds AppOptics in one project. We are providing engineering services to one US-based organization and we have integrated SolarWinds AppOptics in their application for performance monitoring. AppOptics helps us to create monitoring dashboards and configure alerts if some operation crosses the threshold response time to meet SLAs. Our project is based on the healthcare domain so real-time data is very important for this and AppOptics is useful to track database response time, communication time between two services, etc.
  • Provides default dashboards for all your services and we can create custom dashboards as well
  • We can configure alerts on API response times and can configure multiple notification channels
  • It tracks everything including infrastructure, database response, communication between different micro-services
  • Sometimes I have faced issues while creating custom dashboards
  • A few metrics do not provide accurate results
  • Documentation can be improved
  • Less downtime for application
  • We can meet SLAs with our business partners
  • Faster troubleshooting
We are able to monitor different testing and production environments using SolarWinds AppOptics. It helps us to generate performance load reports as well. The main benefit is that we get alerts immediately if any API is not meeting SLAs. This thing saves a lot of our money. Also, customers are happy when they use application which loads data quickly.
We are using its pre-populated dashboards and that is really very helpful. They have documented everything and within a few seconds, we can configure our service to send data to their server and can see useful graphs in dashboards. We have designed some custom dashboards as well using their documentation and I would like to say that they have covered every step to design a custom dashboard.
We are happy to use SolarWinds products. It is really helpful to save money spent to monitor products and in troubleshooting the infra and other issues. Previously, we invested in 10 resources to monitor the application but after using SolarWinds products, now a team of only 3 people is able to manage things properly.
I have not used other products but in my organization, one team is using Datadog for monitoring.
Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Kibana, JFrog Artifactory
SolarWinds AppOptics is a great tool to monitor the health and performance of micro-services. Nowadays, every big organization is using distributed architecture, and application monitoring is an essential part of that. So SolarWinds AppOptics is providing almost every feature which is required to monitor a large distributed system.

SolarWinds AppOptics Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
9
Database monitoring
9
Threshold alerts
8
Predictive capabilities
7
Application performance management console
9
Collaboration tools
9
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Not Rated
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Not Rated
Virtualization monitoring
9
Server availability and performance monitoring
8
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
7
IT Asset Discovery
Not Rated