Good value for cloud infrastructure monitoring!
Dave Costantino | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 15, 2020

Good value for cloud infrastructure monitoring!

Score 10 out of 10
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Infrastructure Monitoring

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds AppOptics

We use SolarWinds AppOptics to monitor infrastructure running in our production SaaS environment running on AWS. It is used by the entire engineering team. If a system fails or is exhibiting performance problems, we are alerted nearly instantly and can respond before our customers even notice there is an issue.
  • Simple installation and configuration
  • Easy to use UI
  • Good value
  • Many integrations with third-party software
  • Better cluster support: identify and group all related hosts automatically based on name
  • Saves time by simplifying troubleshooting
  • Avoids downtime through monitoring and alerting
We switched from a competitor to SolarWinds AppOptics, saving us significant monthly cost and providing us an easier to use product at the same time.
I found SolarWinds AppOptics dashboards and configuration to be simpler and more easy to use than the alternatives. Ease of use is important since it it allows us to diagnose a critical issue more quickly.
  • Pingdom
We use Pingdom for monitoring web sites that directly impact the user ("front end" services). SolarWinds AppOptics is used for monitoring back end infrastructure.
We felt the competitors were both more expensive and more difficult to configure and deploy. We selected SolarWinds AppOptics because it provided better value both in terms of cost and user experience.
SolarWinds AppOptics is well suited for monitoring an environment with a diverse set of infrastructure, due to its wide variety of integrations supporting third party software and services. It is especially suitable for cloud environments (AWS, Google Cloud, etc.) where infrastructure is more dynamic in nature.

SolarWinds AppOptics Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
10
Database monitoring
9
Threshold alerts
10
Predictive capabilities
Not Rated
Application performance management console
10
Collaboration tools
Not Rated
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
10
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
9
Virtualization monitoring
Not Rated
Server availability and performance monitoring
10
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Not Rated
IT Asset Discovery
Not Rated