The answer to Enterprise level questions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 07, 2018

The answer to Enterprise level questions.

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

This is being used by the entire server team to manage and keep up on the needs of our 680+ virtualized servers, as well as our hard chassis servers. The automated scripts eliminate the need for us to write scripts to identified alerting thresholds. The selection is vast, so you can customize the platform to alert and monitor the most critical things, and not have useless alerts flooding your mailbox.
  • The broad based alerting is great! Our virtual environment alone is a full time job to monitor and this makes it easy using the alerting console.
  • the ability to fully customize your thresholds for alerts and the ability to turn off the functions you do not want to be alerted on is great.
  • We love the fact that it will monitor and alert on a huge array of functions on both our Linux servers and our Windows boxes is great. One multi-purpose tool...the Swiss Army knife of server and app monitoring.
  • Large environment polling frequency.
  • Hooks into more storage centric variables. (EMC)
  • Ability to hook into other management platforms to correct issues through the same interface.
Our assets are all on premise so this feature is not a big value add for us currently, but as we explore cloud hosting it is nice to know it will grow with us.
It is definitely cool to see, but our engineers do not rely on this tool to do this as they understand those relationships quite well.
This integration and visibility is precisely why we use this tool. The alerting it provides allows us to be proactive about engaging engineering teams to address potential issues before they become a problem.
  • It has been a great purchase.
  • The whole suite integrates well with our needs as an organization.
  • The ability to grow with us is a huge factor with this platform.
SolarWinds has incorporated all of the needs pieces in one platform....the others did not.
in large enterprise environments it is a great tool to keep up with the daily needs of server farms. We have the ability to see what applications and servers are having issues and be proactive about mitigation (vs. being reactionary and only addressing issues after they truly become a problem.)

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
9
Database monitoring
8
Threshold alerts
9
Predictive capabilities
9
Application performance management console
9
Collaboration tools
7
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
9
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
9
Virtualization monitoring
8
Server availability and performance monitoring
9
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
8
IT Asset Discovery
7