Great product, still room for improvement.
November 09, 2018

Great product, still room for improvement.

Ashton Bellah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

I use SAM to monitor servers for 10 offices nationwide. It has allowed me to have the best monitoring platform around, in addition to the ability to automate numerous tasks I would find myself doing in past roles. For instance we use it to automate the power down cycle of servers when a Battery Backup sends a 25% remaining power alert to ensure protection of our data in the event of a power outage.

Pros

  • Monitoring individual services.
  • AppInsight for applications.
  • Automation of tasks.

Cons

  • Better integration with mapping the network. We are not a fan of Network Topology Mapper.
  • Better insights for SQL without buying another add-on.
  • Seems the focus is on adding new applications to sell instead of improving the current lineup.
  • Great ROI to stop outsourcing monitoring.
  • Negative impact from a time perspective due to so many sales calls and emails.
  • Positive impact in my confidence of being able to sleep.
It's a phenomenal solution for small- and mid-sized firms with a smaller IT group due to it's ability to deploy so quickly and easily.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
10
Database monitoring
5
Threshold alerts
10
Predictive capabilities
6
Application performance management console
Not Rated
Collaboration tools
Not Rated
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
4
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Not Rated
Virtualization monitoring
3
Server availability and performance monitoring
7
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
6
IT Asset Discovery
Not Rated

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