Server & Application Monitor Solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 05, 2018

Server & Application Monitor Solution

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

SolarWinds Monitor is one of our current tools that we have in place to monitor overall status and health in the environment. It allows us to have a clear picture on how our network infrastructure is performing. Through this web based application we can see up\down status and performance. It's a great tool to have in our network.
  • Ease of use and operability. User friendly and intuitive console.
  • Great dashboard capabilities.
  • Easy to manage. Add devices to monitor in a step by step process that's very easy to follow even for a not so technical person.
  • Reporting of critical issues through some type of notification other than email would be a great add-on.
  • Sometimes you need to remove a device from a console and re-add if its not reporting properly.
  • AI for monitoring would rule out human error. That could be a great future enhancement for this tool.
We are running on a hosted environment. The tool is running out of our datacenter and it monitors all of our sites including the hosted devices. This has provided a clear picture on what systems are impacted by any type of communication related issues when there's an outage affecting a single site or multiple.
We are currently monitoring a few applications including SQL server databases. Most of these are dependent of Windows services and other Windows tasks. Depending on how you setup your application monitoring, this can be a successful implementation or not.
We have greatly benefited from the monitoring to identify root causes of some of the outages experienced in the environment. The logs created provide information to better the network performance of the systems and applications being monitored. This allows for allocating additional resources and planning for redundancy of services that could be potentially impacted.
  • The SolarWinds Monitor solution has been a great part of our IT Strategic Plan and Business Continuity.
  • The application allows for downsizing of IT staff simply by automating certain tasks that the solution can accommodate such as alert monitoring and reporting.
SolarWinds was the solution of choice due to having better overall ratings and being more compatible with other tools we currently have in the environment. The engineers were more familiarized with this solution and it made more sense to stick with what seemed to be a leader for this type of need.
This tool provides a comprehensive network performance solution. The constant monitoring keeps your network healthy and it could be used at any type of network environment, no matter how complex. It allows you to see where your points of failure might be and improve overall network performance.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
10
Database monitoring
8
Threshold alerts
8
Application performance management console
9
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
8
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
8
Server availability and performance monitoring
10
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
9
IT Asset Discovery
8