SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor saves on budget
January 22, 2020

SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor saves on budget

Ethan Beach | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) is used by IT to monitor our system that provides the services to the business. With having a non-profit budget (and personnel can be tight) as well as being in retail the need to be able to bring money is in critical. With SAM we are able to monitor our services that allow us to continue business. With what SAM can do for us we are able to monitor everything with little interaction.
  • Shared application templates
  • Application alerting
  • Adding new features
  • Setup can take time.
  • Some settings are difficult to find if you don't spend a lot of time in the system.
  • There are a lot of templates which is good and bad, writing your own takes knowledge not all have.
  • Keep staff count down since it handles all our monitoring and capacity information
  • 2 System Administrators and 200+ servers
You get a lot more features and capability. I have had SolarWinds from day one at this job and have not done much research into other products, no need to.
Great when you need an extra hand to monitor your system but don't have the budget for another person. With the application templates, you have a lot of options.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

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