SolarWinds for a more reliable infrastructure
November 23, 2019

SolarWinds for a more reliable infrastructure

David Armstrong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is being used explicitly by our IT staff, however, it's capabilities stretch to various departments. One of the key components allowed us to monitor our online banking environment and know exactly when an issue happened, and exactly what happened. We were able to monitor windows services and task schedules to provide real-time value and analytics to fix issues immediately.
  • Consistent service monitoring.
  • Schedule task execution status.
  • Reliability!
  • Set-up is cumbersome!
  • The GUI for services is clunky.
  • Sometimes downed services don't report.
  • Pay your IT people to use their brains for new technology, not consistently put out fires!
  • Helps make our customers happy.
I've used What's up Gold before and it's nothing like SolarWinds. SAM allows you to take it to the next level and get more real-time data and analytics of a machine other than just "it's up" or "it's down" or "it has a 1000MS response time. You'll know more details about the device in question than the basic "ping" tests.
For business-critical applications that rely on Windows servers, Solarwinds Server and Application Monitor is essential. We applied the product to our online banking as well as all Tier 1 critical servers. This allowed us to reduce downtime by astronomical amounts by allowing the IT department to pinpoint issues and know exactly what went wrong and when!

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
Threshold alerts
Predictive capabilities
Application performance management console
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Virtualization monitoring
Server availability and performance monitoring
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting