SolarWinds Application and Server Management -- An Upcoming Force to be Reckoned With
January 08, 2020

SolarWinds Application and Server Management -- An Upcoming Force to be Reckoned With

Glenn Kimball | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Because of the network intensity of the customer solution, there was a high degree of value to bring the network monitoring and the application/service/server stack monitoring and management onto a single platform. While the integration was not seamless, it did bring a commonality of tools, techniques, and outputs across the SaaS delivery model, and thus visibility led to efficient response for infrastructure, application, and even security events.
Overall, this approach brought visibility to business application issues, thus reinforcing the business objectives while also gaining more foothold on the infrastructure.
  • In general, the slough of SNMP Traps and Monitors is a good start.
  • Automation beyond the SNMP layer is easy.
  • The integration with other products could use a bit of polishing. It's not hard or impossible, just a bit clunky.
  • Implementation of the application monitors is a small challenge to learn, but once you have the hang of it, it is overall elegant.
  • Defragmentation of technology base and alignment of investment (~17% reduction in aggregate tools cost).
  • Uniform skills alignment, time to recover, and time to act reductions of ~25%.
SolarWinds stacks up better than most due to its available ecosystem of tools. As they align, consolidate and integrate, the full value will be realized.
Linkages between infrastructure events and application events, and the clarity of root cause analysis that results, are well supported by the SolarWinds stack. The benefit statement is time to resolve and time to resolve the required clarity of data and information. While SolarWinds provides an immense amount of detail, there is summary analysis that goes a long way to achieving the final goal.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Feature Ratings

Application monitoring
Database monitoring
Threshold alerts
Application performance management console
Collaboration tools
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