"The breakdown of the response time of different components and getting in-depth details of the slow component are the most valuable features. It is easy to use, and it gets the job done."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to receive in-depth information about applications. It can detect a lot of important information."
"The most valuable feature is application monitoring."
"The service maps that it creates, the health maps that it creates, the insights that it provides, etc., are all quite useful."
"The simplicity of the dashboard is very good."
"The stability of New Relic APM is very good."
"Working with the solution is very easy. It's user-friendly."
"It does everything we wanted it to do."
"The solution has good alerts. Notifications are sent via email to technicians. You can filter the kinds of alerts you want to receive as well. It's excellent."
"It's good at monitoring system-specific things like ports, services."
"The initial setup was relatively easy, and we didn't have to install anything. All we had to do was put on the devices we wanted to monitor."
"The component and cable monitoring are good. SolarWinds is more intuitive and user-friendly than AppDynamics. The AppDynamics console is more complex because it's a more feature-rich solution, so it's not easy for somebody to pick it up."
"The most valuable feature of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is the network devices' performance monitor is the best."
"Monitoring of processes and services is the most valuable feature. It is not necessarily just the server alone in terms of the CPU or the memory. We can go in-depth into services and processes."
"SolarWinds SAM has provided us with dynamic thresholds based on historical trends and requirements. The threshold gets configured automatically, so it's no longer necessary to configure it manually every time."
"There has been some problem with the agent, and it is just not working well. It is not able to record information with the application server. They have been able to fix the issue, but it took quite a long time. This is the main issue in the APM products and also in New Relic. The mobile application monitoring has been pretty difficult to set up and also quite expensive. It should be a little bit easier and cheaper. Because it is pretty difficult and expensive, many customers don't take it."
"The solution could improve by having more network monitoring features, such as for all the infrastructure."
"I haven't come across any features that are lacking."
"They should bring the pricing down to be more competitive."
"The product has good documentation for Linux, however, their documentation for Windows is lacking substantially. It's something they need to develop."
"New Relic APM can improve the information when we dig deeper to check a problem. There should be more detailed information provided."
"It is very difficult to award the service level cycles at an endpoint level."
"It would be nice if there were pre-made dashboards."
"SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor could improve the server monitoring and the web application monitoring features are not good. Microsoft SCOM has better server monitoring."
"It lacks a user experience for measuring things like the end-to-end time for which a user waits for a specific response in the system. In the application layer, it has some very basic stuff. You have to build your own with manuscripts and things like that."
"The stability, flexibility, and ease of use could be improved."
"Reporting is the only thing with which we currently have challenges. They have this in two ways. There is the report writer, which is the backend, and we also have web reports, which are on the console. So, they have removed the report writer for the backend reports, and we are making use of the web console, but most of the users are not finding it very interesting to use the frontend reports. I would like them to bring back the report writer. That's the key area within it to improve on the reporting. If they can bring back the report writer, then most users will actually be comfortable. I have some customers who are trying to export their report to an Excel format, but it is not possible because they said any report that has been done from the web console cannot be exported to Excel, but most of the customers need to export their reports to Excel. That's one area they need to work on."
"It should also be easier to upgrade SolarWinds. AppDynamics is harder to deploy but easier to upgrade. So AppDynamics takes a lot of time and effort to install, but you can upgrade it in minutes. SolarWinds is the opposite. It's easy to deploy, but upgrades take forever. To date, nobody can complete it on time, so the production environment is sitting idle."
"In terms of the dashboards on offer, they should work to improve them. The types of dashboards that you get in terms of the graphs on offer aren't ideal right now."
"SAM's software-defined network monitoring capability is also low and could be improved."
New Relic is a software analytics and application performance management solution that gives users in-depth data visibility and analytics. By going right to the source, the code, New Relic enables users to develop quicker software, build improved products,and consistently impress their customers. Data tells a story and New Relic interprets what it is telling you.
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.
New Relic APM is ranked 5th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 10 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 11th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 7 reviews. New Relic APM is rated 8.6, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of New Relic APM writes "Useful service map feature and reasonably priced but the visibility can be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "The component and cable monitoring features are good, but the interface is slow ". New Relic APM is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, Azure Monitor, Splunk and LogicMonitor, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Azure Monitor, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and PRTG Network Monitor. See our New Relic APM vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.
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