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We performed a comparison between ScienceLogic and SolarWinds NPM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed ScienceLogic vs. SolarWinds NPM Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"It has good monitoring capabilities across cloud environments, data centers, and hybrid environments.""The best feature is the highly flexible graphs.""It is simple.""When it comes to features, the power pack is the most valuable.""Provides agentless monitoring so there's no need to install the agent on each server.""I'm satisfied with ScienceLogicfor for what they can offer today because they can offer both serverless connectivity and agent connectivity.""The most valuable features of ScienceLogic are AI and machine learning.""The power flow is great."

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"What I've found most valuable about the solution is that it's scalable.""The solution is easy to install and it takes a couple of hours.""The most valuable feature is the way it monitors the environment, and how user-friendly the console is for the end-user. The interface is also very easy and it captures all the information very well.""The other valuable system is the DSS (decision support system). If there's a fault in the network, SolarWinds is basically capable of rectifying and resolving that problem on its own without any intervention from an IP assistant or administrator.""I like the tracking feature to track devices and see where they are connected. This is very practical.""Monitoring capabilities are at a high level and it is easy to see utilization, access ports, and CPU memory in real time or through a lens for long-term visualization.""Can easily be interconnected with other management systems.""SolarWinds' network and server application monitoring features are strong."

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Cons
"It was challenging onboarding users.""There are often bugs in new releases.""ScienceLogic could improve the implementation, it could be made easier.""We want to understand: how does the back end work? What if some problem occurs? What we can do? They need to provide more information.""From a performance perspective, it needs to improve a lot.""They need a little more self-service.""ScienceLogic does not have application monitoring. We definitely need something integrated within ScienceLogic to monitor applications so that we don't have to rely on monitoring tools to monitor other applications. At least the ones that are market leaders, such as SAP, Oracle, and others."

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"Robustness of network element mapping tool could be better""I would like to have a Syslog server module for this product. That would make the solution better.""SolarWinds NPM needs to increase its elements. One polling engine can only support 10,000 elements then it becomes slow. There are limitations even if you have the full SLX version license.""Being able to detect devices that are trying to connect wirelessly would make using this solution much easier.""The integration needs to be improved.""SolarWinds NPM could improve the graphics of the interface and more customized reporting.""Fortigate firewalls are one example of a product that we are unable to monitor properly via SolarWinds NPM.""An area for improvement would be the use of modular licenses, which are not practical for big clients."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing model for ScienceLogic could improve."
  • "The solution is license-based. It's between $8 and $15, depending on what you need from the product."
  • "I'm not the best person to discuss pricing, but what I do know is that it's a use-and-go structure. You use this much storage and pay this much for it. That's how it is. Every time, we continue to add a large amount of data to the environment."
  • "The license of ScienceLogic is based on how many endpoints are used. The number of monitoring points you want to have."
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  • "The licensing is based on the number of nodes, interfaces, and volumes."
  • "There are a lot of sub-products and it just continued to increase the price."
  • "There is a permanent license and also a subscription level which has annual fees. The price of the solution is fair."
  • "There can be fees in addition to the licensing fees if you add on."
  • "The NPM component of the system costs approximately $1,000 USD per year."
  • "We have a multi-year license for the use of this solution. There are additional costs for recourses in the environment."
  • "Quite highly priced"
  • "There's standard licensing, and then it depends on the size of the customer."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.
    Top Answer:Its price could be lower, but for what you pay, you got a lot of value from its features and functionalities. Customers always want a discount or a cheaper solution.
    Top Answer:It doesn't have the complete application-level topology. It could have service topology and business service monitoring. I would like to see how business service monitoring will function with… more »
    Top Answer:It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better for a cloud monitoring or… more »
    Top Answer:From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.
    Top Answer:We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of scalability, products like Network Performance Monitor & Netflow Traffic Analyzer are… more »
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    Also Known As
    Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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    Overview

    ScienceLogic is a hybrid IT infrastructure monitoring tool that is designed to help organizations digitally transform their companies by making the management of complex, distributed IT services easier. Using the solution’s discovery techniques, users can find everything they need in a network, gaining visibility across all vendors and technologies that are run in the cloud or data centers. In addition, the ScienceLogic solution can help users seamlessly monitor and manage cloud environments, monitor network resources, manage storage, and monitor app health and performance.

    By implementing ScienceLogic, organizations can:

    • Act on data that is shared across technologies and IT ecosystems in real time.
    • Apply multi-directional integrations to automate workflows at cloud scale.
    • View everything across cloud and distributed architectures.
    • Discover all IT components across physical, virtual, and cloud.
    • Collect, merge, and store a variety of data in a clean, normalized data lake.
    • Contextualize data through relationship mapping and machine learning (ML) for actionable insights.
    • Understand the impact of infrastructure and applications on business service health and risk.
    • Accelerate root cause analysis and execute recommended actions.

    ScienceLogic Features

    ScienceLogic has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Visibility
    • Collaboration
    • Monitor internet of things
    • Monitor key applications
    • Storage management
    • Bandwidth monitoring
    • CPU monitoring
    • Virtual machine monitoring
    • Video conference monitoring
    • IP address monitoring
    • Data migration
    • Prevent unused capacity
    • Monitor public and private cloud
    • Monitor services
    • View performance of server environment

    ScienceLogic Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing ScienceLogic. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Single console: ScienceLogic allows you to monitor the performance of services, apps, and other resources - whether they are private, public, hybrid, or multi-cloud - from a single console. In addition, the solution makes it possible for you to also contextualize the resources and determine dependencies.
    • Spot unused resources: With ScienceLogic’s platform, you can spot unused resources so you can decommission them or distribute them to avoid congestion.
    • Unified view of interdependencies: ScienceLogic is capable of mapping relationships between infrastructure components and storage environments, giving users a unified view of the interdependencies. This enables users to determine the root causes of problems that come from their storage assets.
    • Easier app health and performance monitoring: ScienceLogic can help you identify components of apps that are vital to business operation, apply the best practice monitoring policies to well-known applications, and track where infrastructures are deployed.
    • Voice, video, and collaboration capabilities: ScienceLogic makes it easy for you to monitor call quality, collaboration stack, and endpoints.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the ScienceLogic solution.

    A Senior Infrastructure Architect says, “ScienceLogic can offer both serverless connectivity and agent connectivity. The stability of ScienceLogic is great.”

    A Senior Consultant at a tech services company mentions, “It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.”

    SolarWinds NPM is a network monitoring solution that enables you to detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues and outages quickly and efficiently. The solution is a powerful tool that can help you increase service levels, reduce downtime with multi vendor network monitoring, simplify the management of complex network devices, improve operational efficiency, and much more.

    SolarWinds NPM Features

    SolarWinds NPM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Increased scalability
    • Fault, performance, and availability monitoring
    • Dynamic network discovery and mapping
    • Cross-stack network data correlation
    • Customizable topology
    • Dependency-aware intelligent alerts
    • Intelligent maps
    • Automated capacity forecasting, alerting, and reporting
    • Logical and physical network monitoring
    • Monitor Azure vNet gateway visibility

    SolarWinds NPM Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing SolarWinds NPM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Comprehensive monitoring for advanced network devices: With SolarWinds NPM, you can gain insight into the health and performance of your load balancers, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks, firewalls, and Cisco Nexus switches.
    • Hardware health monitoring: SolarWinds NPM makes it easy for you to monitor, alert, and report on key device metrics, including power supply, fan speed, and temperature.
    • Customizable performance and availability reports: With this feature, you can choose from more than 100 templates to schedule and also generate custom network performance reports.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the SolarWinds NPM solution.

    PeerSpot user Andrew N., Senior Network Engineer at Element Critical, says, “The "Performance Analyzer" feature is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's able to do the bounded graphs of all the interface stats, from errors to broadcasts and to current traffic. With a click of a button you're able to, in one interface, look at historical data for those items.” He also adds, “From the troubleshooting point of view, just having that peace of mind is great. And, The solution is extremely stable. We haven't had any issues in that regard. We haven't had issues with bugs, glitches, or crashes."

    Daniel S., Systems and Data Warehouse Supervisor at MMSD, mentions, “The alerting and usage tracking is a valuable feature because it alerts us when we're getting near capacity on disk space, network utilization or processor utilization. It helps us manage our capacity and enables us to be proactive.”

    A Senior Vice President and CIO at a financial services firm explains, “As we look to add more servers to our virtual environment and to understand the impact, the solution allows us to dig into the historical charts related to capacity planning. It also gives us visibility of spikes and allows us to track down the reasons for their occurrences. So too, it makes room for potential processes that have gotten hung or runaway and to know when it's time to reboot a server or service.”

    Dinesh N., Digital Innovation at Bobcat Company, states, “The best part of the solution is the sharing display. It gives a general public ID wherein everyone can link to a public display. That's a good feature.”


    Fazal A., Implementation & Support Specialist at 360Factors, comments, “We have configured multiple alerts for our network devices, including routers and switches, so that we are notified if any interface goes down. In the event an interface goes down, we have multiple reports that include availability monitoring, network uptime monitoring, and network downtime monitoring. These reports are on multiple schedules such as the end of the day, end of the last business day of the week, monthly, and quarterly. This gives us the ability to provide reports to our management and let them know the performance of our network.”

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    Sample Customers
    Kellogg Company, Booz Allen, Cisco, Red Bull, Fidelus, Telstra, Comcast, CSC, Peak 10, HughesNet, Hosting, Datapipe, US Army, Equinix, Rite Aid, Carbonite, Sybase, Carpathia, AT&T, ePlus, Dimension Data, Virtustream, Boeing, Honeywell
    Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider44%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Transportation Company11%
    Media Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Government11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Healthcare Company9%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise39%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    ScienceLogic vs. SolarWinds NPM
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ScienceLogic vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    ScienceLogic is ranked 10th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 8 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 47 reviews. ScienceLogic is rated 8.2, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ScienceLogic writes "Granular discovery, good integration, with responsive and available support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Simple to set up with good visualizations and helpful support". ScienceLogic is most compared with Dynatrace, LogicMonitor, Datadog, Splunk and Zabbix, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, PRTG Network Monitor and LogicMonitor. See our ScienceLogic vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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