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SolarWinds AppOptics vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor
May 2022
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Pros
"Technical support is always live and they're supportive.""Some of the most valuable features of SolarWinds are the topology discovery and network performance analysis."

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"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.""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.""It's good at monitoring system-specific things like ports, services.""The most valuable feature is application monitoring.""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."

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"AppOptics would benefit from having a much more centralized view.""In terms of the technology, I think they need to put some more advanced troubleshooting into SolarWinds, in terms of AI capabilities. That's the next generation, especially in the cases of APIs which have already adopted AI capabilities into their products."

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"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.""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.""I would like to see support for non-Windows or non-Microsoft domains, especially Apache and other non-Windows servers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Mostly, it's a perpetual license. We don't have any customers using the subscription right now—it's mostly a perpetual license that the customers purchase. The licensing is based on the number of elements, whereas other solutions are node-based."
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  • "Price can always be lower. It is neither on the expensive side nor on the cheap side. We have worked with them for a lot of years, so we get a discount due to the size of the installation."
  • "Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It is just the standard price, but it can vary depending on the current rate of the dollar."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Some of the most valuable features of SolarWinds are the topology discovery and network performance analysis.
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    The most important thing is the pricing should be improved. The licensing scheme is based on the number of elements, whereas compared to other solutions, they're already shifting ahead and moving to… more »
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    The primary use case of this solution is for the net op teams. Some teams also use it for the servers or even the applications, but the focus is more on the network team. This solution is mostly… more »
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    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.
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    Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It is just the standard price, but it can vary depending on the current rate of the dollar.
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    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… more »
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    Also Known As
    AppOptics, SolarWinds TraceView, Librato
    SolarWinds SAM
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    Overview

    AppOptics is a SaaS-based simple, powerful and affordable Infrastructure & Application monitoring for custom on-premises, cloud, and hybrid systems. 

    Your business runs on applications, and when they go down or run slowly, it can impact the business in lost productivity, customers, or revenue. To add to the complexity, your IT environment is changing, and workloads can be spread across data centers, and cloud resources. You need to monitor the availability and performance of applications and infrastructure, regardless of where they are, so you can identify potential issues early and address them before they impact users

    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.

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    Sample Customers
    TraxoCovea Insurance BTE TechnologyDatarista
    Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Construction Company18%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise41%
    Buyer's Guide
    SolarWinds AppOptics vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SolarWinds AppOptics vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    595,546 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    SolarWinds AppOptics is ranked 23rd in Application Performance Management (APM) with 2 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 13th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 5 reviews. SolarWinds AppOptics is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of SolarWinds AppOptics writes "Useful features for network operations ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "Provides in-depth monitoring of services and processes and has pretty good scalability and stability". SolarWinds AppOptics is most compared with Dynatrace, Zabbix, AppDynamics, ThousandEyes and Azure Monitor, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Azure Monitor, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and SCOM. See our SolarWinds AppOptics vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.

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