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Microsoft vs SolarWinds

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Microsoft
Based on 4238 reviews.
SolarWinds
Based on 262 reviews.
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Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
SolarWinds Inc. develops enterprise information technology infrastructure management software for IT professionals. In 2007, SolarWinds raised funding from Austin Ventures, Bain Capital and Insight Venture Partners. SolarWinds completed its initial public offering of $112.5 million in 2009. In 2012, SolarWinds' total revenue reached $269 million. In June 2014, the company purchased the Swedish web-monitoring company Pingdom.
Sample Customers
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Bank Alfalah Ltd.
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager
Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
SCOM
Dialog Telekom
Microsoft Network Monitor
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, 343 Industries, Intelbras S.A., Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd., FHI 360, ABB, City of Barcelona, Aruba Networks
SCSM
Fibabanka, UMC Health System
Azure Monitor
Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
Azure Key Vault
Adobe, DriveTime, Johnson Controls, HP, InterContinental Hotels Group, ASOS
Microsoft Sentinel
Microsoft Sentinel is trusted by companies of all sizes including ABM, ASOS, Uniper, First West Credit Union, Avanade, and more.
SolarWinds NPM
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
Air Rarotonga
SolarWinds Security Event Manager
NetSuite, EasyStreet, Legacy Texas Bank, and Energy Federal Credit Union, to name a few.
Samanage
SXSW, PRA Group, Fandango, Inteva Products, Amherst College, Tensator
SolarWinds Web Help Desk
Instacart
Solarwinds Papertrail
Product Hunt
Loggly
Lenovo, Pizza Hut, Care.com, USGA, Citrix, Neustar, Lucidchart, Samsung, Sendgrid, AKQU, Ebates, EA
SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server
Holy Cross Energy, West Texas A&M University, Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company
SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor
Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
SolarWinds AppOptics
TraxoCovea Insurance BTE TechnologyDatarista
Solarwinds Web Performance Monitor
commscope, COCC,
SolarWinds Pingdom
Spotify, MailChimp, Slack, Twitter
Dameware Remote Support
Illinois School District
SolarWinds Access Rights Manager
Accenture, Emerson, Lockheed Martin, Nielsen, NTT
SolarWinds Dameware Remove Everywhere
Accenture, Emerson, Lockheed Martin, Nielsen, NTT
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer
GSI Commerce, Liquid Digital Media, ProLogis, Indiana University
SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools
Delta, Educational Institution, Kalamazoo
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager
United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Air Rarotonga, NetSuite, Thai AirAsia, REA Group, 335th Signal Command, Agilisys, Marine Expeditionary Force
SolarWinds Patch Manager
University of San Diego
SolarWinds Passportal
InfraNet Solutions, Securus Systems, Nehring Technologies, Doberman Technologies, Show Tech IT Solutions, CRC Data Technologies, Logically
Popular Solutions
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
23%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
7%
Comms Service Provider
23%
Computer Software Company
18%
Government
10%
Financial Services Firm
6%
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