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Comparison of SolarWinds® NPM and Cisco® Prime Infrastructure

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If you are considering Cisco® Prime Infrastructure for network management, consider some principal reasons why you may want to try SolarWinds® Network Performance Monitor (NPM).

If you are considering Cisco® Prime Infrastructure for network management, consider some principal reasons why you may want to try SolarWinds® Network Performance Monitor (NPM).

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Comparison of SolarWinds® NPM and Cisco® Prime Infrastructure Comparison of SolarWinds® NPM and Cisco® Prime Infrastructure Presentation Transcript

  • Why Should You Choose SolarWinds® NPM over Cisco® Prime Infrastructure? © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 1
  • Agenda If you are considering Cisco Prime Infrastructure for network management, here are some principal reasons why you would want to try SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM).  NPM can reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)  NPM can improve return-on-investment (ROI)  NPM is easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use and helps with increased operational efficiency  NPM is built on a scalable and modular architecture  NPM is built by IT Pros, for IT Pros © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 2
  • SolarWinds NPM and Cisco Prime Infrastructure Defined SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is an easy-to-use network monitoring software that offers unified fault, availability and performance monitoring. NPM can quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Cisco Prime Infrastructure is a single integrated solution offering (enterprise suite) network management for lifecycle management of wired/wireless access, campus, and branch networks & application visibility. © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 3
  • Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) TCO of SolarWinds NPM < TCO of Cisco Prime Infrastructure » TCO of SolarWinds NPM is often less than the cost of initial purchase of Cisco Prime Infrastructure. » Using NPM is simple & intuitive and does not not require any additional consultant to provide training on the product. TCO for NPM for 5 years* < Cisco Prime Infrastructure Initial Cost of Purchase *SolarWinds NPM (TCO) for 5 years is much lower than the initial cost of purchase of Cisco Prime Infrastructure © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 4
  • Reduced TCO Example SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor SLX (unlimited elements) = $ 25,775 • Fast time to value - SolarWinds NPM starts adding value the same day it is downloaded and installed. • Free support and maintenance for the first year, and updates are included in the cost of maintenance. • Simple & easy implementation – Do-ityourself deployment in generally less than an hour! No additional costs for resource training. (Cisco Prime Infrastructure Software & Base License + Cisco Prime Lifecycle 1000 devices)* = $ 69,120* Savings! • Maintenance and updates are not included as part of the base price but can be purchased separately for approximately 20% of the list price (Cisco Software Application Support plus Upgrades - SASU). • Implementation is complex and often requires additional services to set up. Estimated cost savings for 1000 nodes using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor SLX vs. Cisco Prime Lifecycle (part # L-PI2X-BASE, R-PI20-SW-K9 & L-PI2X-LF-1K) retail unit price *Click Here for Base, Software license and Lifecycle 1000 5
  • NPM Improves Your ROI with Cost & Time Savings » Install and deploy in generally under an hour and start monitoring your network immediately for improved time-tovalue » Professional services-free implementation and integration » Spend less time monitoring and troubleshooting and more time on value-added strategic initiatives Click HERE to Calculate the ROI for your Organization >> © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 6
  • Comparing SolarWinds NPM and Cisco Prime Network Performance Monitor Cisco Prime Infrastructure 1 Intuitive web interface with customizable dashboards Cumbersome and difficult to use interface* 1 2 Drill-down performance & availability views Limited dashboards & drill down from all views 2 3 Reduced time spent on troubleshooting & analysis Poor support for non-Cisco devices** 3 4 Generally deploys in generally less than an hour Requires Cisco physical appliance or VMware®*** 3 * https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2210875 ** http://lkhill.com/cisco-prime-multivendor/ *** https://supportforums.cisco.com/message/3873553#3873553 © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 7
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Benefits © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 8
  • Install, Deploy and Monitor In No Time! Deploying SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is a simple three-step professional services-free process • Install and configure NPM using the simple wizard interface • Let NPM automatically discover your network • Begin monitoring your network for fault and performance issues SolarWinds NPM is available as a readily downloadable software. Try the 30-day free evaluation! © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 9
  • Easy-to-Use, Customizable & Intuitive Interface Highly Intuitive Interface in NPM provides host of capabilities to simplify troubleshooting • Quickly discover performance related issues through • Customizable dashboards to focus on critical devices or issues • Interactive, Drag-and-Discover Charts and Top 10 lists • Maps – Custom, Nested Network Maps, and OpenStreet maps • Easily make informed decisions with Web-based Reporting and Intelligent Alerting © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 10
  • NPM Scales Across Your Growing Networks SolarWinds NPM is highly scalable to meet your monitoring and management needs. » » » » » NPM is suited for networks of all sizes – small, medium & large companies NPM supports multi-vendor devices – Cisco, Juniper®, HP® ProCurve®, Nortel®, etc. NPM can integrate with other SolarWinds products for seamless IT management NPM also supports Cisco UCS & EnergyWise, VSAN monitoring and virtualization monitoring. NPM can support any number of network devices on your growing network © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 11
  • Modular Architecture for Network Management   SolarWinds NPM integrates with all modules built on the SolarWinds core platform. For additional IT management capabilities, just pick & choose as needed SolarWinds Modules Function SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Network change and configuration management SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Network traffic and bandwidth management SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Server, application and OS monitoring SolarWinds IP Address Manager IP infrastructure management SolarWinds VoIP & Network Quality Manager VoIP & WAN monitoring and troubleshooting SolarWinds User Device Tracker Switch port monitoring and mapping © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 12
  • Read What The User Community & Industry Experts Say About SolarWinds NPM! © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 13
  • Built By IT Pros, For IT Pros With over 130,000 members, SolarWinds thwack® community is where IT pros get together, share and contribute ideas and best practices on IT management » Post doubts, queries & issues on any IT management topic » Leverage knowledge of the global IT community for suggestions and solutions » Hear from industry-leading experts, read blogs by MVPs, VMware® vExperts and IT admin and SolarWinds Head Geeks. » Get to know what’s new on upcoming product releases, and vote for preferred features. © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 14
  • Why Users Move from Cisco to SolarWinds… “Life was hectic … we were using Cisco Prime (I still rue this program to this date… I love using NPM and NCM! The management of IOS updates and inventory seems to be of much more ease now-a-days! Bottlenecks? We got them covered!” - FREID.42 …Read more “The peace of mind and ability to see what’s going on from a 10,000’ view all the way down to digging into a single interface on a node is what makes the SolarWinds products so unique and invaluable. SolarWinds suite of products really makes you feel like you’re in control of your network and devices and gives you the ability to focus on what really matters…” - ELEVENB2003 …Read more “Previously we were using CiscoWorks as the monitoring for our network devices. However, this didn’t really provide the type of monitoring we were looking for within the department as a whole. The decision to move to SolarWinds was taken to allow a better view of the network performance from a wider IT perspective.”- TONEILL …Read more © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 15
  • What Our Satisfied Customers Have to Say… Case Study: “We’ve experienced a 100 percent improvement in our network management and historical metrics tracking,” Leporati. “We are now able to proactively detect problems in the network, analyze trending data and report to our board on uptime statistics.” - Monroe City Schools …Read More Case Study: “We needed the visibility that SolarWinds NPM delivers, monitoring the health of our network, telling us how it’s behaving, and especially if it is behaving as it was designed.” Miguel Mota, Network Engineer, Efficient Data Communications …Read More Case Study: “The influx of new devices put pressure on our management capability, but NPM has been particularly effective in these areas. Because without the Internet available there’s a significant impact to teaching and learning in classrooms, we make a big effort to ensure that we have enough bandwidth and redundancy.” - Brisbane Catholic Education …Read More © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 16
  • Industry Study on Network Management ROI See what the experts have to say! IDG® White Paper Network Management Costs Overshoot User Needs EMA® White Paper Rightsizing Your Network Performance Management Solution: 4 Case Studies IDG surveyed IT practitioners to understand whether their current network management solutions were delivering on the promise. The results surprised us and may surprise you too. See how four organizations made the switch to SolarWinds and are now realizing the benefit of lower total cost of ownership. © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 17
  • NPM – Awards & Accolades Awards See What Our Happy Customers Are Saying….. © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 18
  • Thank You! © 2013 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 19