SolarWinds or HP SiteScope Comparison


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SolarWinds or HP SiteScope Comparison

  1. 1. Author Christine BentsenSolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) Compared to HP SiteScope 1
  2. 2. Agenda» More for your Money» SAM vs. SiteScope - Quick Comparison» SolarWinds SAM Highlights» SAM Dashboard» What the IT Pros say about SolarWinds SAM» Helpful Resources 2
  3. 3. More Bang for your BUCK… 3
  4. 4. SAM Vs. SiteScope – Quick Comparison FEATURES SAM SiteScope 4
  5. 5. SolarWinds SAM Highlights SolarWinds SAM is an easy download and most customers can begin monitoring in less than one hour. The evaluation period is for the unlimited monitor license size and lasts for Downloadable 30 days, giving you ample time to try out the product in your own environment. Trial & FreeEvaluation Period HP SiteScope’s evaluation period is only 10 days, which makes it difficult to run a true evaluation. SolarWinds SAM and HP SiteScope are designed for ease of use and quick time to value. Additionally, SolarWinds customers typically begin using SAM without even referring to the Ease of Use & manual. Time to value is quick, since you can download it and start using it right away.Rapid Deployment There are no implementation projects, no training classes, and no hassles required to start using SAM. 5
  6. 6. SolarWinds SAM Highlights SAM and HP SiteScope both offer application templates for major applications, with the option to add custom applications. Both products also offer a number of enhanced application templates, with best practices information and threshold recommendations. Application Support Further, SAM also offers additional templates through thwack®, the active SolarWinds user community. Many more application templates can be found in the thwack content exchange, and integration is built directly into SAM for ease of use. SolarWinds provides the ability to easily expand SAM’s capabilities with fully integrated modules for storage, web application, and network performance monitoring (NPM). With the addition of NPM, you can then add network traffic analysis (NTA), configuration management (NCM), IP address management (IPAM), and WAN and VoIP quality analysis (IPSLA).Ability to Expand All of these products integrate and function together out-of-the box, and do not require a Functionality professional services engagement or implementation project of any kind. SiteScope integrates with HP’s Operations Manager and HP Business Availability Center and sends events and metrics to several other HP products. It also provides an API for third-party integration. 6
  7. 7. SolarWinds SAM Highlights SolarWinds provides very clear, affordable pricing on the SolarWinds website. SAM starts at just $2995USD for the basic license and goes up to $29,995USD for an unlimited version.* Transparent HP does not publish its prices. Pricing*SolarWinds pricing is based upon current pricing and is not guaranteed. Pricing subject to jurisdiction and applicable currency. Please contact a local SolarWinds sales representative for pricing specific to you. 7
  8. 8. SAM Dashboard SAM Summary page showing several applications being monitored. 8
  9. 9. SAM Dashboard SAM has over a hundred out-of-the-box templates, hundreds more available on the content forum, thwack, and an easy-to-use custom template wizard. 9
  10. 10. SAM Dashboard Historical Hardware Information SAM also provides out-of-the-box server hardware monitoring to view server hardware health and quickly identify any hardware failures. 10
  11. 11. What IT Pros say about SolarWinds SAM» SAM named Best of TechEd in the Systems Management and Operations category at Microsoft TechEd North America 2012.  Awards produced by Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro and Dev Pro » “With SolarWinds SAM I can keep track of everything in one place.”  Steve Borba, Network Security Engineer, Citizens Business Bank » “Unlike many of the enterprise offerings we had worked with previously, SAM was not bloated with information and had a clean, easy-to-use interface. Within a week-and-a-half of playing with the free trial, we were able to accomplish things with SAM that we had been trying to do with our previous system for three years.”  Jason Krisch - Manager, Technical Services - Carilion Clinic 11
  12. 12. Helpful Resources We invite you to learn more about SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) Watch Video Test Drive Live Demo Ask Our Community Download 30-day Free Trial Client Testimonial Client Testimonial (SAM) Allows Carilion to be Proactive (N)Ode to SAM Whitepaper Selecting the Right Server & Application Monitoring Tool Click any of the links above 12
  13. 13. Thank You!13