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Top 5 Reasons to choose SAM overManageEngine Applications ManagerSOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER– THE ...
SAM & ME Applications Manager  - Detailed Comparison                    SolarWinds SAM is provided in a perpetual license ...
SAM & ME Applications Manager   - Detailed Comparison                          SAM provides broad and deep application sup...
SAM & ME Applications Manager  - Detailed Comparison                     SAM’s Expert Templates provide guidance as to wha...
SAM Dashboard                       SAM Summary page showing several applications being monitoredSOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEE...
SAM Dashboard                  100+ built-in templates that leverage WMI,SNMP and scripting technologies                  ...
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What IT Pros say about SolarWinds SAM»    SAM named Best of TechEd in the Systems Management and     Operations category a...
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Learn the Top 5 reasons why you might consider SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) over ManageEngine Applications Manager.

- Affordable perpetual license
- Robust hardware monitoring
- 100+ Out-of-the-Box application templates, plus community content exchange for additional templates
- Real-time performance statistics
- SolarWinds' focus on IT management solutions

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  1. 1. Author Christine Bentsen SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) or ManageEngine Applications Manager – Still Undecided? 23rd August 2012SOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER– THE RIGHT CHOICE 1
  2. 2. Agenda» Top 5 Reasons - SAM over ME Applications Manager» SAM Vs. ME Applications Manager Detailed Comparison» SAM Dashboard» What the IT Pros say about SolarWinds SAM» Helpful ResourcesSOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER– THE RIGHT CHOICE 2
  3. 3. Top 5 Reasons to choose SAM overManageEngine Applications ManagerSOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER– THE RIGHT CHOICE 3
  4. 4. SAM & ME Applications Manager - Detailed Comparison SolarWinds SAM is provided in a perpetual license and there is no added cost for additional users.Affordability ManageEngine Enterprise Applications Monitor Enterprise Version is not a perpetual license. You will need to pay for it yearly and each administrator costs extra. Additionally, with ManageEngine you will need to pay more for plug-ins in order to monitor many applications. Some of the applications that are included with SAM but are an additional yearly fee with ManageEngine include VMware and IBM® Websphere. SolarWinds SAM provides comprehensive hardware monitoring for your HP® Proliant®, Dell® PowerEdge®, IBM® System X®, and VMware® ESXi/ESX® host servers leveraging SNMP, WMI, CIM, and the VMware API protocols. Some key metrics monitored include: Robust Machine Make, Machine Model, Machine Serial Number, Array status, Array controllerHardware status, Power supply status, Fan status, Chassis intrusion status, Chassis temperatureMonitoring and/or status, CPU temperature and/or status, Chassis fan speed and/or status, CPU fan speed and/or status, Memory module status, Voltage regulator status ManageEngine only provides very basic hardware statistics, allowing many potential hardware problems to go undetected SOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER – THE RIGHT CHOICE 4
  5. 5. SAM & ME Applications Manager - Detailed Comparison SAM provides broad and deep application support with over a hundred out-of-the-box application templates. An easy –to-use wizard allows for the creation of powerful custom Application application monitoring templates. The active user community thwack® also offers an Templates & active content exchange, with many more application templates and integration builtCommunity Content directly into SAM. ManageEngine’s out-of-the-box application support is very limited. Based on the number of applications supported out-of-the box, customers may find themselves spending considerable time and effort creating custom monitors for their applications. Real-Time Performance Monitoring is cool feature within SolarWinds SAM that enables information polling as often as every 5 seconds. This feature allows you to instantly look Real-Time at the processes running on a machine to determine what might be causing a problem like Performance a sudden server spike. You don’t even need to log-in physically or remotely to the Monitoring machine, you simply launch RTPE in context from the affected node. ManageEngine doesn’t have this feature or anything like it. They use standard polling intervals of minutes for all application monitoring and do not offer any real-time troubleshooting tools like the Real Time Process Explorer to monitor performance issues in real-time. SOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER – THE RIGHT CHOICE 5
  6. 6. SAM & ME Applications Manager - Detailed Comparison SAM’s Expert Templates provide guidance as to what performance counters are important and what thresholds are optimal for your environment. These recommendations are based on industry best practices and vendor recommendations. Plus, Expert Templates also include recommendations on what to do when thresholds are exceeded, and how to Expert resolve the issue when it occurs. It’s like having your own IT expert monitoring your Templates environment 24/7. Manage Engine does not have a similar feature to Expert Templates. When it comes to optimal thresholds and determining which counters matter for your environment, you are on your own. SolarWinds SAM is delivered by a growing, public company that is focused on IT management. With SolarWinds, our IT customers’ needs will always be our primary focus.IT Management Focus ManageEngine is part of Zoho, a privately-held company with multiple software product lines with competing priorities SOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER – THE RIGHT CHOICE 6
  7. 7. SAM Dashboard SAM Summary page showing several applications being monitoredSOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER– THE RIGHT CHOICE 7
  8. 8. SAM Dashboard 100+ built-in templates that leverage WMI,SNMP and scripting technologies to provide real time data metrics on most critical applicationsSOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER– THE RIGHT CHOICE 8
  9. 9. 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 issuesSOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER– THE RIGHT CHOICE 9
  10. 10. 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 ClinicSOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER– THE RIGHT CHOICE 10
  11. 11. 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 aboveSOLARWINDS SAM OR MANAGEENGINE APPLICATIONS MANAGER– THE RIGHT CHOICE 11
  12. 12. Thank You!12

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