Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds over HP NNMi


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Dive in to know the top 5 reasons why you want to select SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor over HP Network Node Manager i (formerly OpenView®).

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Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds over HP NNMi

  1. 1. Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds® NPM over HP® NNMi Make a Smart Decision!!© 2012, SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 1
  2. 2. AgendaDive in to know the top 5 reasons why you want to selectSolarWinds Network Performance Monitorover HP Network Node Manager i (formerly OpenView®).1. Easy-to-Use AND Powerful Solution2. Affordable Enterprise Class Software3. Generally Installed and Running under an Hour4. Built by Network Engineers for Network Engineers5. Buy Only What You NeedLearn What the IT Community Thinks… 2
  3. 3. Reason Easy-to-Use AND Powerful Solution 1 SolarWinds NPM – Intuitive Dashboards  HP Network Node Manager i often requires additional training» SolarWinds NPM is built with simple-to-use courses to learn the product and dashboards that provide you meaningful, operations simple-to-understand performance statistics.  NPM helps you reduce time spent on  To learn Network Node Manager identifying, analyzing and troubleshooting i’s (NNMi) interface and network issues. management options, HP offers  No training or additional courses required to learn the interface and functionality. additional training * HP training courses offered to learn NNMi Network Node Manager i Software 9.x Essentials 5 days $ 3,750.00  Do you want to spend time & money Network Node Manager i Software 9.x for Operators 2 days $ 1,500.00 learning how to use the product? Network Node Manager i Software 9.x Advanced 3 days $ 2,250.00 OR Network Node Manager i Software 9.1 for Operators End User Training Up to $ 15,000.00  You can use SolarWinds to solve your Network Node Manager i Software 9.2 Interactive Training Created by ART Up to $ 10,000.00 problems right away!! * USD Costs based upon training courses listed on as of 10/30/2012 3
  4. 4. Reason Easy-to-Use AND Powerful Solution (cont.) 1» Take a look at SolarWinds dashboards, which we believe are intuitive and present meaningful data for quick understanding of network problems. Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM over HP NNMi 4
  5. 5. Reason Affordable Enterprise Class Software 2 SolarWinds NPM – Transparent & Affordable Pricing  At the entry level,» SolarWinds NPM includes performance, availability & fault SolarWinds NPM monitoring capabilities in one product while for comparable provides performance capabilities with HP you would need both Network Node Manager availability and fault i and iSPI Performance for Metrics management for 24%» SolarWinds NPM allows you to just pay for the monitoring solution of the price of HP’s you need, for the devices you want to monitor. comparable solution» No hidden costs. Transparent pricing. Flexible licensing .» Easy to afford for organization of all sizes – small-scale, mid-market  HP NNMi support can and large enterprises. be 25-30% of #Network NPM List HP NNMi Adv HP NNMi+iSPI % Cost of NPM vs. license**, many Elements (NPM licensing) Price USD (No Performance Monitoring) (Comparable to NPM) HP NNMi & iSPI* companies could buy 100 $ 2,475 $ 6,659 $ 10,334 24% new SolarWinds NPM 250 $ 5,475 $ 6,659 $ 10,334 53% licenses for their 500 $ 8,475 $ 13,318 $ 20,668 41% 2,000 $ 14,975 $ 24,496 $ 39,192 38% current maintenance 5,000 $ 24,975 $ 40,840 $ 65,340 38% costs 10,000 $ 24,975 $ 55,520 $ 91,440 27% * Based on comparison of prices between NPM and (HP NNMi Advanced + iSPI Performance for Metrics). * HP Pricing is based on list prices published by a Reseller, Business IT Source, located at as 11/15/12. * 4.3 NPM elements = 1 HP NNMi node base on the median 95th percentile ratio of elements to nodes using OID data analysis from 6200 customer prospects. ** Based on data from on 11/7/20125
  6. 6. ReasonInstalled and Running Under an Hour 3  One HP Network Node SolarWinds NPM – Quick & Easy Deployment Manager i customer notes* that just understanding the » Deploying SolarWinds Network Performance configuration options could Monitor (NPM) is a simple three-step process. take you weeks. Can you 1. Install and configure NPM using a simple wizard afford that level of interface. complexity? 2. Let NPM automatically discover your network.  Maintaining the HP NNMi 3. Begin monitoring your network for fault and software (for example, performance issues. patches and upgrades) is » Generally, you’ll be monitoring your network estimated by HP to cost $100,000/year.** in less than an hour. » SolarWinds NPM is available as a readily downloadable software from » You can try the 30-day free evaluation!• HP Customer forum discussion NNM/migration-installation-7-53-gt-8-11-or-9/td-p/4754295#.UJl2JVJ3UuI• ** Based on data in “HP Network Node Manager i software: Upgrade ROI Handbook” 6
  7. 7. Built by Network Engineers for Network Reason 4 Engineers SolarWinds NPM + thwack®  HP OpenView-NNM product» SolarWinds thwack® community is where tens of thousands community is just a forum with of IT pros get together, share and contribute ideas and best discussion threads on issues, practices on IT management. support cases and HP’s responses.» You can post your doubts, queries, issues on any IT  No knowledge benefits & management area and leverage the knowledge of the global mindshare from fellow IT pros IT community for suggestions and solutions. in the industry.» Hear from industry-leading experts, read blogs written by  No option to vote on upcoming MVPs, vExperts and IT admin geeks. feature releases.» Get to know what we are developing on upcoming versions,  Designed to resolve product and get a chance to vote on your preferred ones. questions or issues, not necessarily to learn from end» SolarWinds NPM has a thwack® integration that users! allows you to leverage the community value from within the NPM web console. Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM over HP NNMi 7
  8. 8. Reason Our Community of Engineers (cont.) 4 thwack Integration in SolarWinds NPM (with dedicated thwack button)Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM overHP NNMi 8
  9. 9. Reason Buy Only What You Need (cont.) 5 SolarWinds NPM – Pick & Choose Modules  HP Network Node Manager i DOES NOT offer fault, availability» NPM provides unified fault, availability and and performance monitoring all in performance monitoring. one solution.  To have fault and availability» You can also easily choose a mix of network monitoring you need to buy NNMi. management modules per your requirement. All  To have performance monitoring, you need to buy additional plug-ins Orion modules integrate seamlessly. (iSPI Performance for Metrics).» You also have the option to pick any one solution  To have just the VoIP module (iSPI and use it separately. Performance for Traffic ), you’d have to buy NNMi, as the» E.g., you can choose modules together, or as additional network management modules are not standalone with individual standalone solutions, such as: HP NNMi.  SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)  Network configuration Manager (NCM)  VoIP & Network Quality Manager (VNQM) Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM over HP NNMi 9
  10. 10. Reason Buy Only What You Need 5 SolarWinds NPM – Performance + Deep Modules» SolarWinds NPM provides comprehensive performance monitoring of your entire network, plus integrates deep modules all built on the SolarWinds core platform.» Additional network management capabilities to pick & choose as needed  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» Buy only the capabilities you need.» SolarWinds  Provides value for the money!Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM overHP NNMi 10
  11. 11. What the IT Community Thinks is Right… » Read what has to say about SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor as a better option than HP’s network monitoring solution*. » users feel SolarWinds NPM is a better choice than HP OpenView. » analyses “Why SolarWinds wins against the network management giants?” » Case Study: Agilisys™ selects SolarWinds NPM over HP OpenView for Network Performance Monitoring.*Review done as part of Tech Field Day, an event where vendor sponsors (including SolarWinds) present to independent analysts, bloggers, and reviewers. 11
  12. 12. What Our Customers Say With Satisfaction… » Ive been using various network management system platforms for about twelve years now and SolarWinds is far ahead of most in my opinion. The best part is it keeps getting better! » Very impressive tool: I have seen (eval and administered) quite a few monitoring tools (HP NNM, Unicenter®, WhatsUp®, SunNet Manager, Fluke® NetWatch, Netcool®, Ciscoworks) and Orion® [NPM] beats them all. » What a great product. The best part about it, is I can tell the users...."its not the network" ...and with proof..."poof" I show them their interfaces or servers to show them what is going on. They can not argue when I show them the graphs. » After evaluating Orion [NPM], it only took about two hours to make a unanimous decision! » Good software, excellent customer service!Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM overHP NNMi 12
  13. 13. Now We’re Done with the Comparison ~ Take a Look at Key Features & Benefits of SolarWinds NPM» Simplifies detection, diagnosis, & resolution of network issues – before outages occur» Tracks response time, availability, & uptime of routers, switches, & other SNMP-enabled devices» Shows performance statistics in real time via dynamic, drillable network maps» Includes out-of-the-box dashboards, alerts, reports, & expert guidance on what to monitor & how» Automatically discovers SNMP-enabled network devices & generally deploys in less than an hour Automated Device Discovery Network MappingTop 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM overHP NNMi 13
  14. 14. Key Features & Benefits of SolarWinds NPM (cont.)» NPM enables you to quickly configure alerts for correlated events, sustained conditions, and complex combinations of device states.» Topology and dependency- based alert suppression enables you to intelligently escalate alerts for issues that are truly critical. Customizable Performance and Availability Reports » NPM makes it easy to generate network performance reports using out-of-the-box templates that can be customized with a few mouse clicks; automating report creation and distribution. » Shipping with numerous built-in reports, NPM makes it easy to report on performance data over specific time periods or by network segment. » Additional capabilities can be purchased including bandwidth monitoring with our network traffic monitor Intelligent Network Alerting Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM over HP NNMi 14
  15. 15. NPM – Awards & Recognition Awards Customer TestimonialsTop 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM overHP NNMi 15
  16. 16. Helpful ResourcesWe invite you to learn more about SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor SolarWinds NPM Overview Explore the FEATURES of SolarWinds NPM • Network Fault, Availability & Performance Monitoring • Network Device Discovery, Mapping • Alerting, Reporting & Intuitive DashboardsTop 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM over --- Click any of the links above ---HP NNMi 16
  17. 17. Thank You!Top 5 Reasons to Select SolarWinds NPM overHP NNMi 17