TechValidate Research on SolarWinds

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SolarWinds Government Case Study

California Local Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Network Performance Monitor allows us to monitor bandwidth and network utilization and alert on issues in real time.”

“I also like the availability of different products that allows us to grow capabilities over time.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • The difficulty of providing end-user and systems support from a central location

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department / location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To monitor system/server health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Web Performance Monitor
    • Virtualization Manager
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Cost effectiveness
    • Integration with other SolarWinds products
    • Scalability / Able to support our growth

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Florida County Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“I like SolarWinds system monitoring. It is a good program.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products across whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Server & Application Monitor
    • Engineer’s Toolset
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Experience with other SolarWinds products

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Pennsylvania Higher Education Case Study

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department/location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To resolve configuration issues
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health
    • To monitor security incidents and vulnerabilities and improve compliance

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve configuration management
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Server & Application Monitor
    • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
  • Realized a return on investment payback period of 10 to 12 months with SolarWinds products
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Multi-vendor support
    • Experience with other SolarWinds products
    • Scalability / Able to support our growth

SolarWinds Government Case Study

South Carolina K-12 Education Case Study

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance
    • The difficulty of determining whether a security incident occurred and what happened during the breach

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products across the whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To resolve configuration issues
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve configuration management
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Configuration Manager
    • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
    • Security Event Manager
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Multi-vendor support
    • Experience with other SolarWinds products
    • Integration with other SolarWinds products
    • Best value
    • Scalability / Able to support our growth

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Bartlesville Oklahoma Public Schools Case Study

Introduction

This case study of Bartlesville Public Schools is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use the Web Help Desk every day and couldn’t effectively run the department without it.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health
    • We needed a reliable ticketing system.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
    • Remote Support and IT Help Desk
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department / location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To troubleshoot across the application stack/infrastructure
    • To support end-users and systems from a central location

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Server & Application Monitor
    • Web Help Desk
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • SolarWinds modules have support in the areas that we need.

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Virginia Local Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department/location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health
    • To troubleshoot across the application stack/infrastructure

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve configuration management
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Server & Application Monitor
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Scalability / Able to support our growth

SolarWinds Government Case Study

SUNY Oswego Case Study

Introduction

This case study of SUNY Oswego is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department/location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To resolve configuration issues

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Configuration Manager
  • Realized a return on investment payback period of 4 to 6 months with SolarWinds products
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Multi-vendor support
    • Experience with other SolarWinds products
    • Best value

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Pennsylvania County Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“My favorite SolarWinds product is Log Analyzer.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products across whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Database Performance Analyzer
    • Log Analyzer
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Cost effectiveness

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Wisconsin Public Schools Case Study

Introduction

This case study of Wisconsin Public Schools is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We use Web Help Desk to provide ticketing and data that we have used to increase staffing levels.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • The difficulty of providing end-user and systems support from a central location

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Remote Support and IT Help Desk
  • Uses SolarWinds products across whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To support end-users and systems from a central location

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Improve log tracking and management
    • Provide planners with performance and capacity data to support modernization efforts
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Web Help Desk
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Database connection

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Illinois Public Schools Case Study

Introduction

This case study of Illinois Public Schools is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Dameware Remote Control allows me to resolve many issues quickly without forcing the user to wait until I can drive across town to their site.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • The difficulty of providing end-user and systems support from a central location

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Remote Support and IT Help Desk
  • Uses SolarWinds products across whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To support end-users and systems from a central location
    • To plan for network and datacenter modernizations

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • IP Address Manager
    • Dameware Remote Support
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Oregon Local Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We use Database Performance Analyzer – it has a simple interface with good metrics.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
    • Database Management and Performance
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department / location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Database Performance Analyzer
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Database monitoring

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Texas Higher Education Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a medium higher education company is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“My favorite SolarWinds product is NetFlow Traffic Analyzer. It is easy to use.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • The difficulty of determining whether a security incident occurred and what happened during the breach
    • Difficulty planning for network and datacenter modernizations

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed company uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
  • Uses SolarWinds products across multiple departments / locations, but not whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To troubleshoot across the application stack/infrastructure
    • To plan for network and datacenter modernizations

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve configuration management
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Network Configuration Manager
    • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Cost effectiveness
    • Experience with other SolarWinds products
    • Scalability / Able to support our growth

SolarWinds Government Case Study

California County Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products across whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve configuration management
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Network Configuration Manager
    • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Washington K-12 Education Case Study

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Dameware is my favorite SolarWinds product.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • The difficulty of providing end-user and systems support from a central location
    • The ticketing process was cumbersome and users were frustrated.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Remote Support and IT Help Desk
  • Uses SolarWinds products across whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To troubleshoot across the application stack/infrastructure
    • To support end-users and systems from a central location

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Web Help Desk
    • Dameware Remote Support
  • Realized a return on investment payback period of 4 to 6 months with SolarWinds products
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Cost-effectiveness

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Wisconsin County Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state and local government company is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Our favorite SolarWinds product is Network Performance Monitor.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed company uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products across whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Cost effectiveness
    • Best value

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Texas A&M University Case Study

Introduction

This case study of Texas A&M University is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We like Server & Application Monitor because it gives us real-time status of server health.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance
    • The difficulty of providing end-user and systems support from a central location

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products across multiple departments / locations, but not whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health
    • To troubleshoot across the application stack/infrastructure

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
    • Provide planners with performance and capacity data to support modernization efforts
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Server & Application Monitor
    • IP Address Manager
    • Access Rights Manager
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Multi-vendor support
    • Experience with other SolarWinds products
    • Scalability / Able to support our growth

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Louisiana K-12 Education Case Study

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have its name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“NPM is our favorite because we know about problems and issues as they happen and can take immediate steps to remediate.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products across the whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor system/server health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Georgia County Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We use DPA in case we experience problems with database performance.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Database Management and Performance
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department/location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor application and database health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Minnesota Higher Education Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a medium education company is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Network Performance Monitor has much more thorough out-of-box monitoring than our previous network management product.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed company uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
  • Uses SolarWinds products across multiple departments/locations, but not the whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
    • Kiwi CatTools
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Merger: SolarWinds was superior to the other product and had an unlimited license available!

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Massachusetts State Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have its name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Network Performance Monitor is the core of SolarWinds and the most useful.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • Inadequate automation of compliance reporting

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
    • Security and compliance
  • Uses SolarWinds products across multiple departments / locations, but not whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To resolve configuration issues
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor security incidents and vulnerabilities and improve compliance

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve configuration management
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
    • Improve NIST FISMA / RMF / DISA STIGS compliance
    • Provide planners with performance and capacity data to support modernization efforts
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Network Configuration Manager
    • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Experience with other SolarWinds products
    • Integration with other SolarWinds products
    • Colleague recommendation

SolarWinds Government Case Study

South Carolina Local Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • The difficulty of determining whether a security incident occurred and what happened during the breach

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Security and compliance
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department/location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To resolve configuration issues

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve configuration management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Network Configuration Manager
    • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
  • Realized a return on investment payback period of 4 to 6 months with SolarWinds products
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Cost-effectiveness

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Alabama County Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • The difficulty of providing end-user and systems support from a central location

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Remote Support and IT Help Desk
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department/location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To support end-users and systems from a central location

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Dameware Remote Support

SolarWinds Government Case Study

California Local Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
  • Uses SolarWinds products across whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To monitor system/server health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Serv-U FTP Server
    • Kiwi Syslog Server

SolarWinds Government Case Study

City of Fort Worth Texas Case Study

Introduction

This case study of City of Fort Worth is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“Server & Application Monitor is a great help for monitoring and alerting.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance
    • Difficulty planning for network and datacenter modernizations

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
  • Uses SolarWinds products across multiple departments / locations, but not whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health
    • To troubleshoot across the application stack/infrastructure

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Server & Application Monitor
    • Web Performance Monitor
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Cost effectiveness
    • Best value

SolarWinds Government Case Study

New Mexico Higher Education Case Study

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“The NetFlow interface helps me track down specific hosts/connections causing problems on the network.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWind product areas:
    • Network management
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department/location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To resolve configuration issues
    • To monitor system/server health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve configuration management
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
    • User Device Tracker
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Multi-vendor support
    • Integration with other SolarWinds products

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Indiana Higher Education Case Study

Introduction

This case study of an educational institution is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Web Help Desk has been an invaluable tool to multiple support areas in our IT department. It makes ticket entry easier, ticket updates quicker, ticket histories easier to follow, and reporting “at a glance” when a quick check of the numbers is needed."

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • We needed more options than what our previous tracking system offered, including better reporting tools and LDAP integration.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Remote Support and IT Help Desk
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department / location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To support end-users and systems from a central location

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Web Help Desk
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Cost effectiveness
    • Scalability / Able to support our growth

SolarWinds Government Case Study

North Carolina Local Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
  • Uses SolarWinds products within department/location
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • A colleague’s recommendation

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Colorado Local Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Network Performance Monitor is my favorite SolarWinds product.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Not having the tools to troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
    • Database Management and Performance
  • Uses SolarWinds products across multiple departments / locations, but not whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To resolve configuration issues
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Correlate network, server, and application issues to resolve performance problems
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve configuration management
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
    • Improve log tracking and management
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Network Configuration Manager
    • Database Performance Analyzer

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Washington Local Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“My favorite is SAM. Being able to see the health status of our hosts and VMs and network infrastructure along with alerting is a key piece of our response and support mechanisms.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into the problems leading to network performance or capacity issues
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Network management
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
    • Remote Support and IT Help Desk
    • Database Management and Performance
  • Uses SolarWinds products across whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
    • Provide better service levels to the organization
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Server & Application Monitor
    • IP Address Manager
    • Database Performance Analyzer
  • Realized a return on investment payback period of > 12 months with SolarWinds products
  • Purchased their SolarWinds products because of:
    • Ease of use
    • Multi-vendor support
    • Colleague recommendation

SolarWinds Government Case Study

Missouri State Government Case Study

Introduction

This case study of a state & local government is based on an October 2019 survey of SolarWinds Government customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“My favorite SolarWinds product is Network Performance Monitor.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Government:

  • IT challenges their agency faced prior to implementing SolarWinds products:
    • Lack of visibility into system/server health
    • Lack of visibility into application or database performance

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Government that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Regular user in the following SolarWinds product areas:
    • Systems, applications, servers, and storage monitoring
    • Remote Support and IT Help Desk
  • Uses SolarWinds products across multiple departments/locations, but not whole organization
  • Agency use cases for leveraging SolarWinds products:
    • To monitor network performance
    • To troubleshoot network problems or outages
    • To monitor system/server health
    • To monitor application and database health
    • To support end-users and systems from a central location

Results

The surveyed organization achieved the following results with SolarWinds Government:

  • Results they were able to produce using SolarWinds products:
    • Improve resolution rates for networking performance and capacity issues
    • Improve system and application monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Favorite SolarWinds products:
    • Network Performance Monitor
    • Server & Application Monitor
    • Web Performance Monitor



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