TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Network Management

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2,296 Customers Surveyed

18,095 Data Points Collected

292 Published TechFacts

26 Published Charts

62 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Columbia County Board Of Commissioners Uses Kiwi for Centralized Syslog Management

“With a centralized location for all syslog messages, we are able to more quickly pinpoint issues with network equipment.”

Challenges

  • Purchased Kiwi Syslog® Server for the following reason:
    • Centralized management of syslog messages and SNMP traps

Use Case

  • 50 – 100 Machines and devices send log messages to Kiwi Syslog Server.
  • Regularly uses the following automated action in Kiwi Syslog Server:
    • Log to file

Results

  • Important factors to purchase Kiwi Syslog Server was:
    • Affordability
    • Ease of use
    • Quick installation and setup
    • Integration w\ 3rd party apps
  • Favorite features in Kiwi Syslog Server are:
    • Centralized syslog messages and SNMP traps management
    • Real-time alerts & notifications

SolarWinds IP Address Manager Customer Satisfaction Rating

John Barber, a Senior Network Engineer at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is very likely to recommend* SolarWinds IP Address Manager for the following reason:

“SolarWinds IP Address Manager is extremely easy to setup and use. It gives a useful snapshot of the IP address state.”

*Based on a response of 9 to the question “On a scale of 0-10, how likely would you be to recommend SolarWinds IP Address Manager?”

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Research

What are the primary benefits you receive using NCM?

Save time making configuration changes
57%
Make fewer errors when making standardized configuration changes
43%
Monitor configuration changes and fix configuration problems faster
70%
Spend less time and effort demonstrating policy compliance
29%
Make the network devices (and the network) more secure
35%
Plan and execute hardware replacement upgrades more efficiently
26%

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Case Study

Large Enterprise Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise retail company is based on an August 2015 survey of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Config audits, config change reports, mass changes.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager:

  • Problems experienced prior to using SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM):
    • Experienced configuration changes took too much time and/or were error prone
    • Wanted a faster and easier way to do compliance audits
    • Needed a better way to backup and restore configuration files

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager that the surveyed company uses:

  • Company manages up to 500 devices.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager:

  • Primary reasons for using NCM:
    • Configuration monitoring to know when and how configurations have changed
    • Network automation to eliminate errors and add speed and consistency to all configuration changes
    • Configuration auditing to more easily and quickly perform policy compliance audits
  • Primary benefits from using NCM:
    • Saves time making configuration changes
    • Makes fewer errors when making standardized configuration changes
    • Monitors configuration changes and fix configuration problems faster
    • Spends less time and effort demonstrating policy compliance
  • Saves up to 25 hours each month managing network configurations by using NCM.
  • Is up to 100% more efficient at managing and implementing reliable network changes since deploying NCM.
  • Is up to 100% faster at detecting and or fixing network configuration problems since using NCM.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Research

79% of surveyed network engineers were able to make configuration changes at least 50% faster using Network Configuration Manager

Since using NCM, how much more efficient are you at managing and implementing reliable network changes?

Up to 50% more efficient: 31%
Up to 75% more efficient: 28%
Up to 25% more efficient: 22%
Up to 100% more efficient: 14%
More than 100% more efficient: 6%

IPAM lets us put visibility of emerging DHCP zone issues in front of relevant staff.

IT Manager, Large Enterprise Health Care Company



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About SolarWinds Network Management

SolarWinds delivers powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use network monitoring and management software to help you take control of your network, reduce outages, manage devices and speed up troubleshooting.

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