TechValidate Research on SolarWinds System Management

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653 Customers Surveyed

5,114 Data Points Collected

84 Published TechFacts

17 Published Charts

56 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Reclaim on Average 23% of Virtual Resources

Since deploying VMAN, please estimate the % of used CPU, memory, and storage you were able to reclaim due to sprawl reduction and better management?

>75% 50-75% 25-50% 10-25% <10%

CPU
Memory
Storage

Case Study: Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Challenges

  • Purchased SolarWinds VMAN in order to solve the following virtual challenges:
    • Slow or degraded virtual application/server performance
    • Capacity Planning
    • Current virtualization management tool did not meet expectations

Use Case

  • Manages 500-1000 VMs with SolarWinds VMAN.

Results

  • Reduced downtime by 25-50% with SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN).
  • Decreased time spent troubleshooting virtual performance issues by 25-50% with SolarWinds VMAN.
  • Increased VM team productivity by 25-50% since deploying SolarWinds VMAN.
  • Reclaimed storage, CPU and memory due to sprawl reduction and better management with SolarWinds VMAN:
    • CPU: 25-50%
    • memory: 25-50%
    • storage: 25-50%
  • Was not able to delay a hardware or software purchase with SolarWinds VMAN.
  • Saw value in 1-4 weeks after deploying SolarWinds VMAN.
  • Purchased SolarWinds VMAN over other virtualization tools for the following reason(s):
    • Integration with other SolarWinds products

SolarWinds Customer Reclaims Over 50% of Storage

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation reclaimed 50-75% of storage due to sprawl reduction and better management with SolarWinds VMAN.

Reclaim CPU, memory, and storage

Since deploying VMAN, please estimate the % of used CPU, memory, and storage you were able to reclaim due to sprawl reduction and better management?

>75% 50-75% 25-50% 10-25% <10%

CPU
Memory
Storage

Western Psychological Services is able to identify and troubleshoot application performance issues 60 – 80% faster with SolarWinds┬« Server & Application Monitor.

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Construction Company

“With SRM we were able to solve severe disk bottleneck issues. I was able to pinpoint which LUN was causing the issue.”

“Finding the hot spots on our SAN has allowed us to get more performance from our VMware farm (which is all held on a SAN).”

Challenges

  • Top storage challenges are:
    • Understanding storage performance bottlenecks
    • Capacity planning & forecasting

Use Case

  • Found out about Storage Resource Monitor because they found Storage Resource Monitor through a web search.
  • Monitors 1 storage device with Storage Resource Monitor.

Results

  • Purchased SolarWinds over other storage management tools because of:
    • Alerting/Reporting
  • Is able to identify and troubleshoot storage issues 80-100% faster with Storage Resource Monitor.
  • Finds correlate database performance with storage performance (i.e. IOPS, latency, throughput, I/O size, and read/write mix) most important in a storage monitoring tool.


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About SolarWinds System Management

SolarWinds delivers powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use application, server, virtualization and storage monitoring software to help you get complete visibility of your systems infrastructure, and stay ahead of downtime and performance issues.

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