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SolarWinds Enhances Systems Portfolio for Improved Application-Centric Performance Management

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced significant updates to the SolarWinds Orion Platform  and its systems management product portfolio. The enhancements span multiple products, including SolarWinds Storage Resource MonitorSolarWinds Virtualization ManagerSolarWinds Web Performance Monitor, and SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, and will empower IT professionals to better manage application-centric performance across hybrid IT infrastructures. The company will showcase the updated products at VMworld 2017 US from August 27-31 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The SolarWinds systems management portfolio, powered by the Orion Platform, provides the components an IT operations team needs for monitoring, improved troubleshooting, capacity and resource optimization, and performance management. New portfolio upgrades include:

  • PerfStack dashboard improvements: Provides operations teams with a single dashboard to view real-time application metrics, from web to spindle performance.
  • Enhanced IoT device monitoring: Includes devices powered by Raspberry Pi, with new support for ARM-based Linux in the monitoring agent.
  • Optimized virtual resource performance and virtualization management: Provides operation teams with the ability to apply multiple predictive recommendations at once based on historic trends, with action policies for virtualization management.
  • New deep storage monitoring support: Supports IBM DS 8xxx, IBM FlashSystem A9000, and A9000R, NetApp EF, NetApp AFF, EMV VMAX3; there are also improvements in hardware health monitoring for storage devices.
  • Improved Enterprise Operations Console: Includes a "monitor of monitors" to simplify global, multi-data center monitoring of systems and applications at scale.
  • Simplified Orion Platform installer and new platform-native capabilities: Streamlines systems management product installation to typically one hour. Reduces time to install and configure monitoring, perform automatic discovery and dependency mapping, apply application templates, and get full application performance and health reports to just a few hours. The Orion Platform now also includes high availability and disaster recovery.

"Application uptime and end-user experience are now core business metrics, so IT professionals must ensure performance amidst mounting complexities and hybrid IT challenges," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. "With our Orion Platform and systems management portfolio upgrades, SolarWinds provides one of the industry's most complete application performance management platforms, giving deep visibility into web, application, database, virtual resources, storage, and network performance-all in the context of applications."

The recent improvements enhance key features designed for application-centric performance management, such as the AppStack dashboard, which displays the status of all dependent infrastructure components for a specific application in a dynamic user interface. Additionally, the SolarWinds Orion Platform provides a modular, scalable, unified monitoring platform to achieve visibility into web performance data from synthetic applications, as well as application and infrastructure performance. IT professionals can augment the Orion Platform with SolarWinds products as their needs grow, including SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, complete with the NetPath feature for optimized network performance management and visibility into the entire network path from user to server. Customers can add SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer for database performance analysis and quickly pinpoint the root cause of database bottlenecks.

SolarWinds at VMworld 2017 US

  • Booth 224Head Geeks Thomas LaRockKong Yang, and other SolarWinds product experts will showcase the SolarWinds Orion Platform and systems management product updates, and participate in live demonstrations of the complete product portfolio.
  • "Monitoring with Discipline to Master Your Virtualized Universe" SolarWinds product manager Chris Paap will present a session that covers the acceleration of the application lifecycle due to an increase in cloud-based applications, containers, and hybrid infrastructure. Monday, August 28 from 2:50-3:10 p.m. PT, VMworld Solutions Exchange Theatre.
  • "Performance Tuning and Monitoring for Virtualized Database Servers" Thomas LaRock will present a session addressing the successful virtualization of business-critical database platforms, and how to validate VMware environments while properly managing performance and scalability. Tuesday, August 29 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PT.
  • "SQL Server on vSphere: A Panel with Some of the World's Most Renowned Experts" LaRock will join this panel discussion to continue last year's conversation around real-life experiences gained while virtualizing the most demanding SQL Servers. Wednesday, August 30, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. PT.
Published Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:56 PM by David Marshall
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