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SolarWinds System Management Updates Sharpen Visibility into Physical and Virtual Infrastructure

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SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced a pair of product updates that offer broader and deeper performance monitoring capabilities across physical and virtual infrastructure, particularly in hybrid environments. The newest version of Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) extends support to a wider range of leading all-flash arrays (AFAs), while the latest update to Server & Application Monitor (SAM) permits deeper visibility into interactions between a set of servers running critical business applications.

"Finding clarity through the haze of complexity is vital to successfully keep today's heterogeneous and distributed IT environments running smoothly," said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. "With support for more leading-edge storage vendor solutions and deeper visibility into the connection between critical infrastructure resources, our system management updates give IT professionals more powerful tools to overcome complexity and optimize performance in their diverse worlds."

Combined, the two updates arm IT professionals with the broad system management, monitoring, alerting and reporting functionality needed to optimize performance in hybrid environments, across an even broader mix of systems and vendors.


All-Flash Array Support for Mid-Market and Enterprise Customers with Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 6.6

Built on the SolarWinds Orion Platform, the latest version of SolarWinds SRM (version 6.6) now supports HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC Unity, INFINIDAT InfiniBox, and IBM AIX FlashSystem 9000 all-flash arrays (AFAs). With this extended support, SRM 6.6 enables resource monitoring across an even wider mix of infrastructure in multi-vendor environments to meet the needs of an even broader set of customers, particularly mid-sized companies that adopt solutions from HPE Nimble Storage, Dell EMC Unity, INFINIDAT, and IBM. 

SRM's data integration with other SolarWinds products like Virtualization Manager and Server & Application Monitor through the Orion Platform allows for end-to-end relationship mapping from application and virtualization through storage.

Visualize Critical Application Dependencies with Server & Application Monitor (SAM) 6.6

SolarWinds SAM 6.6 offers end-to-end visibility and performance monitoring of server and applications across multiple data centers, remote locations, or the cloud. This latest update includes application dependency functionality that enables customers to automatically discover network-based relationships, between applications and servers, by correlating communications at the application process level.

IT professionals can leverage the new connection details function, a unique capability to visualize server and network metrics of specific application connections within an environment. This function gives users a fast way to visualize data on metrics such as packet loss, latency, network status, and more, thereby creating the opportunity to reduce time required for identification of root causes of application issues. With the latest enhancements, for example, a customer running a large CRM implementation can explore the dependency between its underlying database servers and associated web servers to pinpoint any performance degradation, or other issues, more efficiently.

SAM 6.6 also features a new SolarWinds Orion Agent for IBM AIX, bringing the company's powerful and affordable monitoring features to customers with IBM AIX-powered systems in their infrastructures. 

For more information, including a downloadable, free 30-day evaluation of SRM or SAM, visit the SolarWinds website

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:41 AM by David Marshall
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