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SolarWinds Improves Management of Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Environments


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SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software has announced updates to SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) 4.6, Server and Application Monitor (SAM), Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), and a broader set of email monitoring capabilities for on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environments.  

The new offerings are aimed at providing IT professionals with a simpler way to optimize system performance as they manage and troubleshoot on-premises and cloud environments.

Built on the SolarWinds integrated Orion Platform, users gain seamless “one-click” access to system monitoring capabilities that can simultaneously support multiple cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

“Heterogeneity is the new normal for the vast majority of IT operations today, with systems and applications spanning multiple cloud services, as well as on-premises infrastructure,” said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president and head of products, SolarWinds. “Operations teams need a single platform to reduce complexity, quickly recognize problems, optimize performance, and optimize resource utilization. Our latest system management releases provide important advancements in these critical capabilities with leading-edge simplicity.”

SAM provides visibility, as well as server and application performance monitoring, using agent-based and agentless technologies across multiple data centers, remote locations, and the cloud. The latest update, version 6.5, now gives customers even greater visibility across multi-cloud and hybrid environments by providing infrastructure metrics for VMs and storage in Microsoft Azure. The update greatly enhances the level of visibility currently provided by the software via the agent, WMI, and SNMP.

As a result, the company says, SAM 6.5 can help users monitor their entire server and application footprint across on-premises infrastructure, as well as AWS and Azure environments, through a simple and common process.

In addition, the latest update to DPA, version 11.1, offers customers broader purchase and deployment options through availability “as a service” in the AWS Marketplace on a pay-as-you-go model, with a price per instance/hour basis.  DPA supports databases, including MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle, and Azure SQL and AWS RDS Cloud.

DPA 11.1 integrates with the PerfStack performance analysis dashboard in the SolarWinds Orion Platform to provide visibility from web transaction to spindle performance, across infrastructure and applications, including database wait-time metrics. In addition, DPA 11.1 now supports the latest version of SQL Server 2017, with improved Microsoft Availability Groups monitoring and enhanced security.

SolarWinds also announced a broader set of email monitoring capabilities for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments. The Office 365 monitoring functionality now available with SAM 6.5 includes multiple templates that can implement monitoring best practices, thereby providing visibility into key performance metrics of the leading cloud-based business email and collaboration platform.

Users can also leverage SolarWinds’ Network Performance Monitor (NPM) software to enable deep mail path monitoring. NPM includes NetPath critical path visualization, which delivers “hop by hop” visibility along the network path (including the public internet) between users and cloud services, such as Office 365 or OWA, or Exchange servers located either in the cloud or in remote sites. These visualization capabilities have been added to allow users to understand the service quality and performance impact associated with network connectivity.

In addition, the company’s email monitoring capabilities include SolarWinds Exchange Monitor, a free tool available for download now, which provides essential health, capacity, and performance monitoring for Microsoft Exchange servers.

For more information, go to www.solarwinds.com.


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