SolarWinds Delivers New Tools for Managing Hybrid IT Challenges

SolarWinds is updating its IT operations management portfolio to better meet the needs of IT professionals operating in hybrid IT realities and responding to economic pressures.  

According to SolarWinds, with the current mass global adoption of remote operations, complexity and scale have raised the stakes for IT pros tasked with keeping workforces running at optimal performance against increased strains on applications, servers, databases, infrastructure, and networks—and the budgets on which they rely.

With these enhancements, SolarWinds says, it is extending its commitment to supporting the IT pro community by offering the ability to monitor, manage, and secure IT across hybrid and multi-cloud environments of any scale and size.

“The world has been changed by recent events, and the demands we’ve seen on IT departments are familiar, but on a scale we’ve never seen before,” said Lee McClendon, senior vice president, product, IT operations management, SolarWinds. The updates to the IT operations management portfolio are designed to give IT professionals the certainty they need regardless of where their assets reside, the size of their company, or the macro factors impacting IT departments McClendon added.

The updates include new versions of network, systems, and database management products to deliver advantages in monitoring end-to-end hybrid commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) and custom application delivery and performance.

“Today, a hybrid IT approach to monitoring and management requires having visibility into the entire tech stack, including COTS, custom, and SaaS-delivered applications, as well as beyond the firewall,” McClendon said. “Monitoring every app and every part of the infrastructure counts, so having an affordable solution with flexibility enabling tech pros to troubleshoot quickly and ensure performance is at the heart of the updates we’re delivering across our portfolio."

The SolarWinds IT operations management portfolio's new features and updates across on-premise and hybrid IT solutions include:

SolarWinds Virtualization Manager: New HCI monitoring support for Nutanix® to help eliminate visibility gaps and reduce toolset requirements. AHV virtual performance monitoring gives full control of virtual environments hosted on Nutanix infrastructure. Tech pros can now monitor, alert, and manage virtual workloads on the most popular hypervisors Nutanix supports (VMware, AHV, Hyper-V). In addition, there is support for Nutanix to map applications with underlying hypervisors and infrastructure layers to provide visibility into the overall health and status of environments. Hardware health for OS-supported hardware allows tech pros to be alerted if there are any hardware faults or issues.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor: New Nutanix Ready Certification indicates Server & Application Monitor can run on the Nutanix AHV hypervisor and uses the Nutanix REST APIs to work with AHV.

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer: SolarWinds has added foundational visibility into NetFlow data from VMware vSphere distributed switches, allowing filtering of east-west traffic on specific hypervisors to help IT pros avoid service impacts when moving workloads—all in a single pane of glass.

SolarWinds User Device Tracker: New SD-WAN support for Viptela vEdge provides a detailed port connection history for Viptela vEdge devices and capability to monitor for new connected devices for operations management and performance analysis.

SolarWinds Service Desk: New AWS integration auto-populates AWS resources into SolarWinds Service Desk, enabling IT pros to now have visibility into their AWS assets. With the new line of sight, IT pros can help reduce overspending and risk levels while improving IT service management.

SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer: New database coverage for PostgreSQL includes support for AWS, Azure, and on-premise environments, allowing DBAs to quickly pinpoint DBaaS and PaaS problems.

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