SolarWinds Debuts Application Performance Monitor
January 25, 2011 Alex Woodie
Budget systems management software provider SolarWinds last week rolled out its Application Performance Monitor (APM), a new piece of software that tracks the behavior of Windows and Linux applications and some of the resources they touch.
APM is a new version of SolarWind’s application and server monitoring system. The software features more than 50 pre-developed monitors to track popular applications like Exchange, SQL Server, Active Directory, and IIS, as well as operating systems like Windows and Linux. Users can also create their own custom monitors, and monitor server and application performance through iPhone, Blackberry, and Android apps.
APM also lets users create their own alerts and escalation sequences that recognize server and application dependencies. When problems are detected, the Windows-based product lets users drill-down to perform root-cause analysis of the failure.
SolarWinds, which went public two years ago on the notion that small and midsize companies want most of the systems management functions of bigger packages like IBM‘s Tivoli and HP‘s OpenView but at a fraction of the cost, also supports some IBM i monitoring capability, through Syslog.
APM is available now. Pricing starts at $2,495. For more information, see www.solarwinds.com.