SolarWinds' SAM Upgrade Streamlines Monitoring

Server & Application Monitor 6.0 enables IT professionals to handle server, application, and database monitoring via a single solution. By ChannelPro

IT management software developer SolarWinds has enabled the latest iteration of its Server & Application Monitor (SAM).

Designed to deliver agentless performance and availability monitoring, alerting, and reporting for over 150 applications and server types, SolarWinds SAM 6.0 enables IT professionals to handle server, application, and database monitoring via a single solution.

“With the enormity and complexity of data requests and queries, it is increasingly difficult and time consuming to troubleshoot database issues,” says Denny LeCompte, SolarWinds’ SVP of product strategy. “SolarWinds SAM 6.0 delivers on both expanded depth of coverage and quality of information collected to provide an integrated systems and database management platform for IT pros with responsibility for application health and databases.”

New features of the software upgrade include:

  • AppInsight for SQL—Provides visibility into Microsoft SQL Server performance for systems administrators, database administrators, and SQL developers.
  • Baseline Threshold Calculator—Thresholds are be automatically generated from a baseline of “normal” behavior to reduce the number of alerts that require response and quickly pinpoint systems that are performing out of a normal state.
  • IT Asset Inventory Dashboard—A view of current hardware and software asset inventory, including server warranty status, driver software, hard drive inventory, and such custom properties as PO number and purchase price.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor starts at $2,995 and includes a year of maintenance.