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SolarWinds Empowers IT Professionals with End-to-End Hybrid IT Performance Management

The latest updates to the SolarWinds Orion platform offer complete cloud and deep on-premises visibility in a unified interface to better understand systems and improve their performance.

By ChannelPro

IT management software provider SolarWinds has revealed its latest capabilities for end-to-end hybrid IT management through new updates to its modular and scalable SolarWinds Orion platform and related products. The updates provide complete cloud visibility along with deep on-premises monitoring and a new, drag-and-drop dashboard to visualize infrastructure and application relationships.

The latest product-specific enhancements include:

  • Cloud infrastructure monitoring from within the SolarWinds SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) module. The SolarWinds Orion platform now monitors Amazon Web Services (AWS) instances and volumes via the Amazon CloudWatch API, providing more visibility into cloud applications and the cloud infrastructure that supports them.
  • Support for Microsoft Azure SQL and AWS Aurora RDS databases within SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA), enabling database administrators and developers to get better performance from their cloud databases and reduce infrastructure requirements using Multi-Dimensional Performance Analysis.
  • Support for Cisco Merak wireless access points within SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM). Cisco Meraki wireless access points are 100 percent cloud-managed, enabling network engineers to focus on configuring network behaviors rather than individual network components. SolarWinds NPM now provides a single tool for monitoring both locally managed and Cisco Meraki cloud-managed wireless access points.
  • Enhanced network path monitoring within NetPath in SolarWinds NPM, which provides visibility into network performance and path analysis across the internet. View devices, applications, networks, and vendors in single-page path analysis to track every hop and view latency historically or in real-time.

The company also announced the availability of SolarWinds PerfStack, its next generation troubleshooting dashboard available in the SolarWinds Orion platform. PerfStack allows IT administrators to selectively drag and drop critical real-time and historical metrics from virtually any SolarWinds Orion-based product, including cloud and on-premises performance data, into a single customizable chart to visualize the relationship between suspect elements.

As a new component of the SolarWinds Orion platform, PerfStack is included in the latest versions of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (12.1), SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (6.4), SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (4.2.2), SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (7.1), SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (6.4), and SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (2.2.1).

“IT professionals need comprehensive visibility into every aspect of their hybrid environments that may impact application performance. They then need a way to correlate that data so they can break down the walls between functional roles, service providers, and cloud vendors; eliminate finger pointing; and solve hybrid performance problems faster. Today’s SolarWinds Orion platform and product enhancements enable just that: end-to-end hybrid IT management,” says Christoph Pfister, executive vice president, products, SolarWinds.