SolarWinds Acquires Hyper9, Expands Virtualization Management
VARs working in the virtualization space might want to set their sails for SolarWinds. The company, which provides IT management software, is entering the application performance and virtualization management sector. But can SolarWinds succeed with its Application Performance Monitor? Here is some perspective …
Following its acquisition of private virtualization management software company Hyper9 earlier this week, SolarWinds is battening down its hatches and launching application performance and virtualization management software that it believes will rival others in the market. That means a focus on easy-to-use tools, a support for business-critical applications and interoperability in the IT infrastructure along with all-important “brand expansion” to get the word out. According to SolarWinds’ press release, as IT environments becoming increasingly more complex, the need for more sophisticated tools that are attractive to IT users for their problem-solving ability has increased as well.
SolarWinds believes its new Application Performance Monitor, or APM, is that product. APM is designed to provide visibility in the performance of mission-critical IT services, monitoring everything from applications to servers to user experiences, and offers up the information in a user-friendly dashboard. Specifically, APM features built-in monitors for Microsoft Exchange, e-mail user experience, Microsoft Active Directory, HTTP User Experience and Microsoft SQL Server, and community monitors are available for applications including Citrix Metaframe Presentation Server, Blackberry Enterprise Server, VMWare vCenter, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator and more. All this at a price tag of $2,495 or a free 30-day evaluation.
Additionally, all of Hyper9’s management offerings will be integrated into SolarWinds’ existing portfolio, building out what SolarWinds hopes will be an affordable and highly valued virtualization offering.