SolarWinds’ SAM simplifies management of Linux and Windows environments

SolarWinds has announced updates to itsSolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor (SAM) that vastly improve IT professionals’ monitoring, alerting and reporting capabilities for Linux environments. Now with both agentless and agent-based monitoring capabilities for Linux systems, SolarWinds SAM is ideally suited to help improve the performance and uptime of both Windows- and Linux-based applications within a single console wherever they are deployed—on-premises, whether physical or virtual, or in the cloud. 

Any Application, Any Server, Anywhere

With new agent-based monitoring for Linux systems, SolarWinds SAM empowers IT professionals with detailed performance metrics and alerting for their Windows and now Linux-based applications deployed in geographically disperse datacenters, remote offices or in the public cloud, including AmazonAWS, MicrosoftAzure, Google Cloud Platformand Rackspace.

In addition, the latest updates make SolarWinds SAM especially helpful in monitoring performance, health and resource utilisation of applications during the transition to the cloud as well—ensuring the right workloads are hosted where they perform the best and proper resource provisioning to prevent downtime and performance degradation.

Detailed Database Performance Metrics

While over 80 percent of application performance issues are database related, many IT departments have inadequate visibility into what happens inside a database, limiting their ability to troubleshoot why a query may be slow or how to improve the speed of a database operation.

The latest version of SolarWinds SAM also includes improved integration with SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) to present detailed database wait-time analytics in context of application, server, virtualisation and storage performance.

Now, when these products are used together, database performance data is integrated into the SolarWinds Orion platform’s AppStack environment view. Among other benefits, this enables IT departments to be alerted when a database operation deviates from a historic baseline and simultaneously informed of the potential impact to specific applications supported by the database. The correlation of database and other systems data can also lead to faster identification of the root cause of the slowdown.

SolarWinds SAM pricing starts at $US2,995 USD, including the first year of maintenance.