How large is your IT shop? (Small (1-250 elements); Medium (251 – 2000 elements); Large (2001 to 10000 elements); Extra-large (greater than 10,000 elements)
30,000 elements, so extra-large
Which SolarWinds product are you writing this review for?
NPM, SAM, NCM, WPM
What problem were you trying to solve when you purchased?
People were standing up their own free tools, such as MRTG and that had to stop. We wanted a concise platform which will satisfy all of the groups monitoring needs.
Did you consider options other than SolarWinds? Who?
We considered HP OpenView, but it was way expensive. We are a public school with limited resources,
How are you using the product and what benefits have you seen?
People have started to learn the adapt to Orion and they love it. Once we trained them on the possibility of using powershell with SAM, they were able to replicate all of the monitoring requirements into Orion. We're also seeing better communication within the group.