I work in a Rural hospital as part of a larger provincial network.
Our IT shop consists of around 250 people supporting thousands of users across the province
I am reviewing NPM.
We are trying to find and eliminate bottlenecks.
Other solutions were considered, such as Heroix, and Nagios, but Solarwinds appears to be the gold standard for network monitoring, for good reason.
Our production environment allows us to easily see where the bandwidth bottlenecks are and troubleshoot network issues. The Orion suite of tools allows you to manage your environment, and can be set up to give you automated backups, alerts on changes to the configuration on your network, and can alert you to problems in performance that you may not have even realized existed.