SolarWinds Introduces PerfStack Dashboard
February 21, 2017
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SolarWinds unveiled its PerfStack dashboard, a new way of visualizing and correlating IT monitoring data to improve troubleshooting of performance issues across the IT environment, from infrastructure to applications.

A significant update to the SolarWinds Orion platform, PerfStack is a new, highly customizable yet simple-to-build dashboard. It allows IT administrators to selectively drag and drop critical real-time and historical metrics from SolarWinds Orion platform-based products into a single pane to visualize the relationship between suspect elements. This visualization enables them to identify, isolate, and troubleshoot performance problems.

“With hybrid IT, software-defined networking, hyperconvergence, and any number of other disruptive trends impacting today’s IT environments, complex, multi-faceted performance issues that often transcend functional silos are more common than ever,” said Christoph Pfister, EVP, Products, SolarWinds. “In turn, troubleshooting to resolve these problems is growing increasingly difficult. Enter PerfStack. We’re excited to show Cisco Live attendees how PerfStack, along with our complete portfolio of market-leading products, can help them break down the walls between functional roles, eliminate finger pointing, and solve performance problems faster. It is the next generation of IT troubleshooting.”

The PerfStack dashboard empowers IT administrators to simply yet dynamically combine time series and relationship data from many different sources — such as a switch, router, virtual machine, host, application, LUN, storage array, or web transaction — into a single custom pane. This includes disparate data. For example, PerfStack enables administrators to combine network latency and bandwidth data from SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor with LUN IOPS data from SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor into a single chart to troubleshoot iSCSI performance issues.

With the PerfStack dashboard, administrators are also able to better collaborate with others by easily sharing the custom PerfStack charts they have created. This feature helps break down the functional silos within their IT organizations and solve performance problems faster.

PerfStack is currently available to current SolarWinds customers by downloading the release candidates 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.

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