SolarWinds Updates IT Operations Management Portfolio
March 13, 2019
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SolarWinds announced the availability of machine learning-enabled database anomaly detection and an automated management API in the latest version of Database Performance Analyzer (DPA).

The company also introduced a broad refresh of its IT operations management portfolio, collectively designed to improve support for monitoring critical IT services and extend support for monitoring private cloud and converged infrastructures.

“A slow-running database can significantly affect the end-to-end performance of applications and the experience of end users,” said Joe Kim, EVP and Global CTO, SolarWinds. “With new anomaly detection capabilities, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer 12.1 empowers database professionals to more accurately identify and respond to performance incidents. We take pride in providing tools designed to allow customers to keep their businesses running smoothly while shifting to a more proactive management approach.”

When managing large environments, manually-intensive approaches consume time, can be slow to yield actionable insights, and require historical knowledge of baseline performance. With DPA 12.1, customers can save time by not only automating anomaly detection to more quickly find, visualize, and alert when database wait times deviate from the expected, but by also leveraging machine learning capabilities to monitor behavior patterns and gain meaningful insight into what is expected versus an anomaly.

Database professionals can also benefit from the addition of the DPA management API, which allows customers to automate instance management (such as registration, licensing, annotations, and more) as well as programmatically scale to meet the needs of large or dynamic environments. With less time spent on redundant tasks, DBAs can focus on bigger picture improvements and proactive innovation.

SolarWinds DPA is designed to provide seamless integration with the SolarWinds Orion® Platform, and its many modules, including Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and Server & Application Monitor (SAM). Integration with features like the SolarWinds PerfStack™ dashboard can provide additional blocking analysis support, designed to help users discover where an incident occurred, the overall impact of the action, and guide informed future troubleshooting strategies.

“As organizations continue their transition from purely on-premises operations into both private and public cloud infrastructures, along with increased consumption of SaaS-delivered applications like Office 365, adapting their IT monitoring and management capabilities can pose a significant challenge,” Kim continued. “We’ve substantially expanded our IT operations management product portfolio to deliver improved support for monitoring Active Directory and extended our infrastructure monitoring capabilities with additional support for VMware environments, and adding support for Cisco UCS converged infrastructure. All of these improvements are designed to help today’s technology professionals easily extend their monitoring across their ever-expanding IT environment, an integrated experience that delivers monitoring through a single pane of glass.”

Within its IT operations management portfolio, SolarWinds announced updates to the following software products:

- Server & Application Monitor (SAM) 6.8: Introduced in this release is AppInsight for Active Directory, delivering deeper insight into the status and performance of Active Directory across environments, while also providing deeper monitoring for customers who have deployed Cisco’s industry-leading UCS converged infrastructure portfolio.

- Virtualization Manager (VMAN) 8.4: The updated tool offers greater time-to-resolution capabilities to VMware environments by allowing customers to import VMware events to monitor and correlate those performance issues and expedite troubleshooting.

- Storage Resource Monitor (SRM) 6.8: With extended support for Kaminario solid-state storage arrays, the updated version of SRM enables resource monitoring and capacity planning across a wider mix of storage infrastructures in multi-vendor environments to meet the needs of a broader set of customers.

- Server Configuration Monitor (SCM) 1.1: A valuable configuration tool that provides visibility into configuration changes on Windows servers and applications, along with the ability to detect which user made each change. This latest version adds near real-time change analysis to help technology professionals surface the root cause of performance issues caused by changes.

- Log Analyzer (LA) 2.0: Formerly known as Log Manager for Orion, the updated version brings native Windows support, simplifying the ability to collect Windows systems events alongside logs from other infrastructure, and providing more comprehensive detail about what occurred on a system prior to an incident or performance problem.

The updated SolarWinds IT operations management portfolio, including DPA 12.1, is available now.

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