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Over 6 years ago
I use Solarwinds NPM for almost all of my end-to-end monitoring. Once it is set up, it works very well, using SNMP to monitor the routers on both ends and tell you everything you can imagine about that device (we only use Cisco gear).
Over 6 years ago
Typically I'm looking for latency, packet loss, total bandwidth utilization, QoS and jitter.
Over 6 years ago
From purely a performance perspective, ESXi is a better choice. The hypervisor is running directly on the hardware as opposed to running on an existing OS. ESXi has direct access to the hardware without going through a 3rd party so to speak, the performance gains are…
Over 6 years ago
I believe the answer is "it depends". How much visibility do you need into your servers, network, applications? All of these questions need to be answered before you can justify the System Center Suite of products. A typical small business could live with a server going…
Over 6 years ago
I would prefer Solarwinds for straight up network monitoring any day of the week. It offers so much in the way of reporting and analysis, it's hard to beat. I'll admit that I'm slightly biased to Solarwinds because I use it more, but I also think that says a lot because…
Over 6 years ago
Being able to see every transaction and tracking of the performance of what the end user sees.
Over 6 years ago
For me, the most important factor is whether it meets the customer's needs or not. There are many use cases for all of the virtualization platforms and not one does everything perfectly. Price is always a factor in meeting the customer's needs, a lot of times the feature…
Over 6 years ago
For me, the right tool would be something that gathers as much data as possible for each event and allows the user to customize what they want to display. Not everyone needs to see the same information and everyone should not be treated the same way. Customization is key.

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Network Engineer with a proven track record of problem resolution and implementation success. I treat every challenge uniquely and from start to finish am fully engaged. I enjoy coming to work every day because I know there will be a new challenge waiting for me, allowing me the freedom to work independently and collaboratively as needed.