Right on the heels of a very exciting NPM release (v11) comes an equally exciting update to the SolarWinds SAM product. The folks at SolarWinds have added a game changing feature to the SAM product with this beta release.
SAM 6.2 will debut the new agent based monitoring option. This change shows a willingness to adapt to the demands of ever changing and increasingly complex client environments.
There were a few driving factors behind this new addition:
There are a handful of new benefits introduced with the new agent based monitoring option:
The new agent will provide server and application monitoring for the latest Windows platforms. There is also a strong request being driven for non-Windows based platforms on the Thwack.com user forums.
This latest upgrade comes as a very welcome addition to an already powerful toolset. It shows that SolarWinds is committed to keeping up with the times and exhibits a willingness to be flexible on a core fundamental of the product to better serve the needs of the customer base.