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Exchange Email Is Mission Critical to Business' Operational Success, SolarWinds Seeks to Simplify the Growing Complexity of Email Management

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor's New AppInsight for Microsoft Exchange Technology Enables sysadmins and Exchange admins to Interpret End-User Email Behavior and Proactively Address Email as a Business-Critical Application, Avoiding Downtime and t

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 03/18/14 -- SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI)

According to one of the leading research firms in the space, The Radicati Group, the MS Exchange market is estimated to grow to 470 million mailboxes by the end of the year and 85 percent of this market is still on-premise.* This mission-critical application deserves a stronger and more effective means of management.

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its continued commitment to providing greater application visibility to its application and server monitoring software, SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM). The latest version of SolarWinds SAM shines a light on oft-neglected email management with its new AppInsight for Microsoft Exchange, which empowers sysadmins and Exchange admins to proactively prevent downtime of business-critical email application availability with comprehensive technology that has traditionally only been available in expensive, specialized tools.

With SolarWinds SAM's new AppInsight for Exchange, admins can automate routine data collection -- formerly done by running tens or hundreds of PowerShell scripts -- and employ the unique agentless technology to quickly identify and tackle performance issues affecting the Microsoft Exchange Server, such as:

  • Assessing mailbox database capacity
  • Freeing capacity hogged by dormant mailboxes
  • Addressing error caused by individual user behavior

"Email is a business-critical application for which uptime means all time, and as long as it's running smoothly, management happily ignores IT," said Chris LaPoint, VP Product Management, SolarWinds. "The new AppInsight for Exchange thus gives sysadmins and Exchange admins a competitive edge by automating previously tedious and time-consuming email management tasks and freeing up that time to focus on the forward-thinking application and IT infrastructure improvements that their bosses want to see to help 'move the needle' for the business -- and all the while, SolarWinds SAM is working to keep email functioning as it should."

The new AppInsight for Exchange technology further develops SolarWinds SAM's application management capabilities by integrating with the recently added AppInsight for SQL Server, which provides instant visibility into database performance issues, collectively empowering admins in businesses of all sizes and MSPs to achieve server, hardware, application and database monitoring in a single, powerful solution.

Visit SolarWinds' IT Pro community thwack for more information on SolarWinds SAM's new features, including detailed Web services monitoring for APIs such as JSON and SOAP and Windows Scheduled Tasks, which provide at-a-glance access to the state and status of the scheduled tasks configured in a Windows host.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Highlights

  • Agentless server hardware monitoring for HP, IBM, Dell, VMware and more
  • Application monitoring for over 150 apps including Active Directory, SQL Server, and Citrix XenDesktop
  • Ability to create statistical alerts easily with the threshold baseline calculator with new sustained conditions for enhanced alerting customization
  • Ability to resolve server management problems quickly; stop services, kill processes and more

Pricing and Availability
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor pricing starts at $2,995 and includes the first year of maintenance. For more information, including a downloadable, free 30-day evaluation, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.

Additional Resources:

*Radicati references can be found in the following locations: "The Radicati Group Releases "Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and Outlook Market Analysis, 2013-2017", Radicati Group, March 14, 2013, http://www.radicati.com/?p=9403 and "Comparing Office 365 numbers to the total Exchange installed base" WindowsITPro Magazine, Nov. 5, 2013

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com/.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds.com and thwack are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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