SolarWinds buys website monitoring software firm

|By:, SA News Editor

SolarWinds (SWI) is buying Pingdom, a Swedish developer of widely-used website monitoring/performance management software, for an undisclosed sum.

Pingdom claims 500K+ users, including Google, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Its pricing ranges from $9.59/month for a Starter version supporting  100K monitored pageviews and 1 site to $453.75/month for an Enterprise version supporting 10M+ pageviews and 200+ sites.

SolarWinds asserts pairing Pingdom's software with its own Web/app monitoring tools will yield superior visibility and quicker troubleshooting. "Our approach to solving performance management for on-premise IT will extend to how we approach web application management and, eventually, Cloud management."