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May 6, 2021   |  By Patrick Hubbard
As an IT pro, you are your most valuable asset. Obviously, if you aren’t taking care of yourself, how can you be expected to perform with typical sustained, easy awesomeness? Are you able to extricate your IT self from the myriad reactive activities central to IT roles? It’s easy to proclaim taking care of yourself should always be your number one priority.
May 6, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Effective MSP management is never more crucial than during a time of crisis—find out what you can do to improve effectiveness when disaster strikes.
May 5, 2021   |  By Anne Badalamenti
Modern enterprises must work to ensure their organization is focused on making employees feel heard and valued, and a key way to do this is through strong IT service management. We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating—today’s employees expect a similar service experience in the workplace that they encounter in their daily lives.
May 4, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Company adds new Chief Product Officer, names Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Customer Officer.
May 4, 2021   |  By Leon Adato
If you hang out around a particular segment of the SolarWinds® crowd, you’re likely to hear the story of how monitoring helped one former Head Geek™ score front row tickets to Aerosmith. This is not that story. This story was, however, inspired by that story. The original story involved the aforementioned Head Geek, Destiny Bertucci, using SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) to monitor the ticket sales website.
May 3, 2021   |  By Patrick Hubbard
Developers are the kingmakers. Millions of decisions made by tens of thousands of developers are ultimately responsible for the triumph or tragedy of IT. Developers for commercial vendors, open-source projects, cloud and software as a service (SaaS) solutions, managed service providers (MSPs), and internal teams make most technology decisions far upstream from IT pros. This essentially defines ops’ role as the crew who finds a way to make washing machines fly in formation.
Apr 30, 2021   |  By Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek
Even before the emergence of a global pandemic that disrupted and catalysed modern workplace IT, IT professionals were under pressure. In a few years, many have learned to deliver more new technologies and advanced services than perhaps in the previous decade. Today's hybrid, distributed tech environments already pressured even senior admins to equip themselves with new skills to adapt to these changes and manage systems confidently.
Apr 30, 2021   |  By Leon Adato
When we talk about upgrades here at SolarWinds, we spend a lot of time discussing the beneficial features, performance, and capabilities you can gain. That’s not by accident. The honest-to-goodness truth is, the most compelling reason to upgrade ANYTHING—from our phone to our game console to our monitoring software—is because we’ll be able to do something both new and useful to us.
Apr 29, 2021   |  By Chrystal Taylor
At the start of our enterprise cost containment series, Leon examined what cost containment is and why IT pros should care. Basically, you should care how your projects and work affect the business’s bottom line and should understand enough about it that you can communicate effectively with management. Even though you may not think about the business in this way most of the time, it directly affects your job.
Apr 28, 2021   |  By Sascha Giese
One of the findings of our investigations pointed to a compromised account as a possible cause of the cyberoperation. While I was reading the results, I thought, “That could have been me. In fact, it could have been any of our employees,” and I began asking myself what I as an individual could do to increase the security of the company I’m working for. Let’s face it, most of the risk is produced by us humans and our behavior.
May 5, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Orion Maps is a powerful, modern, dynamic visualization tool that helps you sift through masses of data and focus on the information you need to solve issues in your IT landscape.
May 3, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
SolarWinds Database Performance Monitor (DPM) provides deep database performance monitoring at scale, without overhead. Our SaaS-based platform helps increase system performance, team efficiency, and infrastructure cost savings by offering full visibility into major traditional, open-source, and cloud-native database such as Microsoft SQL, Azure SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and more.
Apr 19, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
During this THWACK® Livecast series, we'll highlight SolarWinds network management tools designed to help IT professionals navigate increasing complexity with easy-to-use unified solutions. At SolarWinds, we create solutions to help users develop better team collaboration to tackle complex issues and reduce mean time to resolution. Using interconnected modules, users can troubleshoot network connectivity issues across the entire delivery chain, hybrid environments, advanced devices, and applications.
Apr 14, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Discover the 5 must-have IT management tools for your business. The SolarWinds® 5 Essential IT Tools Pack contains basic management and monitoring software to get even the smallest IT operation up and running. The pack includes: Web Help Desk®, Dameware® Remote Support, Serv-U® FTP Server, ipMonitor®, and Engineer’s Toolset™.
Apr 5, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
In 2020, IT pros across the globe had to make snap decisions to keep the business running. Now, organizations are revisiting those decisions, ensuring they work as expected and adjusting as needed. The unavoidable truth is the only way to know how things are operating now is to monitor them. The question in the mind of many IT practitioners is whether monitoring solutions are up to the task of encompassing the vast array of technical solutions organizations embraced in the last year.
Mar 31, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
The recent SUNBURST cyberattack reveals new threats to the supply chains fueling today’s businesses. SolarWinds and FireEye have raised the alarm for leaders everywhere to reexamine their security, to prepare for threats, and to raise the standards of the supply chains on which they rely.
Mar 18, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
The recent SUNBURST cyberattack on the SolarWinds software build environment is a concerning new reality for the software industry, representing the increasingly sophisticated actions by outside nation-states on the supply chains and infrastructure on which we all rely. SolarWinds is committed to sharing our learnings about this attack broadly given the common development practices in the industry and our belief that transparency and cooperation are our best tools to help prevent and protect against future attacks.
Mar 17, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
The global pandemic has accelerated corporate planning for cloud computing and digital transformation by 2-4 years on average. But database migration, the process of moving a database from one place to another, is no walk in the park. Obstacles abound. Setbacks are common.
Mar 5, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna, Head Geek Thomas LaRock, and our partners from Monalytic and Loop1 discuss how SolarWinds customers have upgraded, updated, and gotten back to business—and what you can learn to benefit your own organization.
Mar 4, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Knowing if a server has high CPU is helpful, but does it really matter if your end users can still access their apps without performance issues? If you're only monitoring the server side, then you don't have a complete picture of your environment. End-user monitoring can be an extremely valuable tool—if you know how to you use it. Join Product Manager Katie Cole and Head Geek Patrick Hubbard as they dive deep into best practices for Pingdom®, the SaaS-based, end-user experience monitoring tool from SolarWinds.
Oct 5, 2018   |  By SolarWinds
Monitor complex network gear like an expert. See all the ways SolarWinds Network Insight features can give you better visibility into your environment.
Apr 20, 2018   |  By SolarWinds
Function, feature and cost advantages of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) over Micro Focus Network Management Solution.
Jan 6, 2018   |  By SolarWinds
Our new eBook, Thou Shalt Not Pass… I Think?!, can help you overcome the challenges of monitoring and managing Cisco ASA firewalls.
Oct 23, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
In this eBook, we will share some approaches to monitoring your IT environment and how they impact troubleshooting. We will present how the SolarWinds Orion® platform provides an optimal integrated platform and how PerfStack simplifies data correlation for efficient problem-solving.
Oct 18, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
After reading this eBook, “Compliance is Not Enough: Planning a Complete Security Strategy,” you will know what tools you can use to apply defense in-depth strategies.
Oct 18, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
Our new eBook, Thou Shalt Not Pass… I Think?!, can help you overcome the challenges of monitoring and managing Cisco ASA firewalls.
Oct 1, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
We recently reached out to IT professionals to find out what they thought about monitoring and managing their environment. From the survey, we learned that automation was at the top of everyone’s wish list.
Oct 1, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
Monitoring 201 was written to provide an overview of monitoring techniques and concepts that help the reader get beyond the out-of-the-box options that are often generic, simplistic, and less useful than they want, need, or appear to be.
Oct 1, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
Some aspects of your infrastructure remain in a traditional infrastructure while another part runs on cloud infrastructure. Or, you are proactive and want to help ensure that your organization prepares for digital transformation. The result? You must embrace hybrid IT. What does that mean for the network, storage, compute, monitoring, and staff? This eBook tackles each of these areas.
Sep 1, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
A primer to the philosophy, theory, and fundamental concepts involved in systems monitoring

SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid models.

We continuously engage with all types of technology professionals – IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) – to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures. The insights we gain from engaging with them, in places like our THWACK online community, allow us to build products that solve well-understood IT management challenges in ways that technology professionals want them solved.

This focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in network management software and MSP solutions.