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Jul 30, 2021   |  By Thomas LaRock, Head Geek
Data is the lifeblood of your business, critical to its survival and success. It delivers insights into customers' specific needs, helping you better understand them and deliver a more tailored user experience. With data playing such a key role in whether modern businesses sink or swim, it's vitally important to optimize your database to ensure data is insightful, relevant, and actionable, providing the end user with the best possible experience.
Jul 29, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
More personal and proprietary data is available online than ever before—and many malicious actors want to get ahold of this valuable information. Using an intrusion detection system (IDS) is essential to the protection of your network and on-premises devices. Intrusion detection systems are designed to identify suspicious and malicious activity through network traffic, and an intrusion detection system (IDS) enables you to discover whether your network is being attacked.
Jul 28, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
SolarWinds IT Trends Report 2021: Building a Secure Future examines how technology professionals perceive the evolving state of risk in today's business environment following internal impact of COVID-19 IT policies and exposure to external breaches. SolarWinds introduces Secure by Design program as a guide for industry-wide approach to help prevent future cyberattacks.
Jul 28, 2021   |  By Leon Adato
A year ago, in July of 2020, I started my SysAdmin Day post  with the words, Here we are, 12 months later, and a lot has changed, but life (and tech) continue to be extraordinarily not-normal. The challenges we face as IT pros in general and SysAdmins in particular push us to our limits daily, and there’s no hiding or sugar-coating it.
Jul 27, 2021   |  By Roan Urquhart
Engineering teams can only be as efficient as the processes they employ during development. The need for increased efficiency is why software development has shifted from the “waterfall” approach to a more responsive, agile methodology. In an agile development environment, quality software can be delivered consistently to suit the ever-changing needs of stakeholders and end users.
Jul 23, 2021   |  By Pingdom
In the last decade, businesses have made massive investments in the digital economy with the goal of increasing operational efficiency and improving their customer or end-user experience. However, it isn’t rare for businesses to incur losses due to poor page load speed, failed transactions, or website errors. This is why businesses need to track end-user experience in real time and resolve issues quickly.
Jul 23, 2021   |  By Shelly Eisen Livneh
Unattended incidents won’t clean up after themselves and will come back to haunt you—whether as rising MTTR metrics, a cluttered Incident Index, fruitless back-and-forth communication, or a declining CSAT score. Powerful automation conditions can drive productivity, save you manual work, and speed up your incident lifecycle management —and keep your employees happy.
Jul 22, 2021   |  By Sascha Giese, Head Geek
The more things change, the more things stay the same. An idiom that's oddly comforting in its assurance that everything will remain balanced and undisrupted, and the winds of change-however ferocious-are somehow futile against the staunchness of the status quo. That said, I would suggest the creator of this idiom hadn't experienced a year like 2020 (and now 2021).
Jul 22, 2021   |  By Doug Tedder
In our previous blog, we looked back at the year of transformation that was 2020. To say the last year was a bit hectic—even chaotic at times—would be an understatement. But for many organizations, IT saved the day. IT delivered and enabled technology solutions to keep the business in business.
Jul 21, 2021   |  By Sascha Giese
A data center typically employs between 30-200 people depending on the size and the intended project use. But only a fraction of those folks run the IT side. Besides swapping gear—the infamous “remote hands”—there isn’t much to do as long as there aren’t any outages, and rumor has it a data center is a nice place to sleep—it’s dark, cool, and the deep humming noise can have a pacifying impact on some.
Jul 27, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
With SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server, you can now easily forward our SNMP traps to Loggly for advanced analysis. Watch this video to learn how to set up a simple rule using a new Kiwi Syslog Server's action Log to Loggly.
Jul 26, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Let’s start by going back to the basics of monitoring. Whether you’re new to monitoring or looking for a refresher, there’ll be something for everyone. The presenters will bring their experience monitoring small, to large, to hybrid, and beyond environments. Join the live chat to ask questions of the presenters and offer other attendees your own tips for ramping up on monitoring.
Jul 20, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Learn how to easily schedule automated backups of network device configuration from routers, switches, firewalls, etc., with Kiwi CatTools and significantly speed up your recovery time in case of network failure without the hassle of rewriting a bunch of inline code.
Jul 1, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
The video will walk customers through the process of configuring User Provisioning between SWSD and Microsoft Azure.
Jun 29, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
At some point, all IT professionals need a little help, and a great way to get that help is to ask other IT pros. A great place to ask for some help is the THWACK community. SolarWinds solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base in the THWACK® online community. More than 150,000 members are here to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly contribute to our product development process.
Jun 23, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
CDW Technology Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer Ruben Chacon, SolarWinds® CISO and VP, Security Tim Brown, and SolarWinds Head Geek Thomas LaRock talk about what the CISO needs to know to face today’s escalating cybersecurity threats – and what it’s like to be in the “hot seat” when challenges inevitably arise.
Jun 22, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Dashboards provide snapshots of data across SolarWinds Service Desk. This can be beneficial for technicians to shape their to-do list, or for managers to understand and share performance metrics with stakeholders.
Jun 18, 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. Attendees will learn how to leverage SolarWinds tools to communicate clearly and concisely to management, end users, or even ISPs.
Jun 18, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) VM feature is designed to bring in data from vSphere to make it easy for DBAs to determine how much of the virtualization layer has an impact, or not, on database performance.
Jun 16, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
SolarWinds SQL Sentry is designed to help you quickly identify and address Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL database performance problems that could delay, or even halt, data delivery. Find out how SQL Sentry can help you troubleshoot bottlenecks and optimize database performance. SolarWinds® SQL Sentry is a powerful database performance monitoring solution designed to help you find and fix database performance problems—and prevent future challenges—that could delay data delivery or even bring business data systems to a halt.
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.