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Oct 19, 2020   |  By Brandon Shopp
The work being done on federal, state, and local levels to ensure the health of society during and post-COVID-19 will be driven by the Internet of Things (IoT). From contact tracing to drones, the reopening of America will be regulated by millions of data streams delivered from thousands of connection points. IT practitioners will be tasked with making sense of all the information coming across their screens. Different devices produce different types of data streams and logs.
Oct 16, 2020   |  By Leon Adato
Anyone who’s worked in IT knows a great deal of the day-to-day work doesn’t come down to one secret trick—the job consists mainly of stringing together hard-won wisdom and convenient Google searches to solve problems. Working in IT is a little like parenting; when you’re first told you need to pick up your children’s LEGO bricks every day, you say, “Really? Is it really necessary to do it every single day?” But you only have to step on one at 1 a.m.
Oct 15, 2020   |  By Tim Lawes
Gartner says when COVID-19 hit the United States in March, 88% of businesses mandated or strongly encouraged employees to work from home. Sales, marketing, human resources, and most other business operations were all conducted from somewhere outside of the office. This drastic move required IT to accommodate employees in an entirely new way than what they had become accustomed to.
Oct 13, 2020   |  By Sascha Giese
A fully grown security operations center (SOC) was, until recently, a luxury, affordable for the largest organizations only, but even in global players, budget constraints are real. Unfortunately, the willingness to raise money for security seems to require an incident first. However, we often forget there’s no need for a dedicated war room, and it doesn’t always require a full team. Centralized security can be outsourced.
Oct 12, 2020   |  By John Potocny
Last month, MongoDB released v4.4 of their database; the new release contains several changes and improvements, but the introduction of structured JSON logging caught our eye, which makes it easier to extract valuable insights from the logs using products like SolarWinds® Loggly®. In this post, we’ll review how to get started sending your MongoDB logs to Loggly and some of the insights you can easily get from your server logs when you upgrade to the latest version.
Oct 9, 2020   |  By Dave Wagner
Digital transformation is changing the way companies do business, putting pressure on IT to continually monitor and manage the performance of applications delivering business-critical services. IT managers are responsible for making sure applications in today’s increasingly complex IT environment are running as fast and efficiently as possible. Poorly performing applications must be optimized for companies to leverage the benefits of digital transformation.
Oct 8, 2020   |  By Jason Yeary
Okay, now we have you thinking about ham and that delicious holiday meal on the horizon. While not quite as delicious, hardware asset management, or HAM, is something IT should have on its plate this season. “What would it cost to replace all the desktops and laptops in your organization?” A hypothetical question posed on a recent webcast by Jon Hauser, IT director at the University of Washington School of Social Work.
Oct 7, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
Actionable Insights Focus on Key Factors, Including Integrated Technology Platform Adoption, Process Integration, and Team Collaboration to Combat Complexity and Decrease Fragmentation.
Oct 7, 2020   |  By Dave Wagner
Given the increasing complexity of network architecture and IT infrastructure, application performance management (APM) solutions have become a critical element in the toolbox of IT managers, DevOps, and developers. And, for good reasons. APM can pay handsome dividends in terms of quickly resolving bandwidth constraints, availability issues, and enhancing the credibility of your business.
Oct 7, 2020   |  By Papertrail Team
The SolarWinds® Papertrail™ team is excited to announce SolarWinds rKubeLog, an open-source project designed to streamline Kubernetes logging. rKubeLog allows you to forward logs to Papertrail from within a Kubernetes cluster without using a daemon or setting up application-level logging or a logging sidecar. rKubeLog is a quick and easy way to implement logging for applications running in Kubernetes clusters.
Oct 14, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
The zero-trust model is critical for building a successful strategy to detect both internal and external cybersecurity threats. This approach requires setting and maintaining strict access controls and "no trust" as the default to all, including those already inside your network. There are several steps needed to properly evaluate your organization's current state before you can start implementing best practices.
Oct 13, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
As a network engineer, you're responsible for the uptime and stability of network infrastructure. One of the keys to keeping a happy and healthy network is making sure the devices are running firmware free of bugs and known issues. It may be tedious, but it's still relatively easy to do firmware upgrades if you only have one or two devices. But now, most environments have dozens of devices deployed at remote sites and branch offices. If you need to do a firmware upgrade on all of those, it's a whole different matter. This is where Network Configuration Manager can help by automating the normally manual process of firmware upgrades.
Sep 29, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
Service level agreements (SLAs) can help drive accountability and customer satisfaction (CSAT) within IT service management. Watch this video to learn a few best practices for building SLAs within SolarWinds Service Desk.
Sep 22, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
The service desk is full of data that can improve service delivery. Tracking relationships and record history through a configuration management database is a great way to leverage this data. Watch this video to learn more about the visual CMDB in SolarWinds Service Desk and how to maximize it within ITIL practices.
Sep 15, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
IT change management requires complete data, risk assessment, and consistency. Utilizing change templates and predefined workflows builds consistency, and helps make the practice more efficient. Watch this video to learn how to use the change management tools available in SolarWinds Service Desk.
Sep 4, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
SolarWinds® Kiwi Syslog® Server is an affordable on-premises solution designed to help you manage syslog messages, SNMP traps, and Windows event logs. It centralizes and simplifies log message management across network devices and servers. Kiwi Syslog Server lets you collect, filter, alert, react to, and forward syslog messages and SNMP traps, and it helps you adhere to regulatory compliance. Learn how to simplify syslog and SNMP trap management with SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server.
Sep 1, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
The SolarWinds® Service Desk mobile app can help requesters contact IT for technology needs. Watch this video to learn how to submit incidents, check request status, and contact IT on the go.
Aug 31, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
Quickly learn how to isolate production issues, identify bottlenecks, and track dependency issues with application performance monitoring using SolarWinds AppOptics.
Aug 31, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
Get started with infrastructure monitoring powered by SolarWinds AppOptics. This quick guided tour will leave you expertly navigating your host and container maps and digging into your system's metrics.
Aug 31, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
Your quick-start guide to mastering dashboards using SolarWinds AppOptics. Learn how to create a custom dashboard, modify a pre-populated dashboard, and share your dashboard with anyone.
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
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.
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.
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.