SolarWinds Inc. is a company which develops software for businesses to help manage their information technology infrastructure. SolarWinds is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with sales and product development offices in a number of locations in the United States and several other countries around the world. The company was publicly traded from May 2009 until the end of 2015. It has also acquired numerous companies in the last decade, some of which it still operates under their original brand names including Pingdom, Papertrail, and Loggly.

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  •      When it comes to application performance management, the main focus is the application. That is the main concern for end-users. They do not care about network performance, server performance, or any other metrics that can be measured. They only care about the application they are trying to use. Development teams and server admins are usually the main parties involved in the monitoring and man...

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  • SolarWinds is proud to sponsor the 18th edition of the Film Festival of the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. This short video was produced entirely by students of the Faculty of Informatics and was recorded at SolarWinds office in Brno. The actors are all employees of SolarWinds. Connect with SolarWinds: THWACK IT Community: http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ Faceboo...

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  • I’m in Antwerp this week for Techorama. It’s a wonderful event in a great location, the Kinepolis, a 24-screen theater that can hold about 9,000 people in total. If you are in or around Antwerp this week, stop by and say hello. As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy! One-of-a-Kind Private Train Takes On Florida’s Traffic NightmareAs much as I l...

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  • “In the beginning was the word” … oops, “the cloud." Times ago cloud was a buzz word, and especially when it was a cool word (but no one knew exactly what it meant), many investments from companies with an eye for the future focused on high-profile technologies, betting on their success. Other companies drove their investments conversely to more reliable traditional solutions.Today the attention i...

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  • Network Performance Monitor (NPM) has a profile page on G2 Crowd, a business software review site. If you’ve used NPM, now’s your chance to let other IT Pros shopping for a network management solution know what you think. Writing a review will take about 5 minutes, and to thank you for your time you’ll receive 1,000 THWACK points, plus a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card from G2 Crowd!  It’s ju...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/UDTOverview User Device Tracker (UDT) delivers automated endpoint tracking to help you quickly locate users or devices, as well as alert you when rogue devices enter the network. It also provides valuable switch port management capabilities to help you identify available ports, capacity plan your network, and manage port access. Connect with SolarWinds: THWACK IT C...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/FTPMFPOverview An overview of the features and capabilities of Serv-U FTP , Serv-U MFT and Serv-U Gateway. Connect with SolarWinds: THWACK IT Community: http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SolarWinds Twitter: https://twitter.com/solarwinds LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/solarwinds Instagram: http://instagram.com/solarwindsinc...

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  • A storage system on its own is not useful. Sure, it can store data, but how are you going to put any data on it? Or read back the data that you just stored? You need to connect clients to your storage system. For this post, let’s assume that we are using block protocols like iSCSI or traditional block storage systems. This article also applies to file protocols (like NFS and SMB) and to some exten...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/Lab65Eps In this episode, Head Geeks Thomas LaRock and Destiny Bertucci will explore the exciting world of database maintenance for your Orion installations. Connect with SolarWinds: THWACK IT Community: http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SolarWinds Twitter: https://twitter.com/solarwinds LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/solar...

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  • RSVP today: http://slrwnds.com/Lab66Promo Tune in Wednesday, June 20 at 1 p.m. Central for another episode of SolarWinds Lab, where you'll learn about SolarWinds improved scalability options, automated mapping techniques, and taming the wild data center beast known as the Cisco® Nexus. Connect with SolarWinds: THWACK IT Community: http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/...

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  • Our presenters discussed how SolarWinds can help you with your medical device security. They reviewed the challenges involved with securing medical devices and discuss compliance requirements. They provided advice on the best way to help ensure that your medical devices are covered within your agency’s security plan. Our federal systems engineer demonstrated how SolarWinds Network Configuration M...

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  • May has arrived and so has some warmer weather. It feels good to be able to sit outside. I'm enjoying it while I can; we have only a few weeks of warm weather before the mosquitos arrive. As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy! Twitter urges all users to change passwords after glitchJust in case you didn’t hear about this, yet. Twitter came for...

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  • Log & Event Manager is currently in the running for Gartner Peer Insights Annual Customers’ Choice award! And we’re super excited to participate. They recognize 7 software vendors who have an average rating greater than 4.2 stars and more than 50 reviews in the last 12 months.  So we’re asking for your help! If you have used Log & Event Manager now and or in the past, and would like to help us win...

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  • “Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to goSo make the best of this test, and don't ask whyIt's not a question, but a lesson learned in time”– Green Day, “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” As graduation season approaches, songs like Green Day’s “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” will be sung by students everywhere reflecting on fond memories and lessons learned in school. Graduation is...

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  • Building a monitoring and alerting system should always be driven by your business needs. This is always a debate between the IT organization, which tends to focus on granular measures, and business users, who would like to see more of an end-to-end picture of the organization. An example of this would be uptime. As a DBA, if my database is available and servicing requests, I feel as though I’ve m...

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  • This week's Actuator comes to you from the month of May. As you know, May is located right next to June. That means 2018 is almost half over. Now is a good time to check in on your goals for the year and mark your progress.  As always, here are some links from the Intertubz that I hope will hold your interest. Enjoy! Amazon cloud business just keeps rolling alongHard to believe a company that just...

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  • Here is an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he explores database performance management. Databases are complex, multifaceted, and vital to the health of every agency. They are the heart of every data center and arguably one of the most important components of an agency’s technology infrastructure, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or within a hybrid IT environment. For thes...

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  •   Remember THWACKsters, only YOU can prevent data breaches! Our goal with April's mission was to increase your awareness of the consequences of data breaches as well as introduce two SolarWinds® tools that can help improve compliance: Log & Event Manager, log management software for security, compliance, and troubleshooting, and Patch Manager, intuitive patch management software for quickly addres...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/LabSpecialBits5 If all you have is a single SolarWinds server, upgrades are trivial. But what if you have several additional polling engines, a few remote locations, a separate web server, and more? In this session, we show you how to make your upgrade simple even when your environment is anything but. Connect with SolarWinds: THWACK IT Community: http://thwack.sol...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/LabSpecialBits6 Despite your careful preparations, something has gone wrong during your SolarWinds upgrade or installation. Of course, you could just open a ticket, but isn't there something you could do yourself first and maybe get back on track sooner? Of course there is! In this session, we show you where to find detailed information on what went wrong, and offer...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/LabSpecialBits4 You get the message that a shiny new release is out, but your boss is asking you SPECIFICALLY what is changing in this update. Where do you go to find out? In this Lab Bits, we'll point you at all the different repositories of information including compatibility lists, bug fix descriptions, and more. Connect with SolarWinds: THWACK IT Community: htt...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/LabSpecialBits3 Before upgrading, there are a few simple steps we recommend everyone takes to help ensure a smooth and successful experience. In this Lab Bits, we'll give you detailed instructions on what to do, which order to do them, and where to go for more information once you're done. Connect with SolarWinds: THWACK IT Community: http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ ...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/LabSpecialBits2 By linking your information on THWACK.com, in the Orion portal of your SolarWinds installation, and in the customer service area of the SolarWinds website, you can get improved visibility into your environment, have easier access to upgrades and files, and even make transitioning to a new role easier. In this session, we show you how to link (and un-...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/LabSpecialBits1 SolarWinds installations and upgrades are remarkably robust, but there are still a few simple gotchas that can trip them up. In this session, we run down the most common reasons why an upgrade fails, and how to avoid that headache ahead of time. Connect with SolarWinds: THWACK IT Community: http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ Facebook: https://www.faceboo...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/Lab47Bits5 Templates lie at the heart of SAM's monitoring power. But unlike the hardware-based items that rarely change, software can come and go. And even when software remains, it may not be used (such as old installations of IIS). In this Lab Bits, we'll show you how to use SolarWinds groups, which can be tied to queries and alerts, to automatically apply and rem...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/Lab47Bits4 Discovering and adding devices to your environment is important work, but it can also be tedious. In this session, we show you how to use automation options built into the SolarWinds discovery tool so that your environment is scanned reliably, automatically, and safely, and devices (and their sub-elements) are added in a way that gives you just what you w...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/Lab47Bits3 While you can manage your licenses on the SolarWinds customer portal and via the licensing tool on each server, we now give you a way to manage them through the web-based interface. In this LabBits, we'll show you how. Connect with SolarWinds: THWACK IT Community: http://thwack.solarwinds.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SolarWinds Twitter: https:...

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  • Learn more: http://slrwnds.com/Lab47Bits2 If your monitoring system is watching mission-critical systems, guess what? Your monitoring is ALSO mission critical! That means it should have the same High Availability (HA) capabilities as those important tools your business relies on. In this session, we'll show you how to configure the HA features available in Orion -- the foundation of all SolarWind...

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