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Sep 14, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Annual survey reveals nontechnical skills play a crucial role in advancing tech pros' careers.
Sep 14, 2021   |  By AppOptics
In software terms, “open source” means applications and their source code are available for the public to download and modify free of cost. Anyone can access, edit, and supplement the code to create an enhanced version of the application. Vendors often do this by forking the source code to create their own version of the application, marketing their version commercially.
Sep 9, 2021   |  By Jason Hall
SQL Server monitoring is continuous collection and analysis of usage, performance, and event metrics for Microsoft SQL Server. It’s the first step in optimizing performance for applications that depend on your data platform. Highly effective monitoring gives a bird’s-eye view of your entire data estate. It also provides the deep analytics necessary to perform root cause analysis on the most challenging performance problems.
Sep 8, 2021   |  By John Morehouse
Managing any database ecosystem is difficult enough: taking backups, maintaining statistics, and doing performance tuning all tax the time of the DBA or database developer. The job is complex even without considering the work you do to manage the various schema and data drifts that can occur. Unless you operate in a vacuum or within a single person organization (and even then, schema drift can occur), drift is going to manifest naturally and as the size of the environment expands.
Sep 7, 2021   |  By John Morehouse
When drift happens within a database, it can occur at a couple of different levels. Drift refers to entities—tables, views, or even data—out of synchronization with each other. This could be a difference in schema structure, data, or even operational metadata like permissions. Often, drifts happen between two different environments like development and staging databases.
Sep 2, 2021   |  By John Morehouse
Investigating your family tree can be an interesting experience. For example, what if you discovered you were related to a famous person who won a Nobel Prize or performed a heroic act? Conversely, what if you realized you had an ancestor who was an infamous criminal? Much like examining your genealogy can be an exciting adventure, looking at the family tree of your database can prove to be just as rewarding. Databases occasionally undergo a phenomenon known as drift.
Sep 1, 2021   |  By Sascha Giese
That’s what they say. Bring it on. I’m ready for this. I’m prepared. But no one could prep for what happened and how things evolved, right? So is preparation not necessary after all? I’ve had numerous discussions with my colleague and fellow Head Geek Leon Adato about this topic, and we even created a video with the background theme of preparation vs. instant action. Leon is kind of a doctoral student in chaos theory—or so it seems—while I try to plan things out.
Aug 31, 2021   |  By Paul S. Randal
One of the easiest ways to increase query performance in SQL Server is to make sure it can quickly access the requested data as efficiently as possible. In SQL Server, using one or more indexes can be exactly the fix you need. In fact, indexes are so important, SQL Server can warn you when it figures out there’s an index missing that would benefit a query.
Aug 31, 2021   |  By Rachel Frnka
We may be biased, but we think we’ve had some great blogs that are informational, impartial, and (hopefully) not boring to read about all things related to what’s happening on the internet. Looking back at our blog—dating back to 2006—one series saw the limelight from 2012-2017: the state of the internet series.
Aug 30, 2021   |  By Brandon Shopp
“Cloud-first” has been a government imperative for many years, but the pandemic usurped this strategy, making “cloud-now” a priority. The results have been transformational. The cloud made wide-scale government telework possible, but it’s also given agencies the opportunity to test drive new cloud applications and experience the scalability and security benefits first-hand.
Sep 16, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Shadow IT is, at best, an organizational distraction; and at worst, a team of people working at cross-purposes to the business and causing harm. But if shadow IT is such a bad thing, why does it still happen in so many organizations? In under 10 minutes, SolarWinds Head Geek Leon Adato and Technical Content Manager for Community Kevin M. Sparenberg break down what shadow IT is, why it’s bad for the organization even if it seems to be “getting things done,” and how the cycle can be broken with a robust, mature, responsive service management solution and process.
Sep 14, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Do you know what’s wrong with “lift and shift?” Everything. But why? In this video, SolarWinds Head Geek Leon Adato and Technical Content Manager for Community Kevin M. Sparenberg dig into what goes wrong during on-prem to cloud migration of applications and systems in many organizations and how monitoring can help not only avoid those problems but improve the overall outcome as well.
Sep 7, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Learn how you can minimize downtime by setting up automated remediation actions in ipMonitor such as restarting failed applications and Windows services, rebooting servers, backing up files, and running scripts.
Sep 7, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Despite the migration of services and systems to cloud (either all or in part), many of the fundamental aspects of the day-to-day work IT practitioners do hasn’t changed. It’s just moved. In this session, SolarWinds Head Geek Leon Adato and Technical Content Manager for Community Kevin M. Sparenberg discuss that state of affairs, as well as what monitoring can do to help view those resources as a contiguous whole, despite possibly being split across the on-prem/cloud divide.
Sep 2, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
The shared responsibility model doesn’t mean cloud customers don't have to worry about changes on their systems. In a brief 10-minute conversation, SolarWinds Head Geek Leon Adato and Technical Content Manager for Community Kevin M. Sparenberg share some statistics highlighting the risks of not managing change in your environment and show a few ways to get control and turn the chore of change control into actionable insights.
Sep 1, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
In this video, we will show you how Loggly is laid out and demonstrate the major functions that will have you leveraging the out-of-the-box functions immediately. The SolarWinds® Loggly® log management service integrates into the engineering processes of teams employing continuous deployment and DevOps practices to reduce mean time to resolution (MTTR), improve service quality, accelerate innovation, and better use valuable development resources.
Aug 31, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Learn how you can leverage ipMonitor user experience monitors to be sure you know about any user experience issues before end users do. Do you know what’s going on right now with all the network devices, servers, and applications that are the magic behind your business? To keep on top of what’s happening with all of those moving parts, you need an easy-to-use, reliable monitoring solution that tells you what’s up, what’s down, and what’s not performing as expected.
Aug 25, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Now that your Network Management System is up and running, where do you go from here? “Scope creep” doesn’t (necessarily) have to be a bad phrase. Extending your monitoring out beyond the initial intention isn’t just encouraged, it’s commendable. Having all your business-critical information in one place speeds up troubleshooting and allows you to get in front of issues before they turn into problems.
Aug 24, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Learn how you can easily discover MAC addresses within your local network and match them to IP addresses with the MAC Address Discovery tool from SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset. SolarWinds® Engineer’s Toolset (ETS) helps you monitor and troubleshoot your network with the most trusted tools in network management. Version 11.0 now comes with an intuitive web console for 5 of the most popular tools - Response Time Monitor, Interface Monitor, CPU Monitor, Memory Monitor, and TraceRoute.
Aug 17, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
Keep up with recurring issues or react when a device is down with Dameware Remote Everywhere’s new Monitoring and Alerts. This feature allows IT pros to monitor and receive alerts on Windows devices.
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
Our new eBook, Thou Shalt Not Pass… I Think?!, can help you overcome the challenges of monitoring and managing Cisco ASA firewalls.
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 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.