SolarWinds Head Geeks to Discuss "Next Normal" Network Improvements Needed at Cisco Live! 2021

SolarWinds Head Geeks to Discuss "Next Normal" Network Improvements Needed at Cisco Live! 2021

AUSTIN, Texas – March 23, 2021 – SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at the Cisco Live!® global digital event, March 30 – April 1, 2021. The company will showcase three key IT monitoring tools—NetPath™, PerfStack™, and Orion® Maps—beneficial to monitoring newly implemented technologies as part of the IT response to support distributed and remote workforces precipitated by COVID-19 and provide recommendations and guidance on how to best leverage their usage moving forward.

"The events of last year brought unprecedented changes across the globe in 2020, especially to how business and IT teams operate," said Brandon Shopp, vice president, product strategy, SolarWinds. "We look forward to showing how monitoring has kept pace with both technology and use cases over the last year and how our tools in particular can help IT pros monitor the performance of their infrastructure, networks, applications, and databases to visually identify what's working and where improvements are needed."

Conquering the Next Normal

SolarWinds Head Geeks™ Leon Adato and Sascha Giese will present "Conquering the Next Normal: Monitoring Techniques to Keep Up with the Pace of Change in 2021," available to Cisco Live registrants in the session catalog or at the SolarWinds showcase. The session will cover how, with the rise of the pandemic in 2020, IT pros and business leaders across the globe made decisions quickly and implemented new technologies to keep their businesses running. Today, as organisations revisit those technologies, monitoring them to ensure they work as expected, and adjusting as needed, are critical. Adato and Giese will share best practices on how IT pros can determine whether their network monitoring solutions can encompass the vast array of technical solutions their organisations embraced in the last year.

Leon Adato is a Head Geek™ at SolarWinds and is a Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSE, and SolarWinds Certified Professional®. His 25 years of network management experience spans financial, healthcare, food and beverage, and other industries.

Sascha Giese is a Head Geek and holds various technical certifications, including being a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA), VMware Technical Sales Professional (VTSP), AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner, and Network Performance Monitor and Server & Application Monitor SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP). 

Visit the Virtual SolarWinds Showcase

Cisco Live attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the SolarWinds monitoring tools demonstrated by Adato and Giese at the SolarWinds Showcase. These tools include:

  • NetPath – a feature in SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA), and Network Configuration Manager (NCM), uses advanced probing to detect the network path (or paths) from a source computer to a destination service, even when traceroute can't. It can help determine if an organisation's software as a service (SaaS) is performing as expected.
  • PerfStack – a feature in the SolarWinds Orion Platform, is a flexible tool designed for complex troubleshooting and allows manual correlation of disparate data driven by the user. It can help automatically visualise a network, both logically and physically.
  • Orion Maps – a troubleshooting feature in the SolarWinds Orion Platform, displays a map of physical and logical relationships between entities monitored by installed Orion Platform products. It quickly helps isolate and identify critical health and performance issues and shows metrics from relevant sources in a time-synchronised display. 

Together, these monitoring tools can help IT pros monitor newly implemented technologies using conventional network monitoring techniques.

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About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI) is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software. Our products give organisations worldwide—regardless of type, size, or complexity—the power to monitor and manage their IT services, infrastructures, and applications; whether on-premises, in the cloud, or via hybrid models. We continuously engage with technology professionals—IT service and operations professionals, DevOps professionals, and managed services providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face in maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures and applications. The insights we gain from them, in places like our THWACK community, allow us to solve well-understood IT management challenges in the ways technology professionals want them solved. Our focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in solutions for network and IT service management, application performance, and managed services. Learn more today at

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