• 5 Easy Methods for Improving Your Dashboards

    Dashboards are important. Your NOC is an essential avenue for collecting and relaying information about your network, and combined with a finely crafted set of alerts there’s nothing that can get past you. Not o...
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  • Looking To Achieve Monitoring Glory?

    Hello fellow data geeks! My name is Joshua Biggley and I am an Enterprise Monitoring Engineer for a Fortune 15 company. I’m also fortunate enough to be a remote worker on part of an amazing team. One of my favou...
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  • Perspective on the Meltdown & Spectre Security Fail

    We just can't have anything nice, now can we?  Oh, well. We knew there would be new vulnerabilities and ransomware attacks in 2018. However, this time hardware is the culprit, and patching is not going to be a cu...
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  • GDPR – What is it and how can SolarWinds help?

    If your organization is based in the EU, or provide goods or services to the EU, you’ve probably heard a lot about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance lately. In this post, I’d like to...
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  • Protecting Against 5 Common Causes of Network Outages

    Keeping a network up and running is a full-time job, sometimes a full-time job for several team members! But it doesn’t have to feel like a fire drill every day. Managing a network shouldn’t be entirely re...
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  • Can Your Database Run a Four-Minute Mile? Understanding Health vs. Performance

    Jogging is my exercise. I use it to tune out noise, focus on a problem at hand, avoid interruptions, and stay healthy. Recently, I was cruising at a comfortable nine-minute pace when four elite runners passed me, and ...
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  • Hybrid Cloud Log Management with Kiwi and Papertrail

    Imagine this scenario: You are running a Kiwi® server either on-premises or in the cloud, and need to push at least a portion of that log data to Papertrail™. This would be especially helpful in situations ...
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  • The 7 Cloud Principles You Can Apply to Your IT Environment Today

    It seems DevOps is the new cool thing in IT. Sometimes it feels like DevOps is an amorphous thing that only cloud people can play with. For many of us who come from the client-server era, it can be intimidating. ...
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  • The Cloud is Dead. Long Live the Cloud.

    The term “cloud” has stopped being useful as a description of a specific technology and business model. Everything, it seems, has some element of cloudiness. The definition of cloud versus on-premises has ...
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  • Welcome to Monitoring Central

    SolarWinds THWACK® community has grown to become one of the largest and most active communities for IT professionals, expecting about two million unique visitors this year alone.   We see it as a great oppo...
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  • Build or Buy Database Monitoring

    There are many decisions in life where we come across the question of build or buy. A new house. A business. An application. Monitoring software. Regardless of the object of discussion, answering certain questions can...
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