• SQL Plan Warnings Free Tool Puts a Light on Your Query Plans

    Let’s dream for a while—imagine your databases. All of them are running fast and smooth. There’s no critical issue, no warnings. All requests are handled immediately and the response time is literall...
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  • Security Kung Fu: The Saga Begins

    I know what you’re thinking… why “kung fu?” and “What does martial arts have to do with IT security and how I protect my network?” Well, kung fu is a Chinese term referring to any ...
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  • Benchmarking PHP Logging Frameworks: Which is Fastest and Most Reliable

    How do PHP logging frameworks fare when pushed to their limits? This analysis can help us decide which option is best for our PHP applications. Performance, speed, and reliability are important for logging frameworks ...
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  • 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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  • Why Engineers Should Care about Marketing Metrics

    Look back into almost any online technology businesses 10, or even 5 years ago and you’d see a clear distinction between what the CTO and CMO did in their daily roles. The former would oversee the building of te...
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  • Will HTTP/2 Make Your Site Faster?

    Version 1.1 of the venerable HTTP protocol powered the web for 18 years.   Since then, websites have emerged from static, text-driven documents to interactive, media-rich applications. The fact that the underlyi...
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  • How to “Live Tail” Kubernetes Logs

    DevOps engineers wishing to troubleshoot Kubernetes applications can turn to log messages to pinpoint the cause of errors and their impact on the rest of the cluster. When troubleshooting a running application, engine...
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  • Intro to Jenkins X CI/CD for Kubernetes

    Jenkins X (JX) is an exciting new Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) tool for Kubernetes users. It hides the complexities of operating Kubernetes by giving developers a simpler experience to buil...
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  • How to Monitor NGINX Web Server Performance

    When development started on NGINX in 2002, the goal was to develop a web server which would be more performant than Apache had been up to that point. While NGINX may not offer all of the features available in Apache, ...
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  • Five Tips for Monitoring Your SaaS

    Page load time is inversely related to page views and conversion rates. While probably not a controversial statement, as the causality is intuitive, there is empirical data from industry leaders such as Amazon, Google...
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  • When Is SolarWinds ipMonitor Right for You

    Did you ever dream you had a Ferrari® parked in your garage? How about a Porsche®? Or perhaps a finely engineered Mercedes-Benz®?   When I was eight years old, my father briefly flirted with the ...
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  • ipMonitor Free Edition is Here!

    Are you an administrator who’s supporting a small environment, and haven’t yet had the time or budget to invest in a centralized IT monitoring tool?  No doubt you are tired of coworkers showing up at ...
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  • The Flow Tool Bundle is Here!

    Calling network engineers, network architects, and network defenders alike. We are happy to announce the arrival of the all-new SolarWinds® Flow Tool Bundle.   With this free tool, you can quickly distribut...
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  • The Gift That Keeps Giving: SolarWinds Access Rights Manager

    This time of year is always exciting. The seasons change (depending on where you live), commercial buying season ramps up, and shopping lines resemble those of an amusement park in summer. The year is coming to an end...
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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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  • Discover How Much You Pay for Your Azure Accounts with a Brand New SolarWinds Free Tool

    Have you adopted Azure cloud services into your IT infrastructure? And do you know how much you paid last month and for what? And what about forecasting? Are you able to forecast your Azure spending in the current mon...
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  • How to relieve the stress of managing IP addresses in VMware environments

    Are IP requests for virtual machines overwhelming your current IP address management practices?  You are not alone. In a June 2016 survey of IP Address Manager customers[1], 46% of respondents stated that virtua...
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  • We took the most popular SSH Client and made it even better

    Let’s be honest, all of us need an SSH client from time to time. And when that SSH client is needed, most of us just use the standard PuTTY tool without question. Does this mean that PuTTY is a really good tool?...
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  • Putting Your Logs Where They Belong – Inside the Orion Console

    You’ve been asking and we’ve been listening.  We are excited to announce that the newest member of the SolarWinds product family, Log Manager for Orion, is now available for trial.  Built on the ...
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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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