There is another dimension beyond that which is known to an IT pro. A dimension not only of alerts and metrics, but of time. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between networks and applications, between science and technology, and it lies between the pit of troubleshooting and the summit of IT knowledge. This is the dimension of Hybrid IT. It is an area which we call the PerfStack Zone.


You are journeying into the Hybrid IT Dimension. Next stop, the PerfStack Zone!


March Mission

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

  • Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.
  • Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize: A Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer!


Mission Rules

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on March 6, 2017.

Once a question has opened, it will remain open until April 2, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.


Correctly answer all five questions within a given week and you’ll be entered to win the weekly prize:



150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.



In addition to the awesome prizes and THWACK points up for grabs this month, we're bringing back the mission "shortcut".

Complete the mission shortcut to earn up to an additional 2,000 THWACK points & enter to win an X Rocker Pro Series Pedestal Gaming Chair!


The shortcut is simple:

1.    Download one of the products listed below: Server & Application Monitor or Network Performance Monitor

2.    Upload a screenshot after install of the Performance Analysis Dashboard

3.    Earn 1,000 THWACK points per product & enter to win an X Rocker Pro Series Pedestal Gaming Chair!


Mission shortcut Terms & Conditions: US, UK, & Canada | Germany | Australia


Server & Application MonitorNetwork Performance Monitor

Find and resolve application problems before they become incidents.


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Reduce network outages and improve performance with advanced network monitoring software.


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Weekly PrizesMon
Week 1 - PerfStack: Fluke Networks MT-8200-49A Network Cable Tester

Complete questions 1-5 by March 12th to be entered to win

Week 2 - PerfStack: EVGA GeForce GTX 1050

Complete questions 6-10 by March 19th to be entered to win

Week 3 - Cloud Infastructure Monitoring: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid-i Fully Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Complete questions 11-15 by March 26th to be entered to win

Week 4 - Database Performance Analyzer:
Pro Tech Toolkit + SE MH1047L Illuminated Multi-Power LED Head Magnifier + SE MZ101B Helping Hand with Magnifying Glass

Complete questions 16-20 by April 2nd to be entered to win

Correctly answer all 20 questions by April 2nd and get entered to win the Grand Prize!
Monoprice Select Mini 3D Printer


Monthly Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, & Canada | Germany | Australia