We need your help!

 

Gartner Peer Insights recently announced the Customers’ Choice for Application Performance Monitoring Tools, and with your help, this is an opportunity for us to show the world what we do for you everyday. While we (SolarWinds) strive to provide you with the best solutions for your everyday IT challenges, we would like to ask you for your feedback to help us be even better.

 

Please consider evaluating on Gartner Peer Insights and help your peers with sharing of your honest experience with SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor.

 

It’s just 3 easy steps:

  • Click HERE to leave your review (Hurry! You only have until July 1st)
  • Post a screenshot of your completed review below
  • As a thank you, we’ll deposit 1,000 Thwack points into your account!

 

 

Here are a few key things to keep in mind:

  • Though you will be asked to create an account, your name and company name will not be attached to your review. Demographic details (your role, industry, and size of your organization) will be the only identifying details displayed with your comments.
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  • The more details you can share about SolarWinds the better. Keep your review relevant, and think of what you wish you had read before you made your own purchase decision, and try to be as helpful as you can.

Dearest THWACK,

 

My, how you’ve grown! If it wasn’t for the National Institutes of Health and US National Library of Medicine defining fifteen years as being ‘adolescence,’ I’d say you’ve grown into a fine adult.

 

I guess you’re just mature for your age. Check out this timeline, to see how much everything has changed!

 

From my perspective as your Product Manager, and as one of your loving adoptive guardians, maybe being an adolescent a few more years isn’t such a bad thing. It means you’re still growing and changing for the better. It means your greatest years are still ahead of you. Most importantly, it means you have countless lives you’re still going to touch.

 

I know I speak for the rest of your parents (DanielleH, wabbott, sonofagum, mrs.alterego) in saying we’re proud of you. So mighty damn proud.

 

I mention these people, because so much of who you are today can be traced back to their influence, their love, and their passion at making you successful.

 

Danielle has been fearless. She’s been your advocate from her first day at SolarWinds and will stay your biggest fan until long after this wild ride is over. There is nary a feature she hasn’t influenced, a day she hasn’t championed, and a night she hasn’t lost sleep over making you the best possible environment for all of your users.

 

Wendy is the envy of the entire parenting team. Her voice and her writing style has been the backbone of THWACK’s personality. Not a single one of your contests, missions, or special events have gone without the impact of her pen and her keyboard.

 

Rachel is single-handedly responsible for the growth of some of your most important and signature features. Her tenure at the helm of your tech kept the ship upright and plugging forward to true north.

 

Casey has been hiding in the shadows for far too long. When I say he’s responsible for every line of code written on THWACK since 2012, I MEAN he is responsible for every line of code written on THWACK since 2012.

 

Finally, the work of these six people and myself would be absolutely nothing if it wasn’t for the community.

 

What we do, we do for you.

What you do…actually, we can’t even begin to understand who or what you do it for.

 

You’ve penned 3,300 blog posts, spawned 8,200 ideas, authored 10,000 documents, asked and answered questions on 76,000 discussions, and created over 120,000 total pieces of content.

 

That wasn’t us. That was you. Every user. Every MVP. Thank you.

 

 

THWACK MVPs

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Non-MVP Top 90 Leaderboard

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Folks, what we’re witnessing here is the rare, wild Loggidus Dataius in its natural habitat. What an incredible opportunity to observe its natural behavior! Oh! What do we have here? This is fantastic! Here comes the even rarer Robotdus Orionus! They have natural organizational skills not unlike a sheepdog when it sees an unruly herd of sheep. This is amazing! Robotdus Orionus has effortlessly managed to corral the Loggidus Dataius.

 

Be sure to tune in next week as we send our correspondent to observe the common Bandwidth Hog!

 

Your log data contains a wealth of information about the health and performance of your network and servers. But without a unified view of logs and infrastructure, you run the risk of missing key signals. The new SolarWinds® Log Manager for Orion® finally puts your log data right where it belongs, in the heart of your Orion console.

 

In this bonus mission, we’ll show you how you too can put your logs where they belong.



JUNE MINI MONTHLY 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 10 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize: Death Star Lego Set

Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

June 18: Google Home

June 25: LINCOLN LOGS –Collector's Edition Village – 327 Pieces


Grand Prize

June 25: Death Star Lego Set

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 10 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 1,500 points for this mission.



MISSION SHORTCUT

 

Complete the mission shortcut to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a MakeBlock Ultimate 2.0 10-in-1 Kit w/ Electronics!

 

The shortcut is simple:

 

  1. Download a free trial of Log Manager for Orion
  2. Take a screenshot showing log data being collected
  3. Submit your screenshot below

 

 



 

MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on June 11, 2018. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until June 24, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



Weekly PrizesMonTueWedThuFriWinners
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by June 17 to be entered to win: Google Home
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by June 24 to be entered to win: LINCOLN LOGS –Collector's Edition Village – 327 Pieces

Correctly answer all 10 questions by June 24 and get entered to win the Grand Prize! Death Star Lego Set



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

Monthly Mini Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

Nice work THWACKsters, not even a Dalek would be able to exterminate you!

Hopefully you came away from this mission with a better idea of how to find the what, when, where, why and WHO of database problems.

Cheers to another mission accomplished!

 

THWACK Monthly Mission - May 2018

 

Mission Recap & Survey Questions:

 

Database Performance Analyzer

Database and SQL query performance monitoring, analysis, and tuning.

 

Don't forget to check out the next mission: THWACK Monthly Mission - June 2018!



You are about to take off on a voyage to the great network beyond, a place with deeper visibility and smarter scalability. There are three things to remember about being a captain of your network: keep your shirt tucked in, go down with the network, and never abandon an end-user.

 

On your journey to find the nexus of your network universe, you will have power of the latest SolarWinds® Network Insight™ for Cisco Nexus® at your disposal. This is the third Network Insight feature that SolarWinds has developed to bring deeper visibility into critical network devices.

 

This month, you will learn everything you need to prepare for your next great network quest. You will be quizzed over, Head Geek™, Destiny Bertucci’s latest eBook, “How to Simplify Monitoring for Complex Network Devices” and a special SolarWinds Lab™ episode that will help ensure you’re Using the Right Tool for the Job.

 

Fun will now commence!



JUNE MONTHLY 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:


Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

June 11: Star Trek Klingon Monopoly game

June 18: Planetarium Projector

June 25: Darth Vader Lightsaber

July 2: Star Trek Catan

Grand Prize

July 2: Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego Set

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.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a Landove Telescope!
The shortcut is simple:
  1. Download the Network Performance Monitor (NPM) + Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Bundle
  2. Take a screenshot of the Intelligent Maps (Node details > Left panel > Click on Map)
  3. Submit your screenshot below

 

 






MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on June 4, 2018. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until July 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



Weekly PrizesMonTueWedThuFriWinners
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by June 10 to be entered to win: Star Trek Klingon Monopoly game
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by June 17 to be entered to win: Planetarium Projector
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by June 24 to be entered to win:  Darth Vader Lightsaber
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by July 1 to be entered to win:  Star Trek Catan

Correctly answer all 20 questions by July 1 and get entered to win the Grand Prize!  Star Wars Millennium Falcon Lego Set



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

Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

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