• 2018 THWACK Award Winners

    In case you missed the announcements during THWACKcamp, our 2018 THWACK award winners are:   Innovation-ize-alyzer Award - rschroeder Carmen Sandiego Award - CourtesyIT The Domo-arigato Award - mesverrum Zero...
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  • Tell Us How You Manage Cyber Monday Insanity & Get 250 THWACK Points!

    The ghosts and ghouls of Halloween are behind us, and the beginning of November means that Thanksgiving is fast approaching. As the leaves continue to change and the holiday season ramps up, shopping is at the top of ...
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  • Do you use Web Help Desk? Write a review for the chance to win a Visa gift card!

    Web Help Desk® is featured on Gartner®, a business software review site. If you’re a Web Help Desk user, please consider writing us a review to help others evaluate if our software is the right IT Serv...
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  • THWACK [Mini] Mission: "X" Marks the Spot

    A fountain of database enlightenment awaits you, but will you embark on this mission to find it?   As lore would have it, a DBA’s treasure of performance intelligence was said to exist in the data center, ...
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  • THWACK Monthly Mission - October 2018

    The Good, the Bad, and the Undetected   You see, in this world, there are two kinds of companies: those that hope they’ll never be breached, and those that already have been. Either way, you’ve gotta...
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  • Halloween Horrors: Real-Life Scary Stories from the Data Center & Beyond

    The beginning of October means it’s time to start stocking up on candy, carving pumpkins, and picking out the perfect Halloween costume. But it’s also a time to scare yourself silly with cheesy Halloween m...
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  • THWACKcamp 2018: My Recommended Must-Watch Sessions

    I'm Rick Schroeder, a Network Analyst for the last 28 years for public education and health care systems. I support a network that spans across three north-central states and contains 100 hospitals, clinics, and busin...
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  • GNS3 + Solar-PuTTY Topology Design Challenge (Win VR Prize Pack)

    It's about time that GNS3 users got a major upgrade to their existing PuTTY™ tool! We are excited to launch a brand-new integration into the GNS3® software with the recently launched Solar-PuTTY application...
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  • Mission Accomplished: Test Drive

      MISSION STATUS: COMPLETED   Great driving, THWACKsters!   You took our newest products for a spin in this mission and felt first hand at exactly what true performance feels like.   Your ride m...
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  • [SURVEY] Have You Used demo.solarwinds.com? Tell Us Your Experience & Earn THWACK Points

    We want to hear about your experience!   We recently updated our SolarWinds Online Demo and, with your help, we can make it even better. Take 5 – 10 minutes to share your experience with the SolarWinds Onli...
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  • THWACK Monthly Mission - September 2018

    Shift. Breathe. Demo. Your pulse quickens. In this moment, monitoring advancements meet the desire to do more, in less time. Begin the mission. Fuel your obsession. A new level of performance is yours to experience. &...
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  • SolarWinds NFR Licenses for thwack MVPs + Technology Partner MVPs

    Calling all THWACK MVPs and SolarWinds Technology Partner MVPs.  We have some wishes to answer.  You can now get your own perpetual license provisioned for any SolarWinds product!  Below is the process ...
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  • Take Our Brief Survey On Server Backup & Get 1,000 THWACK Points!

    Hi – We would like to better understand how Thwack Users use Backup and recovery technologies. Applications are becoming more essentials for every type of business, combined with ransomware and frequent securit...
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  • THWACK Monthly Mission - August 2018

    There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the settings. We are controlling the Wi-Fi. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it ...
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  • Wabbott has left the building!

    My dear THWACKsters,   I knew this day would come eventually, but it doesn’t make leaving any easier.   I have been at SolarWinds almost exactly 5 years to the day, and half of that time I have spent...
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  • 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 tuck...
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  • 7 Habits of Successful SolarWinds Customers

    Here are some activities to consider to help you become more successful using SolarWinds products. Bookmark these 7 habits in your favorites!   1. Wait, you don’t know the answer? ASK the THWACK community!...
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  • Share Your Ideas for Minimizing Your Data Center Footprint and Earn 250 THWACK Points!

    We all love our smartphones, computers, tablets, and gadgets. Some of us wait in long lines the moment the latest tech hits the shelves, while others upgrade when our old devices finally kick the bucket. Either way, w...
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  • Decoding the SysAdmin: Shedding Light on the Role of IT MVPs

    The age-old question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has long been answered with occupations such as: firefighter, ballerina, doctor, or princess. Why, you may wonder, does systems administrato...
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  • THWACK Monthly Mission - July 2018

    Your mission: achieve the highest levels of performance for your systems (and make sure your SysAdmin is celebrated this SysAdmin Day).   THWACKsters, before we can launch this mission, we need to go through a l...
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