It’s getting cloudy. And I’m loving it! AWS re:Invent 2015 is back again and bigger than ever. SolarWinds will be there to talk and demo full-stack cloud monitoring so stop by Booth #643 for stellar swag and awesomely geeky conversations. Our Librato, Pingdom, and Papertrail subject matter experts will be on-site to answer questions about monitoring performance and events in the cloud. This includes application development, DevOps, infrastructure, and end-user experience aka the full stack.


SolarWinds is also presenting a Lightning Talk in the AWS Partner Theater Booth #645. joeld, SolarWinds CTO, and Nik Wekwerth, Librato Tech Evangelist, will discuss buying or building monitoring software on Wednesday, October 7th at 12:40PM PT and again on Thursday, October 8th at 12:40PM PT. Their talk is entitled Let’s not re:Invent the wheel: When to build vs. buy monitoring software. I will be live tweeting and wearing my rage against the virtual machine t-shirt (photo courtesy of @sthulin) so you can join in on the discussion by following @Solarwinds and hashtags: #SolarWinds #reInvent.



The top 3 things that I’m looking forward to at re:Invent 2015 are:

1.)        Security Ops best practices

2.)        Microservices and containers integration best practices

3.)        Big Data with machine learning algorithms


They highlight the additional business values enumerated below that IT organizations must realize to remain relevant:

1.)        Compliance and governance

2.)        Agility, availability, and customizability

3.)        Automation and orchestration for scalability


Further, these cloud services need to be integrated with what IT is already responsible; thus, Hybrid IT monitoring and management will be key to the success of IT organizations as IT pros use their four core skills to bridge utility for their business units. Finally, for more context around cloud monitoring, please check out "Why Cloud Monitoring Matters in the App Age" by Dave Josephsen, Developer Evangelist for SolarWinds.


After re:Invent, I will share my experience at event, highlight key takeaways, and present my thoughts on what it means for fellow IT pros.

[UPDATED: To include Booth #645 for the Lightning Talk Presentation and the added Thursday talk as well as the reference to Why Cloud Monitoring Matters]