Want to learn a couple of easy ways to increase performance of your SolarWinds Orion Platform? Of course you do! In this networking-focused part one of our year-end performance series, Senior Network Performance Monitor (NPM) Product Manager Jason Carrier joins Head Geeks Patrick Hubbard and Sascha Giese to reveal how to free up CPU resources, load web views faster, and spend less time managing settings. First, status roll-up calculation in the new Orion Maps engine is noticeably faster AND uses fewer server resources than Network Atlas maps. We'll show you how to migrate maps as well as how to use the the new drag-and-drop linking tool to associate resources in the AppStack and PerfStack dashboards. Then, you'll learn how to use the Orion Platform's new high-performance logging engine to process more syslog and traps, while lowering database demands. Last, we'll demo the new streamlined NetFlow and CBQoS management settings views. December is always a great time to catch up on housekeeping, and even better when you get performance upgrades as a bonus.
NEXT EPISODE (PART 2): Quicker Azure Monitoring, Linux Change Detection, New API Poller
The first step in improving system monitoring and visibility is getting data flowing sooner rather than later. For systems engineers managing diverse resources, it can be easier said than done. In this applications- and systems-focused conclusion of our year-end performance series, Server & Application Monitor (SAM) Senior Product Manager Serena Chou joins Head Geeks Patrick Hubbard and Sascha Giese to share shortcuts to streamline Azure monitoring configuration and get the cloud performance data you need, now. Then, we’ll demo the new Linux server change detection tool just added to Server Configuration Monitor (SCM). We'll wrap up by geeking out a bit with a how-to on setting up the new API poller in the 2019.4 release of the SolarWinds Orion Platform. Be sure to check out Part 1 of this episode series for performance-enhancing tricks for network administrators.
Debunking the Cloud Hype Curve With Microsoft® Azure® Advocate Rick Claus
Hype isn't helpful, especially in IT. And cloud has now reached a special status: Zombie Hype. It just keeps coming back over and over. In this session, Microsoft Cloud Lead Advocate Rick Claus joins SolarWinds Head Geeks Patrick Hubbard and Thomas LaRock to break down how SolarWinds customers are using cloud in the real world. Learn what hype curves are, how they're different from adoption cycles, and how to gauge your organization's journey relative to your competitors.
We'll cover user experience from the Pit of Despair to the Productive Paradise, diagram snakes eating elephants, and get industry-specific tips. We'll also talk about the common benefits and challenges based on where you are on the adoption curve. Whether you're an early, middle, late, or non-adopter, you'll discover how useful your existing skills are when it comes to building an effective cloud plan—even if your plan is nope.