• Monitor Databases in the Amazon cloud with DPA 9.1

    SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) has always been the way to quickly get to the root cause of application performance problems. Now with DPA 9.1, we have extended the same great functionality to databases...
    created by kathleen.gibbs
  • thwack Monthly Mission - April 2015

    Whew... It's already April folks. It had me thinking about just how long we've been running monthly missions on thwack.  Quick history lesson, the first thwack monthly mission kicked off in January 2013 and we've...
    last modified by DanielleH
  • State of IT – Where Goes the Spend?

    In an earlier blog, we discussed the state of technology adoption by IT organizations in various industries. Now, we’ll look at an IT budget report from Spiceworks and understand how $$$ will be spent in 2015. I...
    last modified by vinod.mohan
  • [Survey] Help Us Improve the Customer Portal

    Do you use the Customer Portal? If so, the User Experience team needs your help to make the portal easier to use! Right now, our team is looking at ways to reorganize things so that it's easier for you to find what yo...
    last modified by DanielleH
  • You Don't Know thwack - The Onboarding Mission

    Limited time promotion available between April 6th and May 1st.  Those who join thwack and complete the tasks listed below will be entered to win 1 of 3 MacBook Pros and earn 1,500 thwack points!  Terms &...
    last modified by DanielleH
  • Network Change Management - Disaster struck, now what?

    Do you treat network configuration management with the same care and love as you do for server backups in your environment? Or, are both equally as unattended to as the other? No, this is not a post about backups, tha...
    created by mrlesmithjr
  • Evolve or Face Extinction: The Nature of Change Management

    Two recent thwack conversations touched on the theme of change and initiated tremendous engagement from community members. The first article, Moving Network Configuration Management Forward by lindsayhill, discussed n...
    last modified by kong.yang
  • PCI DSS Requirements and Your SolarWinds Installations

    Several SolarWinds products can help with various areas of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) requirements. The purpose of the PCI DSS is to set a baseline of minimum security for any vendor...
    nicole pauls
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  • Big brother is watching you

    Management wants to be able to track employees productivity and their performance to use in periodic employee evaluations. Performance improvements can lead to keeping your job, bonuses, and pay increases, where decli...
    Charles Galler
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  • IPAM management solution you asked?

    In my previous post I wrote it seems that the consensus is what I would have expected on IP address management. I myself have experienced these same tedious tasks in regards to assigning IP addresses on the network; w...
    last modified by mrlesmithjr
  • What We're Working On - DameWare

    To receive updates on the DameWare roadmap, JOIN thwack and BOOKMARK this page. We launched a new version of DameWare in December which provided a tight integration with Web Help Desk and we are in a new year and t...
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  • Ambassador Monthly Engagement Contest -- Get Nano'd

    Hey everyone, Let me start off with a bit of reassurance to our more reactionary friends out there. No, there is no lack of engagement and we are not trying to make up for any kind of lull in engagement on the site. ...
    last modified by MTorok
  • Who want's to talk to Product Manager about bandwidh network issues? 2000 Thwack points reward!

    It's easy, spend 15 minutes on a phone, friendly chat with Product Management about how you deal with network bandwidth issues or unknown application detection. As a bonus you will receive 2000 thwack points. If you ...
    last modified by michal.hrncirik

    Coming fresh off the Virtualization Manager  (VMAN) 6.2 release in which we added management action functionality (power management and snapshot management) and AppStack support (to name just a few features) the ...
    last modified by chrispaap
  • What is the difference between High Availability vs. Disaster Recovery?

    Over the coming weeks I will be posting a series of blog posts on common misconception, questions, issues etc. that I have run into over the years that we have been offering the Failover Engine.  The most common ...
    last modified by bshopp
  • The Quickest “Getting Started with Cisco QoS”

    It’s the best of times. It’s the worst of times. Well...not quite! However, it certainly is the age of technology offering immediate ROI, sky high cost savings, and even magic that can help add to an organ...
    last modified by donthomas
  • 2015 IT Skills That Will Pay Them Bills

    I’ve talked at length about how technology and skills will fuel the IT career path, including why Hybrid Cloud matters to IT pros. I’ve also talked about how IT generalists, admins with a broad range of IT...
    last modified by kong.yang
  • The Challenges of Calculating Help Desk ROI

    At some point IT will be asked to make a business case for some expense related to the Help Desk. It could be to justify hiring new staff, laptop upgrades, training, or to avoid the axe in a time of tightening budgets...
    created by davemhenry
  • thwack Monthly Mission - March 2015

    You are about to embark on a journey into the deepest enigma of scientific discovery—the cosmos. Join the likes of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Kip Thorne, Arthur Dent, and Buzz Lightyear on your own epic odysse...
    last modified by DanielleH
  • Medical Records – Big game hunting for data thieves

    If you are a security practitioner and haven’t heard about the 80 million personal records lifted from Anthem’s database yesterday you missed some exciting news, both good and bad. Clearly the loss of so m...
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