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[Survey] Are you using containers/ how are you using them?

If you’ve been watching SolarWinds over the last 18 months, you’ve probably noticed we’re even further extending monitoring and management to cloud and related technologies.  If you’re a regular viewer of SolarWinds Lab, you also know I’m spending a lot of my time these days working with AWS, Azure, Alphabet, Docker, and Kubernetes. It’s not a matter of if managing these technologies will end up a part of your job as an admin, it’s a matter of when.  And we’d like to know more about how the THWACK community is leveraging containers.

If you don’t mind, please take a minute, (and grab a quick 500 THWACK points*), to complete a quick survey and let us know if and how you’re taking advantage of containers in your IT environment.  We look forward to your feedback.

Thanks as always- see you Wednesday on SolarWinds Lab!

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* Survey closes Friday, July 21, 2017, and your points will be applied the following week.

3 Comments
Level 15

Thank you to everyone who took the survey! Points have been awarded.

Level 11

missed it

We are not using them yet, though I tried to convince my SQL DBA to set up the first SQL 2017 instance in docker. He didn't think I was funny, and I wasn't joking.

About the Author
I'm the Head Geek and technical marketing director at SolarWinds, (which basically means I'm an mature geek in the services of the product team). When I say geek I mean Geek, with extreme prejudice. I started writing assembly on my Apple II, got a BITNET email account in 1984, ran a BBS @ 300 baud, survived X.25, abused Token Ring, got some Netscape.com JavaScript award love in '96, and my hack flight notification service still backs aa.com. Along the way in various jobs I’ve been a developer, SE, PM, PMM, and now principal evangelist. (Let us all join hands around the server.) Over 10 years at SolarWinds I’ve hatched our online live demo systems, managed the SolarWinds Certified Professional program, launched the Head Geek program, helmed SolarWinds Lab and THWACKcamp, and these days I’m focused on the hairball that is Hybrid IT, Cloud, DevOps and helping IT admins learn new skills not just to manage increasing complexity, but accelerate their careers. I’m always looking for new and more fiendish ways to use our products- just like our customers. And when I have a few spare minutes I fly a little when the weather is good.