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TMCNet:  SolarWinds Empowers IT Professionals with Enhanced Application-Centric Performance Management at Microsoft Ignite 2017

[September 20, 2017]

SolarWinds Empowers IT Professionals with Enhanced Application-Centric Performance Management at Microsoft Ignite 2017

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at Microsoft Ignite® 2017, September 25–29, 2017, in Orlando, Florida. SolarWinds will demonstrate updates to the SolarWinds® Orion® Platform and across its systems management product portfolio, which simplifies troubleshooting, resource optimization, and performance management of applications and the infrastructure that supports them. The recently unveiled SolarWinds Exchange Monitor, a standalone free tool that monitors and alerts you to the performance, availability and capacity of your Microsoft® Exchange servers, will also be available for live demonstrations at the SolarWinds booth.

Additionally, SolarWinds Head Geek and nine-time Microsoft MVP, Thomas LaRock, will participate in two separate breakout sessions on September 26 and 27 on how to treat your data right and upgrading to SQL Server® 2016.

“The systems and applications we administer increase in complexity every day and as the complexity increases, we find that success and performance metrics are poorly defined, if they even exist at all,” said LaRock. “New skills are needed to keep pace with these rapid changes, and in my first session, When Bad Things Happen to Good Applications, I’ll discuss the right actions to take at the right time, and provide insights into application performance that can take complex systems and present root causes in simple ways.”

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Head Geeks LaRock, Leon Adato, Patrick Hubbard, and Kong Yang along with other SolarWinds product experts, will demonstrate the SolarWinds Orion Platform and systems management product updates, as well as SolarWinds Exchange Monitor, which features key functionalities that allow you to:

  • Monitor status of critical Exchange services
  • Receive performance and availability alert notifications
  • View key Windows® and Exchange performance metrics
  • Monitor Database Availability Group Health and set customizable thresholds for performance alert notifications

The enhancements to the systems management portfolio empower IT professionals with better application-centric performance management across hybrid IT infrastructures, and strengthen both the Orion Platform and overall suite of SolarWinds solutions. Updates span multiple products, including SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor, and SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor. Additional information about systems management products is available in the resources section below.

Join the Discussion

  • “When Bad Things Happen to Good Applications”
    • What: Data is the most critical asset that any company owns. When bad things happen to good applications, you need to know the right actions to take, at the right time. In this session, LaRock will share how to treat your data right.
    • When: Tuesday, September 26, 1:35–1:55 p.m. EST
  • “Upgrading to SQL Server 2016”
    • What: Attendees will learn what to consider before, during, and after upgrading to SQL Server 2016, including licensing, upgrade approaches, and how to build your own upgrade checklist. Presented by Thomas LaRock.
    • When: Wednesday, September 27, 4:30–5:15 p.m. EST

About Head Geek Thomas LaRock
Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, VMware® vExpert, and former Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.

About the SolarWinds Orion Platform
The Orion Platform is a modular and scalable unified monitoring platform. It allows IT departments to add modules as their needs grow, providing richer visibility into their environments. While these modules are sold as individual products, they run on a unified platform, with a single web-based dashboard, centralized management and access control, and unified alerting and reporting. The Orion Platform’s consolidated metrics and data enable context-rich dashboards that centralize data from multiple parts of the stack into an application-centric view. The SolarWinds Orion Platform is trusted by 425 of the Fortune 500® companies to monitor, visualize, and analyze the performance of networks, applications, systems, and databases on-premises, in a hybrid environment, or in the cloud.

For more information on SolarWinds IT management products, including downloadable, free 30-day evaluations, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.

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About SolarWinds
SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide, from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses, managed service providers (MSPs), government agencies, and educational institutions. We are committed to focusing exclusively on IT, MSP, and DevOps professionals, and strive to eliminate the complexity that our customers have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. Regardless of where the IT asset or user sits, SolarWinds delivers products that are easy to find, buy, use, maintain, and scale while providing the power to address key areas of the infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. This focus and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as the worldwide leader in both network management software and MSP solutions, and is driving similar growth across the full spectrum of IT management software. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our THWACK online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

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