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IT Pro Day ’21: Bring IT On

IT Pro Day has always been about singing the praises of practitioners across the vast spectrum of tech specialties, from network engineers and systems administrators; to infosec analysts and developers;…

Building a Network Architecture to Support the Next Phase of Remote Work

The global pandemic continues to fluctuate, but the reliance on IT services and teams to support service continuity in the public sector remains steady. To ensure network operations continue running…

SysAdmin Day 2021: You Are Enough

A year ago, in July of 2020, I started my SysAdmin Day post with the words, “I’m not going to even try to pretend SysAdmin Day arrives this year under conditions…

Celebrating SysAdmin Day 2021 — SolarWinds TechPod 046

While it may not be circled in red on many people’s calendars, SysAdmin Day holds a special place in the hearts of many IT professionals. Certainly, because everyone likes to be appreciated for what…

Finding Zen in the Tedium

As often happens, I was recently talking about my son and his attitude regarding chores. Doing the thing parents do, commiserating and getting advice from another parent who’s been through…

Powerful Time-Based Automation Rules to Move You From Reactive to Proactive

Bad things left alone tend to get worse Unattended incidents won’t clean up after themselves and will come back to haunt you—whether as rising MTTR metrics, a cluttered Incident Index,…

The “Now Normal” — A Look Ahead

In our previous blog, we looked back at the year of transformation that was 2020. To say the last year was a bit hectic—even chaotic at times—would be an understatement.…

AI Never Sleeps in the Data Center

A data center typically employs between 30-200 people depending on the size and the intended project use. But only a fraction of those folks run the IT side. Besides swapping…

The Disappearing DBA: Nobody Goes to School to Become a Data Janitor — SolarWinds TechPod 045

Automation has been a disaster for the traditional database administration (DBA) role. As more systems and processes are automated away with code, the need for DBAs decreases. In time, the…

Monitoring Could Prove to Be a Lifesaver for the Public Sector

One of the business consequences from the pandemic—increased remote working—is causing technology challenges across most industries, including the public sector. The pandemic interrupted “business as usual” and caused a spike…

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