Brandon Shopp is the vice president of product strategy for security, compliance, and tools at SolarWinds. He served as our director of product management since November 2011, assuming the title and responsibilities of senior director of product management in July 2013. Prior to SolarWinds, Shopp was the vice president of product management at AlienVault, from August 2016 until February 2018, and the senior director of products at Embarcadero Technologies, from July 2015 until August 2016. Shopp has a proven success record in product delivery and revenue growth, with a wide variety of software product, business model, M&A, and go-to-market strategies experience. Shopp holds a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University.

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Security

Dominating and Protecting the Connected Battlefield


“Dominance” and “protection” sum up the Defense Department’s goals as U.S. armed forces begin to modernize their networks and communications systems. DOD is investing significant resources in providing troops with highly advanced technology so they can effectively communicate with each other and allies in …


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Systems

Maximize Your Microsoft Ecosystem Performance


Microsoft offers some of its own monitoring options, such as System Center and Windows Admin Center. Federal IT pros can optimize performance by including additional monitoring strategies such as monitoring Windows servers, Microsoft applications, databases, Hyper-V, Azure, and Office 365. Monitoring Strategies Windows Servers …



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Networks

The Best Way to Prepare for Emerging Technologies


Exciting new technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things are dominating news cycles, but are they dominating federal IT environments? Maybe not. According to the latest SolarWinds® IT Trends Report, emerging technology may be more of a pain than a benefit. …



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Systems

4 Strategies to Improve App Performance


Optimizing application performance has more to do with the entire application environment than it does with the individual application. It’s critical for federal IT pros to be able to see the bigger picture by monitoring, mapping, and identifying where there may be larger issues …


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DevOps

Assessing Your Agency’s Cloud Readiness


A recent report regarding the modernization of Federal Information Technology (IT), coordinated by the American Technology Council (ATC) in 2017, called for agencies to “identify solutions to current barriers regarding agency cloud adoption.” Couple the report with the White House draft release of a …