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Craig McDonald

Craig McDonald is the vice president of product strategy for systems at SolarWinds. McDonald has over 20 years of product management experience, and 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. Prior to SolarWinds, McDonald was senior director of product management at NVIDIA and then WP Engine. He holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Posts Featuring Craig McDonald

How Digital Transformation Is Changing the Role of the Government CIO

Under the leadership of innovative CIOs—Chief Information Officers—the public sector is blazing new trails and focusing on things like digital transformation to provide constituents with the best services available in…

Monitoring 101: The Fundamental Concepts of System Monitoring

The answer to troubleshooting network challenges lies in effectively monitoring your environment. But saying “let’s monitor our network” presumes you know what you should be looking for, how to find…

How to Monitor, Manage, and Secure Active Directory

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) is the nerve center enabling your federal agency to access the systems and applications staff members need to do their jobs. AD is also a high-risk…

Are Cloud Computing Engineers the Missing Link on Your Federal IT Team?

Cloud computing can be more complex than anticipated, particularly as agencies continue to move applications and operations into a cloud environment. Does your federal IT team have the in-house skills…

Monitoring and Securing Cloud-Based Databases Is the Developer’s Responsibility

Modern application development requires more work to ensure the development path and the data it produces are fully in sync, secure, optimized, and error-free. This responsibility has increasingly fallen upon…

3 Ways to Maintain Your Agency’s Focus on IT Modernization

Congress set the stage for IT modernization across the federal government by passing the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act, allowing agencies to apply for a loan from the Technology Modernization…

Suggested Cloud Monitoring Strategies for IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS

From the Cloud First policy established in 2010 to last year’s Cloud Smart update, it’s clear the government is driving federal agencies toward cloud computing. The strategy makes sense, but…

After Cloud, Is a Software-Defined Data Center in Your Future?

All roads lead to the cloud. In fact, our cybersecurity survey revealed a majority of state IT leaders are planning major investments in public and hybrid clouds in addition to…


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