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Leon Adato

Leon Adato is a Head Geek™ and technical evangelist at SolarWinds, and is a Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSE and SolarWinds Certified Professional (he was once a customer, after all). His 25 years of network management experience spans financial, healthcare, food and beverage, and other industries.

Posts Featuring Leon Adato

Monitoring Insights for Database Managers – SolarWinds TechPod 057

As part of our ongoing mini-series on Monitoring for Managers, Head Geek and database aficionado Kevin Kline teams up with fellow Head Geek Leon Adato to break down the essential…

How Military Service Prepares You for a Career in IT — SolarWinds TechPod 053

Being in IT as part of the armed services is a different type of work experience than the private sector, with military values, culture, and restrictions blending to create a unique type of IT experience.…

whurley | Quantum and Beyond — SolarWinds TechPod 051

William Hurley (or “whurley” as he prefers to be called) is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and open source advocate, whose work at Apple, IBM, and in the area of quantum computing is world-renowned. Picking…

whurley | All Things Quantum — SolarWinds TechPod 050

William Hurley (or “whurley” as he prefers to be called) is a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and open-source advocate, who’s achieved what many geeks only dream of, including critically recognized work at Apple, IBM, and CERN. He’s started and sold…

Everything I Needed to Know About IT I Learned From The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Part Two)

(This piece was co-authored by Alex Taylor and Leon Adato) As we did in our first installment, we want to provide fair warning: spoilers lie ahead. If, even after all…

Lesley Carhart on Cybersecurity, IT Careers, and Service In and Out of the Military — SolarWinds TechPod 048

Lesley Carhart is recognized as one of the leading voices in digital forensics and cybersecurity. But her career began – and is still firmly rooted – with her service in the Guard and Reserves. She…

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…

From Monitoring Engineer to Leadership — SolarWinds TechPod 043

Paul Guido has worn several hats during his IT journey. But now he’s made the leap from deep–dive individual contributor to managing teams of the same kind of IT pros he was (and still is). There are lessons in that…

IT Monitoring: Managing Up — SolarWinds TechPod 042

Hang around with IT folks for anything longer than your typical stand-up meeting and you’re likely to hear some variation of “Managers! Am I right?” Snark aside, as folks who design,…

Upgrade Tales From the Ticket Queue

As you might imagine, it’s a bit of a busy time here at SolarWinds HQ. There is A LOT going on, not the least of which is encouraging our customers…


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