Mav Turner is the vice president of product for the network management portfolio and Orion® Platform at SolarWinds. Prior to his current role, Mav held various positions within SolarWinds, including senior sales engineer and senior product manager. Mav has worked in IT management for 20 years, including positions in both network and systems management before joining the SolarWinds team in 2009. Mav has a BS in Computer Science from Texas State University.

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Networks

Better Visibility Can Help Improve Your FITARA scores


The most recent version of the scorecard measuring agency implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act gave agencies cause for both celebration and concern. On the whole, scores in December’s FITARA Scorecard 7.0 rose, but some agencies keep earning low scores. Agencies don’t …


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Security

The Do’s and Don’ts of Edge Computing


Edge computing is here to stay and it’s no wonder. Edge computing provides federal IT pros with a range of advantages they simply don’t have with more traditional computing environments. First, edge computing brings memory and computing power closer to the source of data, …




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DevOps

Cloud Smart’s Success Relies on Smart Network Monitoring


The Office of Management and Budget’s Cloud Smart proposal signals both the end of an era and the beginning of new opportunities. The focus has shifted from ramping up cloud technologies to maximizing cloud deployments to achieve the desired mission outcomes. Certainly, agencies are …


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Networks

How Will AI Change Federal Networking?


Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) could very well be the next major technological advancements to change the way federal IT pros work. These technologies can provide substantial benefits to any IT shop, particularly when it comes to security, network, and application performance. …



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Security

Tips for Building a Battle-Hardened Network


The U.S. Army is leading the charge on the military’s multidomain battle concept—but will federal IT networks enable this initiative or inhibit it? The network is critical to the Army’s vision of combining the defense domains of land, air, sea, space and cyberspace to …