Paul Parker

Paul Parker, Chief Technologist – Federal and National Government, SolarWinds, has 22 years of IT infrastructure experience, and has received multiple military and civilian awards for service, support, and innovation. He recently served as federal vice president of engineering at Infoblox®.

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Systems

The 5 Elements of Application Performance Management


By Paul Parker, SolarWinds Federal & National Government Chief Technologist   Every federal IT pro understands the importance of network monitoring, systems management, database performance monitoring, and other essential functions. The IT infrastructure must be working optimally to ensure overall performance.   What about …


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Database

Five Must-dos of Database Performance Management


Here is an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he explores database performance management. Databases are complex, multifaceted, and vital to the health of every agency. They are the heart of every data center and arguably one of the most important …


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Security

AI Should Not Replace Established Security Practices


Here is an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on cybersecurity.   Agencies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to bolster the United States’ cybersecurity posture.   Agencies are dealing with …



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DevOps

Interview: Why the UK NHS is Struggling to Move to the Cloud


Despite ploughing more than £50m into the digital transformation of the NHS, evidence suggests only a handful of trusts have adopted the Government’s “cloud first” policy.   NHS Digital spent more than £32m on digital transformation consultancy services, and £23m with cloud, software, and …



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Security

5 Strategies for Security and Operations Success


Hybrid IT presents SecOps challenges   The Department of Defense (DoD) has long been at the tip of the spear when it comes to successfully melding IT security and operations (SecOps). Over the past few decades, the DoD has shown consistent leadership through a …


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Networks Security

5 Fundamental Strategies for Cybersecurity


Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he offers suggestions to reduce cybersecurity vulnerabilities. Agencies should focus on the basics to protect against attacks The government’s effort to balance cybersecurity with continued innovation was underscored in late 2016 with the …


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Networks

How Efficiency and Security Needs Shape Agency Clouds


By Paul Parker, SolarWinds Federal & National Government Chief Technologist As more agencies adopt the cloud, here’s an applicable article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he suggests achieving a balance between security and efficiency. Federal agencies are using the cloud more than …



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