Paul Parker

Paul Parker, former 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

June 21, 2018

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

June 19, 2018

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

June 18, 2018

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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Security

5 Strategies for Security and Operations Success

June 11, 2018

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

April 3, 2018

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

March 27, 2018

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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