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Monitoring Tips for Your Container Environment

March 3, 2020

Containers are here to stay. According to the SolarWinds 2019 IT Trends Report, 41% of federal and public sector survey respondents ranked containers as a top technology priority over the next three to five years. The same survey showed 42% of the same respondents …


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Monitoring and Safeguarding Your Agency’s Cloud Environment

February 25, 2020

From the government’s recently released Report on IT Modernization, calling for agencies to identify solutions to current barriers regarding agency cloud adoption, to the White House’s draft release of a new “Cloud Smart” policy, which updates the “Cloud First” policy introduced in 2010; cloud …


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Becoming Hybrid: The Importance of Requirements

February 11, 2020

Introduction Much of the dialog surrounding cloud these days seems centered on multi-cloud. Multi-cloud this, multi-cloud that—have we so soon forgotten about the approach that addresses the broadest set of needs for businesses beginning their transition from the traditional data center? Friends, I’m talking …


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APM: The Secret to Digital Transformation

February 10, 2020

By now, we’ve talked about the findings of SolarWinds Cloud Confessions 2020 and recommendations for how tech pros can use APM for more than just the troubleshooting of their most critical applications. But we need to explore one more important area. This time, we …


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A Trusted Roadmap for Full APM Success

February 7, 2020

Our latest survey, SolarWinds Cloud Confessions 2020, showed APM tools have hit mainstream in terms of usage, but more work is needed to realize their potential as key business drivers. This means overcoming challenges from a lack of solution awareness, to learning how to …


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Confession: We’re Not Using APM to its Potential

February 5, 2020

After years of application developers only using application performance management (APM) technology during development, today’s modern application stack has expanded to include containerized and multi-cloud environments. This evolution has catapulted the technology into production use and, thus, the IT operations mainstream. As environments became …




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5 Ansible Playbook Steps to Success

January 8, 2020

There are many configuration management, deployment, and orchestration tools available, ranging from open-source tools to automation engines. Ansible is one such software stack available to cover all the bases, and seems to be gaining more traction by the day. In this post, we’ll look …