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Troubleshooting the Internet: If You Can’t Have Authority, Visibility Will Do

The vast majority of businesses aren’t all on-premises or all-cloud, but rather in some form of hybrid IT middle ground. That means “who owns the system” (and a closely related…

Controlling Cloud Cost Requires a Change in IT Financial Perspective

For IT practitioners, cloud can initially seem like a candy store where everything is enticing and delicious and cheap enough to seem free. What they don’t realize is how quickly costs…

IT Service Management: Streamline Your Workflows to Make Everyone Happier

Shadow IT is, at best, an organizational distraction; and at worst, a team of people working at cross-purposes to the business and causing harm. But if shadow IT is such a bad thing, why…

Overprovisioned and Overspent: Optimize Before You Lift and Shift

Do you know what’s wrong with “lift and shift?” Everything. But why? In this video, SolarWinds Head Geek Leon Adato and Technical Content Manager for Community Kevin M. Sparenberg dig into what goes wrong during on-prem…

Application Tracing Is for Everyone Now

With the move to cloud, the mix of applications IT professionals have to focus on has shifted toward completely home-grown, custom applications. And because of this, monitoring has to provide…

Cloud or On-Prem? With Monitoring, It’s Both-And, Not Either-Or

Despite the migration of services and systems to cloud (either all or in part), many of the fundamental aspects of the day-to-day work IT practitioners do hasn’t changed. It’s just moved. In…

Why Change Control for Your Servers Is Important, and How to Do It

The shared responsibility model doesn’t mean cloud customers don’t have to worry about changes on their systems. In a brief 10-minute conversation, SolarWinds Head Geek Leon Adato and Technical Content Manager for Community Kevin M.…

Key Challenges of Database Cloud Migration

As we shift enterprise computing to the cloud, the need for database migration increases—but with this comes the inherent challenges of migration and the need to plan. Moving to the…

Further Tips on our Database Migration to the Azure Cloud Session at MS Ignite 2021

I was really stoked to deliver a session at Microsoft Ignite with my long-time friend and fellow Head Geek™, Tom LaRock, on the topic of migrating an on-premises SQL Server…

The Case for Upgrading — SolarWinds TechPod 035

The relationship IT professionals have with upgrades can sometimes only be described as “fraught.” Reasons range from the cost in terms of time and lost opportunity to “nothing in that…