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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…

Quicker Azure Monitoring, Linux Change Detection, New API Poller – SolarWinds Lab #82 (Part 2)

The first step in improving system monitoring and visibility is getting data flowing sooner rather than later. For systems engineers managing diverse resources, it can be easier said than done.…

[De]Constructing Cloud With Mike Pfeiffer — SolarWinds TechPod 021

On this episode of SolarWinds TechPod, our host Patrick Hubbard, SolarWinds Head Geek, is joined by Mike Pfeiffer, a twenty-year tech industry veteran who’s worked for some of the largest technology companies in the…

Public Cloud: All Aboard the Hype Train!

We’ve all heard it before. “The cloud is the future!” “We need to move to the cloud!” “The on-premises data center is dead.” If you believe the analysts and marketing…

Scaling Up and Out With Microsoft Azure

Your infrastructure doesn’t just exist in your building or your physical data center anymore. Critical applications and services can live anywhere. What started with hardware virtualization has evolved to services…

Cloud Spoils Everything

As the leading public cloud platforms, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) offer a variety of services. Unfortunately, a handful of “cloud myths” remain as blockers to adoption. In…

Cloudy With a Chance of Governance: RBAC, Policy, and Improving Cloud Confidence

For many organizations, the decision of moving workloads to the cloud is all over but the shouting. The problem is that the shouting is pretty loud, and often centers around…

SolarWinds Lab Episode 80: Installing SolarWinds Products From the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Installing IT packaged applications has changed over the decades, from floppies, to CDs to, to downloads, to flash. You grab the binaries, configure dependencies, install, and smoke-test. But all that…