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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…

Down With Cloud First – A Look at the Shift from Organizations Adopting a Cloud-First Mentality and What They Do Today

Today’s public cloud hyperscalers, such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google, provide a whole host of platforms and services to enable organizations to deliver pretty much any workload you can…

Head in the Sand About Cloud: Part 3

In my first post in this series, I introduced an online discussion that sparked a few ideas for me about ways in which some IT professionals have developed poor responses…

Head in the Sand About Cloud: Part 2

Last month I started an analysis about an argument… I mean a “passionate discussion” on social media. My goal in this series is to use that conversation as a framework…