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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.…

How is Cloud Adoption Changing Public School Education?

As the past year has shown, cloud computing has proved a vital service for K–12 public schools. It’s enabled online learning during a time of critical need, and the schools…

Do You Know Where Your Cloud Is? Understanding Shadow IT

The public cloud has greatly increased the flexibility of businesses everywhere. Need another petabyte of storage? You’re but a few mouse clicks or a couple lines of code away from…

Outdated Calculus of Cloud Cost Containment

“Cost” would seem to underpin almost every decision IT teams make. Sure, business requirements drive overall operations budgets, but it’s always in tension with decades-old certainties about cost. It’s long…