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SolarWinds Lab Episode 72: Two Geeks and a Goddess II: Azure the Easy Way

IT pros are discovering a smarter way to manage servers.​ In this episode, Microsoft Cloud advocate Phoummala Schmitt (@ExchangeGoddess), Head Geek™ and 10-year Microsoft MVP Thomas LaRock, and Head Geek Patrick Hubbard present a special deep-dive into Azure monitoring, hybrid IT/cloud operations, and assuring …



Be Responsive and Responsible

Over the years, I’ve read more than a few articles about the qualities that are found in the best administrators. These articles focus on soft skills, but sometimes will list hard skills as well. In all those years, and in all those articles, I …


SolarWinds Lab Episode 55: Hybrid IT Diagnosis

Hybrid IT brings considerable new complexity and demands new tools, skills, and methods. Unfortunately, now more than 50% of IT departments of all sizes admit to not only supporting hybrid IT operations, but have been diagnosed with multiple, sometimes debilitating symptoms. Workloads split between …



How Efficiency and Security Needs Shape Agency Clouds

By Paul Parker, SolarWinds Federal & National Government Chief Technologist As more agencies adopt the cloud, here’s an applicable article from my colleague Joe Kim, in which he suggests achieving a balance between security and efficiency. Federal agencies are using the cloud more than …


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The Path to Hybrid IT Success

There may still be a few skeptics out there, but cloud adoption is getting commonplace. Here’s an interesting article from my colleague Joe Kim, where he offers suggestions on simplifying the complexity. The idea of moving IT infrastructure to the cloud may have initially …