SOURCE: SolarWinds


June 24, 2010 08:00 ET

SolarWinds Gets "Geeky, Baby!" Gears up for 2010 Cisco Live! Event in Las Vegas

SolarWinds and Head Geek to Highlight Best Practices and Tips on How to Manage the Latest IT Technologies, Trends and More

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) -  SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 93,000 customers worldwide, today announced that it will exhibit and present at Cisco Live! in Las Vegas on June 28-July 1. The event is an opportunity for the company to connect with the network and systems engineers who have championed SolarWinds' tools and products over the past decade. 

"From the beginning, we have worked to stay close to the folks who use our products everyday to manage dynamic IT environments. Our products are built with IT pros in mind by network engineers and system admins with real-world experience in the network closets and server rooms," said Josh Stephens, Head Geek and VP of Technology, SolarWinds. "Every year, we look forward to this event, because it gives us an opportunity to connect with our users face to face, meet the folks who are in the trenches everyday, and work with them on new ways to make their jobs easier." 

Attendees stopping by SolarWinds' booth no. 1261 will have the opportunity to meet SolarWinds' Head Geek Josh Stephens, thwack Community Manager Dawn Lacallade, and members of the SolarWinds product team one-on-one. Through product demonstrations and in-booth presentations, attendees can learn more about SolarWinds' IT management solutions -- SolarWinds Orion® family of network, systems and application management software products and the newest addition to the product family, SolarWinds Profiler suite, geared toward storage and virtualization management.

Taking cues from discussion forums and user questions on thwack, SolarWinds' online user-community of 40,000+ IT professionals, the company developed a series of presentations targeted at the daily painpoints and challenges faced by today's IT practioners:

  • From Cloud to Virtualization to 'Lean IT,' How to Successfully Navigate IT's Rising Technologies and Trends (June 29 at 8:30 a.m. in Surf B)

    As the data center network, virtualization and storage infrastructures grow both in scale and complexity, Stephens will discuss how organizations can manage and monitor their Cisco data center more efficiently and comprehensively. Attendees will discover how teams can start to breakdown IT silos and achieve seamless network operations. Areas covered will include: management of Cisco data center technologies such as Nexus 1000V virtual switches, networked storage, VMware vSphere™ and more.

  • 10-Minute Crash Course: What Next-Generation Technologies Mean to Your Network (June 30 at 12:30 p.m. at Cisco booth no. 1349)

    Need the CliffsNotes® on next-generation technologies for your network? Give SolarWinds' Head Geek ten minutes and he'll tell you everything you need to know to impress your boss, without cracking open any manuals. Get the down-low on how technologies like IP SLA, Cisco ISR G2, Cisco Nexus 1000V, and NetFlow can benefit your network performance and simplify management.

  • Head Geek Talks (June 28 through July 1 every half hour at SolarWinds booth no. 1261)
    • Pulling the Plug on Appliances, Agents, & Probes: Streamlining Network Management for 2010
    • Achieving Holistic Application Performance Monitoring 
    • Dealing with Dynamic Data Centers: Simplify Complex Management Challenges

For IT pros who cannot attend the live event, they can still participate for free by registering with Cisco Live! Virtual. SolarWinds' virtual booth will stream video of what's happening in real-time on the tradeshow floor, enabling virtual visitors to view all of the presentations. Additionally, SolarWinds product experts will be available to answer questions and provide live, guided product demos. 

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 93,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use, maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

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