SOURCE: SolarWinds


January 21, 2010 09:00 ET

SolarWinds' Head Geek to Present at Cisco Networkers Event in Barcelona

Josh Stephens and Associated Newspapers' Robert Browning Team-Up to Discuss Network Management and Tips to Unlocking IOS Technology

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable network management software to more than 88,000 customers worldwide, today announced that Josh Stephens, head geek and vice president, will present at Networkers at Cisco® Live in Barcelona on January 25-28. Stephens' presentation, "Hidden Secrets of IOS," takes place on January 27 at 12:45 p.m. in the Gold Theater.

Joining Stephens in the presentation is Robert Browning, Associated Newspapers network manager. They will break down the benefits and the secrets to using IP SLA, NetFlow and EnergyWise as part of daily network management strategies. Attendees will learn how Associated Newspapers harnesses Cisco IOS technology with SolarWinds' products to:

--  Quickly diagnose network slowdowns across  100 sites
--  Analyze  network traffic serving 15,000+ employees
--  Identify bandwidth hogs
--  Reduce the energy consumption of its IP-based devices

Stephens has nearly 20 years of experience in network management systems, network engineering and software development. A frequent speaker at events, this is Stephens' fourth year to present at Networkers. He regularly delivers SolarWinds "Geek Speak" Webcasts, where he discusses top technologies, trends and best practices that help thousands of network engineers.

"As companies continue to grow, managing the network can be particularly painful if network administrators are using archaic tools that offer little insight," Stephens said. "Network administrators need to take full advantage of network tools that allow them to continuously monitor network health. Networkers at Cisco Live provides a collaborative venue where industry influencers can address and discuss best practices for making the most of Cisco environments."

In addition to his session presentation, Stephens will also discuss the following in the SolarWinds booth, no. G4, every half-hour:

--  Managing Virtualization:  Learn about the challenges that virtualization
    of server, network, and storage infrastructures and assets brings to
    network operations and management, and the best practices for handling
--  Hidden Secrets of IOS:  Get insights on leveraging technologies built-in
    to Cisco IOS that can enhance network management strategy. Technologies to
    be covered include NetFlow, IP SLA and EnergyWise.
--  Champions League Mania:  Hear how to survive the times when non-
    essential network traffic wreaks havoc on critical network applications,
    and steps to detect and avoid these situations.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds provides powerful, simple and affordable network management software to more than 88,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of network professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today's complex network environments. SolarWinds' growing online community, thwack, is a gathering-place for problem-solving, technology-sharing, and participating in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

SolarWinds, and Orion are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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