SOURCE: SolarWinds


January 14, 2010 17:13 ET

SolarWinds' Renewed Geek Speak Site Offers New Learning Resource Hub for IT Professionals

Geek Speak Offers a Single Source for SolarWinds' Head Geek Educational Materials Including Videos, Webcasts, Geek's Guides and More

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful, simple and affordable network management software to more than 88,000 customers worldwide, today announced the re-launch of its Geek Speak resource center and a step towards a deeper commitment to delivering valuable educational content and resources on the SolarWinds Website.

"Demand for strong, learning-based content continues to grow at a pretty high rate. This year, we are making a concerted effort and investment to improve our content and make it more accessible to fulfill our community's needs. Relaunching our Geek Speak site is an important first step," said Josh Stephens, SolarWinds Head Geek and VP of technology.

From the Head Geek's blog to the growing catalog of product tutorials and Webcasts, IT professionals can easily access resources grouped by topic to learn about or further advance their IT management knowledge. In addition, SolarWinds has added live chat functionality and direct email links so visitors can reach Stephens more easily.

Geek Speak highlights:

-- Blog - Stay current on the Head Geek's advice, tips and musings. Didn't make the most of your office holiday downtime? Read "Head Geek's Top 5 Things to Focus on While Working thru the Holidays," and get organized for the new year.

-- Videos - Peruse through a library of Tech Talks, Product Tours, Customer Videos and Fireside Chats featuring various network management topics and technologies. Learn how integrating fault, performance and configuration management can improve the reliability of your network and make it easier to manage by watching, "Integrated Performance and Config Management" here.

-- Webcasts - Check out the Head Geek's most popular Webcasts like "Hidden Secrets of Cisco IOS" or register to watch the upcoming "Prepare for Network Management Success in 2010" slotted for January 21 and 22.

-- Geek Guides - Become an instant expert on network technologies with the Geek's Guide to NetFlow or get the latest tips and tools for Application Monitoring, to name a few.

The new Geek Speak joins SolarWinds' two other education and learning platforms -- thwack and SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP) Learning Center.

"IT professionals vary in experience and skill-level, but they're all looking to figure out which technologies and tools we should use and how. Through this and our other learning sites, we hope to provide all the tools and resources for anyone to 'self-help' their way through IT management challenges," said Stephens.

Additional Resources

Geek Speak


SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP)

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

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