SOURCE: SolarWinds

October 24, 2012 01:00 ET

SNW Europe: SolarWinds Demonstrates Latest IT Management Solutions and Best Practices for Seamless Storage and Virtualization Integration

FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Oct 24, 2012) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 100,000 customers worldwide, today announced that it will present and demonstrate its latest products at SNW Europe: Powering the Cloud (SNWE), in Frankfurt on October 30-31.

Throughout three presentations, SolarWinds' experts will showcase its most recent developments and discuss some of the key trends in the industry:

Monday 29th October, 13.15 to 14.30 - Mike Thompson, Principal for Product Marketing at SolarWinds, and Dan Balcauski, Product Manager for SolarWinds Storage Manager, will be leading a presentation for the media. Key topics will include:

  • SolarWinds Storage Manager demo
  • Storage and Virtualization market trends
  • Troubleshooting high VM latency caused by storage issues
  • Capacity planning and forecasting
  • Heterogeneous storage monitoring and alerting

Tuesday 30th October, 16.10 to 16.30 - Mike Thompson will give a presentation on "Best Practices: Seamless Storage and Virtualization Integration". The presentation will outline:

  • Mapping storage end to end: What is where?
  • Optimization: Are you using your resources?
  • Capacity planning: When are you going to run out?
  • Finding performance contention: Is it a storage problem or not?

Tuesday 30th October, 17.00 to 17.30 - Mike will also participate in a panel discussion along with fellow SNWE panelists.

SolarWinds will be providing demonstrations of Storage Manager, Virtualization Manager, Server & Application Monitor, DameWare, and the rest of SolarWinds powerful and affordable IT management software portfolio at booth #86.

Benjamin Nawrath, Director of Systems Integration at ESB, a SolarWinds' customer, comments: "SolarWinds products -- Virtualization Manager, Storage Manager, and Network Performance Monitor, have identified issues with our SAP productive machines before those systems fail, freeing us up time and money. We have saved twenty percent of the time we spent in the past on troubleshooting -- giving us capacity to focus on other projects."

Mike is available for one-to-one briefings throughout the show.

About Mike
Mike Thompson is a Principal for Product Marketing at SolarWinds. Prior to that role, he served as Director of Business Strategy for Virtualization and Storage. Mike has worked in the IT management industry for 11 years, including leading product management teams and portfolios in both storage and virtualization/cloud products for IBM. He has an MBA and a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they've been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

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