SOURCE: SolarWinds


July 06, 2011 07:30 ET

SolarWinds Film Festival Now Showing at Cisco Live! 2011 in Las Vegas

SolarWinds and Head Geek to Share Best Practices, Discuss Current Trends in IT Management

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 6, 2011) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software for more than 97,000 customers worldwide, announced today that it will exhibit and present at Cisco Live! in Las Vegas on July 11-14 in booth 1337. SolarWinds' Head Geek Josh Stephens will be speaking on IPv6, data center best practices, analyzing network traffic with NetFlow, the Cisco Unified Computing System, and tips for managing cloud, SaaS, and WAN connections.

"We look forward to participating in Cisco Live! every year because it's truly a user-focused conference that gives us a chance to visit with IT professionals and learn more about how we can create or update software that addresses their pain points," said Josh Stephens, SolarWinds VP of Technology and Head Geek.

On July 12 at 11:45 a.m., Stephens will give a 15 minute theater presentation, "IPv6: What Network Administrators and IT Managers Need to Know Today," in the Solutions Theater. In this talk, Stephens will provide tips on what administrators and managers need to be doing today to prepare for and manage IPv6 on their networks.

On July 13 at 9 a.m., Stephens will join Mark Balch, Senior Product Manager, Cisco Data Center Solutions, for a 50 minute presentation, "Next-Gen Data Center Best Practices: How to Overcome the Top Five Pitfalls," in Mandalay Bay C. Attendees can view and add sessions to their schedule once they have registered for a conference badge.

With feedback from thwack, SolarWinds' online community of 60,000+ IT professionals, SolarWinds created short, in-booth presentations -- one every half hour -- to address daily challenges faced by practitioners. These include:

  • Cisco Unified Computing System and SolarWinds
  • Analyzing Network Traffic with NetFlow
  • Tips for Managing Cloud, SaaS, & WAN Connections

Those visiting the SolarWinds booth will have the opportunity to meet Head Geek Josh Stephens and members of the product team. Through product demonstrations and presentations, attendees can learn more about SolarWinds' network, application and server, storage, and virtualization IT management solutions.

The SolarWinds booth will also include its own movie theatre with regular showings of two original movies from SolarWinds' Virtual Film Festival -- "The Virtual Matrix," and "Sprawlbusters," inspired by two recently-launched products, Virtualization Manager and Storage Manager, powered by Profiler. Visitors to the SolarWinds booth will enjoy complimentary candy, movie posters, and a t-shirt.

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About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to 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 and 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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