SOURCE: SolarWinds


November 18, 2010 16:30 ET

SolarWinds Products Honored in the 2010 Redmond Magazine Readers Choice Awards

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 18, 2010) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 97,000 customers worldwide, today announced that its Orion® suite of productsOrion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and VM Monitor received four honors from Redmond Magazine in its 2010 Readers Choice Awards.

"We are always thrilled to have our products recognized by the industry, particularly when it's driven by user votes," said Josh Stephens, SolarWinds' Head Geek and VP of Technology. "We work hard to make sure that our products address the real-world needs of our users by working closely with the IT community. Our product managers talk to hundreds of customers a year to get feedback, feature requests and insight that will help make our products more valuable. At the end of the day, we are working to make our customers' jobs easier and it's rewarding to get confirmation from Redmond's readers that our products deliver."

Best Performance Management Product

Best Virtualization Management and Optimization Product

Best Network Management Product

SolarWinds knocked Microsoft's System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) out of the top spot in the performance management category that it had held for four consecutive years. The company also made a noticeable entrance into the virtual management category by topping both IBM and last year's winner, VMware. 

View the full list of winners in Redmond's November issue and online.

About Redmond magazine
Redmond magazine provides cutting-edge product, business and how-to information to network professionals, IT managers and IT directors working on the Microsoft Windows platform. The monthly publication reaches 100,000 qualified subscribers. For more information, visit:

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 97,000 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 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

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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