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SolarWinds Showcases Latest Updates to Orion Platform at GITEX Technology Week 2020

SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week, December 6 - 10, 2020, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. SolarWinds will be represented at GISEC by one of their key Partners, Spire, at Booth H7-D40, and exhibit online through the GITEX 2020 virtual event platform. The company, who holds the May 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice distinction for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics, will exhibit the latest updates to its SolarWinds Orion Platform.

Key benefits of the SolarWinds Orion Platform include centralized monitoring and management of a company's entire IT stack, from infrastructure to applications, and scalable architecture reaching across physical, virtualized, and cloud IT environments. In addition to the ability to be deployed on-premises, in virtualized environments, and in Microsoft Azure, the Orion Platform offers a simple, secure, and integrated experience.

Businesses across the Middle East and North Africa continue to evolve their IT systems to cope with the demands of supporting a remote workforce-even post-pandemic-and process automation will be a crucial weapon in their arsenal. A major challenge for businesses in the coming months will be bringing their IT systems up to speed in a cost-effective manner, enabling them to accommodate remote access and work from home initiatives in the long term.

"Organizations of all sizes have complex IT environments that make managing IT challenging. We design our products to be powerful and easy to use, and many are built on a common technology platform, the SolarWinds Orion Platform, enabling companies to implement our products individually and grow as needed. They're highly scalable, and our integrated network and systems performance data is combined from multiple parts of the tech stack to provide a single, unified, application-centric view and experience," stated Sascha Giese, SolarWinds Head Geek.

IT teams are redoubling their efforts to meet the increased demand for remote network access while simultaneously maintaining the highest standards of online security. Since March 2020, SolarWinds has seen an uptick in demand for its range of IT security solutions-particularly those designed to monitor VPN connections-as IT professionals around the globe strive to keep their infrastructures alive and support employees working from home.

"In the second quarter of 2020, everybody tried to make everything virtual and online to provide WFH capabilities, which entailed a lot of changes to their IT infrastructure. Those changes had to be made immediately-almost overnight. Things that usually would have taken months of proper planning had to be implemented almost overnight. What we've seen now is companies trying to fix the mistakes they made during those initial implementations. This is quite challenging for IT teams because budgets are tight right now, so they have to be quite creative in how they get things done," added Giese.

SolarWinds is one of the only vendors in the world with such a broad portfolio for monitoring and managing IT. SolarWinds solutions deliver visibility through all layers and deployments-including hybrid and multi-cloud deployments-and help IT professionals simultaneously make sense of data coming from the network, infrastructure, and applications.

Earlier this year, SolarWinds acquired database monitoring specialist firm SentryOne, a leading technology provider of database performance monitoring and DataOps solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and the Microsoft Data Platform. The acquisition will help SolarWinds expand its reach in these markets.

"Across all industries, companies are using more and more data," said Giese. "Huge quantities of data are stored in databases, and it's getting harder and harder for database admins to deal with it. SolarWinds already has a strong database performance analysis portfolio, and adding SentryOne makes it a really great addition for us."

The acquisition of SentryOne complements the SolarWinds on-premises and cloud-native database management offerings and allows the company to serve the needs of its mid-market clients while simultaneously ramping up its offering to larger organizations.

Published Friday, December 04, 2020 7:32 AM by David Marshall
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