SolarWinds With Microsoft Azure Help Digital Transformation for Tech Pros

“SolarWinds customers can now enjoy the benefits of cloud when choosing Azure for their network and systems management products,” said Wisam Hirzalla, director product marketing for Azure at Microsoft. “We’re delighted to have SolarWinds enable customers to run their IT operations solution in the Microsoft cloud.”

“For 20 years, SolarWinds has helped tech pros navigate the challenges of highly performant environments, while avoiding the distractions of the hype cycle. Because of this strong legacy, we’re uniquely positioned to help these same tech pros as they embark on their journey to the cloud,” said Sandy Orlando, senior vice president, products, SolarWinds.

Various reports shows that there are well over 150,000 users of Azure in which most of their IT operations are on-sites operations. As such, there is a great need for  a comprehensive, full-stack visibility across the entire hybrid IT environment, irrespective of whether the company is in its digital transformation journey.

According to Thomas LaRock, Head Geek, SolarWinds.  “Understanding how to migrate and manage applications in the cloud is critical as hybrid environments continue to be the reality for today’s tech pros. Our latest portfolio updates and broadened platform support for Azure environments empowers tech pros to better monitor, manage, and secure hybrid applications and infrastructure, and I look forward to sharing additional cloud migration best practices during my presentation at Ignite.”

Recent announcement on this partnership include;

SolarWinds announces updates spanning both its SaaS-delivered APM suite, and the SolarWinds Orion Platform, which scales to encompass monitoring of on-premises and cloud environments;

•AppOptics and Pingdom (part of the SaaS-delivered APM suite):Included in AppOptics is the capability to monitor key Azure services and extended support to provide powerful application performance monitoring with tracing and code-level troubleshooting for applications running on an Azure App Service.

•Database Performance Analyzer (DPA): Adds new database performance analysis and recommendations for Azure SQL Database Managed Instances and adds support for the latest versions of popular databases including SQL Server 2019, Oracle 19, MariaDB 10, and MySQL.

•Server Configuration Monitor (SCM): Provides an improved ability to monitor and alert on changes made within Windows systems running on Azure IaaS and adds support for detecting and tracking changes on Linux servers.

•Orion Maps: Includes editing capabilities to deliver improved context and relevant visualizations with background images, and more.

•SolarWinds Service Desk (SWSD):Integrates with the Orion Platform for streamlined IT Service Management (ITSM) governance and workflow. This integration improves time-to-resolution by automatically creating IT incident tickets in SWSD when an Orion alert is triggered.

•Cost Calculator for Azure: Identifies total spend for cloud services across one or several Azure subscriptions as a free tool for tech pros.

 “Today’s tech pros require greater flexibility, enhanced security, and improved full-stack visibility to successfully manage the web of applications and workloads spanning on-premises, hybrid, and multi-cloud environments, like Microsoft Azure,” Sandy concludes. “These new features and solution enhancements announced today reinforce our commitment to and focus on what matters most to customers: solving IT management problems the way tech pros need them solved and delivering solutions compatible with the environments they use today—and where they’ll grow tomorrow.”