AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its sixth edition of THWACKcamp, scheduled for October 18-19, 2017. THWACKcamp is a free, worldwide virtual IT learning event connecting skilled IT professionals with industry experts and SolarWinds technical staff. Every year, thousands of attendees come together to discuss network and systems monitoring. New this year, THWACKcamp will cover emerging IT challenges topics, including automation, hybrid IT, cloud-native APM, DevOps, security, and will invite MSP operators to join the conversation.

THWACKcamp features 18 sessions split into two tracks over two days. This year, the IT event has expanded to include topics from the breadth of the SolarWinds portfolio. There will be deep-dive technical presentations, thought leadership discussions and panels that cover best practices, insider tips, and community recommendations about the SolarWinds® Orion® Platform.

“This year, we’re excited to introduce SolarWinds Cloud best practices for cloud-native developers, as well as share the inside track on MSP’s approaches to assuring reliable service delivery to their subscribers and MSP operations,” said Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek, SolarWinds. “We're looking forward to our discussions with industry experts about evolving IT challenges and trends, collaborating, and learning about how we can make IT more reliable, innovative and even fun!”

THWACKcamp Event Schedule:

October 18

Keynote: “The State of SolarWinds:” Featuring SolarWinds CTO, Joe Kim, SolarWinds CIO, Rani Johnson, and SolarWinds Head Geek, Patrick Hubbard9:00 a.m. CDT
The Seven Deadly Sins of Data Management 10:00 a.m. CDT
Panel: Executive BabelFish: The Reports Your CIO Wants to See10:00 a.m. CDT
Using Monitoring to Reduce Your Hardware & Software Investments11:00 a.m. CDT
Monitoring Like a SysAdmin When You’re a Network Engineer11:00 a.m. CDT
Monitoring Challenges with Distributed Environments12:00 p.m. CDT
Panel: Optimizing the Data Lifecycle – A Monitoring with Discipline Series12:00 p.m. CDT
Orion Platform and the Cloud: Hybrid IT User Stories and Best Practices1:00 p.m. CDT
Understanding Backup Technologies and What They Can Do for You1:00 p.m. CDT

October 19

Keynote: “Career Power-up: Unlock You Inner Data Scientist:” Featuring Tech Field Day Organizer, Stephen Foskett and SolarWinds Head Geek, Patrick Hubbard9:00 a.m. CDT
Orion Platform at Scale: Best Practices for the Big League10:00 a.m. CDT
Panel: Soft Skills Beyond the Tech - A Monitoring with Disciplines Series10:00 a.m. CDT
Performance Tuning for the Accidental Cloud DBA11:00 a.m. CDT
Protecting the Business: Creating a Security Maturity Model with SIEM 11:00 a.m. CDT
Monitoring is Your Best Friend When Moving to the Cloud12:00 p.m. CDT
Panel: When DevOps Says “Monitor”12:00 p.m. CDT
If It’s Not in the Ticket, It Didn’t Happen 1:00 p.m. CDT
Extend Your Modern APM Strategy1:00 p.m. CDT
Event Wrap: Closing Remarks2:00 p.m. CDT

Register today to join the sixth annual THWACKcamp free IT virtual event.

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SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide, from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses, managed service providers (MSPs), government agencies, and educational institutions. We are committed to focusing exclusively on IT, MSP, and DevOps professionals, and strive to eliminate the complexity that our customers have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. Regardless of where the IT asset or user sits, SolarWinds delivers products that are easy to find, buy, use, maintain, and scale while providing the power to address key areas of the infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. This focus and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as the worldwide leader in both network management software and MSP solutions, and is driving similar growth across the full spectrum of IT management software. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our THWACK online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

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