AUSTIN, Texas, May 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that Head Geek and technical product marketing director Patrick Hubbard will present, “Hybrid IT: The Technology Nobody Asked For,” at the Interop® ITX Conference, May 15-19, 2017, at the MGM Grand® in Las Vegas. In the talk, to be given on May 18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. PDT, Hubbard will provide an overview of the real-world hybrid IT frustrations gleaned from hundreds of customers, commiserate with audience members who may be in the same situation, and provide actionable approaches to take the pain out of ensuring delivery of critical services regardless of where they reside.

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“Hybrid IT—which means the weird ‘some of it’s here and some of it’s not’ state of infrastructure—isn’t something systems administrators ever asked for—it’s the side effect of other technologies like cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS),” Hubbard said. “It’s become more than a buzzword—it’s a burdensome reality because, despite the apparent business benefits, it’s one more headache for operations folks who have to keep businesses running. I’m excited to share some core techniques to help attendees gain deep visibility into critical network paths regardless of their location: on-premises, off premises, or in a hybrid IT environment.”

Who: Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek and technical product marketing director, SolarWinds
What: “Hybrid IT: The Technology Nobody Asked For”
When: 10:30-11:30 a.m. PDT, Thursday, May 18, 2017
Where: Room 121, Interop ITX Conference, MGM Grand, Las Vegas

The importance of this topic is evidenced in the recent SolarWinds Hybrid IT Report 2017: Portrait of a Hybrid IT Organization. Overall, the report found that organizations in North America are moving further into the cloud, with 95 percent reporting they have migrated critical applications and infrastructure over the past year. However, while nearly 60 percent said they have experienced the expected benefits of the cloud, hybrid IT is increasing the complexity of IT roles, and introducing challenges such as a lack of visibility between on-premises and cloud infrastructure, as well as the need to develop new skillsets to keep pace with changing environments.

SolarWinds also recently announced its latest capabilities for end-to-end hybrid IT management made possible through key updates to its modular and scalable SolarWinds® Orion® platform and related products, including SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer, and the all-new SolarWinds PerfStackdashboard. SolarWinds enables complete cloud visibility along with deep on-premises monitoring to help IT professionals monitor, troubleshoot, and improve hybrid IT performance with a simplicity like never before.

For more information on SolarWinds IT management products, including downloadable, free 30-day evaluations, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.

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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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