SolarWinds Introduces New "Head Geeks" to Offer Real-World Advice to IT Professionals
AUSTIN, TX, Nov 14, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Q: What do you get when you combine a techie, IT evangelist,
industry expert and SolarWinds product specialist A: A SolarWinds
Head Geek. SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and
affordable IT management software, today introduced its latest lineup
of Head Geeks -- Lawrence Garvin and Patrick Hubbard.
In their roles as Head Geeks, Lawrence and Patrick will regularly
interact with IT pros and SolarWinds customers and provide them with
IT industry and product knowledge as well as helpful content
including tips and how-tos.
IT pros can ask the Head Geeks in-depth questions about SolarWinds
product capabilities or any network and systems management pain
points or simply strike up a conversation on a number of SolarWinds'
forums or channels such as thwack, Geek Speak, Twitter and Facebook,
to name a few. There, the Head Geeks will address IT management
issues and trends and demonstrate how users can implement a variety
of solutions in their unique environments.
"Just as SolarWinds has a unique connection with IT end users, the
Head Geeks also have real-world IT knowledge -- they can relate to
the challenges and demands IT pros face and they understand the
solutions they seek," said Sanjay Castelino, VP and market leader,
SolarWinds. "Lawrence and Patrick have relationships with IT guys
because they are IT guys and can chat about anything from servers to
Lawrence Garvin is an eight-time consecutive recipient of the
Microsoft MVP award in recognition for his contributions to the
Microsoft TechNet WSUS forum, a Microsoft Certified IT Professional
(MCITP), and a technical product marketing manager at SolarWinds. He
has been working with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
and Software Update Services (SUS) since the release of SUS SP1 in
2003, and, generally, since the creation of Windows Update in 1998.
Patrick Hubbard is the senior technical product marketing manager at
SolarWinds with 20 years of technical expertise and IT customer
perspective. His networking management experience includes campus,
datacenter, HA/DR networks, storage networks, VoIP/telepresence and
VDI Fortune 500 and startups in high tech, transportation, financial
services and telecom industries.
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and
affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune
500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our
approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to
eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from
traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this
commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy
to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address
any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in
our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online
community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best
practices, and directly participate in our product development
process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com.
SolarWinds and SolarWinds.com 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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