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SolarWinds of change spread across Asia, prizes and certifications in hand

IT management tooling specialist SolarWinds is ramping up globally, inking a deal with India’s largest distributor, Savex Technologies, expanding its M.Tech partnership in China, and receiving new awards and certifications on the back of product announcements through 2020.

Megan Headley, vice president of research at reviews site TrustRadius, said it has top-rated five SolarWinds IT operations management products and one managed services provider offering, across seven categories, for 2020. In addition, TrustRadius has certified SolarWinds in its new Transparent, Responsive, Unbiased and Ethical (TRUE) programme for more ethical sourcing.

“SolarWinds solutions received eight awards across seven product categories due entirely to customer feedback, which praised the company’s ease of implementation and user-friendly interface,” she said.

TrustRadius awards are considered by many as representing an industry standard for B2B tech. The award winners include SolarWinds’ Server & Application Monitor, Service Desk, Network Performance Monitor, Security Event Manager, Database Performance Analyzer, and remote monitoring and management.

Commenting on the Asia deals, Sojung Lee, vice president of Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) sales at SolarWinds, said the company sees tremendous potential in India and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation area, with more businesses embarking on a digital transformation journey. The deal will give it access to customers in some 700 cities across India, as well as a strong managed services network.

Singapore-based cybersecurity and network performance solutions provider M.Tech, meanwhile, will look to broaden SolarWinds’ IT operations management reach in China across verticals including banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, education and more. M.Tech has 32 offices in 16 countries across ASEAN and Australasia.

“With a constantly growing market potential powered by the fast development of the IT infrastructure and deployment of new IT technology, China is a strategically important market,” said Lee.

“The IT infrastructure landscape is rapidly changing, and new challenges are emerging every day. SolarWinds is perfectly positioned to address these issues, faced by companies of all sizes, so we can take the complexity out of IT. M.Tech’s rich in-market experience and network will help SolarWinds demonstrate its value in the China market, grow our reseller and customer base, and drive our business growth.”

Joe Kim, executive vice president and global chief technology officer at SolarWinds, said: “For years we’ve been talking about hybrid IT and what it means for tech pros. In our seventh year of the IT Trends Report, we see the effects of hybrid IT in breaking down traditional siloes and bringing core competencies across on-premises and cloud environments together.

“Especially now, when organisations worldwide are facing new challenges and uncertainty, we must take this reality seriously, focusing on skills development and readiness in key areas like security, cloud infrastructure, and application monitoring. While IT continues to be a main driver of business importance, tech pros have an opportunity to help reassure the business and focus on effectively communicating performance now and into the future.”

Converged roles and contracting budgets were already challenging the requirements of hybrid IT environments before coronavirus, according to SolarWinds.

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