SolarWinds

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SolarWinds Inc.
Private
Industry
  • Network Management
  • Server Monitoring
  • Application Monitoring
  • IT Security Management
  • Data Storage Management
Founded 1999
Headquarters Austin, Texas, United States of America
Key people
  • Kevin B. Thompson
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Bart Kalsu
  • EVP and CFO
    Doug G. Hibberd
  • EVP and President Business Operations
    Paul Strelzick
  • EVP and President Worldwide Sales
Revenue $428.7 million (2014)
Number of employees
1,700+
Website www.solarwinds.com

SolarWinds Inc. develops enterprise information technology (IT) infrastructure management software for IT professionals.[1] SolarWinds is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with sales and product development offices in Lehi, Utah; Boulder, Colorado; Cork, Ireland; Brno, Czech Republic; Singapore; Ottawa; Chennai, India; Lisbon, Portugal; Krakow, Poland and Sydney, Australia.[2] The company hosts an online community called thwack.[3]

History[edit]

In 2007, SolarWinds raised funding from Austin Ventures, Bain Capital and Insight Venture Partners.[4][5] Following the funding, SolarWinds acquired several companies including Neon Software and ipMonitor Corp. and opened a European sales office in Ireland.[6]

SolarWinds completed its initial public offering of $112.5 million in 2009.[7] The company introduced the SolarWinds Certified Professional Program (SCP) for network management, to test professionals in five areas: network management fundamentals, network management planning, network management operation, network performance troubleshooting and Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) administration and service.[8]

In 2011, SolarWinds acquired certain assets of privately-held DameWare Development LLC, and added to its systems management product portfolio two remote IT administration tools: DameWare Remote Support (formerly DameWare NT Utilities) and DameWare Mini Remote Control.[9]

In 2012, SolarWinds’ total revenue reached $269 million.[10] In 2013, SolarWinds announced plans to invest $50 million on an operations hub in Salt Lake City.[11]

In June 2014, the company purchased the Swedish web-monitoring company Pingdom.[12]

In August 2014, SolarWinds announced the launch of its deep packet inspection (DPI) free tool SolarWinds Response Time Viewer for Wireshark.[13]

In October 2014, SolarWinds is among Forbes’ Best Small Companies of 2014, and the company was ranked 11th overall.

In January 2015, SolarWinds acquired the San Francisco-based metrics and monitoring company Librato, for $40 million.[14]

In April 2015, SolarWinds acquired Seattle based log management service Papertrail, for $41 million.[15]

In October 2015, SolarWinds announced it will be acquired by private equity technology investment firms Silver Lake Partners and Thoma Bravo, LLC., effectively becoming a private company.

In January 2016, SolarWinds was taken private in a $4.5 billion deal. [16]

In June 2016, Solarwinds acquired LOGICnow. [17]

Acquisitions[edit]

  • LogicNow (2016)
  • Papertrail (2015)
  • Librato (2015)
  • Pingdom (2014)
  • Confio Software (2013) for $103 million in cash.
  • N-able Technologies (2013)[18]
  • RhinoSoft (2012)[19]
  • EminentWare (2012)[20]
  • RoveIT (2012)[21]
  • Hyper9, Inc. (2011)[22]
  • DameWare Development LLC (2011)[9]
  • TriGeo Network Security (2011)[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Darryl K. Taft, eWeek. "IT Management: IT Admin's 'Summer Suitcase': 11 Helpful Tech Tools for Vacation." July 3, 2012. Retrieved Nov. 1, 2012.
  2. ^ Kurt Badenhausen, Forbes. "SolarWinds Tops List Of America's Best Small Companies." Nov. 17, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Denise Dubie (11 June 2008). "SolarWinds marks 'Thwack' anniversary with free tool release". Network World. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Austin Business Journal. "SolarWinds Raises $7.5M." Feb. 5, 2007. Retrieved on June 17, 2013.
  5. ^ Chris Morrison, VentureBeat. "Is Network Management Growing? SolarWinds Picks up Kiwi Enterprises." Jan. 6, 2009. Retrieved on June 17, 2013.
  6. ^ Maxwell Cooter, TechWorld. "SolarWinds Finally Blows into Europe." October 9, 2007. Retrieved on January 6, 2009.
  7. ^ Lori Hawkins, Austin American-Statesman. "SolarWinds keeps on growing." Nov. 20, 2011. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  8. ^ Ted Stevenson, EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet. "SolarWinds Inaugurates Network Management Certification." Aug. 14, 2009. Retrieved Aug. 20, 2009.
  9. ^ a b "SolarWinds Acquires DameWare Development". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 2016-04-29. 
  10. ^ SolarWinds Website. "SolarWinds Company News." Feb. 4, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  11. ^ Utah Business. "SolarWinds To Begin Presence in Utah." May 10, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  12. ^ "SolarWinds Adds Pingdom to Its Performance Management Portfolio". mspmentor.net. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  13. ^ MarketWatch. "[1]." August 20, 2014. August 20, 2014.
  14. ^ "SolarWinds Expands Its Cloud Monitoring and Management Footprint With Acquisition of Librato". MarketWatch. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  15. ^ Frederic Lardinois. "SolarWinds Acquires Log Management Service Papertrail For $41M In Cash". TechCrunch. AOL. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  16. ^ Lilly Rockwell - American-Statesman Staff. "Austin software maker SolarWinds completes $4.5 billion sale". mystatesman.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "SolarWinds acquires LogicNow, creates new company". CRN Australia. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  18. ^ Wall Street Journal. "SolarWinds to Buy N-able Technologies for $120 Million." May 21, 2013. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  19. ^ Richard Hay, Windows Observer. "RhinoSoft Acquired by SolarWinds – FTP Voyager Now Offered as Free Tool." Dec. 18, 2012. Retrieved June 20, 2013.
  20. ^ Bloomberg Business Week. "Company Overview of EminentWare LLC." June 23, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  21. ^ BlackBerry Cool. "Publicly Traded SolarWinds Acquires Rove Mobile Admin Technology." April 10, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  22. ^ Austin Business Journal. "SolarWinds acquires Hyper9." July 19, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
  23. ^ Robin Wauters, TechCrunch. "SolarWinds Buys Network Security Company TriGeo For $35 Million In Cash." June 23, 2011. Retrieved June 22, 2013.

External links[edit]

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