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Government and Education Webinar: Successfully Migrating Applications to the Cloud


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In this interactive webinar, our Government sales engineers discussed how to successfully migrate your organization’s applications to the cloud. Our sales engineers discussed about moving your applications to the cloud, with considerations such as application portability and existing infrastructure.
Our presenters reviewed and discussed migrating your apps to the cloud and demonstrated how SolarWinds® Server & Application Monitor (SAM), Virtualization Manager (VMAN), and Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) can help support your organization’s migration plans.
During this interactive webinar, attendees learned about: :
• Understand application monitoring challenges for hybrid and multi-cloud environments
• Get a unified view of application performance regardless of where they are deployed
• Leverage SAM’s API integrations to monitor AWS® and Azure® environments
• Deploy custom Windows® and Linux® agents to monitor hybrid or private cloud applications
• Leverage out-of-the-box templates to monitor hundreds of applications, including SaaS applications like Microsoft® Office 365®
• Leverage DPA to monitor all your databases—on-premises, virtualized, and in the cloud

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Government and Education Webinar: Successfully Migrating Applications to the Cloud

  1. 1. @solarwinds Successfully Migrating Applications to the Cloud Government and Education Webinar August 29, 2019
  2. 2. @solarwinds 2 Speaker Introduction George Piteira Principal Sales Engineer 703.386.2632 (office) Sean Martinez Technical Account Manager 512.682.9554 (office) © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. @solarwinds 3 • SolarWinds overview • Cloud migration overview and discussion • Understanding app performance and dependencies • Monitoring apps in the cloud • How SolarWinds helps • Demonstration • Additional resources • Q&A Agenda © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. @solarwinds 4 SolarWinds at a Glance 1. Customers are defined as individuals or entities that have an active subscription for our subscription products or that have purchased one or more of our perpetual license products since our inception under a unique customer identification number. We may have multiple purchasers of our products within a single organization, each of which may be assigned a unique customer identification number and deemed a separate customer. 2. IDC defined Network Management Software functional market, IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Software Tracker, April 2019. 3. Source: Gartner, Market Share Analysis: ITOM: Performance Analysis Software, Worldwide, 2017. July 9, 2018. (AIOps/ITIM/Other Monitoring Tools Software Market). SolarWinds term, Systems Management, refers to the AIOps/ITIM/Other Monitoring Tools Software Market Taxonomy referenced in the Gartner report. All statements in this report attributable to Gartner represent SolarWinds interpretation of data, research opinion or viewpoints published as part of a syndicated subscription service by Gartner, Inc., and have not been reviewed by Gartner. Each Gartner publication speaks as of its original publication date (and not as of the date of this presentation). The opinions expressed in Gartner publications are not representations of fact and are subject to change without notice. #1 in Network Management2 300,000+ customers in 190 countries1 50+ IT management products 22,000+ MSPs serving 450,000+ organizations Every branch of the DoD, and nearly every civilian and intelligence agency 150,000+ registered members of THWACK®, our global IT community Founded in 1999 More than 2,500 employees globally Austin, TX, headquarters Herndon, VA, government office 30+ offices globally Leader in remote monitoring and management #4 in Systems Management3 Growing security portfolio 499 of Fortune 500® © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. @solarwinds 5 Building Great Products That Simply Work Is at Our Core © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. End User-Driven Product Strategy With a Constantly Growing OfferingFocused on Ease and Efficiency Geekbuilt.® Roadmap driven by end users and products developed by IT professionals who understand today’s IT environment Massive User Community 150K+ registered THWACK members; in 2017, THWACK averaged over 7,000 daily unique visitors 22K+ MSPs access the MSP Institute and Customer Success Center Solve clearly identified problems Orion® Platform Hybrid IT management Application Management Affordable full-stack monitoring for hybrid and cloud-native IT environments SolarWinds MSP™ Remote monitoring and management platforms, backup, and email security Easy to try, find, and buy Ready to use Security Security, simplified
  6. 6. @solarwinds 6 Our Approach to ProductOurCorePrinciplesNotableExamples Simple and powerful Deliver complete visibility for hybrid IT Grow with our customers Enable application- centric management •Quick value after install •Seamless UX across product portfolio •Native support of the major on-premises and public clouds •Unified, integrated experience •Start small, solve the first problem, and be ready for the next •Add new capabilities quickly • AppStack™ – manage the entire app, not just components • PerfStack™ – real-time troubleshooting across the modern app and infrastructure stack • NetPath™ – manage the network, not just elements • Cloud Infrastructure Monitoring – AWS® and Azure® infrastructure monitoring •Support management of traditional and modern apps • Network Insight™ – deep visibility for the modern network stack across performance and configuration • AppInsight™ – deep visibility for packaged application performance • Increased scale – support for 400,000 NPM elements in a single instance • Simplified multiproduct installer – single installer to automatically resolve upgrade and install dependencies © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. @solarwinds HYBRID IT 7 What Are Your Cloud Objectives? • Meet mandates? • Reduce costs? • Modernize? • Improve agility? • Improve security? • All of the above? © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. @solarwinds HYBRID IT Which area(s) of your organization’s IT infrastructure have already been migrated to the cloud? 69% 49% 33% Source: 8 Common Hybrid Expansion Use Cases • Test and development • Expand non-critical workloads to the cloud for cost savings • Cloud-bursting • Burst to cloud when capacity spikes • Disaster recovery • Production environment on-premises • DR environment in cloud • Most common – “Warm DR” scenario • Lift-n-shift • Migration of entire business service to the cloud • Taking into account integration points • New greenfield initiatives • Leverage modern, agile capabilities, cloud- native apps © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. @solarwinds YouManage 9 Layers used to deliver applications and workloads on-premises and in the cloud Multi-Cloud – Hybrid IT Networking YouManage Storage Servers Virtualization Operating System Vendor Middleware Runtime Data Application Networking Storage Servers Virtualization VendorManaged Operating System Vendor Middleware Runtime Data Application VendorManaged (PaaS) VendorManaged (SaaS) (as a Service) On-Premises © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. AWS® Google® Azure® Private cloud
  10. 10. @solarwinds 10 Cloud Migration Discussion Topics • Executive and technical leadership • Level of effort • Type of cloud service • Establish KPIs and baselines • Application dependencies and components • Prepare your applications • Data migration plan • Moving apps and resource allocation © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. @solarwinds 11 Other Discussion Topics • Migration path will vary based on the application, objectives, and other considerations • Application portability will affect cost and performance • Evaluate existing bandwidth, compute and storage capacity, and application performance • Building and maintaining a secure system • Security compliance posture • Data classification levels © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. @solarwinds 12 Understanding App Performance and Dependencies • Application monitoring challenges • Migration planning requires data on system, application, and database performance and utilization • Server and application monitoring collects metrics on servers, apps, and databases • Tools need to discover and visualize application dependencies • An aggregated view of your virtual environments, including performance and utilization, is also important • Capacity planning helps with migration planning • Virtualization recommendations can be an enabler • Middleware and database considerations © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. @solarwinds 13 Monitoring Your Apps in the Cloud • Monitor application performance to support troubleshooting and resolve any user impacts • Cloud provider APIs • Server monitoring agents • Deployment scenarios • Dynamic application dependencies makes mapping and visualization critical • Use traceroute tools to monitor network and service provider utilization and latency issues • Using monitoring data to help enforce Service Level Agreements © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. @solarwinds 14 Monitoring Applications with SAM Orion Server and SQL database Server & Application Monitor Database Performance Analyzer Single Pane of Glass SolarWinds Solution Polling Method Where the Application Lives Optional VPN On-premises AWS® Google® Azure® Private cloud SNMP Agents API © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. Containers
  15. 15. @solarwinds 15 Server & Application Monitor (SAM) Overview • Powerful application and server monitoring and performance alerting for faster problem detection and troubleshooting • One easy-to-use and affordable enterprise product to monitor multi-vendor IT infrastructure What SAM Monitors What SAM Delivers • Applications • Databases • Physical servers • Services • Processes • Event logs • Disk volumes • Hypervisors • Virtual machines • Availability monitoring • Performance monitoring • Intelligent alerts • Environment dependency mapping • Root cause analysis • Capacity planning • Troubleshooting tools • Custom script execution • Automated reports © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. @solarwinds 16 What Makes SAM Unique? • Monitor hundreds of commercial applications and servers from a central console • SAM includes 1,200+ application performance templates, such as Active Directory®, Java®, XenApp®, IBM® WebSphere®, Lync®, and more • Also supports custom/home-grown applications, containers, and serverless applications • AppInsight™ provides detailed monitoring of Exchange™, SQL Server®, and IIS™ • AppStack™ visualizes the relationships and dependencies between applications and supporting infrastructure to help identify the root cause of application problems • PerfStack™ correlates and charts systems and network metrics for advanced troubleshooting © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. @solarwinds 17 How We Help Monitor Your Apps in the Cloud • Leverage SAM API integrations to monitor the performance and availability of Azure and AWS GovCloud • SAM instructions for AWS GovCloud can be found here • Utilize agents for private or hybrid cloud environments • SAM templates provide monitoring best practices for SaaS applications like Office 365® and more • Leverage Virtualization Manager for an aggregated view of your virtual environments, including performance and utilization • Leverage Database Performance Analyzer to monitor hybrid and cloud-based databases • Utilize NPM/NTA integration and visualize critical path (such as with NetPath) to improve troubleshooting and visibility to SLA metrics © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. @solarwinds DEMO 18© 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. @solarwinds Additional Resources • Visit our Azure Solutions webpage • Visit our SAM AWS monitoring use case page • Download a whitepaper Application Monitoring for On-Premises, Hybrid, and Multi-cloud Environments • Visit our product pages for Server & Application Monitor, Virtualization Manager, and Database Performance Analyzer • Read cloud blogs on THWACK • Readiness actions before cloud migration • Cloud migration is no drama – or is it? • Important actions after cloud migration • Download SAM for AWS GovCloud instructions • Download a AWS Orion Deployment Guide or a Azure Orion Deployment Guide © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved. 19
  20. 20. @solarwinds Q&A 20 Call government and education sales: 877.946.3751 Email your sales team: © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  21. 21. @solarwinds 21 Let Us Know How We Can Help You • Visit our THWACK government group: • Watch a short demo video: • Download a free trial: • Visit our government website: • Call government and education sales: 877.946.3751 • Email SolarWinds federal government sales: • Email SolarWinds state and local government sales: • Email SolarWinds education sales: • Follow us on LinkedIn®: government © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. @solarwinds 22 THWACKcamp 2019 • THWACKcamp™ is a two-day virtual event held October 16 – 17 attended by thousands of IT pros around the world • Save the date and visit for more details; registration for this free event is open now © 2019 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
  23. 23. @solarwinds THANK YOU! 23© 2018 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. @solarwinds The SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design, Orion, and THWACK trademarks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC or its affiliates, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other SolarWinds trademarks, service marks, and logos may be common law marks or are registered or pending registration. All other trademarks mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and are trademarks of (and may be registered trademarks) of their respective companies.