SolarWinds Names Suaad Sait Executive Vice President, Products & Markets

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AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 5, 2013) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), an IT management leader serving over 150,000 customers worldwide including small to medium sized businesses and 425 of the Fortune 500 companies, today announced that it has named Suaad Sait as the company's Executive Vice President, Products & Markets. Sait, who joined the company effective November 1, will oversee SolarWinds' global product and market strategy, with responsibility for the performance of the SolarWinds' product portfolio.

"SolarWinds' mission has always been to stay in step with the developing market and technology changes to provide our users with 'just in time' features to help them manage their environments and obligations. We believe that Suaad's deep background in IT infrastructure and his experience in developing new Cloud markets gives him the necessary perspective as to how the architecture of IT infrastructure is changing and how IT Pros will need to manage this infrastructure, now and in the future," said Kevin Thompson, president and Chief Executive Officer, SolarWinds.

"With responsibility for the performance of all of our products across all of the markets in which we compete, Suaad will help to determine how SolarWinds will continue to provide one of the more compelling product sets in the industry."

Suaad Sait brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in the technology industry to SolarWinds. Most recently, Sait served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Rackspace, the open cloud company. Prior to Rackspace, he was founder and Chief Executive Officer of ReachForce, a venture-backed b2b marketing-data services startup, where he continues to serve as chairman of the board. Sait was vice president and general manger of products and marketing at Pervasive Software, Inc., as Chief Marketing Officer for Liaison Technology, (acquired by Forest Express), as founding vice president of marketing at Ventix Systems Inc. (acquired by Motive), and as head of Internet product marketing for Dazel Corp. (acquired by Hewlett Packard). Mr. Sait earned a Masters of Science from The William E. Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

"The continued growth and adoption of Cloud and Big Data technologies is moving forward at a rapid pace and changing the overall nature of IT consumption. I am excited to be a part of SolarWinds at this important time in the industry's development," said Suaad Sait, SolarWinds EVP, Products & Markets. "As these markets evolve and grow, the management needs for these technologies become mission critical to their success. I believe that SolarWinds' technology foundation and broad product portfolio of management software products best positions the company to provide critical support to a wider range of technologists -- from traditional IT pros, dev ops professionals and application developers to database admins -- as they navigate the rapidly changing and complex technology landscape while still maintaining the requirements around service levels, security and interoperability that determine their overall success."

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack®, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design and thwack 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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