SolarWinds Inc. develops enterprise information technology (IT) infrastructure management software for IT professionals. 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. The company hosts an online community called thwack.
In 2007, SolarWinds raised funding from Austin Ventures, Bain Capital and Insight Venture Partners. Following the funding, SolarWinds acquired several companies including Neon Software and ipMonitor Corp. and opened a European sales office in Ireland.
SolarWinds completed its initial public offering of $112.5 million in 2009. 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.
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.
In 2012, SolarWinds’ total revenue reached $269 million. In 2013, SolarWinds announced plans to invest $50 million on an operations hub in Salt Lake City.
In June 2014, the company purchased the Swedish web-monitoring company Pingdom.
In August 2014, SolarWinds announced the launch of its deep packet inspection (DPI) free tool SolarWinds Response Time Viewer for Wireshark.
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.
In April 2015, SolarWinds acquired Seattle based log management service Papertrail, for $41 million.
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.
In June 2016, Solarwinds acquired LOGICnow.