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Paul J. Cormier, Red Hat Executive and Tech Industry Veteran, Joins SolarWinds' Board of Directors

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 07/15/14 -- SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that Paul J. Cormier, President, Products and Technology for Red Hat, Inc. has joined its board of directors. Cormier brings his expertise and proven track record in high-transaction, volume-based software companies and deep perspective on technology adoption to the role.

"For the past 15 years, SolarWinds' mission has been to stay in step with the existing IT Market as well as the developing changes in the technology to provide IT Professionals with 'just in time' features to help them manage the performance of their IT infrastructure," said Kevin Thompson, president and Chief Executive Officer, SolarWinds. "Mr. Cormier's deep experience and involvement in how modern IT infrastructure is being architected, along with his relationships with technology leaders and companies, large and small, will allow him to bring to SolarWinds a unique perspective on how companies are evaluating, selecting and deploying new and emerging technologies. We are pleased to have Paul involved in the next phase of SolarWinds' evolution and development."

Mr. Cormier has served as Red Hat's President, Products and Technologies since April 2008 and as Executive Vice President since May 2001. From March 1999 to May 2001, Mr. Cormier served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development at BindView Development Corporation, a network management software company. From June 1998 to March 1999, Mr. Cormier served as Chief Technology Officer for Netect Internet Software Company, a network security vendor. From January 1996 to June 1998, Mr. Cormier first served as Director of Engineering, Internet Security and Collaboration Products and then as Senior Director of Software Product Development, Internet Security Products, for AltaVista Internet Software, a web portal and Internet services company.

"The impact that SolarWinds has had on the IT management industry over the past 15 years is remarkable. The company has built an impressive business, with a disruptive business model and powerful product portfolio designed to effectively solve the real-world challenges faced by IT professionals of all kinds," commented Cormier. "I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the continued expansion of SolarWinds' mission and tradition."

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our thwack® online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design, and thwack are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC or its affiliates. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be or are intellectual property of their respective companies.

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