Confio Software, part of the SolarWinds® [NYSE:SWI] family, announced today that its Ignite performance monitoring solutions have earned three distinctions in Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine annual awards program. Confio was selected for the 2013 Community Choice Awards in the following categories: Ignite for SQL Server was awarded the silver award for Best Database Monitoring & Performance Product, Confio’s team was honored with the silver for Best Vendor Support and IgniteFree was given the bronze for Best Free Tool. According to Windows IT Pro, the 2013 Community Choice Awards represent the cream of the crop in the various markets the magazine covers. "Participation in our 2013 Community Choice awards was excellent,” said Jason Bovberg, senior editor at Penton. "Our Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, and DevPro awards programs are unique in that the product-nomination process is open to readers. We don't just present a predefined list of products and services, thereby limiting scope. Instead, the community both nominates and votes for the best products of the year, ensuring a nice breadth of inclusion in the surveys. Our winners have earned a unique honor to stand out among their peers as winners of our Community Choice Awards." “The Community Choice Awards are particularly thrilling for us because they are selected by our users and those in the database community,” said Don Bergal, Confio’s Chief Marketing Office. “These awards underscore our commitment to delivering useful, reliable and supportive software tools that solve database administrators’ pain points.” Confio develops database performance solutions that improve service and reduce the cost of operating Oracle, SQL Server, DB2 and Sybase databases in physical or VMware environments. Confio's unique use of response-time analysis in Ignite helps database administrators (DBA), developers and DBA managers identify, analyze and resolve the most complex and costly performance problems which can significantly affect enterprise business performance.
Confio has been honored with multiple awards and distinctions in 2013, including the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, the Inc. 500|5000 and the Denver Post’s Top Workplaces. In October 2013, Confio Software was acquired by SolarWinds, an IT management leader serving over 150,000 customers worldwide including small to medium sized businesses and 425 of the Fortune 500 companies. For more information about Confio's solutions for DBAs, developers and IT managers, please visit www.confio.com.About Windows IT Pro The Windows IT Pro community is the heartbeat of the Windows IT world — a gathering of people, content and resources focused on Microsoft Windows technologies and applications. It's a "community" in every sense, bringing an independent, uncensored voice to IT managers, network and systems administrators, developers, systems analysts, CIOs, CTOs, and other technologists at companies worldwide. Visit www.windowsitpro.com today to learn more. A bout Penton Media As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton knows business and how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com. About Confio Software Confio Software is the leader in database DevOps performance solutions for DBAs, developers, and IT managers to accelerate application delivery, speed problem resolution, and reduce cost of IT operations. In October 2013, the company joined the SolarWinds family of IT Management companies. Confio’s flagship product, Confio Ignite™ improves software development and service delivery for systems based on Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and SAP Sybase databases, running on VMware virtual servers as well as physical servers. Recognized as the fastest growing database performance solution company in the past two years, Confio has earned recognition on the Inc. 500/5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Founded in 2004, Confio products are developed and supported from the Boulder, CO headquarters. For more information visit www.confio.com. SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design, Confio and Confio Ignite are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other SolarWinds and Confio marks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds, may be pending registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.