Thomas LaRock

Tom LaRock, head geek at SolarWinds (, has more than 20 years of IT experience, and is a Microsoft Certified Master, VMware vExpert, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and a 10-time Microsoft Data Platform MVP.

Articles by Thomas LaRock

Quantum computing will bring unprecedented advances in medicine, science, and mathematics—knowledge currently out of reach. Many secrets of the universe are on the verge of discovery. But, are we ready for everything to be unlocked? Are we prepared to manage what comes with quantum computing's limitless architecture?

Posted June 10, 2019

Managing business-critical databases is no easy task even for experienced DBAs, so for IT pros who might be new to the role—and likely already wear multiple other hats within their organization—it can be a challenging endeavor to say the least. Here are the 5 key areas that IT pros who have found themselves in the position of accidental DBAs should focus on.

Posted August 12, 2014