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SolarWinds Establishes Software Development Office in Krakow

Expansion of New Strategic European R&D Office Represents Exciting Opportunities for Technical Experts to Build and Enhance Careers, Helps Strengthen Worldwide Development Team and Contributes to Global Success of the Company

AUSTIN, TX and KRAKOW, POLAND -- (Marketwired) -- 06/22/15 -- SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading global provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management software, today announced the official opening of its strategic European R&D office in Kraków, Poland. The new office joins SolarWinds' Brno, Czech Republic, and Stockholm and Västerås Swedish locations as a vital European player in the company's global product strategy by supporting the development of powerful and purpose-built products that are designed to make IT professionals' jobs easier.

"Kraków boasts a highly technical talent pool and is recognized as a leading technology hub for Central and Eastern Europe," said Doug Hibberd, executive vice president of business operations and engineering. "Our continued investment in our European R&D offices is testament to our appreciation for the expertise in the area and we look forward to continue growing our new office with a team of highly-skilled and motivated individuals."

The company is looking for software engineers, UI developers and product testers with expertise in C#, Java®, C++ and modern UI frameworks (Angular) in areas such as databases, networking, systems and applications, storage and virtualization. Individuals interested in learning and applying diverse technology to their skillset can receive SolarWinds employment opportunity information here.

"We've encountered a tremendous caliber of talent with our R&D office in Brno and we believe the addition of Kraków will allow us to continue to build on our success with the technical expertise in Europe," said Kevin Thompson, president and CEO, SolarWinds. "The city of Kraków offers us the perfect environment for our new European R&D center to thrive in and we expect the new office to play an integral role in the global success of the company for years to come."

Recently distinguished as one of the top 20 "Most Innovative Growth Companies" by Forbes® magazine, SolarWinds was established in 1999 and celebrated its 15th anniversary last year. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas and employs more than 1,700 people worldwide in 11 offices including Ireland; Singapore; India; Australia; and Czech Republic. SolarWinds opened is first European R&D office in Brno in 2008 and it has become the home of the company's largest software development team, employing more than 300 engineers. This year, the company plans to build a core team in Kraków of 40 engineers and will continue to expand as the team grows over the years.

The company will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and reception on Tuesday, 23 June, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. CEST. To meet members of SolarWinds' executive team and to confirm your attendance, please RSVP to Katarzyna.skarbowska@solarwinds.com.

SolarWinds' new office is located in the Bonarka office complex -- Puszkarska 7j, Building E, 2nd floor.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains "forward-looking" statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our plans and expectations for our Kraków operations and related employment opportunities. These forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by terms such as "will," "plans," "expects," or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, risks associated with international operations, our ability to manage growth effectively and such other risks and uncertainties described more fully in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 filed on February 14, 2014. All information provided in this release is as of the date hereof and SolarWinds undertakes no duty to update this information except as required by law.

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.

© 2015 SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. All rights reserved.

Katarzyna Nazarewicz
East Side Consulting GmbH
Phone: +48 660 469 706
nazarewicz@east-side-consulting.pl

Katherine O'Keeffe
SolarWinds
Phone: +353 21 500 2954
pr@solarwinds.com

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