Leon Adato is a Head Geek and technical evangelist at SolarWinds®, and is a Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSE and SolarWinds Certified Professional (he was once a customer, after all). His 25 years of network management experience spans financial, healthcare, food and beverage, and other industries.
Before he was a SolarWinds Head Geek, Adato was a SolarWinds user for over a decade. His expertise in IT began in 1989 and has led him through roles as a classroom instructor, courseware designer, desktop support tech, server support engineer, and software distribution expert.
In the early 2000s, Adato got involved with systems monitoring and has since worked with a wide range of tools including Tivoli®, Nagios®, Patrol, ZenOss®, OpenView, SiteScope, and of course SolarWinds. He has designed solutions for companies that were extremely modest (approx. 10 systems) to those that were mind-bogglingly large (250,000 systems in 5,000 locations), through which he gained experience monitoring all types of systems – routers, switches, load-balancers, and SAN fabric – as well as Windows®, Linux®, and UNIX® servers running on physical and virtual platforms.
His career includes key roles at Rockwell Automation®, Nestle, PNC, and CardinalHealth providing server standardization, support, and network management and monitoring.