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Streamline Enterprise Oracle Databases Protection and Recovery with Cohesity and Oracle RMAN

In today’s era of digital transformation and the uprising of IoT, enterprise organizations are faced with some significant challenges around the management of business-critical data concerning data protection, access, data retention, data recovery, and mobility. In reality, enterprise organizations can’t expect traditional data management solutions to have the capabilities to accommodate the data growth and […]

Is Datrium the Best Platform Ever for Oracle RAC?

Open Convergence and The Hottest Startup in Silicon Valley on SiliconAngle VMworld ’17 Last week Datrium announced (here) a partnership with Oracle and the support for Oracle RAC (Real Application Clusters). As part of the announcement, we stated that the main reasons for running RAC on Datrium are: Cloning, Snapshots, and Replication are fast and […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2017: A proven leader in database performance

SQL Server continues to be a proven leader in database performance for both analytic and OLTP workloads. SQL Server 2017 is fast, built-in with capabilities and features such as Columnstore indexes to accelerate analytic performance and Automatic Tuning and Adaptive Query Processing to keep your database application at peak speed. Recently, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) […]

New Remote Desktop Manager Feature: Time-Based Usage

Remote Desktop Manager 13 is here, and there are several new features to explore — including one of my favorites: time-based usage. What Is Time-Based Usage? The time-based usage feature lets you specify when users of a Microsoft SQL Server or Devolutions Server data source can access specific sessions. Please note that this feature requires […]

Microsoft Announces SQL Operations Studio for preview

We are excited to announce that SQL Operations Studio is now available in preview. SQL Operations Studio is a free, light-weight tool for modern database development and operations for SQL Server on Windows, Linux and Docker, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse on Windows, Mac or Linux machines. Download SQL Operations Studio to […]

Everything About Licensing Windows Workloads on AWS – #AWS Online Tech Talks Video

Amazon Web Services
Learning Objectives: Get an overview of options for licensing Windows Server, SQL Server and other Microsoft products on AWS Learn how to bring existing Microsoft licenses to AWS and maintain license compliance Learn the scenarios where EC2 Dedicated Hosts make sense for your workloads This video is from the fine folks at Amazon Web Services […]

Microsoft: How to upgrade ConfigMgr to the latest version along with upgrading OS and SQL

Here is a step by step upgrade path from System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP2 hosted on Windows Server 2012 R2 to System Center Configuration Manager 1702 or later hosted on Windows Server 2016. These steps can be used if you want to upgrade Configuration Manager 2012 R2, R2 SP1 or SP2 version to Configuration […]

The Data Lake Awakening

Chaos Sumo
There is a great disturbance in the Force. I have felt it…Ok, this is a bit tongue and cheek, but during the Big Data Strata Conference in New York this past September, the energy around data lakes was electric. The news coming from the event was the strongest indicator that the future is NOW. Though […]

Data Integrity Should Be Taken Very Seriously

By now it is pretty clear that Datrium is one of the only Convergence and/or Storage vendors that has been entirely open about performance, not hiding numbers or gaming performance benchmarks. Check out this article by Ganesh and Dhazi on our real performance numbers… What Separates The Storage Industry’s Men From Boys? Random Writes! or […]

Performance of SQL Server 2017 for Linux VMs on VMware vSphere 6.5

We wanted to share a blog article from VMware’s performance team about Performance of SQL Server 2017 for Linux VMs on vSphere 6.5. Please find here the article or scroll down for more information. Microsoft SQL Server has long been one of the most popular applications for running on vSphere virtual machines.  Last year there […]

Citrix NetScaler MAS – Tips, Tricks and Lessons from the Technical Trenches

Citrix Systems
Citrix Consulting is seeing more and more NetScaler deployed in field. While we typically get involved post sales, our scope tends to encompass complex assessments, design, deployment and maintenance strategies for a customer’s infrastructure. We have seen the evolution of management tools for NetScaler ranging from Citrix Command Center, Insight Center and now NetScaler Management […]

Helping Inmates Stay Connected to Family – ScaleArc

Today, ScaleArc shared the news that Telmate, which provides video and phone communications for inmates, relies on ScaleArc to improve uptime and performance for its teleconferencing services. Research shows how vital it is for prisoners to stay in touch with friends and family while they’re in prison. Dr. James Woodall, who is co-director of the UK’s […]

Nutanix Back to Basics: Options for the Cloud

For some time, Nutanix has been talking about using an Enterprise Cloud to run a wide range of applications and workloads in IT environments, large and small. Our CEO and co-founder, Dheeraj Pandey, spoke about this topic earlier this year, explaining what made up an Enterprise Cloud and how IT organizations (including Nutanix ourselves as […]

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Bash in Cloud Shell

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Bash in Azure Cloud Shell. Bash in Cloud Shell provides an interactive web-based, Linux command-line experience from virtually anywhere. With a single click through Azure portal, Azure documentation, or the Azure mobile app, users gain access to a secure and authenticated Azure workstation to manage […]

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