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Why Faster Application Response Times Are No Longer Optional

Like you, I’m used to instant gratification, whether it’s from an ATM or my search engine or internet connectivity. For example, if a web page takes longer than 2 seconds to load, often the visitor will leave the site. The same level of responsiveness applies when application data is being processed–it needs to happen as […]

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs)

Azure Reserved VM Instances (RIs) are generally available for customers worldwide, effective today. Azure RIs enable you to reserve Virtual Machines on a one- or three-year term, and provide up to 72% cost savings versus pay-as-you-go prices. Azure RIs give you price predictability and help improve your budgeting and forecasting. Azure RIs also provide unprecedented […]

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure App Service diagnostics

Today, we are pleased to announce the general availability of App Service diagnostics. It provides an intelligent and interactive experience, analyzes what’s wrong with your web apps and quickly guides you to the right information to help troubleshoot and resolve issues faster. Proactive application health checkup With Azure App Service diagnostics, you can run proactive […]

Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL Overview

Greg Schulz
Introducing Windows Subsystem for Linux WSL and Overview. Microsoft has been increasing their support of Linux across Azure public cloud, Hyper-V and Linux Integration Services (LIS) and Windows platforms including Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) as well as Server along with Docker support. WSL with Ubuntu installed and open in a window on one of […]

Bring Real-Time Analytics into your Enterprise

HP Enterprise
Real-time analytics provide a strategic view of your business, second by second. Hybrid transactional/analytical processing makes these insights possible for your enterprise with in-memory computing. Close your eyes and ask yourself how many times in the past decade you’ve heard “real-time” terminology in your enterprise. Now, open your eyes and look around. Have the real-time […]

Microsoft Windows System State Backup to Azure with Azure Backup is generally available

We are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of Windows Server System State Backup to Azure with the Azure Backup agent. We previewed the direct offsite of Windows Server System State to Azure using the Azure Backup agent earlier this year. This was a key addition to Azure Backup agent’s existing capability of backing […]

Security Solutions for AWS: Understanding Network Security and Performance Monitoring for Amazon Web Services – Book Volume 1

IT Books
Your guide to understanding network security and performance monitoring for Amazon Web Services AWS has radically changed IT and the changes are mostly beneficial. But there are some hidden areas that do require special care, and you will find those addressed in this book. Begin by learning about the five pitfalls of AWS. From performance […]

VMware: Becoming a Query Performance Troubleshooting Expert

Every DBA wants to become an expert in query performance troubleshooting. Not every DBA is willing to put in the time and effort it takes to become an expert. The #hardtruth here is that to become an expert in anything you need a combination of two factors: experience and knowledge. You don’t become an expert overnight, […]

VMware: What If: Ditching Social Security Numbers for Personal ID Keys

I’ve been thinking about this discussion on a National ID and the end of using Social Security Numbers. We’re used to having these 9 digit numbers represent us for loans, credit card transactions, etc., but in the modern age one would think we could do better. Any replacement for Social Security Numbers would need to […]

Tolly Group Spotlight – MaxParallel for SQL Server from DataCore

Line of Business owners and DBAs are facing increased pressures to process and analyze data in real time due to the rapid increase in technologies such as IoT and e-Commerce, but still keep within limited budgets. Tolly spoke with Augie Gonzalez, Director of Product Marketing at DataCore Software regarding their recent launch of the first […]

Forrester: Cloud Computing Accelerates Enterprise Transformation Everywhere

Forrester Research
It’s already that time of year again: pumpkin spice and predictions for the New Year! Forrester’s Cloud team has been busy gathering, analyzing and prioritizing our predictions for what’s ahead in cloud computing for 2018. As our 2018 cloud predictions published today, here’s a sneak peek into what we see ahead for the most transformative […]

7 Habits of Highly Effective DaaS

There really is an end user computing revolution happening. We continue to be impressed by the rate at which Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is gaining ground. Every day we talk to organizations large and small who are ready to simplify datacenter infrastructure, if not eliminate it entirely, and manage their apps and desktops from the cloud.  They […]

Just in Case You Missed It: Catching Up on Some Recent AWS Launches

Amazon Web Services
So many launches and cloud innovations, that you simply may not believe.  In order to catch up on some service launches and features, this post will be a round-up of some cool releases that happened this summer and through the end of September. The launches and features I want to share with you today are: […]

DataCore Launches New Database Initiatives for SQL Server

DataCore Software is launching the first of its new line of database optimization products for high-velocity transaction processing and real-time analytics. The platform MaxParallel for SQL Server is available now in the Azure Marketplace as well as through DataCore-authorized partners around the globe. The plug-and-play product supports SQL Server 2016, 2014, 2012 and 2008 running […]

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