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How to Manage Relational Database Services (RDBs) in the Cloud

Turbonomic
With its newest release of 6.0, Turbonomic introduces the ability to control Relational Database Services (RDB), the fastest growing service in the public cloud today. It also becomes the only hybrid cloud management platform that is capable of managing RDBs in the cloud. Many organizations focus on cost savings for compute alone, leaving RDBs unmanaged, […]

Microsoft: Cloud Service Map for AWS and Azure Available Now

Microsoft
Today, we are pleased to introduce a new cloud service map to help you quickly compare the cloud capabilities of Azure and AWS services in all categories. Whether you are planning a multi-cloud solution with Azure and AWS, or simply migrating to Azure, you will be able to use this service map to quickly orient […]

What’s new in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 17.3

Microsoft
We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.3! Download SSMS 17.3 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.3 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which is now generally available. In addition to enhancements and bug […]

Citrix: Delivering the Most Secure & Efficient Web Apps to Your Users

Citrix Systems
As a Master Citrix Certified Instructor (CCI), the conversation around security and monitoring inevitably comes up very early from students and is a core focus of mine around any conversation I have during my classes. Security is at the top of every organization’s list as a priority in today’s world. By leveraging NetScaler ADCs, Citrix […]

Vembu BDR suite – Unlimited features for Limited environment

Vembu a leading BDR solution provider has something new that I think I should share. BDR solutions are important but can also be pretty expensive. Vembu understood this very well and created a free edition of their solution for a limited environment. The free edition has unlimited features for 3 virtual machines. Three virtual machines […]

Microsoft Licensing on AWS – Video

Amazon Web Services
You have a variety of options for using new and existing Microsoft software licenses on the AWS Cloud. By purchasing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) or Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) license-included instances, you get new, fully compliant Windows Server and SQL Server licenses from AWS. Your existing licenses may be used on […]

Gartner: The Era of Microsoft on Windows-Only Is Over – OMG

Gartner
  On 25-Sep-2017 at Ignite, Microsoft announced general availability of SQL Server 2017, now supporting both Windows and Linux platforms, as well as support for containers. It can now book revenue for a product already widely used by early release customers. What does this imply for the $34.4 billion database management system (DBMS) Market? Over the years, Microsoft has grown SQL Server […]

Amazon EC2 instances now support Microsoft SQL Server 2017

Amazon Web Services
Amazon EC2 now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2017, the most recent release of Microsoft SQL Server. With this release, your Microsoft SQL Server 2017 workloads can take advantage of the scale, performance, and elasticity of the AWS Cloud. You can deploy SQL Server 2017 Always-On Availability Groups across multiple AWS Availability Zones (“AZs”) for enhanced […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 is now available

Microsoft
The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the final service pack release for SQL Server 2012. The service pack is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center and will be coming soon to Visual Studio Subscriptions, MBS/Partner Source, and VLSC. As part of our commitment to software excellence for our customers, […]

Red Hat Debuts Versatile Software-Defined Storage for Cloud-Native Applications in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Red Hat
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, with support for containerized applications and infrastructure in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters. Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6 comes on the heels of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, the latest version of Red Hat’s […]

Microsoft: DHCP 2016 and 2012 R2 Management Pack Release

Microsoft
We are listening to customers’ requests on User Voice. The issues reported on DHCP MP have been rectified and we have released a new version of the MP. You can download the Microsoft System Center Management Pack for Windows Server DHCP 2016 here and DHCP 2012 R2 MP here. The MP has below fixes DHCP […]

ScaleArc on Google – Hitting the Cloud Trifecta

ScaleArc
AWS, Azure, and now Google! ScaleArc now supports all three of the leading cloud platforms. We’re super excited that ScaleArc’s software for enabling continuous availability and simplifying the move to the cloud now supports Google Cloud Platform. We’ve also helped a customer already take advantage of our software on GCP – double win! By supporting GCP, […]

Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Software Defined Data Infrastructure Updates

Greg Schulz
September was a busy month pertaining to software defined data infrastructure including cloud and related AWS announcements. One of the announcements included VMware partnering to deliver vSphere, vSAN and NSX data infrastructure components for creating software defined data centers (SDDC) also known as multi cloud, and hybrid cloud leveraging AWS elastic bare metal servers (read […]

Microsoft Announces New Azure VM images: SQL Server 2017 on Linux and Windows

Microsoft
We are excited to announce that SQL Server 2017 images on Linux and Windows are now available in the Azure Marketplace! Deploying SQL Server in Azure VMs combines the industry-leading performance and security, built-in artificial intelligence, and business intelligence of SQL Server, now available on both Linux and Windows, with the flexibility, security, and hybrid […]

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