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Microsoft: New SQL Server 2016 functionality helps SAP supportability

Microsoft
Due to the combined effort of the SAP – Microsoft Porting group the SQL Server Development team added a new functionality to the SQL Server UPDATE STATISTICS command and to the way SQL Server automatically updates statistics. This new functionality enables the SAP customers on SQL Server to persist a sample rate of the manual […]

Microsoft Announces Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL availability in India

Microsoft
We’re excited to announce the public preview availability of Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL in India data centers (Central and West India). The availability of Azure Database for MySQL and PostgreSQL services in India provides app developers the ability to choose from an even wider number of geographies, and deploy their […]

Red Hat: Speed is Good. Speed is right. Speed works

Red Hat
We’re proud to announce that one of our partners, HPE, posted results to the SPECvirt_sc2013 benchmark that affirms the leadership position for Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) and the HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server. RHEL with KVM has held several performance records for 2, 4, and 8 socket results over the last few years and as […]

Hybrid Cloud Performance is More Than a Balancing Act

Turbonomic
Today’s IT environments are growing at a rapid pace.  Not only are they growing in size, but in complexity.  All of the buzzwords rolling around will have you and your CIO reeling while trying to solve the true business challenges which is what we should focus on. Having had a background in IT environments of […]

Microsoft Reference Architecture for a High Availability SharePoint Server 2016 Farm in Azure

Microsoft
The Azure CAT Patterns & Practices team has published a new reference architecture for deploying and running a high availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure. It provides prescriptive guidance including the following topics: Architecture resources necessary for the deployment, including resources. Scalability considerations. Availability considerations. Manageability considerations. Security considerations. Like all reference architectures that […]

Fast Virtualized Hadoop And Spark On All-Flash Disks – VMware White Paper

VMware
Best Practices for Optimizing Virtualized Big Data Applications on VMware vSphere 6.5 Best practices are described for optimizing Big Data applications running on VMware vSphere®. Hardware, software, and vSphere configuration parameters are documented, as well as tuning parameters for the operating system, Hadoop, and Spark. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise ProLiant DL380 Gen9 servers used in […]

VMware: CenturyLink Transforms SAP Deployment Model with VMware Virtualization

VMware
We recently worked with CenturyLink, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States, to optimize their virtual SAP HANA solutions. The outcome is below referenced success story, where CenturyLink describes how they use the VMware platform, to provide a customized private cloud for SAP applications, including SAP HANA in less than 28 days, […]

NAKIVO Heads for VMworld 2017 US

NAKIVO
Every member of the virtualization community is eagerly waiting for this year’s VMworld 2017 US, which will be held in the City of Las Vegas, Nevada. This top event is a perfect networking platform, a place to discover and compare a diversity of innovative virtualization and cloud products driving the IT industry forward, and a […]

Fast Data at Scale – #AWS Summit Tel Aviv 2017 Video

Amazon Web Services
AWS provides a wide set of services to manage your data, which allow our customers to choose the right tool to the right workload. Learn how to make your databases up to 10x faster and less expensive with Amazon ElastiCache for Redis and utilize DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) to access your data on DynamoDB faster with […]

Deploying a Data Lake in AWS – #AWS Summit Tel Aviv 2017 Video

Amazon Web Services
Increasing demands to collect, store, and analyze massive amounts of data often means that the same tools and approaches that worked in the past, don’t work anymore. That’s why many organizations are shifting to a data lake architecture. A data lake is an architectural approach that allows you to store massive amounts of data into […]

Working with Databases on AWS – #AWS Summit Tel Aviv 2017 Video

Amazon Web Services
In addition to running databases in Amazon EC2, AWS customers can choose among a variety of managed database services. These services save effort, save time, and unlock new capabilities and economies. In this session, we make it easy to understand how they differ, what they have in common, and how to choose one or more. […]

Citrix: Estimate the Size of XenApp & XenDesktop Monitoring Database

Citrix Systems
With each successive release of Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, monitoring and Analytics gets stronger and adds more information. Citrix Director — the monitoring and troubleshooting solution for XenApp and XenDesktop — has introduced new monitoring capabilities, like CPU usage, memory usage, process usage, IOPS, proactive notification, and alerts that include historical data upto one year (for platinum editions) with 7.11 or […]

Gartner FAQ: What I thought about Black Hat USA 2017

Gartner
So, what did you think of Black Hat this year?” and “Is Black Hat worth going to?” have been FAQs from colleagues and clients alike this week.  So I thought I’d put a very brief summary together.IMO Black Hat USA continues to grow into a better version of the RSA Conference.  Less vendor marketing nonsense.  Fewer suited, […]

Improving SQL Server Performance by 20X

DataCore
Hyperconverged infrastructure is often used for applications including VDI and lightly loaded remote sites. So how does an organization that is looking to improve the performance of a mission-critical application such as Microsoft SQL Server end up with hyperconverged infrastructure? At this year’s Flash Memory Summit 2017, I presented a session where attendees could learn […]

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