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SQL Server 2017: World’s First Diskless Database – Video

Learn about the latest hardware innovations that enhance SQL Server’s performance. For more information, visit: This video is from the fine folks at Microsoft.

The future looks bright for User Environment and Workspace Management

ProfileUnity is hot, there’s no denying. Everywhere I go partners and (potentially new) customers keep asking for demos, and as soon as I show them a thing or two they are eager to get their hands dirty. In fact, the number of trial licenses I have been handing out throughout the last couple of weeks […]

VDI is a Complex Tool, DaaS is an Insanely Simple Turkey, uh… Turnkey Service

We don’t do turkey, but our turnkey Desktop as a Service is hot! Happy Thanksgiving! The entire Workspot team is grateful for all our wonderful customers and partners. We are blessed to be truly adding value for our customers every day. So what’s behind this notion of “tool” versus “service” when it comes to VDI? […]

Microsoft on How we made backups faster with SQL Server 2017

In my previous blog post on enhancements in SQL Server 2017, we briefly introduced improved backup performance for smaller databases in SQL Server 2017 on high end servers. In the recent PASS Summit 2017, Pedro and I delivered a session on Intelligent diagnostics where we explained how we leveraged the indirect checkpoint heuristics to enable […]

VCSA 6.5 Migration Deployment Sizes Limited!

Mike Preston wrote a very detailed and interesting blog post about VCSA 6.5 Migration Deployment sizes and we wanted to share this. We are as always very thankful for very helpful posts in the community. Thanks Mike! Recently I finally bit the bullet and decided to bring the vCenter portion of a vSphere environment up […]

Cohesity Source Side Dedupe & Oracle RMAN Protection Jobs

Configuring Oracle Database Multi-Stream Protection Jobs with Cohesity Source Side Dedupe & Oracle RMAN This video is via Rawlinson Rivera at Punching Clouds.

BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT: Save 50% on Remote Desktop Manager Enterprise

On Thursday, November 23, millions of people in the U.S. (and Americans abroad) will celebrate Thanksgiving by reuniting with family and friends, watching football games, and enjoying a feast of turkey, stuffing, potatoes…and the list goes on. But that’s not the full story. Because the next day is another momentous event: BLACK FRIDAY! You Could […]

Cohesity’s Space Efficient Target and Source-Side Dedupe Integration for Oracle RMAN

As of lately, I’ve been interfacing with a lot of enterprise customers who are looking for practical ways to overcome the challenges they are currently facing with data protection and recovery strategies of their large and growing Oracle database infrastructures.Oracle application owners and database admins face tough challenges when it comes to protecting a large […]

Cisco: Once again, Proud to Be First – IoT Performance

Over the past three decades, industry standard bodies like the TPC and SPEC have developed several standards for performance benchmarking. These standards have been a significant driving force behind the development of faster, less expensive, and more energy efficient systems. The two most influential database benchmark standards have been: TPC-C, the industry standard for benchmarking transaction processing systems, and TPC-D and its […]

Microsoft Azure SQL Databases Disaster Recovery 101

Why should I care? As a PaaS service, Azure SQL provides automated backup for all databases. It allows customers to recover their data from system or human errors and restores the databases to any point in time during the retention. But it won’t guarantee that your data will be always available, in some extreme cases. […]

Veeam Extends Availability to IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris to Address Data Protection Requirements of its Enterprise Customers

Enterprise customers can now replace their legacy backup solution with Veeam Availability Platfom – a single comprehensive data protection and Availability solution to protect mission-critical applications, systems and data that exist in enterprise environments Veeam partners with Cristie Software to expand its industry-leading Availability Platform for virtual, cloud and physical environments to now include UNIX […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Read-Scale Availability Groups

SQL Server 2017 was recently launched, having multiple new features. One of these included something called “Read-Scale Availability Groups”. There was a good bit of discussion about this feature and one of the feedback items was that the details in Docs was very light. I hope to rectify the minimal amount of information through this […]

Amazon EC2 Update – X1e Instances in Five More Sizes and a Stronger SLA

Amazon Web Services
Earlier this year we launched the x1e.32xlarge instances in four AWS Regions with 4 TB of memory. Today, two months after that launch, customers are using these instances to run high-performance relational and NoSQL databases, in-memory databases, and other enterprise applications that are able to take advantage of large amounts of memory. Five More Sizes […]

Latest Version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform Joins Infrastructure and Services Across Hybrid Cloud Environments

Red Hat
Enterprise Kubernetes platform enables application creation from diverse services available on Amazon Web Services and on-premise to ease administrative challenges and accelerate hybrid cloud innovation Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today launched Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.7, the latest version of Red Hat’s enterprise-grade Kubernetes container […]

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