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Microsoft: Clustered Columnstore Index in Azure SQL Database

Columnstore index is the preferred technology to run analytics queries in Azure SQL Databases. We recently announced general availability if In-Memory technologies for all Premium databases. Similar to In-Memory OLTP, the columnstore index technology is not available in databases in the Standard and Basic pricing tiers today. The columnstore technology is available in two flavors; […]

Completely automate third-party patching via Microsoft SCCM

Just like consumers, enterprises rarely have the same needs and requirements. Various organizations in the same industry often use different sets of applications. Moreover, an application that is vital to one company could be insignificant to another. To give ManageEngine customers the freedom to patch the specific set of applications they use, we have introduced […]

OpBot – our virtual assistant for VMware vSphere in the real world

Paolo Valsecchi is from Milan (Italy) and the author of the blog He has been working in the Information Technology for more than 18 years and he is currently working as System Engineer specialized in VMware, Microsoft technologies (Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, …), backup and DR solutions (Veeam, Nakivo, Altaro). His main activity is designing […]

One Year in with the Lenovo – Nutanix Partnership

I am here at the Gartner Datacenter Conference in Las Vegas and am reflecting back on this past year since Lenovo and Nutanix announced a joint partnership to deliver a Lenovo-branded hyperconverged appliance powered by Nutanix Enterprise Cloud software. With this agreement, the Lenovo HX series of hyperconverged appliances was born. Lenovo has proven to […]

Microsoft: OpenStack and Azure – Hybrid Data Centers

OpenStack is the most widely deployed open-source software for building and managing public and private clouds, and one of the fastest growing open-source projects in history. OpenStack is a collection of community driven, open-source cloud computing projects that meets your private cloud needs for Windows & Linux applications, and can extend to public cloud environments. […]

AWS re:Invent Event Final Recap

The theme was strong. It’s all about Transformation. The capital T is important because it is a strong word being used, and one that carries many connotations. Transformation is about people, process, and technology. I covered some keynote content in the first two posts here (Day 1 Recap) and here (Day 2 Recap), so this […]

New Microsoft Azure Training and Discounted Certifications

As I recently discussed in my Top Cloud Myths of 2016 blog post, the use of cloud technology has become mainstream. Over 90% of the Fortune 500 companies now use at least one of Microsoft’s enterprise-grade services, and more than 60% are using three or more Microsoft cloud technologies. Azure compute usage has more than […]

How to Manage SLAs and Sizing in Your VDI Environment

Assuring Performance in a VDI Environment VDI workloads are some of our most critical workloads. When the VDI environment is running slow, or even down, we’re guaranteed to hear from the end users. And, it has the added challenge of being a very complex and dynamic environment. Given the added dynamics of VDI workloads it […]

VMware: New Quick-Start Guide for Deploying RDS Hosted Applications with VMware Horizon 7

VMware End-User-Computing Technical Marketing is happy to announce the publication of a new quick-start guide, Publishing Applications with VMware Horizon 7. At just over 50 pages, this guide is full of screenshots that cover the process from start to finish—from installing and setting up the Horizon 7 RDSH servers to launching published Windows apps and monitoring […]

New Flexera Software Report: Security Vulnerabilities and the Cloud Redefining Software Asset Management

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When software can run anywhere, and vulnerabilities can strike everywhere – how must SAM evolve to reduce risk and cost? When software is the lifeblood of every enterprise – CIOs must understand whether they are buying too much software, legally using the applications they have, and adequately securing them from exploit by malicious hackers.  While […]