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Citrix XenDesktop Essentials Makes Migrating to Windows 10 Easy and Inexpensive

Citrix Systems
Now you can deliver a Windows 10 Enterprise desktop powered by Citrix HDX technology for as little as $32.72 per user per month, and that includes the costs for both Citrix software and Azure resources! Last month I wrote a blog post on our recently published whitepaper, “XenApp Essentials Total Cost of Ownership Analysis.” The […]

DataCore Tech Cranks Wheezing SQL Servers to Ridiculous Speeds

DataCore
Parallelising IO is like punching hyperspace button DataCore has crafted a driver for SQL Server that runs IO requests simultaneously and increases throughput. The company’s parallel IO technology has been shown to be effective in a series of SPC-1 benchmark tests where it is the highest-performing and lowest price-performance shared storage resource tested. Where a database like […]

Remote Desktop Manager 13 Sneak Peek: Check Out

Devolutions
You know how frustrating it is when another user disconnects you from a server? Sure, it’s not personal — but it’s still annoying. Well, that suffering is over thanks to the new Check Out feature, which will be available in Remote Desktop Manager 13 (coming soon!). About Check Out/Check In Check Out lets you lock […]

Black Holes – Casting shadows on SQL Server Parallelism

DataCore
For any of you who’ve struggled trying to tweak degrees of parallelism (DoP) and affinity masks in multi-core SQL Servers to chop down query times, I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news first: your well-intentioned attempts are being defeated by an insidious collection of choke points outside of your control […]

DataCore Announces New Versions of Software-Defined Infrastructure Products to Address the Challenges of Digital Transformation

DataCore
New Software Release Provides for Fail-safe Business Continuity, Self-Healing Infrastructure, Container Orchestration, Hybrid Cloud Replication and Multi-way Data Availability to Ensure Uptime and Responsiveness DataCore Software today announced new features and enhancements to advance its software-defined infrastructure product family, which includes SANsymphony™ and DataCore Hyperconverged Virtual SAN. The new PSP7 software release furthers DataCore’s longtime vision of helping […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express SP1 – Always Encrypted

Microsoft
In this post, I want to focus on the Always Encrypted security feature of SQL Server 2016 SP1, specifically with the Express edition. This post is motivated by a customer who was hoping to understand a bit more about the different encryption options, specifically column-level encryption, and whether or not the data remains encrypted when […]

NAKIVO Announces Q3 2017 Results and Revenue Growth of 84%

NAKIVO
NAKIVO maintains a robust growth rate in the VMware, Hyper-V, and Amazon EC2 backup markets worldwide, with 84% revenue growth in Q3 2017 vs. Q3 2016. NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments has announced today its Q3 2017 results. Customers: In Q3 2017, NAKIVO has acquired 94% more customers […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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