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Citrix XenApp single machine setup – Cheap, fast and supported!

Bas van Kaam
We all know that Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop are both well established within larger enterprises. Smaller companies however, also often rely on Citrix (using XenApp mostly) to securely deliver their applications and/or desktops to their end-users. Today I would like to focus on how to deliver XenApp hosted applications and desktops while minimizing costs and […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 SP2 is Now Available

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This service pack is available on the Microsoft Download Center and will also be available on MSDN, MBS/Partner Source and VLSC in the coming weeks. As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade is available […]

Microsoft Windows 10, no submenus

Today or actually yesterday I stumbled onto something I didn’t realize before, I thought it might be interesting to share with you so you know what to expect. I’ve been working with a customer on a VDI project where we deploy Microsoft Windows 10 as a VDI operating system. Project basics Let me first tell […]

Why the Industry Needs a New Storage Approach for Machine Data

ClearSky Data
When we started ClearSky a couple of years ago, it seemed to the early team that we were focused on a particular set of challenges created by the growing adoption of cloud and hybrid cloud architectures: what to do about primary storage? We built a storage network that combines high performance and low latency with […]

Microsoft: Always Encrypted now generally available in Azure SQL Database

Today we are announcing the general availability of Always Encrypted in Azure SQL Database. Always Encrypted is an industry-first solution offering unparalleled data security against breaches involving the theft of critical data such as social security or credit card numbers. For example, an admitting nurse may have a business need to access a patient’s unencrypted […]

SIOS: Essential for Mission-Critical VMware Environments

Virtualization has unquestionably become a critical and ubiquitous feature of the enterprise operational environment, and VMware clearly predominates. Enterprises rely upon their VMware technology to support mission-critical infrastructure, including the systems of record that run the business. Avoiding VMware-related performance issues – especially when such issues may lead to downtime – has thus become a […]

Western Digital Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announce an All-flash Hyper-Converged SQL Server

Yesterday, Western Digital Corporation (WDC) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced an all-flash Hyper-converged SQL Server 2016 solution based on HPE ProLiant DL rack servers and VMware Virtual SAN 6.2. The solution was showcased at HPE Discover 2016 in both the HPE and SanDisk booths (SanDisk was acquired by Western Digital in May 2016). By […]

VMware: Capacity Remaining Badges in vROps – Know When Your Database Will Be Full

Today we are going to take a close look at the Capacity Analysis Badge available in VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vROps). To access the analysis page, select your chosen database; for this blog we will be looking at a Microsoft SQL Server Instance object that I added with the vROps Management Pack for Microsoft SQL […]

Microsoft announcing new open source advancements for the enterprise cloud at Red Hat Summit

This week, Microsoft is making several announcements that highlight our commitment to customer choice and support for open source technologies, including today’s general availability of .NET Core 1.0 and ASP.NET Core 1.0. This release is a huge accomplishment for the entire open source ecosystem – with more than 18,000 developers representing more than 1,300 companies […]

Microsoft: Increased Memory Size for In-Memory OLTP in SQL Server 2016

We are happy to announce that SQL Server 2016 removes the size limitation on user data in memory-optimized tables. You can grow your memory-optimized tables as large as you like as long as you have enough available memory. This means that with Windows Server 2016 you can leverage all 12TB (Terabytes) of available memory in […]

VMware Virtual SAN for Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO)

As a global company, VMware has many office locations throughout the world. I myself, being based in Beijing, get to hear from many customers who would love to deploy VMware Virtual SAN at a Remote Office and Branch Office (ROBO) site. However, they have concerns and questions with regards to performance and reliability. Well, question […]

From SQL to NoSQL – and back again

We take a look at the suppliers behind the emergence of databases that organise web-scale datasets and the like -and the most recent set of upstarts dubbed NewSQL. The first thing to say about NoSQL databases is that the name is misleading. Another term used to describe this family of technologies is “not only SQL”, […]

How Docker for Mac helps me sleep better at night

My name is Matt Aimonetti, I’m the co-founder and CTO of Splice. At Splice, we built a cloud platform for music producers, this platform is made of elements engineers often take for granted. We invented version control for music, a distributed collaboration flow and a subscription based marketplace for samples, loops presets and MIDI. All […]

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