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Avoid these Critical SQL Server Virtualization Mistakes

Today’s hypervisors like Hyper-V and vSphere make it easy to virtualize servers like SQL Server. However, they can also make it easy to create poorly performing virtualized SQL server instances. In this article I’ll cover some of the biggest mistakes that you can make when virtualizing SQL Server. Some of the top mistakes to avoid […] Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Best Practices for Virtualizing SQL Server

It wasn’t that long ago that many companies thought that you couldn’t virtualize SQL Server because it was too resource intensive. However, with the advances that both Microsoft and VMware have made to Hyper-V and vSphere respectively today’s virtualization platforms are more than capable of running almost every enterprise workload – including SQL Server. This […] Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Can Data Keep Pace with DevOps and Agile?

Provisioning a new server has become increasingly easy with virtualization. Provisioning data, however, can be more challenging, especially in Agile shops where the volume of environments required to support dev and testing can easily go beyond the abilities of your IT operations to keep up. Is there any way to make it easier? We brought […] Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Slow is still slow: database performance matters even in the cloud

Lately, the big IT buzzword is cloud solutions.  In fact, if you believe all of the hype, most companies are moving en masse from on-premise solutions to cloud-based architectures. On the surface, the cloud-based solution certainly seems to be a more affordable solution that not only reduces the complexities of on-premise build-outs and maintenance, but it can […] Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Rolling SQL Server Upgrades: 5 Tips from the Pros

Upgrades happen. Sometimes because business needs dictate them. Sometimes because IT requirements force them. Whether the SQL Server upgrade is just a patch or a full on major upgrade, the risk involved can strike fear into the heart of the database team. The fear even causes some to hold off on upgrades, which can deprive […] Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

Protecting Oracle Database Performance in a Virtual Server World

Keep a watchful eye on two key configuration parameters to maintain consistent performance. Server virtualization for Oracle databases is here–and it works, so it will be staying. As database administrators, we must adapt to the new architecture, while ensuring database performance and resiliency. A recent client problem involving a handful of critical applications revealed two […] Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars

3 Reasons You Should Move to Cloud

Cloud is the next buzz word in the industry. If we were to quiz any CIO on what are some of the big bets they want to make in the next 6-12 months–using cloud will surely be one of them. Why has this new concept has caught on like forest fire? Why are organizations exploring […] Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars