Virtualization

The Five DBA Food Groups

The Five DBA Food Groups

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the USA. It’s a day where we are supposed to be thankful for what we have been given and instead we mostly use it as an excuse to eat obscene amounts of food, watch 10 hours of NFL action, and force retail workers to work longer hours in the name of(…)

SQL Server on vSphere Workshop at VMware

SQL Server on vSphere Workshop at VMware

This past week I was fortunate enough to have been selected to take part in an elite SQL Server on vSphere workshop at VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, CA. It was, without a doubt, the finest training event I can recall attending in my life. I’ve written previously, and received negative feedback about, my opinions for(…)

Q&A From My Azure Webinar With Scott Klein

Q&A From My Azure Webinar With Scott Klein

Recently (OK, on July 23rd, 2014 to be exact) I co-presented a webinar with Scott Klein (blog | @SQLScott) titled “Know Before You Go: SQL Server on Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines“. It was a repeat performance of the session we delivered at TechEd in Houston earlier this year. There were a handful of questions asked during(…)

VM Snapshots and Performance or: How I Learned to Love My Martian Data Center

VM Snapshots and Performance or: How I Learned to Love My Martian Data Center

It takes a radio signal just about 1.28 seconds to get to the Moon (about 239,000 miles away), and about 2.5 seconds for round trip communication between our secret moon base and Earth. So, therefore this common SQL Server error message number 833… SQL Server has encountered 1 occurrence(s) of I/O requests taking longer than 15(…)

The Top 5 SQL Server Features You Aren’t Using And Why

The Top 5 SQL Server Features You Aren’t Using And Why

I’m throwing my money away. I know I am, and yet I still do it. It’s not a lot of money though. See, I pay for a services bundle (phone, internet, cable television) from the one-and-only provider for my town and I’m certain that I am not using every possible feature. For example, I have(…)

Choosing The Cloud Solution Provider That’s Right For You

Choosing The Cloud Solution Provider That’s Right For You

It’s hard to talk architecture these days without a mention of the Cloud finding it’s way into the conversation. Everyone wants to know “is the Cloud right for me?” Unfortunately a lot of people have no idea what “cloud” truly means. Do some digging on what “cloud” means and you will find a lot of information. You(…)

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