Virtualization

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(…)

Virtualizing SQL Server: 8 Things To Avoid

Virtualizing SQL Server: 8 Things To Avoid

Last year I wrote an article for SQL Server Pro Magazine on things to avoid when virtualizing SQL Server. I finally got around to putting the article into slide format and posted it to Slideshare. You’re welcome. The full link to the slides is here: http://www.slideshare.net/ThomasLaRock/virtualizing-sql-server-8-things-to-avoid If you find that you have been doing one(…)

Did You Really Just Spend Thousands on New Hardware?

Did You Really Just Spend Thousands on New Hardware?

Seriously? You did what now? OK, I’m sure it’s all shiny and new and takes up less space in your data center. That sounds wonderful, truly. But did you try anything else before agreeing to spend money like a sailor on shore leave? I’m here today to help you understand your performance tuning options before(…)

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