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New Webinar on SQL Server and VMware Performance

New Webinar on SQL Server and VMware Performance

Microsoft MVP Kevin Kline and Charles Kim, founder of Viscosity North America talk about SQL Server running on Vmware in Ten Surprising Performance Killers on Microsoft SQL Server on this October 12th webinar.

Proof of Concepts: Making Hard Things Easy with Azure

Back when I managed my employer's enterprise architecture, prior to the days of virtualization and cloud computing, one of my most difficult projects was to build out a sandbox environment for a major proof of concept (POC). Locally hosted servers and all of the required licenses were expensive and scarce. If you're still struggling with […]

SQL Sentry Custom Conditions for VMware

Melissa Connors (@MelikaNoKaOi) describes the VMware-specific custom conditions and their use cases in right-sizing your virtual environments.

Always On Availability Groups & VMs

John Martin explains how Always On Availability Groups & Virtualization go hand in hand, but if you don't get it quite right, it can all go horribly wrong.

SQL Sentry v10 : Your world's about to get a whole lot bigger

With some homage to the Walking Dead, Jason Hall (@SQLSaurus) gives an interesting overview of some of the exciting functionality coming in SQL Sentry v10.

Q&A from Webinar "How to Reduce Latency and Boost I/O Performance on SQL Server"

Kevin Kline (@kekline) answers several questions from his recent webinar on I/O latency with Tegile's Sumeet Bansal.

SQL Sentry v9.0 : Virtualization, Cloud VMs, Global Baselines

Jason Hall (@SQLSaurus) explains major features in the SQL Sentry v9 release, including virtualization, cloud support, global baselines, and enhanced setup.

SQL Sentry v9.0 Virtualization Support : Hyper-V

Jason Hall (@SQLSaurus) explains SQL Sentry Performance Advisor monitoring of Hyper-V virtual machines as a follow-up to his v9.0 announcement post.

SQL Sentry v9.0 Virtualization Support : VMware

Continuing from his v9.0 announcement post, Jason Hall (@SQLSaurus) describes SQL Sentry Performance Advisor monitoring of VMware guests and hosts.

VMworld in San Francisco

Allen White (@SQLRunr) talks about his recent experience at VMworld in San Francisco, his first official conference since joining SQL Sentry.

Managing 'Noisy Neighbors' in SQL Server

MANAGING ‘NOISY NEIGHBORS’ IN SQL SERVER If you've been managing databases for any length of time, you've probably had to contend with the "noisy neighbors" scenario. In this scenario, you have several applications, each with their own database residing on a single instance of SQL Server, which don't share the resources of the server nicely. […]

Tim Radney : Risk When Using Dynamic Memory within Hyper-V

Tim Radney (@tradney) of SQLskills explains how SQL Server performance can be impacted when using dynamic memory inside Hyper-V virtual machines.

Blogging from the PASS Summit Keynote #2

Aaron Bertrand (@AaronBertrand) is live-blogging Thursday's keynote from the PASS Summit in Seattle, WA. The topic is "Cloud Databases 101" and it is being presented by Rimma Nehme, a Senior Research Engineer working under Dr. David DeWitt.

Glenn Berry : Comparing Windows Azure VM Performance, Part 2

Glenn Berry (@GlennAlanBerry) of SQLskills demonstrates that the latest Azure VMs are a huge performance improvement over previously available hardware.

Glenn Berry : Comparing Windows Azure VM Performance, Part 1

SQLskills' Glenn Berry (@GlennAlanBerry) talks about the cost & performance aspects of the Azure virtual machines Microsoft is hoping you start adopting.