Enterprise Tech News Rollup

Josh Achtemeier | August 2, 2016

The last several months have been an exciting time with the release of the latest and greatest in SQL Server, massive acquisitions being announced out of nowhere and technology/product innovations happening by the day. A massive trend towards cloud infrastructure is continuing and doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon, and spending projections are astronomical. Read More…

Q&A from SQL Server Containers as a Service

Connor Cox | May 2, 2016

Last week I presented a webinar on DH2i’s newest offering: Containers as a Service for SQL Server. We received a lot of terrific questions throughout the webinar but were unable to answer them all. This blog post includes my response to every question that was asked and I hope it can be of use to Read More…

Containers as a Service for SQL Server is Making Headlines—Are You Keeping Up?

Josh Achtemeier | April 21, 2016

The recent announcement of Containers as a Service for SQL Server is creating buzz throughout the industry. Take a look at what some of the experts are saying about the implications and capabilities of this release: Container-as-a-Service for SQL Server “The choice of the appropriate virtualization technology requires a clear understanding of the organization’s objectives, its level of expertise Read More…

Enterprise Tech News Rollup

Josh Achtemeier | February 4, 2016

2015 brought along many surprising changes in the IT industry. Exciting tech startups are bringing forward innovative solutions, widely-accepted technologies like virtual machines no longer stand on the pedestal they once did and new trends are becoming the new precedent faster than ever before. Check out this roundup of enterprise technology news from the last few weeks. “A New Open Read More…

Get the Most out of your Microsoft SPLA with Immediate Savings and Superior Services

Carl Berglund | January 13, 2016

If you provide software services or hosted applications using Microsoft products, the pay-as-you-go structure of your service provider license agreement (SPLA) is a great way to manage your costs. However, it doesn’t give you much leeway to reduce expenses. And you typically get hit with annual, non-negotiable increases that limit your ability to provide new Read More…

[SlideShare] ESG Research: How to Give Control Back to IT Operations—Using Containers

Allison Goertz | November 17, 2015

Let’s face it. There’s great pressure on IT to implement solutions that improve business processes and deliver uninterrupted access to applications. The demand is to do more with less, and in the smallest of downtime windows. Organizations need solutions that ultimately give control back to DBAs and IT operations to meet these requirements. Flip through Read More…

Enterprise Tech News Rollup

Josh Achtemeier | October 6, 2015

Ever-increasing pressure to meet customer needs as quickly as possible has necessitated a lot of technological and managerial change in the IT industry. Through it all, one idea remains certain: container technology will continue to play a significant role in the industry. “Bimodal IT: A Two-Pronged Approach to Delivering Innovation and Maintenance” — Explore this innovative IT management Read More…

Q&A from Failover Clusters in the Cloud Webinar

Edwin Sarmiento | September 30, 2015

The other week I presented a webinar on how to get failover clusters in the cloud without using Availability Groups. There were so many good questions after the webinar that we didn’t have time to get to them all. So, without further ado, I’ll answer them below.   Is DxEnterprise supported on Amazon Cloud and SQL Read More…

Management Capabilities Give You More Reasons to Love SQL Server Containers

Carl Berglund | August 26, 2015

In my last post, I explained why DBAs and SysAdmins should be jumping all over new container technology. Containers have significant similarities to SQL Server in the mission-critical enterprise datacenter, so this isn’t a radical change—it’s the next logical evolution. In this post, we’ll dig a little deeper and talk about how today’s containers also Read More…

The Bridge to Bimodal IT: Containers Will Get You There

Don Boxley Jr | August 5, 2015

The nature of the new economy has created huge transformational tensions inside enterprises. Competitive pressures are driving lines of business to deliver services and products faster. At the same time, IT is on the hook to improve enterprise-class SLAs with the current application and infrastructure load. With the help of Gartner and others, the concept Read More…

What Do Containers Have To Do with SQL Server? More than You Might Think…

Carl Berglund | July 22, 2015

Everyone is buzzing about containers these days. Everyone, that is, except database and system administrators who might be heard muttering (from the datacenter, during another long night of migration and maintenance activities): “Yay, for DevOps. Sure, containers are great for their cool Linux-based stateless apps, but our business runs on Windows. Who’s going to solve Read More…