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…

It’s Pretty Cool to Be a Cool Vendor

Don Boxley Jr | June 11, 2015

It was exciting news for DH2i when we learned that Gartner had selected us as one of only five Cool Vendors in the “Cool Vendors in Servers and Virtualization” report for 2015. According to the report: “With the introduction of containers and “software defined” abstraction from hardware has come renewed interest in server and virtualization Read More…

Let Windows Containers Help You Deal with those Dreaded Three Little Words: End of Life

Carl Berglund | May 21, 2015

We’ve all been hearing a lot about containers over the past year, and for plenty of good reasons. The unfulfilled promise of virtualization is now being realized through containers, which decouple the application—which is what we care about—from the underlying infrastructure and operating system. This finally solves virtualization’s biggest downfall—the one-to-one mapping of applications to Read More…

Enterprise Tech News Rollup

Allison Goertz | April 21, 2015

Technology is a fast-paced industry if there ever was one. Catch up on some of the news stories that caught our interest this past month. “The Data Center Architect Must Now Think Cloud As Well“ — We’ve come to count on Bill Kleyman for insightful research on all things tech. Here he lays out what what the modern data Read More…

[Infographic] A Tale of Two Datacenters: How to Break Out of the Traditional IT Approach and Get Back to the Cool Stuff

Connor Cox | March 30, 2015

IT was supposed to be the cool job—using the latest hot technologies to solve business challenges in creative new ways. Instead, you’re spending most of your time patching software, putting out fires, and fighting for budget to meet basic business requirements. What’s worse, you’re spending your nights and weekends keeping critical business applications running. Innovation? Read More…

What VM Sprawl Is Actually Costing You—And What You Can Do About It

Don Boxley Jr | March 25, 2015

In my last blog I presented the following chart I derived from Gartner’s December 2014 Worldwide x86 Server Virtualization 2012-2018 forecast:   Installed Base of Windows Server OS Instances on x86 Servers Worldwide, 2012-2018     The left vertical axis and bar chart plot the forecasted installed base of Windows Server operating system (OS) instances Read More…