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Backups just got better with SQL Server 2016

Every release of SQL Server brings many new capabilities–and opportunities for something new to learn. SQL Server 2016 is nothing new in this regards. Along with many other new features in SQL Server 2016, Microsoft has invested enhancements to backup. After exploring these enhancements further, I believe these features are very much of a cloud […]

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The Importance of Performance Certainty

Uptime is assumed. Performance is the new black. You can’t hope for performance, you need to be certain of the performance of the system. You need to know what drives performance and how any changes to the system change (or could change) the performance profile. This is, in summary, what performance certainty means. It’s a new world, performance matters Not […]

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Industry Experts Gather to Explain What is DevOps

What is this magical unicorn that is transforming service delivery? Here’s the answer in 3 bullet points, 2 quotes, and a drinking game. In case you missed it, thwackCamp™ 2015 was an online, virtual learning event that provided IT pros and developers with intermediate to advanced educational content, created by and for IT geeks. There’s an […]

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SDN, Network Management, and You

The industry has been busy discussing the nature of SDN. They are wondering if SDN is Openflow. Or maybe it just programs the network through open APIs, which can be anything other than Openflow. Take, for example, Netconf/Yang. Or maybe it’s something traditional, like SNMP? Unfortunately, this debate has had the effect of distracting everyone away from appreciating SDN’s true value. So, […]

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