Microsoft SQL Server Consolidation and Virtualization News
April 28, 2016
Two database experts explain how to take advantage of the opportunity created by SQL Server 2005 end of life and how to build a better database.
February 02, 2016
Microsoft offers a simpler way to configure SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine. Added automation should help speed up the connecting and provisioning process.
March 24, 2015
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
November 07, 2014
Microsoft previewed a cloud database update and highlighted three new analytics applications at PASS 2014, reflecting its idea of using data to 'understand the past, analyze the present and predict the future.
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DH2i's DxEnterprise is the first application container management software designed for SQL Server. Containerization boosts mobility and reduces downtimes. Continue Reading
Asante and Eversheds both cut SQL Server licensing costs using the new DH2i container management software, DxEnterprise. DH2i plans to compete with Microsoft. Continue Reading
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As many in IT have learned the hard way, building software containers for systems like SQL Server can be tough. That's where Dockerfiles come in to help automate the process. Continue Reading
Containerized apps are everywhere, but you can also run databases in containers. Follow these commands to customize SQL Server images in Docker containers. Continue Reading
Microsoft software licensing can be tough to manage -- so let's analyze some of the different situations for licensing SQL Server 2016 that enterprises will likely face. Continue Reading
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The increasing need for SQL Server instances is raising costs. Basit Farooq shows you how to control the costs through effective virtualization. Continue Reading
Performing a successful Azure database migration is no easy task. There are plenty of limitations and missing features, and this is how you make do. Continue Reading
Do SQL Server high availability and virtualization go together or not? Find out if virtualization is a good option for you in this tip by Bob Sheldon. Continue Reading