DATABASE AND DATA CENTER

Defending Cyber-Attacks with VMware NSX Micro-Segmentation

September 27, 2016

In today’s day and age, Security in the data center is in trouble. We just need to read the news or industry reports to realize the tremendous amount of cyber-security attacks and numerous security incidents across all types of industries. From the financial losses to damaging business credibility, cyber-warfare is having negative impacts on employees, […]

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Microsoft, Veritas Updates That May Affect Enterprise Vault Deployment

September 20, 2016

Enterprise Vault is approaching its 12 version. As a leading archiving platform that helps bridge the gap between business, legal, and IT, Enterprise Vault helps organizations store, manage, and discover unstructured information while reducing backup and storage costs. However, there are two major changes coming from both Microsoft and Veritas that may affect your Enterprise […]

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Understand the Tipping Point of Oracle Support Repricing

September 13, 2016

While Oracle’s business is built on great products, their success is equally due to their innovative support policies. These policies are often disadvantageous for customers because they can eliminate flexibility and the potential to reduce support spend in the future. Although Oracle’s strategy around support is comprised of a number of policies and terms, perhaps the […]

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Windows Server 2016 Comes to SPLA – Hollywood’s Reaction to This Latest Announcement

August 15, 2016

Back in December 2015, Microsoft announced that the release of Windows Server 2016 would result in a change from processor-based licensing to a core-based model. In our December blog post “Windows Server and System Center 2016: A Change in Licensing,” we referenced the increased cost implications for servers utilizing greater than the 8:1 core-to-processor ratio. […]

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SQL Server 2016 – A Quick Overview of Licensing Updates

June 21, 2016

You don’t consistently top Gartner’s list of Magic Quadrants without having a pretty good product. Microsoft continues to top Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems with its release of SQL Server 2016 earlier this month. The Standard, Enterprise, Express, and Web editions remain the same as they were with the 2014 version. The […]

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Achieve Financial Transparency & Business Agility on Azure Investments

May 11, 2016

There are two types of IT – those who have modernized on Cloud computing, and those who have not. Regardless of the current environment, the many common myths and benefits of cloud computing have been well documented by the industry. Conversely, tracking and measuring its ROI creates complicated questions that keep even the most experienced […]

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