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Avoid network slowdown—this is what, as a network engineer, you do on a regular basis. Sounds simple, but it may not be easy to accomplish unless you are equipped with the right tools. All the more so when you have to ensure business-criti... View More

This Deep Dive explores the disconnect between traditional APM tools and the reality that most production performance issues are firmly rooted in configuration or schema-related problems with the relational databases that still run a large... View More

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools are often regarded for security specialists but can actually help Systems Administrators too. This white paper explains why SysAdmins should incorporate a SIEM tool into their standard... View More

Date: 21 Jan, 2015 | Registration Required

If you became a SQL Server database administrator by way of another job, it can be overwhelming to learn what you need to know to keep your SQL Server database instances running well. Learn 12 simple yet powerful tips for SQL Server DBAs, ... View More

Hyper-convergence is the newest trend in virtualization, simplifying hardware deployment with its "everything in a box" approach, but how does this impact the management of a virtual infrastructure? Get the scoop from vExpert Eric Siebert.

Date: 09 Jan, 2015 | Registration Required

With these best practices, learn how to fight latency and fine tune your environment for latency sensitive VMs.

Query tuning can give you the "biggest bang for the buck" when it comes to improving database performance. Before you jump in, though, you'll want to make sure that you are working on the right queries-the ones that will have the most impa... View More

Read this research paper by HDI and SolarWinds, and find out how support centers function in the healthcare industry, what metrics they measure, and what channels & technologies are used for tech support.

As DBAs, we continually face the challenge of improving the performance of our databases. Even if we do make our users satisfied, it doesn't always last very long. This paper discusses some of the more common ways to identify and improve p... View More

You have determined IP Address is a must-have solution. Now you must consider the business case for making a purchase. In this paper, Brien Posey, freelance technology author, Microsoft MVP and former CIO, provides a detailed analysis on h... View More

Date: 04 Dec, 2014 | Registration Required

Understand the importance of remote access security to help establish a safe telecommuting environment. As remote IT support has become more common in organizations, find out how authentication and encryption play a vital role in securing ... View More

You have determined IP address management is a "must-have". Now you must decide which solution is right for you. In this paper, Brien Posey, freelance technology author, Microsoft MVP and former CIO, provides a practical hands-on compariso... View More

Date: 19 Nov, 2014 | Registration Required

While network devices are becoming more powerful, the ways for managing these devices have not kept pace. This paper discusses best practices to improve network configuration and change management (NCCM) and what to look for in a NCCM solu... View More

Date: 17 Nov, 2014 | Registration Required

In an IP-connected world, emerging trends like virtualization or BYOD pose new challenges for IT operations and have many asking whether DHCP, DNS, and IP address (DDI) management tools are “nice to have” or “must-have.” This paper discu... View More

Date: 17 Nov, 2014 | Registration Required

The proliferation of IP connected devices have created new challenges for network and systems administrators who manage DHCP, DNS and IP Addresses. In this paper, Brien Posey, freelance technology author, Microsoft MVP and former CIO, disc... View More

Date: 30 Oct, 2014 | Registration Required

Three steps to diagnose bandwidth complaints.

In order to assist enterprises in identifying optimal solutions for effective server monitoring, Enterprise Management Associates® (EMA™) analysts conducted primary research comparing server monitoring products from SolarWinds and Microsoft

Read this research brief by HDI and understand the requirements and factors influencing technical service and support in the education sector. Find out how educational institutions and businesses deal with customer service and, and how the... View More

Microsoft SQL Server Extended Events, a replacement for Trace, can provide you with a useful and very customizable framework for managing very technical, low-level event information about a SQL Server database and its instances. In this wh... View More

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