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In this image, the three new SA benefits are seen. The first benefit shows free SQL Server instance on-premise for HA , 2nd benefit shows free instance on-premise for DR and 3rd shows free instance in Azure for DR.

New high availability and disaster recovery benefits for SQL Server

Business continuity is a key requirement for planning, designing, and implementing any business-critical system. When you bring data into the mix, business continuity becomes mandatory. It’s an insurance policy that one hopes they never have to make a claim against ... continue reading
A timeline of RPO and RTO on a BAU secnario.

Disaster recovery for SAP HANA Systems on Azure

This blog will cover the design, technology, and recommendations for setting up disaster recovery (DR) for an enterprise customer, to achieve best in class recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) with an SAP S/4HANA landscape. This post ... continue reading
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Customize networking for DR drills: Azure Site Recovery

One of the most important features of a disaster recovery tool is failover readiness. Administrators ensure this by watching out for health signals from the product. Some also choose to set up their own monitoring solutions to track readiness. End ... continue reading

Why Database ID Order Matters When Using Query Store to Force Plans With AlwaysOn AG

Recently I was engaged with a customer who ran into the following scenario. The customer had forced a query that was inside a stored procedure using the Query Store. The plan was manually forced. The customer had a 2 node ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for Efficiency and Operations

This is the final blog in our four-part series on Designing A Great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of Security, Performance and Scalability, Availability and Recoverability, and Efficiency and Operations. Within ... continue reading
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SAP on Azure–Designing for availability and recoverability

This is the third in a four-part blog series on Designing a great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of security, performance and scalability, availability and recoverability, efficiency and operations. We covered ... continue reading

How to modernize Windows Server File Shares with Azure File Sync

Orin Thomas joins Donovan Brown to show how you can use Azure File Sync to tier unused files from file shares to the cloud, and to simplify replication of files and folders to different file servers in your organization.[00:01:32] - ... continue reading
SQL Trace Flags and ConfigMgr

SQL Trace Flags and ConfigMgr

First published on TECHNET on Apr 25, 2014Authored by Santos MartinezHello everyone, ConfigNinja here. In one of my old blog posts I wrote a little bit about the usage of SQL Trace Flags in ConfigMgr. Q. First what is a ... continue reading
CU1 for SysCtr 2012 ConfigMgr SP1–Installation and More.

CU1 for SysCtr 2012 ConfigMgr SP1–Installation and More.

First published on TECHNET on Mar 25, 2013Authored by Santos MartinezHello there, if you missed my tweet post on Friday about the new Cumulative Update 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Sp1, here is a quick link and recap ... continue reading
Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates

Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative ADMX templates

Windows 10 Administrative templates, released back in August 2015, are offered as language-neutral .admx files and language-specific .adml files used by Group Policy administrators to configure the same set of policies by using two languages. There are over 190 different ... continue reading