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How to use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to replicate a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) that uses SIOS DataKeeper for cluster storage

How to use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to replicate a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) that uses SIOS DataKeeper for cluster storage

Intro So you have built a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI), or maybe an SAP ASCS/ERS cluster in Azure. Each node of the cluster resides in a different Availability Zone (AZ), or maybe you have strict latency requirements and ... continue reading
Creating a new database on a SQL Server 2019 machine took over 17.204 seconds where the same database creation script took just over 1 second on SQL Server 2022.

Improve scalability with Buffer Pool Parallel Scan in SQL Server 2022

This blog post is part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Buffer Pool Parallel Scan is a new feature in SQL Server 2022 that improves the scalability of several common scenarios in SQL Server and as a result, could significantly ... continue reading
AWS BYOC – Bring your own SQL Server cluster with AWS EC2 and SIOS

AWS BYOC – Bring your own SQL Server cluster with AWS EC2 and SIOS

Nice blog post from SQL Server expert Steve Rezhener. DataSteve  Introduction They are multiple options to implement HADR solution for SQL Server in AWS public cloud. The easiest way to do that is to use AWS Database as a Service ... continue reading
The threat matrix for cloud-based Storage services. The matrix consists of the various attack techniques that pose threats to Storage resources.

Threat matrix for storage

The move to cloud is happening faster than ever before and organizations are increasing their dependency on cloud storage services. In fact, Microsoft Azure Storage services are one of the most popular services in the cloud. Companies need effective threat ... continue reading
Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

Step-by-Step: iSCSI Target Server Cluster in Azure

I recently helped someone build an iSCSI target server cluster in Azure and realized that I never wrote a step-by-step guide for that particular configuration. So to remedy that, here are the step-by-step instructions in case you need to do ... continue reading

Windows CA Performance Numbers

First published on TECHNET on Jan 11, 2010 Below are some numbers we have measured when testing the Windows CA in our lab environment. Note that the numbers will change and depends on many factors (network topology, request types, other ... continue reading
Changing the Monolith—Part 3: What’s your process?

Changing the Monolith—Part 3: What’s your process?

In my 25-year journey, I have led security and privacy programs for corporations and provided professional advisory services for organizations of all types. Often, I encounter teams frantically running around in their own silos, trying to connect the dots and ... continue reading
Infographic showing Zscaler Security and Policy Enforcement. Internet Destinations and Private Apps appear in clouds. Azure Sentinel, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, and Azure Active Directory appear to the right and left. In the center is a PC.

Microsoft and Zscaler help organizations implement the Zero Trust model

While digital transformation is critical to business innovation, delivering security to cloud-first, mobile-first architectures requires rethinking traditional network security solutions. Some businesses have been successful in doing so, while others still remain at risk of very costly breaches. MAN Energy ... continue reading

Windows Server 2019 Failover Clustering New Features

Greeting Failover Cluster fans!! John Marlin here and I own the Failover Clustering feature within the Microsoft product team. In this blog, I will be giving an overview and demo a lot of the new features in Windows Server 2019 ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 2

You are going to create a Windows Cluster in Part 2 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. You will run cluster validation followed by creating the Windows Server Failover Cluster. In addition, you configure the ... continue reading