Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

The Relentless Cloud

The march to the cloud is inevitable. No, I don’t think all your services will be run from a cloud service, but I do think that some of them will be. Maybe 10% for your company, maybe 90%, but likely … Continue reading

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Going On-Prem?

When I started in this business, every company owned their own servers, and had their own data center. Now, some of those data centers were closets (including that for one state government Senate). Some were offices-converted-to-computer rooms, rarely with separate … Continue reading

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Cloud First

SQL Server 2016 is the first “cloud first” release of SQL Server, as told to us by Remus Rusanu, former Microsoft SQL Server development team member. The features and enhancements in SQL Server 2016 have been running in the Azure … Continue reading

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Two Days Off

I almost couldn’t believe this when I saw the article. The Verizon Cloud is shutting down for 48 hours. Apparently they have maintenance scheduled for this weekend and notified their customers that their virtual machines will be shut down early Saturday … Continue reading

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Load Balanced IIS Machines

I noticed a contest this week while working on the Database Weekly newsletter. It’s the Cloud Hero contest, with the chance to win a Surface Pro 3. I could always use another device, or at least a device I could … Continue reading

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The Next Five Years

On one hand, the next five years don’t seem too far away. Five years, that’s a year more than most of us spent in high school or college. On the the other hand, 5 years ago was a long time … Continue reading

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The Subtle Push to the Cloud

With SQL Server 2014 released, there’s the temptation to upgrade for many DBAs. However the licensing costs and debatable improvements in the product will temper the DBA’s enthusiasm with the reality of the ROI seen by management. While reading about … Continue reading

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The Data Platform Vision

Recently the Microsoft Data Platform blog published a piece on what drives Microsoft’s vision. It’s an interesting look at the ways in which data is being used in some businesses as well as the variety of types of situations that must … Continue reading

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The Cloud

I like the cloud. It’s very handy for a lot of the things I do. I like having backups restored for my iPhone upgrade. I appreciate having my documents synced through Evernote, Dropbox, and OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) automatically moving to … Continue reading

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T-SQL Tuesday #48–Cloud Atlas

I never saw the movie, though it’s on my list to watch sometime. I love the Wachowski’s as directors. This month Jorge Segarra is hosting. He is better known as the SQLChicken, and his theme this month is Cloud Atlas. … Continue reading

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