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  • Virtualizing SQL Server: Strategies and Best Practices

    Server consolidation is the top reason companies virtualize systems as companies realized they can reduce their server overhead to save money on power, cooling, space, networking, cables, and even the hardware warranty. In fact, SQL Server(R) virtualization is an expectation today. SolarWinds Head Geek, Kevin Kline, shares strategies and best practices for virtualizing SQL Server to ensure high performance and easier troubleshooting.

  • Simplify Kubernetes adoption

    Learn more about Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS and how it brings together container platforms, cloud infrastructure, and support and operations for optimal results.

  • Boost database performance and agility

    Boost database performance, reduce costs, and prepare for future change with this hybrid cloud foundation for Microsoft SQL Server Workloads.

  • AWS Cloud Migration Case Study

    A leading global medical solutions provider recognized that public cloud services would be critical to the success of its digital transformation journey. The internal IT team knew a different approach to technology would enable the company’s nearly 40,000 employees to drive innovation and recognized that they couldn’t do it on their own.

  • Disaster Recovery as a Service

    We’ve explored backup, disaster recovery, and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), so readers can take the next steps toward protecting their business IT environments and enabling a swift recovery after disaster strikes.

  • 5 Reasons to Implement a Backup Solution

    We need the cloud. It’s essential for around-the-clock business operations and it makes all of our jobs easier. But it does come with some risk. Cyberattacks are an ever-present and ever-evolving threat - so you’ve got to approach the cloud with a defensive mindset. Allow the cloud to help you do business, but protect your critical business data with a solid backup solution from a trusted partner.

  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Database Performance

    Databases can be a performance bottleneck for a lot of applications, and developers and system administrators don’t always understand why. This paper discusses how database engines work and what you need to look for and evaluate when reviewing your workloads. It also looks at the internal operations of the database engine, to see how they can affect overall server performance. Lastly, this eBook delve into some approaches for optimizing performance and see how to identify anti-patterns in your database queries.

  • Identifying Database Performance Problems in Multi-Database Environments

    Is your application slow, or is it just you? Slow applications frustrate users and impose very real costs. Most applications rely on databases, and this makes database performance analysis an increasingly important topic of exploration. This tech brief provides an overview of database performance analysis software and why it’s important to your business.

  • Troubleshooting SQL Server Performance

    In this four-part guide, SolarWinds Head Geek Kevin Kline walks through the process of identifying and resolving SQL Server performance problems by using SQL Server’s native tools.

  • Query Optimization: Tips and Tricks from the Experts

    This eBook is packed with several articles from SQL Server experts about how to go about optimizing queries by using the tools that SQL Server offers along with viewing query plans using Plan Explorer. Some of the topics include understanding query plans, cardinality estimates, estimated rows, indexes, lookups and more.

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