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Webinar Posted: SQL Server 2014 Overview / Product Review / Key Features

Watch this webinar replay and see an overview / product review of SQL Server 2014 and learn about the most exciting features of SQL Server 2014.  This SQL Server 2014 webinar covers key topics, such as:

  • How Microsoft SQL Server 2014 delivers mission-critical capabilities and breakthrough performance, availability and manageability
  • New in-memory capabilities for OLTP and data warehousing
  • New disaster recovery and backup solutions
  • Unparalleled scalability for customer database application in a physical or virtual environment
  • How companies are lowering TCO and taking advantage of built-in features to reduce third-party tool costs and lower other operational expense
  • How to leverage the latest Business Intelligence and Big Data and Hadoop features at 1/5 the cost of other options

To learn more about SQL Server 2014, or to get customized expert advice on how to leverage the features of SQL Server 2014, or SQL Server 2012 to improve your business contact Scalability Experts today to setup a no-cost 1 hour phone consultation!

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SE Invited to present at the 2013 Minnesota IT Symposium in ST. Paul, MN. Please join us!

Raj Gill, Scalability Experts Founder and CTO will be giving a presentation titled, “Big Data: Your next Strategic Program at the 2013 Minnesota Government Symposium on December 12th at 11:00am. In this presentation Raj will be discussing Big Data Architectural Considerations, industry specific use cases, and how to best leverage the Microsoft Solution for Big Data which includes Parallel Data Warehouse and Hadoop in Azure!  For more specifics please click “continue reading”.

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Webinar - The Future of Datacenter Automation: Database-as-a-Service

In this webinar, Scalability Experts System Management And Virtualization Practice Manager, Chris Cadieux discuses the Scalability Experts datacenter automation solution offering called Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS).  Database-as-a-Service enables the same type of public cloud functionality features on Windows Azure, but in an on-premise installation.  There is a full webinar replay if you continue reading…

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Upcoming Webinar:The Future of Datacenter Automation - Database-as-a-Service

The Future of Datacenter Automation is Here!
Come join Scalability Experts Infrastructure Practice Lead and Sr. Architect Chris Cadieux for a Live Webinar and see how Scalability Experts’ is bringing high-performance Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) features to your datacenter including automation, monitoring, and self-service capabilities. The webinar includes live demonstrations of key features.
You will learn how Scalability Experts:

  • Automates high-level tasks such as deploying performance tuned databases and servers (Live Demo)
  • Provides critical business insight into your environment with SE’s Platform Analytics
  • Keeps you in a state of perpetual consolidation and simplifies management of fragmented applications, databases and SQL instances
  • Simplifies the management of hybrid and heterogeneous environments
  • Saves you millions in Total Cost of Ownership!

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Scalability Experts is Awarded “Outstanding Partner for 2013” by HP and Microsoft

Scalability Experts is Awarded “Outstanding Partner for 2013” by HP and Microsoft at Worldwide Partner Conference

Scalability Experts (SE) announced that HP and Microsoft named SE Outstanding Frontline Partner for 2013 in Private Cloud and Virtualization services. This is the second year in a row that Microsoft and HP awarded SE Top Honors.  In 2012, Scalability Experts was awarded Partner of the Year for their services for Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) and Big Data.  Scalability Experts is a Microsoft National Systems Integrator Partner (NSI) with Microsoft Gold Competencies in Data Platform, Business Intelligence and System Management and Virtualization.  SE is a recognized leader and pioneer in providing customers with streamlined services and solutions that combine core strengths in infrastructure, database and business intelligence systems to increase performance, lower costs and make database systems and datacenters highly scalable.

“We are very pleased and excited that the HP/Microsoft Frontline Partnership has recognized Scalability Experts for a second year in a row for our services expertise by naming us Outstanding Frontline Partner of the Year for Private Cloud and Virtualization,” said Raj Gill, Founder and CTO of Scalability Experts. “We have been close partners with both Microsoft and HP for over twelve years and jointly we are focused on bringing customers IT solutions that delivers the highest level of performance, efficiency and business value. Together, through our work in the area of Private Cloud, Systems Management, Automation, and Big Data, we are helping our joint customers benefit from innovation to enable their on-ramp to the cloud become a major competitive advantage that will allow them to prosper and succeed far into the future.”

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How to Survive and Thrive in a Tsunami of Data

Scalability Experts own Raj Gill is hitting the road to show you “How to Survive and Thrive the Data Tsunami”.  These events will discuss how today’s top businesses are leveraging Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Massively Parallel Processing Appliances like SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse, and SE’s own Database-as-a-Service Private Cloud Solution t to beat their competition.  Please continue reading below to learn more about these events!

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Configure Month End Backups using Veeam Backup & Replication

Joseph Pipitone MCITP EA and VCP with Scalability Experts writes a quick article on how to trigger a Veeam backup job to run on the 1st of everymonth, regardless of the day of the week.

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SQL Server End of Life

In this post, SQL Server Architect and SQL Server MVP, Rick Heiges talks about the SQL Server Life Cycle.  This information is valuable for making upgrade decisions for your SQL Server Environment.  If you need help upgrading off of SQL Server 2000 or 2005 onto a supported version, please contact Scalability Experts today!

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Scalability Experts wins FLP Partner of The Year Award for Second Year in a Row!

For the second year in a row SE took home a FLP “Partner of the Year” award from Microsoft and HP!  During WPC last week we attended the award ceremony at the Diamond Club at the Houston Astros ballpark.  Here is the picture that was taken when we officially were presented the award.  It was a great week for Scalability Experts at WPC – Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference.  We took home an award and held a successful conference!  We recieved very positive feedback from our partners regarding our FY14 strategic direction!  Special thanks to everyone on our team that made this possible!

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Webinar - Database-as-a-Service: The Next Step in Data Center Maturity

Are you having difficulty managing fragmented application and database environments with hundreds or even thousands of disparate resources? Wouldn’t you like to be able to provision new database resources in a matter of minutes rather than days by simplifying and automating the management of your IT infrastructure?  If so, you should consider deploying Scalability Experts’ on-premise Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) solution.  To watch a webinar on this topic please follow the link below:

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Configure Veeam Backup for SQL Item Level Recovery

Scalability Experts’ Joseph Pipitone, VCP, MCITP EA, MCP demonstrates how to configure Veeam Backup and Replication 6.5 with an Application Group, a Virtual Lab, and a SureBackup job for Advanced SQL Item Level Recovery.  He covers the Veeam SQL AIR Wizard for SQL Item Level Recovery from a backup.  In this demo you will learn how to configure every aspect of your Veeam Backup & Replication configuration for seamless and non-intrusive backups and restores within your production environment.

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Upcoming Webinar - Database-as-a-Service: The Next Step in Datacenter Maturity

Register for our Upcoming Webinar - Database-as-a-Service: The Next Step in Datacenter Maturity!

Are you having difficulty managing fragmented application and database environments with hundreds or even thousands of disparate resources? Wouldn’t you like to be able to provision new database resources in a matter of minutes rather than days by simplifying and automating the management of your IT infrastructure?  If so, you should consider deploying Scalability Experts’ on-premise Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) solution.  Scalability Experts Architect and System Management and Virtualization Practice Manager, Chris Cadieux is holding a webinar for you to learn more!

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Virtual Machine Recovery using Veeam Backup, Replication 6.5 and VMWare vSphere

Joseph Pipitone, VCP, MCITP EA, MCP, with Scalability Experts demonstrates Virtual Machine Recovery using Veeam Backup, Replication 6.5 and VMWare vSphere.  For help building a Disaster Recovery Strategy contact Scalability Experts today!

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Disaster Recovery with Veeam Enterprise Manager

Joe Pipitone, VCP, MCITP EA, MCP, with Scalability Experts covers basic disaster recovery techniques using Veeam Enterprise Manager. Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager is a web-based software that enables easy disaster recovery capabilities. This technology may be a good fit for your Disaster Recovery Strategy depending on necessary RPO and RTO objectives. Contact Scalability Experts if you need help designing your own Disaster Recovery Strategy.

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SSL Offloading using an F5 BigIP LTM (Local Traffic Manager)

Joseph Pipitone, MCITP EA, MCP, with Scalability Experts has prepared a video that details how to perform SSL Offloading using an F5 BigIP LTM (Local Traffic Manager).  Please click the link below to view the video!

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Cisco Doubles Down on Data Centers using Microsoft Technology

Today Cisco released a major press release regarding its investment in Data Center solutions using Microsoft technologies.  Due to Scalability Experts partnership with both Cisco and Microsoft, and our strong reputation for integrating these technologies into highly scalable and agile database environments we are referenced in the press release.  Read the full press release by clicking on the link below.

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Simplify Cloud Management with System Center 2012 - Webinar Recording

Cloud computing is transforming the way enterprises provide and consume IT services with the promise of more productive infrastructure and more predictable applications.  Learn how Microsoft System Center 2012 delivers on this promise by enabling your enterprise to benefit from private, hosted, and public cloud computing while still supporting your unique business needs. It helps simplify management and organizes your IT assets—network, storage, compute—into a hybrid cloud model spanning the private cloud and public cloud services from a single console view.

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SQL Server 2012 is a Cloud-Ready Data Platform - Video Released!

SQL Server 2012 is a Cloud-Ready Data Platform - Video Released!

Would like to share a video from our newly released Frontline Insight video series, titled “SQL Server 2012 is a Cloud-Ready Data Platform”. Speaking in this video is Chris Cadieux, one of our Architects, and Practice Manager for System Management and Virtualization.  This is the final video of our five part series.  We hope you found all of these videos informative and entertaining.

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Cisco UCS Overview and Demo - Friday Tech Call Recording

Cisco UCS Overview and Demo - Friday Tech Call Recording


For several years Scalability Experts has held an internal Tech Call every Friday.  These calls give our consultants the opportunity to share ideas, and hear our IT leaders discuss specific topics and features relevant to our core areas of expertise: Data Platform, Business Intelligence & System Management and Virtualization.  Moving forward we will be sharing many of these recordings as a free training service.

Today I am sharing a presentation and demo of Cisco UCS given by Chris Cadieux, Sr. Architect and Practice Manager with Scalability Experts.  It is focused on UCS’s unique features, and specifically how it affects a SQL Server environment from a consolidation, virtualization and cloud building stand point.

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Private Cloud Reference Architecture

Private Cloud Reference Architecture

Recently, Microsoft released a new and improved Fast Track Reference Architecture for the Private Cloud.  Why is this important?  As technology changes, often best practices and guidance does as well.  With the impending release of Windows Server 2012 and the capabilities baked into the product, this new reference architecture can help customers take advantage of the private cloud.  One of the best things about a reference architecture is that it is a reference.  Microsoft took a lot of time to document guidance and best practices, but they did not call out specific hardware.  That is understandable because Microsoft has partnerships with many manufacturers.

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