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Using Virtualization and Cloud to Overcome SQL Server Challenges


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In the face of increasing costs, and the ever-growing need for better agility for maintaining SQL Server database environments many IT departments are seeking ways to automate routine tasks and free up resources.

To identify the key technologies and strategies being deployed by SQL Server sites, Unisphere Research just fielded a brand new survey in partnership with the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS).

The survey, sponsored by Dell EMC and VMWare,  found that SQL Server database environments are increasing in size and complexity and the challenge of maintaining performance and availability is increasing, according to Joe McKendrick, lead research analyst at Unisphere Research.

Recently, McKendrick,  as well as Don Sullivan, vExpert at VMware; Sam Lucido, director technical applications marketing at EMC Corp.; and Phil Hummel technical marketing engineer at Dell EMC participated in a webcast that looked at key SQL Server challenges and approaches to overcoming them.

Solutions for these issues include automation, backup and recovery, and virtualization.

Load balancing holds a key part in regards to virtualization, Sullivan said. Benefits include reduced administration and more accuracy/efficiency.

Moving to the cloud will also benefit SQL Servers as private clouds are delivering the most tangible benefits, according to McKendrick.

“We’re really seeing a big investment in securing SQL Databases in the cloud,” Hummel added.

Automation and infrastructure modernization will have to go hand-in-hand, Lucido explained.

To view an on-demand replay of this webinar, go here.


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