VM firmware matters for Windows Secure Boot

The Register is reporting that future versions of Windows Server OS is going to require the TPM 2.0 chip and Secure boot enabled by default. Secure boot is quite helpful to validate that servers boot into trusted environments. It sounds basic and straightforward, but...

Podcast recording with Dallas DBAs

I’m thrilled to have recently recorded a podcast with Kevin3NF of Dallas DBAs called Data Bits. I had an absolute blast with it, and we laughed for over an hour with fun war stories and goofy things that I chuckle with. You should check this out if you get a...

Packet Pushers Podcast released

I am thrilled to have recently recorded a podcast with our friends over at PacketPushers. The podcast, “How an IT Specialist Chooses Adjacent Competencies”, talks about how adjacencies in IT, as well as deeply intertwined technologies that compete and...

PASS Summit 2020 Precon Announcement

I am thrilled to announce that I have been accepted to deliver a preconference boot camp called ‘Amplify Your Virtual SQL Server Performance’ at this year’s PASS Summit conference, to be held the week of November 9th-13th. My precon is to be held on...
Clumio’s Rapid Recovery is amazing for SQL Server

Clumio’s Rapid Recovery is amazing for SQL Server

Clumio’s Rapid Recovery is amazing, and you should know more about it. You might not have heard of Clumio before. Clumio is an upstart SaaS-based backup solution for both cloud and on-premises environments where the storage endpoint is in the cloud instead of a...

SQL Server and VMware Resource Pools

Resource pools are used to hierarchically partition available CPU and memory resources, and are available for use at the VMware host cluster layer. To better prioritize certain VMs over others, especially in a highly concurrent VM farm, I recommend leveraging three...

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