SQL Server References

posted July 26, 2012, 4:40 PM by

House of Brick Principal Architects

Every once in a while I am asked about my shortlist of reference and must-read materials. You know — materials that, without which I could not have understood new or unfamiliar topics, and the resources…

vCloud Director Networks – Part I

posted July 19, 2012, 4:48 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

My next two blog posts will focus on vCloud Director Networks. Most vCloud Director administrators will agree that networking is the most complex and configurable feature in vCloud Director. The real power and flexibility of…

Microsoft SQL Server High Availability Options

posted July 13, 2012, 5:11 PM by

House of Brick Principal Architect

High Availability is one of those topics that many people either confuse or intermingle with Disaster Recovery, or just plain misunderstand. This post is an attempt to help differentiate between High Availability (HA), Fault Tolerance…

VMware vCloud Director

posted July 6, 2012, 5:22 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

For many customers, virtualization has been a part of their infrastructure for years. They have benefited from virtualization far beyond consolidation ratios. The vSphere feature-rich tooling has offered them fast provisioning, better availability, better distribution…