How To Make CloudWatch AWSome

Amazon CloudWatch is a popular option for collecting system and performance metrics from your AWS resources.  For some services, it’s the only means available to collect badly needed metrics data. CloudWatch makes it trivially easy to fetch core system metrics like CPU, Network, and Disk, as well as more specialized metrics like queue-sizes and latency … Read moreHow To Make CloudWatch AWSome

Top 50+ Tech Influencers and Thought Leaders You Should Follow

Today’s technology is growing at an extraordinary pace, so it is important to follow industry influencers and thought leaders to stay in the loop and learn new trends and best practices. Keeping on top of things in the industry is a great way to make sure you are functioning most effectively every day.

We have compiled a list (in no particular order) of tech geeks from system, virtualization, storage, database, network, and security management domains, who we think are the top influencers and thought leaders you should follow.

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SQL Server Performance Tuning Tips

Query tuning is often the fastest way to accelerate SQL Server performance. Most often system-level server performance (memory, processors, and so on) improvement measures are ineffective and expensive. Expert developers believe most performance issues can be traced to poorly written queries & inefficient indexing, not hardware constraints. In fact, some performance issues can only be … Read moreSQL Server Performance Tuning Tips

SQL and Database Performance Tuning Guide and Checklist: Expert Tips

A Database Administrator (DBA) is like a racecar technician. Building and optimizing a high-performance vehicle requires minuscule fine-tuning and attention to detail. A tweak here and an adjustment there could shave just a fraction of a second from your lap time. Of course, that fraction of a second could determine whether you win or lose … Read moreSQL and Database Performance Tuning Guide and Checklist: Expert Tips

Policy Compliance or Network Configuration Management?

Is there a silver bullet for making policy and risk compliance easier? While there is no single solution which will manage compliance end-to-end, the answer may surprise you. But first a little background. Introduction Risk Management is fundamental to maintain a successful enterprise. The purpose of Risk Management is to identify uncertainties, hazards, exposures, liabilities … Read morePolicy Compliance or Network Configuration Management?

The Best Free Network Configuration and Change Management Tools

Networks are growing in size and complexity. For many, this growth is being driven by the Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, Cloud, and even Software Defined Networking (SDN). As these trends, and the many changes they bring, impact your network, the big question you need to answer is this: Do I have the network configuration … Read moreThe Best Free Network Configuration and Change Management Tools