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6 Best Practices to Improve SQL Query Performance

  MS SQL Server is the world’s leading RDMS and has plentiful benefits and features that empower its efficient operation. As with any such robust platform, however—especially one which has matured as SQL Server has—there have been best practices evolved that allow for its best performance. For any company utilizing it, Microsoft SQL Server is central to a company’s … [Read more...]

What Condusiv’s Diskeeper Does for Me

I'm a person who uses what he has. For example, my friend Roger purchased a fancy new keyboard, but only uses it on "special occasions" because he wants to keep the hardware in pristine condition. That isn't me--my stuff wears out because I rely on it and use it continuously. To this point, the storage on my Windows 10 workstation computer takes a heavy beating because I read and write data to my … [Read more...]

A week in security (October 21 – 27)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we explored a link between Magecart Group 5 and the Carbanak APT, we discussed the growing rate of robocalls threatening user privacy, and we tipped you off on how to protect yourself from doxing. We were glad to see the BBC raise awareness about stalkerware, much like we did a few weeks ago. Other cybersecurity news NordVPN, a popular virtual private … [Read more...]

Top 10 free database tools for sys admins 2019 Update

This article lists 10 of the best free tools for managing, comparing, administering and developing databases. I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two amongst this list. … [Read more...]

Case Study: Non-Profit Eliminates Frustrating Help Desk calls, Boosts Performance and Extends Useful Hardware Lifecycle

When PathPoint was faced with user complaints and productivity issues related to slow performance, the non-profit organization turned to Condusiv’s I/O reduction software to not only optimize their physical and virtual infrastructure but to extend their hardware lifecycles, as well.  As technology became more relevant to PathPoint’s growing organization and mission of providing … [Read more...]

Do I Really Need V-locity on All VMs?

V-locity® customers may wonder, “How many VMs do I need to install V-locity on for optimal results? What kind of benefits will I see with V-locity on one or two VMs versus all the VMs on a host?”  As a refresher… It is true that V-locity will likely provide significant benefit on that one VM.  It may even be extraordinary.  But loading V-locity on just … [Read more...]

How to Provide PaaS Services with Azure Stack

Platform as a Service brings dynamic and elasticity capabilities to services running in your cloud. Find out how to use Azure stack to deliver PaaS Read the post here: How to Provide PaaS Services with Azure Stack … [Read more...]

For Larger V-locity Deployments: Getting Up and Running Using V-locity Management Console (VMC)

V-locity® I/O Reduction software is designed to solve and prevent application performance degradation at the source, relieving stress and frustration from user complaints and reliability issues. V-locity eliminates the two big I/O inefficiencies in a virtual environment that generates a minimum of 30-40% I/O traffic chewing up storage IOPS and slowing down your system. Installing V-locity 7 is … [Read more...]

SysAdmins Discover That Size Really Does Matter

(...to storage transfer speeds...)   I was recently asked what could be done to maximize storage transfer speeds in physical and virtual Windows servers. Not the "sexiest" topic for a blog post, I know, but it should be interesting reading for any SysAdmin who wants to get the most performance from their IT environment, or for those IT Administrators who suffer from user … [Read more...]

Thinking Outside the Box – How to Dramatically Improve SQL Performance, Part 1

If you are reading this article, then most likely you are about to evaluate V-locity® or Diskeeper® on a SQL Server (or already have our software installed on a few servers) and have some questions about why it is a best practice recommendation to place a memory limit on SQL Servers in order to get the best performance from that server once you’ve installed one of our solutions. To … [Read more...]