Navigating Compounding Cloud Complexity
Microsoft end of support (EOS) for SQL Server 2008 is officially here. As of July 9th 2019, Microsoft has ceased providing patches and security updates for the popular SQL Server 2008 (R2) platforms, leaving organizations who have yet to plan for this date exposed from a security and compliance perspective. Doing nothing is risky and paying for extended support is wildly expensive and only offered to a certain group of customers. This leaves two options, upgrade your SQL Server 2008 workloads to a newer version of SQL or migrate your SQL Server 2008 workloads to Microsoft Azure (Microsoft provides incentives for this).
What is “Serverless Computing”
By now we are all familiar with the terms SaaS, IaaS and PaaS but prepare yourself for a new wave of offerings “as a service”. Serverless computing, Event Driven Computing or Function as a Service (FaaS for short) is an emerging trend that cloud providers are offering to their clientele. While the name sounds counterintuitive, servers are still involved but in a revolutionarily different way.
We pride ourselves on developing the best quality product but we also understand that software is never perfect. So, if an issue arises in our software we want to fix said issue as quickly as possible. Following our philosophy around enabling our customers to proactively manage their virtual and cloud environments, we now offer Proactive Support on the Turbonomic platform. This capability notifies users before issues arises with their Turbonomic instance.
Cloud, seldom does an IT buzz word take on such a popular and misunderstood place in mainstream society. In its’ simplest form the cloud is computing resources (compute, storage, databases and applications) provided to an end user over some type of network (typically the internet). Whether it’s people joking about their files whizzing around above their heads or CIO’s debating the pros and cons of adopting cloud in their IT roadmap, cloud cannot be ignored.
Why the need for in-memory databases?
In today’s business world “speed” and “agility” are two buzzy concepts that all companies aim to achieve. For the longest time advancements on the development side of the house outpaced that of the infrastructure, but with the evolution of public cloud providers, hyperconvergence, PaaS and a multitude of other offerings, IT now has the means to achieve the speed and agility that is required of them.