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12 Mar 2018
Predictive Business Continuity, Part 1: Infrastructure Optimization and a 1969 Pontiac GTO
Most of what I first learned about disaster recovery and business continuity came from my first car: a 1969 Pontiac GTO that my grandmother helped me buy with a few extra bucks. “Are you taking as good care of that car as I would if it were mine?” she would ask. “Oh, yeah, sure, Grandma. It runs great and I always drive it carefully.” (Fingers crossed behind my back...) “I hope so....
9 Mar 2018
Quest Teams Come Together to Celebrate the Chinese New Year
Back in February, Quest team members across the APJ region came together to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Our China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia offices all hosted celebrations. It was a wonderful opportunity for Quest team members to get together and celebrate this holiday while enjoying the company and comradery of their colleagues. Please enjoy a sampling of photos from these fun celebrations, and Happy New...
8 Mar 2018
There are so many things you never want to hear in life: “Sorry, this stall’s out of TP, too.” “Whoops! We thought you were dead.” “What do you mean, you ate that? Are you insane ?!” But few things are worse than the dreaded: “Database down.” “Your database is offline.” “The database crashed.” Stress level: Liam Neeson...
8 Mar 2018
Save Your Nails With SharePlex!
We all love doing migrations, upgrades and patches on our production databases. The thrill and excitement of hoping nothing will happen just brings joy to a DBA’s heart. This is usually the time where our fingernails can take the brunt of our joy. What if something happens during the migration/upgrade that causes an extended outage, what if we find a bug after the migration, what if….what if… and there...
8 Mar 2018
Women in tech - thank you.
Here’s a few women from history that I’d to honor, because in a lot of ways they contributed to myself being where I am today – a woman in technology. I learned about of these women while reading Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo to my 4-year-old daughter and 15-month old son. If you haven’t heard of the book, go get it and learn something. It’s a good...