• 19 Apr 2017

    Office 365 Solutions for a Secure Move to the Cloud

    Simple and secure implementation of Microsoft Office 365 Organizations are sprinting to Office 365. Some organizations will be 100 percent cloud, but many are too heavily invested in legacy infrastructure and are forced to stay hybrid for the foreseeable future. In either scenario, migrations to Microsoft® Office 365® and Azure® Active Directory® (AD) can be labor intensive and fraught with risk. If...
    • 19 Apr 2017

    Auto Refreshing the Performance Investigator Dashboard

    The SQL Performance Investigator dashboard provides a rich set of data to analyze workload on your SQL Server and Oracle instances. The main use case is to use the data for historical analysis - after the problem has occurred. However, if you'd like to use it in near real-time so that it refreshes automatically, you can make a simple change to do that by following these steps: 1- click the > on the right...
    • 19 Apr 2017

    Oracle Yacht Fund Capsizing Your IT Budget?

    We’re throwing you a lifesaver – catch onto the more affordable OEM alternative. Help! I can’t afford Diagnostics and Tuning packs for performance monitoring with Oracle® Enterprise Manager. Really? You mean you’re not c...
    • 19 Apr 2017

    One-Size-Fits-All Migration: Pay for what you don’t need

    Wait a minute…pay for what you don’t need? One bundled license per end user to migrate mailboxes, documents, personal archives, configure Outlook, etc…sounds simple enough. One price regardless of the migration scenario…hmmm. Isn’t that like paying for a migration buffet when you really just wanted a few a la carte migration options? We are well into April so this couldn’t still...
    • 18 Apr 2017

    It only takes a minute to vote!! - DBTA Readers' Choice Awards - Vote for your favorite Quest Products!

    Hello all Information Management product users! Voting is now open for the 2017 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards. The DBTA Readers' Choice Awards Winners will be showcased in a special section on the DBTA website and in the August 2017 edition of Database Trends and Applications magazine. A number of Information Management solutions are contenders in a variety of categories. Unlike other awards programs that...
    • 18 Apr 2017

    Stat 6.0 is now available

    While I am here to officially announce the availability of the new Stat release (6.0), it seems that I should first introduce myself as the new Product Manager for Stat. I’m pleased to be joining this highly qualified team with a long track record of delivering real value to our customers. This an exciting time at Quest Software (in our first full year as an independent company) and also an exciting time in the...
    • 18 Apr 2017

    Foglight Educational Webcast on Tuesday, April 25: Tips for Rule and Alarm Management

    If you use Foglight and are responsible for ensuring that performance monitoring alarms are helping your organization focus on important performance bottlenecks and resource constraint problems, you'll benefit from learning important aspects of handling rules and alarms in Foglight. Alarms are generally fired by rules that detect an alarm state in something of importance to you - perhaps a key performance indicator...
    • 17 Apr 2017

    Monitoring AWS EC2 Windows Instance with Foglight InfraStructure Cartridge (Host Monitoring)

    The other day I was speaking to a customer about their growth strategy and planning on database management and infrastructure. One of the topic that I really liked is how companies get very creative and innovative. One of the strong drive for them is to adopt the latest technologies, and to transition with minimal disruption internally. They were planning to move some or all of their infrastructure into Amazon’s...
    • 17 Apr 2017

    Hank the Hacker webcast series: How to Overcome Hybrid AD Security Breaches and Insider Threats

    Hank the Hacker is coming for your data. Organizations are racing to Microsoft cloud services, such as Office 365 and Azure Active Directory (AD). Some organizations will be 100% cloud, but many are too heavily invested in legacy infrastructure and are forced to stay hybrid for the foreseeable future. In either scenario, it’s easy to see why Office 365 is Microsoft’s fastest-growing commercial product ever...
    • 14 Apr 2017

    One-Size-Fits-All Migration: Use what you need, leave the rest.

    By now you’ve probably heard of one-size-fits-all pricing for migration solutions. You take on the financial burden up front and charge your customers one high price regardless of their migration scenario. And they use the migration option that they actually needed. And the rest goes unused in the form of shelfware, even though you paid for it. It’s a great approach…really. April Fools…again...
    • 13 Apr 2017

    5 Ways to Stay on Top of Inventory

    Or, what do I have and how do I keep track of it. The old adage of do more with less , is certainly true today for the IT admin as it ever was. Not only are there software compliance audits, but also hardware audits. While most of our hardware as an IT admin will have an IP address what about those hardware assets that do not? As a KACE Engineer and a KACE Systems Management Appliance specialist, I have spoken with...
    • 12 Apr 2017

    Understanding the Encryption Algorithms used by the NetVault Plug-in(s) for Encryption

    If you are planning to encrypt your backups with NetVault, then you are probably going to want to look into the fundamental aspects of the encryption algorithms used by NetVault, and understand which algorithm is best suited for your data and if deem...