• 21 Feb 2018

    Episode 3: We Cover "Virtually" Everything

    In our Two Techs on a Quest podcast, two IT technical support heroes embark on an epic quest to rescue other IT professionals and shield them from common IT dangers … like non-optimized infrastructure. In this episode, our IT heroes seek to help other IT pros optimize their virtual infrastructure, thereby improving the performance of other applications, programs and databases in your infrastructure. Both Hyper...
    • 20 Feb 2018

    Migrating to the Cloud? SharePlex 9.1 Makes It Easy.

    SharePlex 9.1 is specifically designed to get your data to the cloud without downtime, data loss, business interruption or all the stress from past migrations.
    • 16 Feb 2018

    Tune Your Queries with SQL Optimizer (Pt 1)

    One of the many ways to improve database performance is to tune SQL queries running in your environment. Two primary reasons for tuning are: Minimize Response Time – End users who are interacting with data want that data as quickly as possible. It may be mission-critical data ( e.g. medical, financial). Often, the speed with which the data is returned shapes the level of customer satisfaction. No one likes to...
    • 16 Feb 2018

    What’s New in Enterprise Reporter 3.0 Hotfix #1

    What’s New in Enterprise Reporter 3.0 Hotfix #1 Enterprise Reporter 3.0 Hotfix #1 is a maintenance release that addresses the issues noted below as well in the attached Read Me. This release is cumulative, meaning that if version 3.0 is installed, you can safely install the version found in this solution without losing any fixes or functionality provided in version 3.0. Customers who already have a previous...
    • 14 Feb 2018

    Migrate to Azure in 6 Easy Steps

    Migrating your infrastructure to the cloud doesn’t have to be a nightmare, but it does require some planning to pull it off with ease. When migrating virtual machine workloads from an on-premises data center into Azure, the goal is to maintain business continuity by building a hybrid environment that leverages the benefits of running in Azure. But you need to be proactive and ask the right questions to make sure...
    • 14 Feb 2018

    Foglight for Databases Quick Tip - Using the Workload Column in the SQL PI Dashboard

    Many of our Foglight users including myself have grown accustomed to using the " Databases " home as their starting point into their daily monitoring tasks. This dashboard provides a global view into all of the instances being monitored and gives the Foglight administrator access to alarm configuration and other settings related to the monitoring setup. From a metric perspective, the Databases home provides...
    • 14 Feb 2018

    Overcome Office 365 recovery and compliance gaps.

    Overcome Office 365 recovery and compliance gaps. Quest OnDemand, Whats it all about? What is Quest On Demand? I hear you ask; Quest On Demand is a Simplified SaaS-based cloud backup, recovery and policy management solution. If you are one of the many orginisations moving to O365 you are venturing into a new and exciting productivity platform. You will be aware of both the benefits and potential risks to venture to...
    • 13 Feb 2018

    Three Reasons to Keep Your Kace Appliance Up To Date

    We all have heard the old saw, “have you tried turning it off and on again”. It may be cliché but it is also relevant when dealing with and operating system or software package not behaving as it should. Keeping those things up to date is probably just as helpful in avoiding problems in the first place. One of the great benefits of owning your Kace Systems Management Appliance (SMA) is the regular updates...
    • 13 Feb 2018

    Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise Tip: Reduce Noise Using Planned Outages

    Naturally, it's VERY important to know when things are going wrong with our monitored instances. What's not helpful is the dreaded "False Positive." You know the scenario I'm about to describe. It's 03:00 and you're sleeping soundly and dreaming of the yacht you'll be sailing during your retirement. Suddenly, you're awakened by an alert that your instances are unavailable! During...
    • 12 Feb 2018

    “License and Registration, please…” Spotlight

    So, you’ve downloaded and installed an evaluation of Spotlight Enterprise. Good news…it comes with a 30-day evaluation license key! Spotlight is fully functional (not limited trial functionality). It simply expires after the 30 days. There are a couple of situations where you will need to apply a Spotlight license. Perhaps the Sales Rep you’re working with has provided an extended license to allow you...
    • 8 Feb 2018

    Foglight for Virtualization - A Year in Review

    Wow! What a year and what a way to wrap it up. Foglight for Virtualization 8.7.5 is out and with it brings a brand new SaaS offering from Quest that enables connectivity from any Foglight for Virtualization installation in the world to the cloud. Try...
    • 7 Feb 2018

    Modeling User Behavior to Identify Insider Threats

    A pattern-based threat detection strategy will drastically reduce the number of false positives and offers a manageable number of actionable alerts. Learn more.