• 16 Jan 2017

    Foglight - Supersized Deployment Use Case

    Use Case This large organization was using 6 different monitoring products. SCOM for windows, BMC for Linux, Riverbed Steel Central for APM, Oracle OEM for Oracle Databases, SCOM for SQL Server databases, VMWare for VM monitoring, and Empirix for web transaction monitoring. Some of these were deployed across the enterprise and others were deployed departmentally. The goal of the Foglight implementation was to consolidate...
    • 16 Jan 2017

    Reverting Large Scale Changes with Change Auditor and Recovery Manager for Active Directory

    For most circumstances using Recovery Manager for Active Directory to revert changes made to Active Directory is pretty simple. If we need to revert a group's membership, we just search for the group from the selected backup and restore it from an appropriate backup. But what if the changes that need to be reverted are considerably more complex? What if they span hundreds of changes across dozens of Organizational...
    • 16 Jan 2017

    How to Seed Replication to a Remote DR Series Appliance

    Quest’s DR Series Appliance is a remarkable device. It has amazing deduplication and compression, source-side and inline deduplication capabilities, is certified to work with most major backup software vendors, plus many more incredible features. It also has WAN-optimized replication that lets you send deduplicated and compressed data from one DR container to another. It even gives you the ability to throttle your...
    • 16 Jan 2017

    Restaurez quasi-instantanément à partir du Cloud Azure

    Tech brief: La réplication vers le Cloud Azure Et si vous pouviez donner à votre entreprise la possibilité de se concentrer davantage sur l'innovation produit et moins sur la gestion du data center ? Et si la sauvegarde, la réplication et la restauration étaient aussi simple que le redémarrage d'une machine virtuelle? Et si vous pouviez avoir une restauration après...
    • 16 Jan 2017

    Your New Backup Software Just Arrived. Now What?

    Now what? It sounded so good when you spoke with the sales team... You’ve just purchased a new data protection (backup) software application and realize you aren’t sure what to do next. This may help. ================== Backup migra...
    • 16 Jan 2017

    Using SharePlex Efficiently – Only Replicate the Data You Need

    One of the more attractive features of the SharePlex data replication tool is its ability to be very selective about the data it replicates. If you’re looking at workload offloading, making data more available to your users, building data...
    • 13 Jan 2017

    Replicating data? Let's make sure we keep it in sync.

    Using SharePlex’s Compare and Repair Utility When replicating data it is important to make sure that your data stays in sync over time. Out-Of-Sync (OOS) conditions can cause problems with your application, reports, and even compliance SLA’s. There are a lot of reasons for replication, as shown in the graphic below. All of these scenarios can be critical to the success of your organization and in any of...
    • 13 Jan 2017

    Spotlight 11.7.1 Is Now Available For Download

    Hear ye, hear ye! Spotlight version 11.7.1 is here! There are several fixes and a few enhancements included in Spotlight 11.7.1. The product fixes included are listed below for your reference: ID 6097 - Resolved an issue with the Spotlight Connection Manager, where Spotlight Connection Manager sometimes selected the wrong connection type to delete in cases where the request to delete a connection and the name...
    • 12 Jan 2017

    My Prescription for Password Happiness: Take Three One Identity Solutions and Don't Call Helpdesk in the Morning

    The expense to unlock a user’s account goes far beyond billable helpdesk hours but also lost the productivity of everyone impacted by the lack of user access – including the user, the user’s internal and external clients – an...
    • 12 Jan 2017

    Making Connections with Spotlight on SQL Server (Now with Bonus Info)!!!

    Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise provides excellent real-time monitoring and workload analytics for SQL Server and more, but before it can do that, you’ve got to point Spotlight to what you’d like it to watch. Luckily, that’s as simple as going to Configure > Connections to get to the Connection Manager: As you can see in the screenshot above, Spotlight can connect to a number of different types...
    • 12 Jan 2017

    Before you Migrate that VM to the Cloud

    When the day arrives that your IT leadership decides to incorporate modern cloud technologies into operations some new realities will come into play. First you need to put cloud computing into it’s proper perspective which makes the process for migration easier to define and execute. Cloud infrastructure is quite simply a collection of software defined computing resources managed and hosted by someone outside...
    • 12 Jan 2017

    We’re Deploying Office 365. Now What?

    Major IT migrations aren’t easy. What’s especially frustrating is that while the decision to move to a new IT platform likely did not fall on the IT administrator’s plate, the responsibility for a flawless rollout does. Such is the case with an Office 365 migration , an increasingly common shift for organizations moving an on-premises Microsoft install or other enterprise messaging platform to the cloud...