• 7 Feb 2018

    Episode 2: Ransomware! The Cost of Doing Nothing

    Welcome to Episode #2 of Two Techs on a Quest , the Quest podcast where two IT pros embark on an epic quest to provide guidance to those seeking resiliency and security for their infrastructure realms. In this episode, our heroes find themselves on th...
    • 6 Feb 2018

    Quest Sydney Team Gives Back to Local Foodbank

    Earlier in January, members of the Quest team in Sydney, Australia took time to give back to the community by volunteering at the local Foodbank. As a team, Quest was able to help the Foodbank division for the State of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory reach their goal of providing 29,500 meals a day to families and children in need. Foodbank's mission is fighting hunger in Australia. Hunger is...
    • 6 Feb 2018

    Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7.5 and VROOM 1.3 are Now Available

    Foglight Capacity Director 5.7.5 now supports Microsoft Hyper-V: Server 2012, 2012R2 and 2016 and is shipped with Foglight for Virtualization, Enterprise Edition 8.7.5 Foglight Capacity Director provides complete virtual infrastructure capacity lifecycle management, and delivers deep insight into your environment, including the availability and estimated time left for CPU, memory, storage, and IOPs. Leverage historical...
    • 6 Feb 2018

    REST API Updates for Foglight 5.9.2

    Foglight REST APIs have been firstly introduced in Foglight from version 5.7.5.7. Now, we embrace Foglight 5.9.2 release with awesome REST API new features as well as improvements which might help you to save your time working with Foglight. If you didn’t have a basic knowledge of Foglight REST APIs, we strongly suggest you to go through Foglight REST APIs Introduction - Java and Python Sample Code first before...
    • 5 Feb 2018

    Foglight for DB 2017 Summary and Look to the Future

    What an exciting year it was for Foglight for Databases! Foglight for Databases had an amazing year, with several releases for the various Database Cartridges. Here are some of the highlights of what we’ve done in 2017: Foglight for SQL Server & Foglight for Oracle – In February 2017 we’ve released Foglight for SQL Server & Foglight for Oracle Performance Investigator v.5.7.5.35 which included...
    • 5 Feb 2018

    Measuring the Impact of Meltdown and Spectre Patching on your Databases

    The new year kicked off with some big news on January 3rd, 2018 with the news of the Meltdown and Spectre chipset vulnerabilities. There are a lot of resources available to understand the details and potential impact. This one from cnet.com is pretty good. As the patches from the operating system vendors are being rolled out, a question often comes up - "How will this impact me?" Specifically, it's the...
    • 2 Feb 2018

    Evaluating Foglight vs Oracle Enterprise Manager

    As part of most any database monitoring software evaluation, it includes comparing that software to similar solutions. Logically, it often means doing head-to-head comparisons to database tools that come bundled with that particular DBMS. Regularly, I see evaluators take note of similarities and differences of architecture, usability and navigation, and product features that present specific information to help address...
    • 1 Feb 2018

    KACE UserKon is Back!

    After several years’ hiatus, KACE users will once again gather as a tribe. KACE UserKon 2018, to be held in New Orleans May 14–17, looks to be better than ever, with a slew of opportunities to up your systems management game. Long-time KACE customers know what makes UserKon so special, but if you’ve never joined us, here’s why you should: It’s the only conference dedicated exclusively...
    • 30 Jan 2018

    How to Detect and Mitigate PowerShell-Based Cyber Attacks in Your Infrastructure with InTrust

    Probably everyone in the IT world heard at least something about mimikatz – a PowerShell library for performing targeted attacks in Microsoft Windows infrastructure. There are numerous other PowerShell toolkits developed to help attackers to recon, to stay undetected and to perform attacks. Some of the attack vectors can be identified by clever threat detection software that monitors user behavioral patterns to...
    • 29 Jan 2018

    It's time to start planning for spring cleaning with Migrator for Notes to Exchange

    Migrating to a new mail system presents a great opportunity to "clean up" old data. In support of this goal, Migrator for Notes to Exchange (MNE) provides considerable flexibility in how and where data can be migrated. MNE allows you to migrate data into Exchange in 3 different ways: MNE Target Types: Server-based mailbox: This option tells MNE to migrate data to your traditional Exchange Inbox. Typically...
    • 29 Jan 2018

    The Backup Experience: In-line vs. Post Process Deduplication

    Both post-process and in-line deduplication PBBA’s provide backup environments with enhanced backup performance, best replication of backup data experience, significantly reduced disk based backup investments, power, cooling and management. Yet, both offer advantages, disadvantages and variances that will cater to different customer needs. This blog examines a highly debated topic - How in-line deduplication and post...
    • 29 Jan 2018

    Monitoring the Status of your TempDB using Foglight for SQL Server

    In every SQL Server instance the TempDB database is the common global resource for all the operations taking place and DBA's are particularly cautious about the use of it. Given the nature of applications and ad-hoc queries by users, one must keep track of the usage of the TempDB by various applications and process and take appropriate actions when the size falls below a certain limit. To ensure optimal health of...