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A New Type of Colocation Facility

Microsoft is working on their generation 4 data centers, which might be a great idea for companies if they can implement a private cloud.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/01/31 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Free eBook: SQL Server Hardware

A free eBook from SQLServerCentral and Red Gate software can help you learn about the best hardware for your SQL Server instances.  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/11/06 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: books
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The Dream Machine

This Friday Steve Jones has a fun poll. If your new boss told you to spec out a machine, what would you choose?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/09/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Provisioning a New SQL Server Instance – Part Two

So how should you install and configure SQL Server 2012 properly? Glenn Berry completes his two-part series by explaining the steps needed to complete the preparation and do the actual installation.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/08/23 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: hardware
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Provisioning a New SQL Server Instance

Before you even install SQL Server, there a number of preparatory steps you need to take in order to get a new machine with a fresh copy of the operating system completely ready to install SQL Server properly. This is to maximize performance, reliability, and security.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2012/07/16 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: hardware
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Fix Failures Fast

A new study from Microsoft Research looks at failures in PCs. Steve Jones thinks there are a few things worth talking about for DBAs.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2012/07/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Solid State Disks and SQL Server

An interesting result from a recent test of SSDs in SQL Server by Wes Brown. A surprising discovery is important for anyone thinking about using SSDs to know.  Read more...
By Wesley Brown 2012/03/09 (first published: 2010/04/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssd
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Behemoths of the server room: An interview with Glenn Berry

At the last PASS summit, we cornered SQL Server MVP Glenn Berry, and found out his views on the impact of virtualization, solid state disks and SAN administrators on the life of a DBA, and what led him to write a book all about SQL Server Hardware.  Read more...
By Glenn Berry 2012/02/10 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: hardware
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BYOD

In the future we may be required to bring our own devices to work. Does that make sense? Would you want to get an allowance and purchase your own laptop?  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2016/03/18 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Does It Help

This editorial was originally published on Oct 12, 2006, published today as Steve is out today at the PASS Summit. Today Steve talks about the productivity that comes from having multiple monitors.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2011/10/14 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Fundamentals of Storage Systems, IO Latency and SQL Server

A Thousand Men Marching Still Only March As Fast As One Man. la·ten·cy - Computers . the time required to locate the first bit or character in a storage location, expressed as access timeminus word time. Often when talking to people...  Read more...
By Wesley Brown 2011/03/01 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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New Version of CPU-Z (1.57) has Been Released

On February 18, Franck Delattre released version 1.57 of the very useful CPU-Z Utility. Here is a list of the...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Is CPU-Z Risky To Run on a Production Server?

There was a conversation on Twitter recently (with the #sqlhelp hashtag) about whether it was completely safe to run the...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/02/23 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Another Example of CPU Throttling Due to Balanced Power Plan in Windows Server 2008 R2

Here is another example CPU throttling from someone who had a server running with the default “Balanced” Power Plan in...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/01/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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SQL Server Workload Types and Hardware Selection

There are two primary relational workload types that SQL Server commonly has to deal with, the first being Online Transaction...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2011/01/03 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Handy Hardware Assessment Tools For SQL Server

Here is a small selection of useful tools for getting some specific hardware information from any Windows based system you...  Read more...
By GlennBerry 2010/11/17 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Living Moore's Law

eBay has quite a new data center in Utah, replacing all their hardware on a two year cycle. Steve Jones thinks that would be a challenge, and an exciting one at that.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2010/10/19 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Solid State Disks and SQL Server

An interesting result from a recent test of SSDs in SQL Server by Wes Brown. A surprising discovery is important for anyone thinking about using SSDs to know.  Read more...
By Wesley Brown 2012/03/09 (first published: 2010/04/08) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: ssd
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MySpace Using SSDs

Glenn Barry (blog, twitter) posted a note about MySpace using Fusion-IO PCi-E cards to replace hard drives in their systems....  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/12/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: blogs
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Moore's Law

Moore's Law has been in the front of technical people's minds for years. However is the end of it's applicability to our world near? This Friday Steve Jones asks if you pay attention to the news about processor hardware.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2009/09/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial - mp3
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