Are You (Still) In The Business Of Running Databases?

Design and Implement Hybrid SQL Server HA/DR Solutions with Microsoft Azure Series

As I was reading the news this week, it’s hard to ignore the announcement of General Motors laying off hundreds, if not thousands, of employees in their Michigan-based manufacturing plants. This also has severe impacts in their Ontario-based manufacturing plant in Canada where some of their production work will be moved to Mexico. Some 600+ jobs will […]

Getting Into The “Dating Phase” with the Cloud

Design and Implement Hybrid SQL Server HA/DR Solutions with Microsoft Azure Series

I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of status updates on your social media feeds this past Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re searching for a new partner or in an on-going relationship, I’m sure you would agree that the dating phase often sets the tone for your relationship. Now, I don’t claim to be an expert on […]

Making Sense of the Windows Server Failover Cluster Debug Logs For Mere Mortals

Troubleshooting Availability of SQL Server Workloads Running on Windows Server Failover Cluster - Part 5

In part 4 of this series, I talked about how to generate the cluster debug log for digging deeper on what caused the WSFC or the workloads running on top of it to go offline. I also walked you thru the process of getting started with reading the logs. Analyzing the cluster debug log is […]

Self-discipline: How You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

(Fight by Jorge Gonzales) The first and best victory is to conquer self.  – Plato – One week into 2017 and we’re all still hyped up about our New Year’s resolutions. I previously wrote about what New Year’s resolutions are all about and since then have been reviewing keyword searches that have led to my […]

What New Year’s Resolutions Are All About

The Christmas holidays are usually time for me to do more reading, studying and reflection. It’s also when things slow down a bit because a lot of people go on vacations (except when I get special requests to work on year-end projects). I use this time to reflect on what I have done in the previous year […]