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Stopping Alert Storms and Finding Root Causes of Performance Issues in VMware vSphere Infrastructures with Machine Learning

View this recorded webinar to hear noted vExpert and principle analyst for ActualTech Media, David M. Davis, and Jim Shocrylas, SIOS Technology’s Director of Product Management discussing a wide range of problems and recommended solutions facing IT managers in VMware environments. View now.

David discusses the changes in IT that led to the creation of the IO “blender” that we see today and the ways traditional threshold-based monitoring and management tools are falling short. He reviews the challenges this situation poses for IT managers who are trying to solve problems, eliminate wasted resources, and meet service levels – from overwhelming alert storms, to “siloed” view of the infrastructure, to inefficient (and costly) trial-and-error problem-solving.

He discussed the ways new machine learning-based IT analytics are answering the questions that traditional threshold-based solutions cannot – what is the root cause of the problem and how to fix it. Jim Shocrylas provides a demo of SIOS iQ machine learning analytics solution and shows how easy it is to:

  • Be aware of important issues without alert storms
  • Identify root causes of performance issues quickly, easily, and accurately
  • Right-size performance and capacity in vSphere infrastructures without risk
  • Prevent problems before they happen

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High Availability in Under an Hour  

That was my challenge. My client had a mission critical SQL Server Replication Distributor that couldn’t be down for more than an hour. Their highly transactional healthcare application demanded high performance. They wanted me to add high availability protection. SIOS DataKeeper was the solution. I used SIOS DataKeeper and a few simple Powershell scripts to implement a high performance SANLess cluster in under an hour. Learn how I met this challenge in this on-demand webinar.

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Press Release: Using SANLess Window Server Failover Clustering to Achieve High Availability without Disruption is the Featured Topic of the Next SIOS Clustering 101 Webinar Series

SAN MATEO, CA – June 17, 2015 – SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced Microsoft Clustering MVP and SIOS Senior Technical Evangelist Dave Bermingham will unveil strategies for quickly and cost-efficiently using SANLess Window Server Failover Clustering to implement high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) in the next session of its Clustering 101 webinar series.

Titled “HA Implementation without Disruption or Delay,” this webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. To register, please visit: http://us.sios.com/2015-06-clustering101

In this month’s Clustering 101 webinar Dave Bermingham will review strategies for implementing HA and DR for SQL Server without disrupting ongoing business operations. He will discuss real-world scenarios, key preparations, and the necessary steps for installing and configuring a SANLess Window Server Failover clustering quickly and efficiently.

Dave Bermingham is recognized within the technology community as a high availability expert and has been honored by his peers by being elected to be a Microsoft MVP in clustering since 2010. Dave’s work as director, technical evangelist at SIOS Technology Corp. has him focused on Microsoft high availability and disaster recovery solutions as well as providing hands on support, training and professional services for cluster implementations. Dave holds numerous technical certifications and draws from more than twenty years of experience in IT, including work in the finance, healthcare and education fields, to help organizations design solutions to meet their high availability and disaster recovery needs. Learn more at http://us.sios.com

About Clustering 101

Clustering 101 is a webinar series hosted by Microsoft MVP Dave Bermingham focused on addressing the numerous facets of clustering for high availability, data replication and any combination thereof. This series will air monthly, the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET. Check our events page for details: http://us.sios.com/about/news-events/

About About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes SAN and #SANLess software solutions that make clusters easy to use and easy to own. An essential part of any cluster solution, SIOS SAN and #SANLess software provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way™ to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. The unique SIOS #SANLess clustering solution allows you to configure clusters with local storage, eliminating both the cost and the single-point-of-failure risk of traditional shared (SAN) storage.

Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

SIOS, SIOS Technology, SIOS DataKeeper, SIOS Protection Suite, Clusters Your Way, and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SIOS Technology Corp. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact:

Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for SIOS
Phone: 978-649-7189
Email: bethwinkowski@US.SIOS.com

Update — Clustering 101 Webinar Postponed — June 24, 2015: Live Clustering 101 Webinar: HA Implementation Without Disruption or Delay

Update: Due to severe weather and power outages, today’s SIOS Clusters 101 webinar is cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we will let you know when it is rescheduled.

In this month’s Clustering 101 webinar Dave Bermingham reviews strategies for implementing high availability and disaster protection for SQL Server without disrupting ongoing business operations. He will discuss real-world scenarios, key preparations, and the necessary steps for installing and configuring a SANLess Window Server Failover clustering quickly and efficiently. 

You can participate before the event by tweeting your questions to @SIOSTech using #Clustering101 and of course bring your own questions and comments.

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High Availability (HA) Implementation Without Disruption or Delay

Date: June 24, 2014 — To be Rescheduled
Time: 10:00a PDT / 1:00pm EDT

About Clustering 101 Series

Clustering 101 is a webinar series hosted by Microsoft MVP, Dave Bermingham focused on addressing the numerous facets of clustering for high availability, data replication and any combination there of. This series will air monthly, the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00a PST / 1:00p EST.

About Dave Bermingham

David Bermingham is recognized within the technology community as a high availability expert and has been honored by his peers by being elected to be a Microsoft MVP in clustering since 2010. David’s work as director, technical evangelist at SIOS Technology Corp., has him focused on Microsoft high availability and disaster recovery solutions as well as providing hands on support, training and professional services for cluster implementations. David holds numerous technical certifications and draws from more than twenty years of experience in IT, including work in the finance, healthcare and education fields, to help organizations design solutions to meet their high availability and disaster recovery needs. Learn more at www.us.sios.com

Press Release: Implementing a SANLess Cluster in Under an Hour Will be the Focus of the Next SIOS Webinar

SAN MATEO, CA – June 11, 2015 – SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced that MS SQL Server MVP Kendal Van Dyke will be the featured presenter in a live webinar that will teach attendees how to implement a SANLess SQL Server clustered instance in less than an hour.

Titled, “Implementing a SANLess SQL Server Cluster in Under an Hour,” this webinar will be held on Thursday, June 18 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT. To register, please visit: http://us.sios.com/2015-06-webinar

In this webinar, Kendal Van Dyke will share how to migrate a replication distributor from a standalone instance to a clustered instance in under an hour. Drawing from real world experience, Kendal’s use case is a company that needed to implement a failover cluster to protect their SQL Server replication distributor and the applications that rely on it during a strict one-hour window and without causing disruption to ongoing business processes or slowing performance. Kendal will describe the customer’s HA needs, options and why a SIOS SANLess cluster was the solution of choice.

About the Speaker

Kendal Van Dyke is a principal consultant at UpSearch, a Microsoft Cloud and Database Platform Partner. Kendal is passionate about helping leaders use Microsoft’s SQL Server to solve complex problems that protect, unlock and optimize data’s value. Since 1999, Kendal has specialized in SQL Server database management solutions. He excels at disaster recovery, high availability planning/implementation and debugging/troubleshooting mission critical SQL Server environments. He currently serves the SQL Server community as founder and president of MagicPass, the Orlando, FL based chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). Since 2008, Kendal has operated a SQL Server focused blog at http://www.kendalvandyke.com/.

About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes SAN and #SANLess software solutions that make clusters easy to use and easy to own. An essential part of any cluster solution, SIOS SAN and #SANLess software provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way™ to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. The unique SIOS #SANLess clustering solution allows you to configure clusters with local storage, eliminating both the cost and the single-point-of-failure risk of traditional shared (SAN) storage.

Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

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SIOS, SIOS Technology, SIOS DataKeeper, SIOS Protection Suite, Clusters Your Way, and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SIOS Technology Corp. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for SIOS
Phone: 978-649-7189
Email: bethwinkowski@US.SIOS.com

June 18, 2015: Live Webinar: Implementing a SANLess SQL Server Cluster in Under an Hour – Presented by MVP Kendal Van Dyke

Join Kendal Van Dyke as he shares how to migrate a replication distributor from a standalone instance to a clustered instance in under an hour.

Drawing from real world experience, Kendal’s use case is a company that needed to implement a failover cluster to protect their SQL Server replication distributor and the applications that rely on it during a strict one-hour window – and without causing disruption to ongoing business processes or slowing performance. Kendal describes the customer’s HA needs, options and why a SIOS SANLess cluster was the solution of choice.

Register Now, Space is Limited

Date: Tuesday June, 18th 2015
Time: 10:00a / 1:00p (Pacific/Eastern)
Hosted by: MSSQLTips.com

About Kendal Van Dyke

Kendal Van DykeKendal Van Dyke is a Principal Consultant at UpSearch, a Microsoft Cloud and Database Platform Partner. Kendal is passionate about helping leaders use Microsoft’s SQL Server to solve complex problems that protect, unlock and optimize data’s value.

Since 1999, Kendal has specialized in SQL Server database management solutions. He excels at disaster recovery, high availability planning/implementation and debugging/troubleshooting mission critical SQL Server environments. He currently serves the SQL Server community as Founder and President of MagicPass, the Orlando, FL based chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS). Since 2008, Kendal has operated a SQL Server focused blog at http://www.kendalvandyke.com/.

Press Release: The Human Impact of Ensuring SQL Server High Availability in Virtual Environments Is the Featured Topic of the Next SIOS Clustering 101 Webinar Series

SAN MATEO, CA – May 20, 2015 SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced Microsoft Clustering MVP and SIOS Senior Technical Evangelist Dave Bermingham will discuss the human impact of ensuring SQL Server high availability (HA) in virtual environments in the next session of its Clustering 101 webinar series.

Titled “Live Q&A – The Human Impact of SQL Server High Availability in Virtual Environments,” this webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT.  To register, please visit:  http://us.sios.com/2015-05-clustering101

To provide the HA protection mission critical applications require, SQL Admins may have to work closely with VM Admins. In this month’s Clustering 101 webcast, Microsoft MVP, Dave Bermingham will provide key insights to help both admin teams understand the implications of introducing HA to a SQL Server environment.

Dave Bermingham is recognized within the technology community as a high availability expert and has been honored by his peers by being elected to be a Microsoft MVP in clustering since 2010. Dave’s work as director, technical evangelist at SIOS Technology Corp. has him focused on Microsoft high availability and disaster recovery solutions as well as providing hands on support, training and professional services for cluster implementations. Dave holds numerous technical certifications and draws from more than twenty years of experience in IT, including work in the finance, healthcare and education fields, to help organizations design solutions to meet their high availability and disaster recovery needs. Learn more at http://us.sios.com

About Clustering 101

Clustering 101 is a webinar series hosted by Microsoft MVP Dave Bermingham focused on addressing the numerous facets of clustering for high availability, data replication and any combination thereof. This series will air monthly, the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET. Check our events page for details: http://us.sios.com/about/news-events/

About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes SAN and #SANLess software solutions that make clusters easy to use and easy to own.An essential part of any cluster solution, SIOS SAN and #SANLess software provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. The unique SIOS #SANLess clustering solution allows you to configure clusters with local storage, eliminating both the cost and the single-point-of-failure risk of traditional shared (SAN) storage.

Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

SIOS, SIOS Technology, SIOS DataKeeper, SIOS Protection Suite, Clusters Your Way, and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SIOS Technology Corp. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Contact:

Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for SIOS
Phone: 978-649-7189
Email: bethwinkowski@US.SIOS.com

May 27, 2015: Live Clustering 101 Webinar: Live Q&A – The Human Impact of SQL Server High Availability in Virtual Environments

To provide the high availability (HA) protection your mission critical applications require, your SQL Admins may have to work closely with VM Admins . In this month’s Clustering 101 webcast, Microsoft MVP, Dave Bermingham will answer your questions and provide key insights to help understand the implications of introducing HA to your SQL Server environment for you and your admin professionals.

You can participate before the event by tweeting your questions to @SIOSTech using #Clustering101 and of course bring your own questions and comments.

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Live Q&A about High Availability in the cloud: Bring Your Questions
Date: April 29, 2014
Time: 10:00a PDT — 1:00pm EDT

About Clustering 101 Series

Clustering 101 is a webinar series hosted by Microsoft MVP, Dave Bermingham focused on addressing the numerous facets of clustering for high availability, data replication and any combination there of. This series will air monthly, the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00a PST / 1:00p EST.

About Dave Bermingham

David Bermingham is recognized within the technology community as a high availability expert and has been honored by his peers by being elected to be a Microsoft MVP in clustering since 2010. David’s work as director, technical evangelist at SIOS Technology Corp., has him focused on Microsoft high availability and disaster recovery solutions as well as providing hands on support, training and professional services for cluster implementations. David holds numerous technical certifications and draws from more than twenty years of experience in IT, including work in the finance, healthcare and education fields, to help organizations design solutions to meet their high availability and disaster recovery needs. Learn more at www.us.sios.com

May 19, 2015: Live Webinar: Is HA pitting SQL Database Admins against VM Admins? Keeping the Peace with SANLess clusters.

Moving SQL Server to a VM environment has a very real impact on the IT staff involved. To provide the high availability (HA) protection this mission critical app requires, SQL Admins may have to work closely with VM Admins. If performance suffers, the relationship can quickly become contentious. In this informative webinar, SQL Server MVP and VMware vExpert, David Klee will review four common use cases that pit SQL Admins against VM Admins when SQL Server HA is involved. He will also describe a simple way for SQL Server admins to provide HA without the need to involve VMware admins.

This webinar is interactive so come ready to ask your questions, add your comments, and join the discussion.

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Date: Tuesday May, 19th 2015
Time: 10:00a / 1:00p (Pacific/Eastern)

About David Klee
David Klee is a Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert with over seventeen years of IT experience. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of mission-critical SQL Servers as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. You can read his blog at davidklee.net, and reach him on Twitter at @KleeGeek.

Press Release: SIOS Clustering 101 Webinar Series Will Answer Tough Questions about High Availability in the Azure, AWS or other Cloud Environments

SAN MATEO, CA – April 22, 2015 SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), maker of SAN and #SANLess clustering software products, today announced that the next session in its Clustering 101 webinar series featuring Microsoft Clustering MVP and SIOS Senior Technical Evangelist Dave Bermingham will answer important questions about how to protect MS SQL Server and other critical business applications in an Azure, AWS EC2, or other cloud environment.

Titled “Live Q&A about High Availability in the Cloud: Bring Your Questions,” this webinar will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT.  To register, please visit:  http://us.sios.com/2015-04-clustering101

In this month’s Clustering 101 webinar, Dave will answer questions about protecting SQL Server and other business critical applications in a public, private, or hybrid cloud. Want to know how to use a cloud for Disaster Recovery? Wondering how to create a failover cluster in Azure? Attendees should bring their questions to this 30 minute live webinar.

Dave Bermingham is recognized within the technology community as a high availability expert and has been honored by his peers by being elected to be a Microsoft MVP in clustering since 2010. Dave’s work as director, technical evangelist at SIOS Technology Corp. has him focused on Microsoft high availability and disaster recovery solutions as well as providing hands on support, training and professional services for cluster implementations. Dave holds numerous technical certifications and draws from more than twenty years of experience in IT, including work in the finance, healthcare and education fields, to help organizations design solutions to meet their high availability and disaster recovery needs. Learn more at http://us.sios.com

About Clustering 101

Clustering 101 is a webinar series hosted by Microsoft MVP Dave Bermingham focused on addressing the numerous facets of clustering for high availability, data replication and any combination thereof. This series will air monthly, the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET. Check our events page for details: http://us.sios.com/about/news-events/ 

About SIOS Technology Corp.

SIOS Technology Corp. makes SAN and #SANLess software solutions that make clusters easy to use and easy to own.An essential part of any cluster solution, SIOS SAN and #SANLess software provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. The unique SIOS #SANLess clustering solution allows you to configure clusters with local storage, eliminating both the cost and the single-point-of-failure risk of traditional shared (SAN) storage.

Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com) is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan. 

SIOS, SIOS Technology, SIOS DataKeeper, SIOS Protection Suite, Clusters Your Way, and associated logos are registered trademarks or trademarks of SIOS Technology Corp. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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Contact:

Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for SIOS
Phone: 978-649-7189
Email: bethwinkowski@us.sios.com