Why Cloud Migration: The Benefits of Rehosting to Azure

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This is part 1 of our 4-part series on the benefits of cloud migration with Azure.

Azure cloud migration is the transfer of both applications and workloads from existing bare metal or cloud infrastructure to Microsoft Azure, an enterprise-focused cloud platform.

Microsoft Azure supports a complete range of public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructure, but it is not merely a platform for launching virtual servers and storage. Azure also offers many network, application hosting, container hosting and management, monitoring and logging, analytics, security, database, and machine learning services.

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Microsoft Updates Version-Agnostic Management Pack For SQL Server With Support For SQL Server 2012-2016

Microsoft recently released updates to the version-agnostic management pack for SQL Server. The management pack was originally released in November 2017 and at that time it supported SQL Server 2017 and newer only. In July 2018, Microsoft released a preview version adding support for SQL Server versions: 2012, 2014, and 2016. Now it has published the first GA version with support for 2012+, including support for SQL Server 2019 CTP. With this release, the version-specific management packs for SQL Server 2008, 2012, 2014, and 2016 will no longer be supported.

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Application Performance Monitoring with Azure Application Insights, Azure Monitor and Azure Log Analytics

When businesses migrate infrastructure to Azure, application performance monitoring tops their list of priorities. They want to know how to take advantage of Azure’s wealth of logs and metrics to monitor the performance of their application, the VMs and services it depends on, and the underlying infrastructure platform. Azure users approach VIAcode with three fundamental questions.

  • What do you monitor in Azure?
  • What are the key monitoring primitives?
  • How is Azure monitoring put together?
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SQL Server 2017+ Management Packs Released!

SQL Server 2017+ Management Packs Released!

This week Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2017+ and SQL Server 2017+ Replication Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) version 7.0.

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Complete Guide for the SQL Database Monitoring

Business continuity for many companies now depends on the availability of IT services and components.

  • If a problem occurs, how quickly will the failure of a critical application be detected?
  • How complicated and how long will it take to analyze the symptoms and the root cause?
  • How long will it take to fix?
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Microsoft Inspire 2017

VIAcode Consulting will join thousands of Microsoft partners on the new Microsoft conference in Washington D.C., July 9-13.

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SQL Server MP – No More SQL2005


Microsoft just released a new CTP version of the SQL Server Management Pack 6.7.3, that includes new bug fixes and some new features specific to SQL Server 2016.

Let’s download updated MP package and review what’s new together!

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The MS SQL Server Monitoring MP CTP2 – what’s new?

The MS SQL Server Monitoring MP CTP2 - what's new?

Less than two months ago Microsoft released SQL Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Preview. Today, a new CTP version of that MP is available for download. Even though the interval between the releases was relatively short, that new CTP contains a number of valuable improvements.

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New Management Pack for Microsoft SQL Server. Datacenter View.

In the previous two blog posts we have discussed the installation procedures (link) and performance improvements (LINK) in the new version of MS SQL Management Pack (MP). The Datacenter View, the Dashboards home page, provides information about the datacenter health state in an aggregated way.

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