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The Storage Revolution

With today’s demands around digital transformations, cloud, and virtualization, organizations are constantly looking for new ways to optimize their data centers and improve performance, application and services delivery. At the center of all of this sits your storage. Learn more about the importance of your storage platform and the evolution storage has experienced.

WEBINAR SERIES

Running your Microsoft Applications on Pure Storage

WEBINAR 1

SQL Server on Linux on All-Flash Arrays

Speakers

Argenis Fernandez
SQL Server Solutions Architect

Michael Otey
Senior Contributing Editor

With today’s high-performance CPU and large memory capacities, storage can be the biggest bottleneck for database performance. Flash storage can eliminate the storage bottleneck as well as simplifying SQL Server storage management requirements. Read full summary

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • How to leverage flash storage with SQL Server on Linux
  • How flash storage can be used for data and log files as well as tempdb
  • How Pure Storage’s FlashArray’s snapshots, clones, asynchronous replication, and ActiveCluster technologies can improve SQL Server availability
  • How data-at-rest encryption can help secure your sensitive data

Additional Resources

SCRIPTS

Sample Scripts

WEB LINK

Best Practices Guide

WEBINAR 2

SQL Server Storage Testing and Validation

Speakers

Argenis Fernandez
SQL Server Solutions Architect

Michael Otey
Senior Contributing Editor

Are you tasked with performing testing and validation of storage devices and surrounding infrastructure to be used for database workloads? The ability to test your storage can be important when you are diagnosing performance problems as well as when you might be evaluating new storage solutions. However, testing the raw performance of your storage subsystems and the I/O capabilities of your SQL Server databases can be difficult, time consuming and confusing. In this webcast, we will introduce you to all the essential tools you need to be effective at performing storage and database I/O testing and validation. Read full summary

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • The pros and cons of synthetic testing
  • Storage testing tools like DiskSpd, IOmeter, and CrystalDiskMark
  • Database testing tools like VDBench and Database Hammer
  • The SQL Server-specific tools that enable you to test real workloads like Distributed Replay and RML utilities

Additional Resources

Lou Lydiksen’s series of blog posts on storage testing:

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Modeling Workload IO Size Mixes with Oracle’s Vdbench Tool

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What’s Wrong with Using 100% Non-reducible Data?

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Using FIO to Perform a Pluming Test

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Using Oracle’s Vdbench Tool to Create a ~5.5:1 Reducible Dataset on a Pure Storage Flasharray

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What is SQL Server’s IO Block Size?

WEBINAR 3

Enabling New Virtualization Requirements:
Building a Microsoft Private Cloud Infrastructure with Pure Storage

Speakers

Rob “Barkz” Barker
Solutions Architect

Bill Kleyman
Technologist

In this webinar, we’ll learn about the big changes and updates to Hyper-V and System Center 2016. Furthermore, we’ll learn about the importance of your storage platform and the evolution storage has experienced. Specifically, we’ll cover how to manage System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and Hyper-V with Pure Storage FlashArray using the new SMI-S Provider. Read full summary

In this webcast, we’ll discuss:

  • Growth and importance of virtualization system
  • The need to manage server, storage, and virtualization systems differently in a digital world
  • Best practices to tie in virtualization, management, storage
  • How to effectively manage SCVMM, Hyper-V and the new Pure FlashArray platform

Additional Resources

PDF

FlashStack Mini

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Pure Powershell Guy

WEB LINK

Microsoft Platform Guide

WEB LINK

Microsoft System Center

PDF

All-Flash Cloud for Microsoft Azure

WEBINAR 4

Getting to a Digital State:
How to Leverage Extensibility and Automation with Pure Storage’s PowerShell SDK, REST APIs, and more

Speakers

Rob “Barkz” Barker
Solutions Architect

Bill Kleyman
Technologist

This webinar will demonstrate how you can leverage various toolkits, integrations, and strategies to enable greater amounts of extensibility and automation. Read full summary

In this webcast, we’ll cover:

  • Growth and importance of virtualization system
  • The need to manage server, storage, and virtualization systems differently in a digital world
  • Best practices to tie in virtualization, management, storage
  • How to effectively manage SCVMM, Hyper-V and the new Pure FlashArray platform

Additional Resources

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Cody Hosterman

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Pure Powershell Guy

WEB LINK

Microsoft Platform Guide

WEB LINK

Python Toolkit

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Slack Team

SCRIPTS

Script Downloads

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