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Benefits of a Microsoft SAM Baseline Review for SQL Server

By |2021-06-08T21:15:59+10:00October, 2020|Tags: , , |

There are four types of Microsoft Software License Assessments, three are initiated by Microsoft at their cost and can result in an un-budgeted licensing true-up cost to the customer. The fourth is where at a minimal cost the customer takes the initiative and conducts a MSFT Baseline SAM review, taking control of the business and legal risks related to improper software deployment based on accurate and detailed inventory and [...]

Options for supporting Microsoft SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2

By |2021-06-08T20:58:19+10:00September, 2020|Tags: , , |

Extended Support ended for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 on the 9th July 2019 and 14th January 2020 for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2. End of support means the end of security updates. This scenario can cause security or compliance issues and put business applications at risk. Many organisations still have applications running on these versions which now presents them with a security risk that needs [...]

Being Accountable for Data Protection

By |2021-06-08T20:58:34+10:00May, 2020|Tags: , |

Are you in a Management Role where you are ACCOUNTABLE for Backups being in place and working? Data loss is on your head but how do you know if your teams really have the necessary processes in place to avoid data loss? Here is a simple question you could ask your DBA and System Administrator teams to gauge their confidence; “Are you confident that if we had a SEV-1 [...]

Speed and Safety: The Oracle Database Appliance and DBVisit Standby Alliance

By |2021-06-08T20:58:59+10:00June, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Utilise Oracle Database Standard Edition 2, DBVisit Standby and Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) as a lower cost alternative to Oracle Enterprise Edition (that utilises Data Guard). At Pebble IT we often get asked the question, is there a cost-effective alternative to using Enterprise Database with Oracle's Data Guard? The answer is – it depends. If a customer is not using any of the additional features and options of Oracle's Database [...]

Simplifying Oracle Backup and Restore with Veeam

By |2021-06-08T21:00:42+10:00May, 2018|Tags: , , |

Your Challenges You have one-off backup solutions for your Oracle database(s) and potentially different databases have different solutions and are manually maintained; Responsibility of different databases spans multiple people and this results in different designs and capabilities for protection, backup and restore; You are not 100% sure that the backups are completed successfully and the backups are application-consistent, the logs are deleted upon a successful backup, and that granular [...]

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