You've migrated parts of your application to in-memory. But now you are not seeing a serious performance improvement, or maybe even a performance degradation! What's going on? In this session we walk you through several performance problems we have seen with customers, and show how to diagnose and resolve the issues to ultimately obtain the performance improvement you're looking for from in-memory OLTP. We address a variety of issues, including log IO bottlenecks, index tuning, and query plan problems.
In 2014, the world saw an increased number of security breaches in high profile companies. We will take a look back at some of these cases, and why it's not only the high profile companies that were breached. Plus we will show you steps you can take to prevent yourself from being hacked in 2015. We will focus on "getting back to the basics" going into detail on why complete patch management means a safer year for any organization. Join us to learn how 3rd party patch management with System Center Configuration Manager and Secunia CSI can improve your security posture while simplifying and saving you vast amounts of time in patch creation and deployment.
Sameer Doshi from kCura tells us how their company has achieved some business great results across development and operations while utilizing Microsoft Azure and Chef to implement the DevOps practice of Infrastructure as code amongst other things. Sameer is interviewed by David Tesar, Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and Steve Murawski, Software Development Engineer at Chef Software. In this interview more specifically we cover the following:
[00:28] - What does kCura do and is his role there?
[00:47] - What are some of the challenges they have had to overcome at kCura?
[01:30] - What are some of the problems they have had with the server environments?
[02:29] - An example story of a pain point specifically related to this as well as "it works on my environment"
[03:49] - What solutions did they try to resolve this problem?
[05:12] - Why did they decide to utilize Chef for that framework?
[06:26] - Is there anything in the Chef ecosystem which helped kCura move from on-premises infrastructure to Azure?
[07:49] - What are the business impact kCura has seen from implementing these changes?
[09:22] - What are some of the specific higher value activities the Ops staff can spend time on now?
[10:54] - How did the Ops people respond to having to now write Infrastructure as Code (IaC) (IaC is Chef Recipes in this case)?
[12:53] - How has IaC has transformed the culture?
[13:50] - Did it take awhile to see the business value while everyone was learning how to write Chef Recipes?
[15:08] - How do you see where you've started with this solution playing out practically in the future?
[17:22] - How has having IaC and Azure helped out with other scenarios? --> Self Service environments and conference.
[19:06] - Why did they choose Azure as their cloud provider and why do they continue to choose Azure?