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Leveraging Flash across the Microsoft SQL Server Stack 

Guest blog post by @SamMarraccini of EMC Corporation.  To read more from Sam, please visit Sam’s blog at www.insideflash.com. Flash technology is changing everything, nothing new there. Chances are the device you are reading this BLOG on contains some type of Flash memory. Within the datacenter, it has been well documented that the increasing performance...

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Disk and File Layout for SQL Server 

Guest blog post by Paul Galjan, Microsoft Applications specialist, EMC Corporation. To learn more from Paul and other EMC experts, please visit – www.windowtotheprivatecloud.com and join our Everything Microsoft Community. The RAID group is dead – long live the storage pool!   Pools fulfill the real promise of centralized storage – the elimination of storage silos. ...

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Crutchfield Turns to Microsoft and EMC to Help Transform SQL Server to the Private Cloud 

When it comes to consumer electronics gear, audio and video enthusiasts rely on Crutchfield Corporation for excellent customer service and stellar product know-how. Crutchfield powers its information-based service with a wide range of tools for its website visitors, customers and internal customer advisors. To keep improving their stellar customer service, Crutchfield develops most of its...

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Guest Post by EMC: Lightning Strikes Again for SQL Server 2012! 

By Virtual Winfrastructure Earlier in February, EMC announced a new server Flash caching solution called VFCache, a hardware and software solution that leverages PCIe Flash technology to extend performance based caching from the storage array to the server. VFCache (codenamed “Project Lightning”) increases throughput and reduces latency with a focus towards read intensive workloads including...

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