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Fri Jun 02 2023
Introduction to Cloud Repatriation: What is it?
Bottom line: It's better to optimize workloads...
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Thu May 25 2023
5 Ways You’re Wasting Money in the Cloud
Isn't the cloud suppose to save you money?
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Fri May 19 2023
Achieving Cost Efficiency for Scaling Mission-Critical Applications in the Cloud
Don't let your cloud spend get out of control
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Thu May 11 2023
Unleashing the Power of SaaS in the Cloud: Top Advantages to Boost Your Business
Explore the advantages of morphing into a SaaS provider
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Fri May 05 2023
Moving Finance Operations From On-Premise to the Cloud
The future of finance is in the cloud. Are you ready?
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Mon Apr 24 2023
Cloud Snapshots: Use Cases, Challenges, and How to Use Them Effectively
What are they and how can you use them effectively?
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Tue Apr 18 2023
How SimCorp Accelerated Cloud Adoption to Launch Its SaaS Offering with Silk (Video)
The journey to the cloud can be a smooth one!
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Thu Apr 06 2023
A Guide to SaaS Migration to the Cloud
Unlock the full potential of the cloud.
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Wed Mar 29 2023
What is Thin Provisioning and Should You Utilize It?
What is it? Why is it important? And do you need it?
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Mon Mar 20 2023
3 Factors That Delay Application Migration to the Cloud
Make cloud adoption as smooth as possible
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Thu Mar 09 2023
How to Achieve Better Cloud Computing Performance for a Lower Cost
Balance that price-performance ratio
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Thu Mar 02 2023
Top 5 Cloud Cost Savings Strategies
Don't sacrifice performance for lower costs!
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Fri Feb 17 2023
How Economic Uncertainty is Impacting Application Migration to the Cloud
No need to pause your efforts!
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Thu Feb 09 2023
Reducing the Risk of Cloud Downtime
Because cloud outages can be costly
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Tue Feb 07 2023
A Year of Growth in 2022
New customers, product innovations, awards -- oh my!
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Wed Feb 01 2023
How To Break Down Public Cloud Silos
Don't let your multi-cloud strategy get the best of you
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Wed Feb 01 2023
Cloud Infrastructure Adoption: The Story Behind the Trends
What workloads are really being moved to the cloud?
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Tue Jan 31 2023
Maximizing Cloud Resiliency for Applications
How confident are you in your apps' resiliency in the cloud?
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Mon Jan 30 2023
7 Common Challenges in Cloud Adoption
As we discussed in our previous post , statistics show that enterprises are quickly…
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Fri Jan 27 2023
Surprising Cloud Constraints You Don’t Have On-Prem
How's your performance?
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Sun Jan 22 2023
Strategies for Reducing Cloud Costs
Are you considering migrating your applications to the cloud to simplify your…
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Wed Jan 18 2023
The Retail Customer Experience Revolution Will Escalate in 2023
What does the new year have in store?
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Tue Jan 17 2023
3 Industry Trends Driving Adoption of Managed Service Providers (MSPs)
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Thu Jan 12 2023
What is Overprovisioning and How Does It Happen?
Only pay for what you use
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Mon Dec 19 2022
3 Ways to Optimize Your Cloud Post-Cloud Migration
Keep up momentum!
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Thu Dec 01 2022
Migrating Oracle Databases From On-Prem to Silk + Azure Using SharePlex
See how it's done!
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Wed Nov 30 2022
The Value Proposition of Silk + SharePlex on Azure
Match the I/O of Exadata
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Mon Nov 28 2022
Throughput vs IOPS – Understanding Cloud Performance
What's the difference and what are their constraints?
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Wed Nov 23 2022
Moving to the Cloud? In This Economy? How to Navigate the Value of Cloud Adoption in Uncertain Economic Times
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Fri Nov 11 2022
The Next Wave of Retail Innovation is Coming…Is Your Cloud Ready?
Are you ready for it?
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Thu Nov 10 2022
New Research: Oracle Customers Adopt Cloud to Compete
Here are the insights from 200+ Oracle customers surveyed
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Tue Nov 01 2022
The CIO’s Guide to the Galaxy
Finding yourself stuck with no hope of rescue?
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Tue Sep 20 2022
Is Your Database Prepared For the Holidays?
It's the busiest shopping time of the year!
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Tue Sep 13 2022
Slow is the New Down: How to Avoid Slow Websites and Applications
Learn more at Microsoft Ignite 2022!
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Tue Sep 06 2022
All About Data in the Zettabyte Era
Everything you need to know
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Mon Aug 29 2022
The People Side of Service Deprecation in the Wake of Google’s IoT Pivot
How to deprecation of Google's IoT service affects customers
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Wed Aug 24 2022
What is Cloud Performance?
How fast is your cloud?
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Mon Aug 22 2022
Total Cost of Ownership for SQL Databases in the Cloud
Avoid overprovisioning of storage, compute and database licenses.
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Thu Aug 18 2022
Google Reminds Us That Our “Production” Is the Public Cloud Providers’ “Test/Dev”
Google just shuttered its much-hyped IoT core service. Now what?
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Wed Jun 15 2022
Using Silk’s Snapshots in the Cloud
How to Automate Snapshots and Run Orchestration with Open Source Tools
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Thu Jun 02 2022
Azure BlobFuse for Oracle RMAN Backups
Discover how to keep backups of your database available
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Tue May 17 2022
Using Oracle ASM with Silk
Faster performance? Yes please!
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Thu May 12 2022
What is Headless Commerce and How Does it Affect the Data Layer?
A summary of the latest trends in retail and multi-channel e-commerce
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Tue May 03 2022
Workload RISC: Big Endian Conversion While Migrating to Azure (AIX/Solaris Host OS)
What are they and how can you migrate them?
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Wed Apr 27 2022
Oracle EBS on the Cloud
What cloud option is best for Oracle EBS?
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Mon Apr 25 2022
What is Performance in Cloud Computing?
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Wed Apr 20 2022
Bringing Untouchable SQL Workloads into Azure
...and why there's no such thing as an "untouchable" SQL workload!
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Wed Apr 13 2022
Achieving IO Savings for Oracle on Azure with Silk
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Mon Mar 21 2022
Did We Miss You at HIMSS ’22?
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Thu Mar 10 2022
How to Move EHR Workloads to the Cloud
Sentara shares its cloud migration story
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Fri Feb 25 2022
Top 5 Data Center Migration Challenges and Solutions
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Mon Jan 24 2022
4 Reasons Cloud Adoption is Needed in the Healthcare Industry
And why now's the time to move your EHR to the cloud.
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Fri Dec 17 2021
Solutions For High Performance Cloud Computing
Use cases for high performance in the cloud for different industries
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Wed Dec 15 2021
Lift, Shift, and Evolve Oracle Workloads on Azure
A webinar summary featuring experts: Tanel Poder and Kellyn Gorman
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Mon Dec 13 2021
The Biggest Gap in the Clouds? High Performance RDBMS
Performance and cost are two sides of the same coin
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Tue Dec 07 2021
The Steps To a Successful Azure Cloud Migration Process
Make sure that your migration into Azure is seamless and smooth
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Fri Nov 19 2021
New Record Set for SQL Database Performance on Azure
SQL data loading at 8TB per hour, 20 million rows per second!
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Mon Oct 18 2021
Testing the Silk Platform – Hands-on Technical Analysis of High Performance I/O in the Cloud
By Tanel Poder, database performance consultant & geek
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Tue Oct 05 2021
Silk Recognized by Business Intelligence Group’s 2021 Stratus Awards
We've got a vision and it's being recognized
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Wed Sep 01 2021
How eToro Shortened Cloud Adoption By 50% (Video)
That's some seriously fast adoption!
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Mon Aug 23 2021
Cloud Compromises: Constrained and Optimized CPUs
Don't settle for paying more.
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Thu Aug 05 2021
How Priceline Increased Its Cloud Performance (Video)
All while keeping its cloud budget in check!
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Tue Aug 03 2021
Overprovisioning: The Curse of the Cloud
It's time to start paying only for what you use
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Tue Jul 27 2021
Understanding Data Replication to the Cloud
Learn what it is and why it's well worth the effort
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Mon Jul 19 2021
3 Paths to the Cloud
Discover the benefits and drawbacks of the three major ways to migrate
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Fri Jul 16 2021
Efficient Hybrid Cloud Monitoring – Benefits and Challenges
Discover the benefits and challenges of hybrid cloud monitoring
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Thu Jul 08 2021
Hybrid Cloud Latency
Dramatically minimize your hybrid cloud latency
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Thu Jun 24 2021
What is Cloud APM?
What is Cloud Application Performance Management (APM)?
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Tue May 04 2021
5 Considerations When Migrating Microsoft SQL Server to Azure
Get the right levels of database performance for mission-critical workloads
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Thu Apr 29 2021
The Power of Silk on SQL Server and Oracle
See how Silk boosts the performance of SQL Server and Oracle in…
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Fri Apr 23 2021
8 Reasons to Power Your Oracle Databases in the Cloud with Silk
If your Oracle workloads in the cloud aren't powered by Silk, you're…
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Thu Apr 22 2021
Data Inflation After Moving Workloads from Oracle Exadata?
Why this happens and how to prevent it
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Mon Apr 19 2021
4 Database Performance Tips When Moving Oracle Exadata Workloads to the Public Cloud
Learn how to surpass performance, availability, and scalability limitations.
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Wed Apr 07 2021
Cloud Performance Testing – What It Is, Benefits, Types, and Strategy
Tips for performance testing software applications in the cloud.
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Thu Apr 01 2021
Refactoring Applications for Cloud Migration: What, How, Pros and Cons
What are the benefits and limitations of refactoring your applications for the…
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Tue Mar 30 2021
Application Migration to the Cloud – Challenges and Best Practices
Let's talk about options for application migration to cloud, particularly mission-critical workloads.
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Fri Mar 26 2021
Silk vs NetApp: Mixed Reads / Writes
It's the final head-to-head comparison tests! And they're amazing!
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Tue Mar 23 2021
Silk vs NetApp: Winning on Sequential Writes
Our most dramatic performance tests yet!
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Thu Mar 18 2021
Silk vs NetApp: Reading the Performance of Sequential Reads
How do they compare when it comes to Sequential Read workloads?
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Tue Mar 16 2021
Silk vs NetApp: Transactional/OLTP on AWS
See how we stack up when it comes to performance for Transactional/OLTP…
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Fri Mar 12 2021
Silk vs NetApp: Putting NetApp Numbers to the Test
See how Silk and NetApp compare on 4K Random Read performance tests.
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Mon Mar 08 2021
5 Challenges of Migrating Oracle Workloads to Azure
How to solve mission-critical performance problems and Exadata migration.
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Wed Jan 27 2021
4 Common Database Challenges in the Cloud
Maintaining your databases in the public cloud presents unique challenges.
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Wed Jan 06 2021
Thoughts on the AWS GP3 Offering
What is the GP3 offering and what does it mean for AWS…
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Mon Jan 04 2021
The Importance of Fast Performance for Retail
Your current infrastructure might be holding you back from getting fast performance.
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Tue Nov 17 2020
Why You Should Go Cloud-Smart, Not Cloud-First
It's time to get strategize about what goes into the cloud!
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Thu Oct 29 2020
4 Reasons Why You Should Adopt a Multicloud Strategy
Don't put all your eggs in one basket
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Fri Oct 16 2020
3 Signs It’s Time To Rethink Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy
Hint: Performance and Cost Issues Are Signs…
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Wed Sep 09 2020
8 Ways to Accelerate Cloud Performance
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Sun Aug 30 2020
How Soccour Solutions Achieved 40-60% Faster Performance
Public cloud infrastructure is an ideal option for companies looking for a…
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Tue Aug 18 2020
How Finance Companies Can Save 30x in Cloud Costs
Leaders in all industries are adopting cloud infrastructure at ever increasing rates.…
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Fri Aug 07 2020
Why You Don’t Need To Overprovision
If you’ve worked with on-prem or cloud infrastructure before, you are probably…
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Sun Jul 05 2020
Introducing the Silk Cloud Data Platform: The New Rules of the Cloud
The cloud is the best thing to happen to business in a…
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Thu May 28 2020
How to Achieve Business Agility with Your Applications
Don't make inflexibility your legacy!
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Wed Apr 29 2020
Data Mobility in the Public Cloud
How are YOU planning to migrate to the cloud?
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Thu Mar 19 2020
How To Improve Business Agility and Reduce Risk
Whether on-prem or in the cloud, you deserve a flexible solution!
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Thu Feb 13 2020
An Innovative Solution to Managing Costs of Business-Critical Applications
Let's talk virtualizing the data plane...
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