Posts Tagged ‘virtualization’

Everything IBM Customers Need to Know about PVU

In 2006, IBM introduced a new license metrics called Processor Value Unit (PVU). PVU is a unit of measure which streamlines IBM licensing policies and contracts. I’ve found that these changes in IBM licensing jargon and calculations can be very confusing to IBM customers, IBM business partners, and IBM software sellers. Before we deep dive into […]

What Does Azure Stack Mean for the Enterprise?

At the Ignite 2015 conference Microsoft had announced a few details about what Azure Stack is, and that at its most basic level it’s Azure Services that run in the On-Premises, Enterprise Data Center. Back when Microsoft Azure launched in 2010, there was a promise of Azure in your Data Center, that wasn’t talked about […]

Top 5 Life Sciences Blog Posts From April 2015

  Now that May is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in April – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. 

Supercomputer in the cloud: Azure G-series VMs

In January, Microsoft announced the general availability of a new, top-tier of Azure virtual machines: the G-series. These are some really powerful machines. The top configuration, G5, has Intel Xeon E5 CPU with 32 cores, 448 GB RAM and 6,144 GB SSD disk and it costs $9.65/hr to use. Considering how powerful the computer is, […]

Windows Server 2003 End of Support Looms – A Webinar Recap

It’s no secret – Microsoft support for Windows Server 2003 ends on July 14, 2015. Last week, Perficient, AppZero and Cisco teamed up for a webinar, Planning & Preparing for Windows Server 2003 End of Life. During the session, the speakers discussed the options and paths available when moving off Windows Server 2003, including the […]

Power BI Basics Inside Office 365 – A Video Series

Yesterday, we were fortunate to have a customer, Heidi Rozmiarek, Assistant Director of IT Development for UnityPoint Health, speak alongside our Microsoft BI team for the webinar, “Hybrid Analytics in Healthcare: Leveraging Power BI and Office 365 to Make Smarter Business Decisions.” It was an informative session that began by covering architectural components and functions, […]

Upcoming Webinar: Planning for a Lync 2013 on a Global Scale

At Perficient, we communicate via Lync 2013. As an end user, I can’t say enough about the ability to use it from anywhere I have internet access to take calls, instant message colleagues, customers and partners, and to hold meetings with content sharing and video. Using Lync 2013 is a simple, easy process for me, […]

Insights on SQL Server 2014 Data Warehousing Edition

For anyone that is thinking about selecting the Data Warehouse edition of SQL Server 2014, I just want to highlight a few things required to install this product and get it up and running. First off though, what is SQL 2014 DataWarehousing Edition? In short, it is a version of SQL server that  is available […]

Microsoft Server 2003 to 2012R2 – More than just end of Life

With the end of life fast approaching, on July 14 2015, for Microsoft Server 2003 it will be hard for many organizations to make the move to a new Server Operating System, not unlike the pain many organizations are feeling with the move from Microsoft Windows XP. There are many business related reasons that companies […]

Virtualizing SharePoint 2013 Workloads

Most new SharePoint 2013 implementations these days run on virtual machines, and the question on whether to virtualize SQL servers has been long put to rest. Indeed, with the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V VM specs of up to 64 vCPUs, 1 TB RAM and 64 TB data, it is  hard to make a case […]

Docker, mobile, and putting things in boxes

Docker and custom mobile application development are both very hot. Recently we decided to run a small internal project to gain some ‘sleeves-up’ insight into Docker as well as how we could deliver containerized versions of applications. This blog article, along with others to follow from both my colleagues and myself will document some of […]

End Of Life For Windows XP Or Is It?

Microsoft finally ended support for Windows XP, its end of life happened April 8th 2014. So what does this mean for those of us still on Windows XP?  No more support, hot fixes, and patches? Well not really, Microsoft will be creating patches and security updates for years ahead. But like everything it has a […]

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