3 Topics I Learned More About In 2014 With 10 Links I Discovered As A Result

Reflecting back on 2014 it has been a great year for my own personal development. I went on courses, attend lots of webcasts but above all I learned a ton of stuff on the job, we are lucky to have a truly great collaborative environment to work in. Some of this I shared on blog posts throughout the year more of it I will publish in 2015. For now I have picked my own favourite  links I discovered during the year.

Hybrid Cloud

 Deploying  SQL Server on EHC will become so much easier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgdZX-XHBLs

With more to come in the future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlH9B_XDgNs

With some of the great business benefits explained here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2_-wnDDVuM

Vcloud – I attended this course a great learning experience

https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrreg/courses.cfm?ui=www_edu&a=one&id_subject=43513

Storage

Software Defined Storage was new to me

http://www.emc.com/collateral/technical-documentation/h13420-vspex-private-cloud-hyper-v-scaleio-pig.pdf

(actually my boss did a great job at white boarding SDS but I don’t have a link to this)

The path to storage can be more complex than I ever knew

http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2009/06/vmware-io-queues-micro-bursting-and-multipathing.html

In SQL Server

I learnt a lot about running SQL Server on XtremIO

http://www.emc.com/collateral/white-papers/h13163-xtremio-microsoft-sql-server-wp.pdf

I had to get deeper with spin locks

http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/A/A/DAAD63AF-B06F-4F29-AF1D-68A78102ABF4/SQLServerSpinlockContention.pdf

Columstore keeps getting better

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jimmymay/archive/2014/03/24/sql-server-2014-columnstore-indexes-the-big-deck.aspx

Finally …

RestAPIs are awesome and EMC has a great community

http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2014/12/first-emccode-devhigh5-winners.html