SQL Server

New! FlashStack™ Mini CI for Microsoft Applications with Hyper-V

Hot off the presses, the new FlashStack™ Mini Converged Infrastructure Design Guide for Microsoft Applications with Hyper-V (Download). This new FlashStack [...]

Demonstration of New Microsoft Azure Integration

During the Pure//Accelerate 2016 conference we announced the  Pure Storage Hybrid All-Flash Cloud with Microsoft Azure. During the conference we presented [...]

Announcing: Pure Storage All-Flash Cloud for Microsoft Azure

Today is an exciting day at Pure Storage! Holding our 1st User Conference: Pure//Accelerate; announcing new products: FlashArray//m10 and FlashBlade; along [...]

Learn about Commvault IntelliSnap technology integration with Pure Storage

Commvault adds orchestration and functional value on top of the Pure Storage FlashRecover Snapshot technology with the IntelliSnap™ technology snapshot [...]

Backup Automation with SQL Server PowerShell and Pure Storage PowerShell

Microsoft SQL Server is one of the primary workloads that Pure Storage customers run on our FlashArray and a frequent question we get is on the topic of [...]

Simplify Design of 100% Flash Storage for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 with Flashstack

I’m back from my blogging hiatus after wrapping up the new FlashStack Converged Infrastructure Design Guide for SQL 2014. This was a fun and challenging [...]

Using FlashRecover Snapshots to Quickly Scale Creating Databases

I recently helped with a simple proof of concept to enable the ability to create a number of SQL Server databases without the need to have the MDF and LDF [...]

FlashStack Converged Infrastructure for Microsoft SQL Server

Uninterrupted database performance with AlwaysOn Availability Groups and native FlashArray-based replication Microsoft SQL Server is an increasingly vital [...]

New SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group Reference Architecture

This document provides a reference architecture for deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 AlwaysOn Availability Groups on a Pure Storage FlashArray. This [...]

SQL Server 2014 Prod/Dev Refresh with VMware PowerCLI and Pure Storage PowerShell Toolkit

One of the demonstrations that I created for VMworld 2014 was to create a simple orchestration for refreshing a SQL Server 2014 database volume and [...]

New Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reference Architecture Released

New Microsoft Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Reference Architecture for Pure Storage FlashArray’s is available. This document provides a reference architecture [...]

Application Consistency with Pure Storage VSS Provider

With the release of the Purity Operating Environment 4.0 comes the new Pure Storage Volume Shadow Copy Service Provider (Pure VSS Provider). The Pure VSS [...]

New Best Practice Guide for Windows Server and Pure Storage FlashArrays

New Microsoft Windows Server Best Practice Guide for Pure Storage FlashArray’s is available. This is the first version that focuses solely on Windows [...]

Attach/Detach SQL Server Databases with PowerShell

While working on the early testing for the SQL Server 2012 Reference Architecture I had to create some scripts to automate the attaching and detaching of SQL [...]

Getting started on the SQL Server Reference Architecture

I had the best Christmas at home and at Pure. I was lucky enough to get a new Specialized Crave SL 29 singlespeed from my wife and Pure blessed me with some [...]

Getting SQL Server 2012 BPA working on Windows Server 2012 R2

I’ve been building out some new servers with Windows Server 2012 R2 to start working on a new Microsoft SQL Server Reference Architecture on Pure Storage and [...]