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Each year, IDERA sponsors a variety of events worldwide to support education, training and networking opportunities for Microsoft IT professionals. Check out the list below to find events near you. We look forward to meeting you!

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Online Pragmatic Monitoring: Guiding IT with SLA Management and Application Monitoring

Join IDERA and Robert Vandervoort to learn about pragmatic monitoring within SLA management and application monitoring.

Robert will provide an understanding of what he calls “Pragmatic Monitoring”, and how you can use this concept to easily and effectively monitor your critical business applications, create SLAs (service level agreements) with the SLOs (service level objectives) needed to accurately represent and report against your goals.

Often, monitoring tools are simply used as “smoke detectors” or only serve a narrow audience. See how these concepts can be used within Uptime Infrastructure Monitor to help you guide your IT department or technology group in its efforts to provide top notch service to the end user and meet your goals, whether they are official or not.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Online High Availability and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

You're already running your own SQL Server, and you're not interested in the cloud. However, you need a reliable Plan B, and you can't afford an offsite data center. You're curious about how the cloud can help, but you don't want marketing spam.
Brent Ozar will explain the difference between Platform-as-a-Service (Azure SQL DB and Amazon RDS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Amazon EC2 and Azure VMs). He'll show you how they can be used for high availability and disaster recovery, talk about the kind of uptime you can expect, and give you a simple decision chart to determine which solution is right for you.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Online Integración de Monitoreo y Optimización de Rendimiento en Ambientes de TI usando Uptime Infrastructure Monitor

Únete a IDERA el 30 de Agosto a las 11am Hora Central, en una presentación de Uptime Infrastructure Monitor.
En esta sesión mostraremos una solución de monitoreo integrada y altamente escalable, que permite a las organizaciones tener visibilidad y control sobre el rendimiento, la disponibilidad y capacidad de su entorno de TI. Ya sea en ambientes locales, remotos o en la nube. Esta presentación es en español.
Entre los temas que cubriremos se incluyen:

  • Monitoreo de servidores, máquinas virtuales, dispositivos de red y aplicaciones, desde un dashboard centralizado.
  • Uso de información histórica para planear necesidades de capacidad de los servidores a futuro. Capacity planning.
  • Análisis de tiempos de respuesta para definición y cumplimiento de SLA’s.
  • Como monitorear cualquier tipo de dispositivo o aplicación, usando los plug-ins que ya vienen con la solución.
  • Integración con sistemas de HelpDesk existentes.
  • Como tener una implementación fácil y rápida, para dar valor inmediatamente.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Online Artisanal Indexes: Filters, Views, Computed Columns

When you really need to push performance, hand-crafted special index types can give you an amazing boost. Brent Ozar will show you the catches behind filtered indexes, indexed views, and computed columns.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
Online Improve SQL Server Audit with SQL Compliance Manager

Please join IDERA on August 9th at 3 pm CEST, for a webcast on SQL Compliance Manager. During this time, you will see a market leading SQL tool that allow your team to effectively and efficiently audit your SQL Server data.
Other topics that will be covered include:

  • Audit Sensitive Data - see who did what, when, where, and how
  • Track and Detect - monitor and alert on suspicious activity
  • Satisfy Audits - for PCI, HIPAA, FERPA and SOX requirements
  • Generate Reports - 25 built-in reports to validate SQL Server audit trails
  • Minimize Overhead - light data collection agent minimizes server impact

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Online Auditoria de SQL Server con Bajo Impacto usando SQLcompliance manager

IDERA te comparte esta sesión el 28 de Septiembre, a las 11am Hora Central, en donde podrás conocer una de la soluciones más populares del mercado para auditar SQL Server con gran eficacia y muy bajo impacto.
Algunos de los temas que mostraremos son:

  • Auditoria de Datos Sensibles: Podrás ver el quien, cuando, donde y como, de todo lo que sucede en SQL Server.
  • Detección y Seguimiento: Monitoreo y alertas de actividad sospechosa.
  • Cumplimiento de Auditorias: Como cumplir con auditorías internas o regulaciones como SOX o la Ley Federal de Proteccion de Datos Personales.
  • Reportes: Como usar más de 25 reportes incluidos y crear nuevos reportes.
  • Bajo impacto: Como definir tu auditoria en forma detallada hasta nivel de columna.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
Online Unify IT Performance Monitoring and Optimization with Uptime Infrastructure Monitor

Please join IDERA on September 30th at 3 pm CEST, for a webcast on Uptime Infrastructure Monitor. During this time, you will see a unified and highly scalable IT monitoring solution that enables organizations to gain visibility and control over the performance, availability, and capacity of their IT environment; whether on-premise, remote, or in the cloud.
Other topics that will be covered include:

  • Monitor servers, VMs, network devices, and applications from a unified dashboard
  • Use historic data to plan for future server capacity needs
  • Track service-level performance trends for SLA compliance and reporting
  • Monitor virtually anything via a multitude of pre-built plug-ins
  • Streamline incident management with native ServiceNow integration
  • Out-of-the-box simplicity for fast time to value