E2 Radio: Better Database = Better Exchange

Curtis Franklin Jr., Executive Editor | 3/27/2012 | 7 comments

Curtis Franklin Jr.
Microsoft Exchange 2010. It may not be ubiquitous in the enterprise datacenter, but it's pretty darned common. So common, in fact, that complaints about performance and reliability have the ability to keep thousands of IT professionals awake at night working on solutions.

In today's episode of E2 Radio we take a close look at a major source of Exchange 2010 issues, and at the products and strategies that can belp make those issues go away. Join us at 2:00 p.m. EDT for Better Database = Better Exchange. The lessons you learn might just help you get much better sleep at night.

Database availability groups (DAGs) are a key to Exchange 2010 performance and reliability. According to Microsoft's TechNet:

    A database availability group (DAG) is the base component of the high availability and site resilience framework built into Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. A DAG is a group of up to 16 Mailbox servers that hosts a set of databases and provides automatic database-level recovery from failures that affect individual servers or databases.

The question for IT managers is how to set up the DAGs for the best outcome.

We're pleased to have a popular E2 Radio guest on hand to help answer that question. Join Enterprise Efficiency executive editor Curtis Franklin and his guest, Bob Ganley, storage solutions marketing manager at Dell, as they look at the best architectures for getting the most from your Exchange deployment by making the most of your DAGs.

As Dell's Microsoft Exchange lead for Storage Marketing Manager, Bob Ganley is responsible for development and dissemination of Exchange-specific content. He has a unique background as an engineer, earlier in his career, combined with more recent customer-facing experience. He is focused on determining and communicating how Dell's specific value-added product features result in business benefits to our customers.

If you were part of the audience for last week's E2 Radio episode on Making Database Storage a Strength, you know what an effective, expert speaker Bob is. If you weren't with us last week, you're in for a special E2 Radio treat. Register here for Better Database = Better Exchange, and join us at 2:00 p.m. EDT for an E2 Radio episode that will help keep your Exchange users happy, productive, and secure.

View Comments: Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Taimoor Zubair   E2 Radio: Better Database = Better Exchange   3/28/2012 2:17:48 PM
Re: Round 2
For my personal email, I prefer Gmail. But when it comes to corporate email, Exchange along with Outlook offers so much more than just email. The integration with other Microsoft services makes it very useful.
David Wagner   E2 Radio: Better Database = Better Exchange   3/28/2012 1:42:23 PM
Re: Round 2
i think you might be right about cloud email, but i hope it doesn't happen. It just isn't ready for prime time. I get so much more functionality out of Outlook than Gmail or the equivalent.
Taimoor Zubair   E2 Radio: Better Database = Better Exchange   3/28/2012 12:11:18 PM
Re: Round 2
@David: I was referring to the storage aspect being neglected in Exchange deployment and maintenance.

As far as overall Exchange server is concerned, one of the reasons why it may be losing it's importance is because of cloud email solutions. Recently General Motors opted for cloud-based email solutions from Google Apps for it's 100,000 employees. Other companies may be looking to follow this trend.


David Wagner   E2 Radio: Better Database = Better Exchange   3/28/2012 12:54:15 AM
Re: Round 2
@Taimoor- I agree with you that professionals don't pay a lot of attention to Exchange. But i wonder why. The services are so fundamental to business success you'd think it would be a big priority. Do you have any thoughts?
batye   E2 Radio: Better Database = Better Exchange   3/27/2012 10:15:40 PM
Re: Round 2
should be interesting 

hope to attend :)
Taimoor Zubair   E2 Radio: Better Database = Better Exchange   3/27/2012 3:54:44 PM
Re: Round 2
The importance of storage management in Exchange server is not something a lot of IT professionals may have given much attention to. Seems like a show that you can get a lot of practical knowledge and tips from. Look forward to it.
David Wagner   E2 Radio: Better Database = Better Exchange   3/27/2012 12:23:40 PM
Round 2
Looking forward to having Bob back again. I don't feel we've ever had a guest on that didn't know their stuff. But I was really impressed with Bob and his ability to talk in a very practical way about complicated problems.


The blogs and comments posted on EnterpriseEfficiency.com do not reflect the views of TechWeb, EnterpriseEfficiency.com, or its sponsors. EnterpriseEfficiency.com, TechWeb, and its sponsors do not assume responsibility for any comments, claims, or opinions made by authors and bloggers. They are no substitute for your own research and should not be relied upon for trading or any other purpose.

More Blogs from Curtis Franklin Jr.
Curtis Franklin Jr.   5/30/2014   10 comments
A good community can teach you a lot. And Enterprise Efficiency has been one of the best.
Curtis Franklin Jr.   5/26/2014   41 comments
Today is Memorial Day in the US, a day for remembering those who gave, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, "the last full measure of devotion" for their country and its citizens. It is a ...
Curtis Franklin Jr.   5/22/2014   35 comments
You're about to know precisely where your customers are and what they're doing. Are you ready for Big Data Advertising Everywhere?
Curtis Franklin Jr.   5/6/2014   19 comments
PHP is a great tool for building web pages that access databases. It's pretty nifty for pwning an enterprise site, too.
Curtis Franklin Jr.   4/30/2014   36 comments
BASIC turns 50 this year. Many IT pros wrote their first line of code in the venerable language, but is the ability to write code even important at the top of the IT ladder?
Latest Archived Broadcast
In this episode, you'll learn how to stretch the limits of your private cloud -- and how to recognize the limits that can't be exceeded.
On-demand Video with Chat
IT has to deploy Server 2012 in a way that fits the architecture of its application delivery system.
E2 IT Migration Zones
IT Migration Zone - UK
Why PowerShell Is Important
Reduce the Windows 8 Footprint for VDI
Rethinking Storage Management
IT Migration Zone - FR
SQL Server : 240 To de mémoire flash pour votre data warehouse
Quand Office vient booster les revenus Cloud et Android de Microsoft
Windows Phone : Nokia veut davantage d'applications (et les utilisateurs aussi)
IT Migration Zone - DE
Cloud Computing: Warum Unternehmen trotz NSA auf die „private“ Wolke setzen sollten
Cloud Computing bleibt Wachstumsmarkt – Windows Azure ist Vorreiter
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Enterprise Efficiency Twitter Feed
Site Moderators Wanted
Enterprise Efficiency is looking for engaged readers to moderate the message boards on this site. Engage in high-IQ conversations with IT industry leaders; earn kudos and perks. Interested? E-mail:
moderators@enterpriseefficiency.com
Informed CIO: Dollars & Sense: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Cut through the VDI hype and get the full picture -- including ROI and the impact on your Data Center -- to make an informed decision about your virtual desktop infrastructure deployments.

Read the full report
Virtualization Management: Time To Get Serious
Welcome to the backside of the virtualization wave. Discover the state of virtualization management and where analysts are predicting it is heading

Read the full report
PUBLIC SECTOR RESOURCES
WHITE PAPERS
A Video Case Study – Translational Genomics Research Institute
e2 Storage Video


On the Case
TGen IT: Where We're Going Next

7|11|12   |   08:12   |   10 comments


Now that TGen has broken new ground in genomic research by using Dell's storage, cloud, and high-performance computing solutions, the company discusses what will come next for it and for personalized medicine.
On the Case
Better Care Through Better Communications

6|6|12   |   02:24   |   11 comments


The achievements of the TGen/Dell project could improve how all people receive healthcare, because they are creating ways to improve end-to-end communication of medical data.
On the Case
TGen IT: Where We Are Now

5|15|12   |   06:58   |   6 comments


TGen is breaking new ground in genomic research by using Dell's storage, cloud, and high-performance computing solutions.
On the Case
TGen IT: Where We Were

4|27|12   |   06:45   |   10 comments


The Translational Genomics Research Institute wanted to save lives, but its efforts were hobbled by immense computing challenges related to collecting, processing, sharing, and storing enormous amounts of data.
On the Case
1,200% Faster

4|18|12   |   02:27   |   12 comments


Through their partnership, Dell and TGen have increased the speed of TGen’s medical research by 1,200 percent.
On the Case
IT May Improve Children's Chances of Survival

4|17|12   |   02:12   |   8 comments


IT is helping medical researchers reach breakthroughs in a way and pace never seen before.
On the Case
Medical Advances in the Cloud

4|10|12   |   1:25   |   5 comments


TGen and Dell are pushing the boundaries of computing, and harnessing the power of the cloud to improve healthcare.
On the Case
TGen: Living the Mission

4|9|12   |   2:25   |   3 comments


TGen's CIO puts the organizational mission at the heart of everything the IT staff does.
On the Case
TGen Speeding Up Biomedical Research to Save More Lives

4|5|12   |   1:59   |   6 comments


The Translational Genomics Research Institute is revamping its computing to improve speed, storage, and collaboration – and, most importantly, to save lives.
On the Case
Computing Power Helping to Save Children's Lives

3|28|12   |   2:13   |   3 comments


The Translational Genomics Institute’s partnership with Dell is enabling them to treat kids with neuroblastoma more quickly and save more lives.
Tom Nolle
How Deep Is My Storage Hierarchy?

7|3|12   |   2:13   |   5 comments


At the GigaOM Structure conference, a startup announced a cloud and virtualization storage optimizing approach that shows there's still a lot of thinking to be done on the way storage joins the virtual world.
E2 Interview
What Other Industries Can Learn From Financial Services

6|13|12   |   02:08   |   3 comments


We asked CIO Steve Rubinow what CIOs in other industries can learn from the financial services industry about datacenter efficiency, security, and green computing.
E2 Interview
Removing Big-Data Flow Bottlenecks

6|12|12   |   02:55   |   No comments


We ask CIO Steve Rubinow what pieces of financial services infrastructure need to perform better to get traders info faster.
E2 Interview
Getting Traders the Data They Need

6|11|12   |   02:04   |   1 comment


We ask CIO Steve Rubinow: What do stock market traders need to know, how fast do they need it, and how can CIOs get it to them?
E2 Interview
Can IT Help Fix the Global Economy?

6|8|12   |   02:32   |   2 comments


We ask CIO Steve Rubinow whether today's IT can help repair the global economy (and if IT played any role in the economy's collapse).
E2 Interview
More Competitive Business via Datacenter Strategy

5|4|12   |   2:46   |   1 comment


Businesses need to be competitive, yet efficient, and both goals affect datacenter design.
E2 Interview
The Recipe for Greater Efficiency

5|3|12   |   3:14   |   2 comments


Intel supplies the best ingredients to drive greater datacenter efficiency and support new compute, storage, and networking needs.
E2 Interview
Datacenters Enabling Business Transformation

5|1|12   |   06:37   |   1 comment


Dell’s Gaurav Chand says that for the first time ever datacenter technology is truly enabling all kinds of organizations to transform their business and achieve new objectives.
Tom Nolle
Cloud Data: Big AND Persistent!

3|28|12   |   2:11   |   10 comments


We always hear about "Big" data, but a real issue in cloud storage is not just bigness but also persistence. A large data model is less complicated than a big application repository that somehow needs to be accessed. The Hadoop send-program-to-data model may be the answer.
Tom Nolle
Project Lightning Streamlines Storage

2|16|12   |   2:09   |   2 comments


EMC's Project Lightning has matured into a product set, and it's important, less because it has new features or capabilities in storage technology and management, than because it may package the state of the art in a way more businesses can deploy.
Tom Nolle
Big Data Appliance Is Big News

1|12|12   |   2:18   |   No comments


Oracle's release of a Hadoop appliance for Big Data may be a signal that we're shifting to database appliances.
Tom Nolle
Myopia Can Hurt Storage Policy

12|22|11   |   2:08   |   No comments


We're at the beginning of a cloud-driven revolution in storage, but Oracle's quarter shows that enterprises are hunkering down on old concepts because they're afraid of the costs in the near term.
Sara Peters
An Untrained User & a Mobile Medical Device

12|19|11   |   2:43   |   11 comments


Untrained end users, clueless central IT staff, and expensive mobile devices are a worrisome combination for healthcare CIOs.
Tom Nolle
Too Many Labels on 'Big Data'?

12|9|11   |   2:12   |   3 comments


However you label it, structured and unstructured information are different and will likely always require different tools.
Sara Peters
E2 Debuts New Storage Section

12|8|11   |   1:51   |   1 comment


Need strategic guidance on everything from SSDs to 100 percent virtualized datacenters? Look no further.