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SIOS to Speak at Pass Summit 2016 about Using Windows Azure Resource Manager for High Availability and Performance

/ -- SIOS will also host 'PASS the Bacon: Breakfast Panel' featuring SQL Server Experts Discussing Improving SQL Performance in VMware Environments

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 19, 2016) -  SIOS Technology Corp. (, the industry's leading provider of software products that help IT ensure the performance, efficiency, and high availability protection of business critical applications, today announced that Microsoft Cluster MVP and SIOS Technical Evangelist Dave Bermingham will discuss Windows Azure Resource Manager at Pass Summit 2016 October 25-28 in Seattle, WA at the Washington State Convention Center. SIOS will also showcase both its machine learning IT analytics solution and its clustering software in Booth #307, and host "Pass the Bacon: Breakfast Panel" featuring leading SQL Server experts.

Speaking Session

Titled, "Azure Resource Manager: High Availability and High Performance," Dave's session is scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 3:15 pm in Room 2AB. Session Code DBA 200, Dave's presentation is a general session in the Enterprise Database Administration & Deployment track.

Deploying mission critical SQL Server in Azure IaaS requires an in-depth understanding of storage, virtual networks, load balancers, SQL Server AlwaysOn and more. To qualify for Azure's SLA of 99.95% availability steps must be taken to mitigate downtime by leveraging Fault Domains and Update Domains in conjunction with SQL Server AlwaysOn AG or FCI. Azure Resource Manager (ARM) replaces Azure "Classic" as the preferred deployment method in Azure. New features such as Deployment Templates and Resource Groups introduced in ARM make it a powerful tool in managing the entire lifecycle of SQL Server in Azure. In this session attendees will learn how to leverage ARM to deploy SQL AlwaysOn SQL AG and FCI in Microsoft Azure IaaS. Both Template Deployments and manual configurations using the Azure Portal and Azure PowerShell will be demonstrated. High performance optimization will be discussed and demonstrated with a goal of achieving performance goals without over-provisioning cloud resources.

The SIOS Exhibit
In booth #307, SIOS will showcase its products that protect and optimize SQL Server and other business critical applications. SIOS iQ software is a machine learning based IT analytics solution that enables IT managers to instantaneously identify and resolve root causes of performance issues and to optimize efficiency in VMware environments for maximum cost-savings. SIOS will also demonstrate SIOS DataKeeper Cluster Edition software, an ingredient that integrates seamlessly with Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) to provide SANLess cluster protection where shared storage clusters are either impossible or impractical, such as cloud, virtual and high performance storage environments.

PASS the Bacon: SQL Server Experts and MVPs Breakfast Panel
SIOS is sponsoring the PASS the Bacon breakfast at PASS Summit 2016, which will be held on Thursday, October 27 at 6:50 AM and will feature an interactive panel discussion with three SQL Server experts MVPs, vExperts and data scientists: David Klee, Denny Cherry and Geoff Hiten. Titled, "The Insider's Guide to Faster SQL Performance in Virtual Environments." These experts will share secrets to improving SQL Server performance without over provisioning or over paying. Register here to attend.

Sponsoring Pass Summit 2016 Karaoke Time
SIOS is also co-sponsoring the fifth annual Denny Cherry and Associate's Pass Summit 2016 Karaoke Time event on October 25 at 9:30 PM at Amber on 2214 1st Avenue Seattle, WA 98121. Tickets are required. Click here for tickets and more information.

About SIOS Technology Corp.
SIOS Technology Corp. makes software products that provide the insights and guidance IT managers need to manage and protect business critical applications in large, complex data centers. SIOS iQ is a machine learning analytics software that helps IT managers optimize performance, efficiency, reliability, and capacity utilization in virtualized environments. SIOS SAN and SANLess software is an essential part of any cluster solution that provides the flexibility to build Clusters Your Way™ to protect your choice of Windows or Linux environment in any configuration (or combination) of physical, virtual and cloud (public, private, and hybrid) without sacrificing performance or availability. Founded in 1999, SIOS Technology Corp. ( is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and has offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom and Japan.

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Beth Winkowski
Winkowski Public Relations, LLC for SIOS
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