Windows Performance and Capacity Planning Challenges in Virtualized Environments

Mark Friedman, Founder and CTO of Demand Technology Software, recently presented two sessions at the Computer Measurement Group’s imPACt Conference covering Performance Management in the Virtual Data Center.  Mark discussed the current set of Windows performance and capacity planning challenges that arise due to infrastructure virtualization in both large scale on-premises and cloud computing environments. You can view […]

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Defining and Using Machine Groups in the Performance Sentry PDB

Defining and using machine groups are important features of the Performance Sentry Performance Database (PDB).  Machine groups are especially useful in managing the performance data from hundreds or thousands of machines.  Additionally, using machine groups improves charting and reporting performance in the Performance Sentry Portal. “A Guide to Using Machine Groups Effectively in the Performance […]

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Microsoft’s Hyper-V Performance — Introduction

If you are interested in the performance of Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization solution, Mark Friedman, our Founder and CTO,  recently put Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology through its paces, subjecting it to a series of CPU and memory stress tests. These tests are similar to the ones he used to evaluate the performance of VMware ESX  to help […]

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Performance Sentry Cumulative Maintenance Released

Demand Technology Software announced a cumulative maintenance distribution encompassing fixes and enhancements to the Performance Sentry collection service, Performance Sentry Administration, the Performance Sentry Web Portal, and the NTSMF PDB data utilities. It is available immediately for download for both new and existing customers. The Performance Sentry collection service version 4.0.0.15, which is included in […]

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Demand Technology Software Announces v2.4 of the Performance Sentry Web Portal

Cape Coral, Florida, United States – Version 2.4 of the Performance Sentry Web Portal is available today, Demand Technology Software announced. It is available for download for both new and existing customers. The Performance Sentry Web Portal is a web front end to the company’s Microsoft SQL Server-based Performance Database (PDB), which can be configured […]

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Performance Sentry VM 2.0 now available

Cape Coral, FL, Jul 18, 2014 – Demand Technology Software, Inc., the creator of Performance Sentry®, announces the release of Performance Sentry VM™, version 2.0. Demand Technology Software announces that Version 2.0 of Performance Sentry VM is available today at its website for new and existing customers.  Version 2.0 improves on version 1.0 by simultaneously […]

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Mark Friedman to present at CMG’s Performance and Capacity 2013 Conference

Mark Friedman will present his paper titled “Performance Management in the Virtual Data Center: Virtual Memory Management” at the Performance and Capacity 2013 by CMG Conference at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla, California.  Mark’s presentation will be on November 5th at 3:45 in the Aventine Ballroom A/B.  Mark’s paper explores the strategies that the VMware ESX hyperviser […]

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Mark Friedman to speak at the Midwest CMG Fall 2013 Meeting

The Midwest CMG 2013 Fall Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 and will be held at USG Corporate Headquarters in Chicago, IL. Mark Friedman will be presenting a session titled “Web Application Performance by Design: A Performance  Engineering Approach”.  This  presentation is part of a workshop session that introduces a set of  […]

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Performance Sentry supports Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

We are happy to announce that Performance Sentry and the Performance Sentry Portal have been installed on and tested under Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview and Windows 8.1 Preview. Interestingly (not surprising), Microsoft has given these previews an internal version of Windows 6.3.  With regards to discovering the internal version number, Microsoft has introduced a new […]

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Mark Friedman to present at the Midwest CMG Summer 2013 Meeting

The Midwest CMG Summer 2013 Meeting will take place on August 2, 2013 and will be held at Transunion Offices in Chicago, IL. Mark Friedman will be presenting a session titled “Memory Management in Windows Guest Machines”.  Mark will be discussing how the memory management policies of the VMware host and the memory management policies of the […]

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Request for trial software web page is fixed

We are happy to announce that our “Request for Trial Software” page has been fixed.  We extend an apology to any customer which recently experienced the message “Oops!  We could not locate your form.”  We are sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you will again request a free trial of our product(s) that piqued your interest. […]

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UKCMG 2013 – Mark Friedman’s Presentation from the session “Memory Management in Windows Guest Machines” is now available

Mark Friedman’s UKCMG 2013 presentation from the session titled “Memory Management in Windows Guest Machines” is now available for download. Here is the abstract: Windows machines running under virtualization are subject to memory management from two distinct sources. VMware manages the physical memory consumed by guest machines aggressively in order to minimize the memory footprint in […]

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UKCMG 2013 – Visit with our friends at Agileise and attend Mark Friedman’s sessions

The UKCMG Annual Conference will take place on the 14th & 15th May 2013 and will be held at The CBI London.  Our UK partner Agileise will have an exhibit stand, so stop by and introduce yourself to Chitra and Andy. Mark Friedman will be presenting a session titled “Memory Management in Windows Guest Machines”.  […]

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New Performance Objects in Windows 8 and Server 2012

Windows 8 and Server 2012 now Generally Available OK, now that all the hoopla of introducing Windows 8 is over, we can now get down to business.  As I wrote in another entry, we at Demand Technology Software, have revised our software installation to work with both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.  As part […]

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MXG and Performance Sentry for Cost Effective Windows Performance Monitoring

I was thinking today about the current economy and how our customers are running with minimal staff and minimal budgets. My mind wandered back to my previous career as a performance analyst/capacity planner with a Fortune 500 manufacturer Aloe my holds. While this product lashes http://www.knrflatrock.co.za/niss/winter-sport-safety-tips you front legs me with product college football picks […]

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Performance Sentry supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

We are happy to announce that Performance Sentry supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. We had to tweak our installation a bit to use Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) as our previous use of pkgmgr is no longer supported. After understanding the nuances of the new Metro interface and IIS 8.0, we are […]

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