Where in the World is Bob?

Our Bob Pusateri has been quite busy lately with SQL Server technical talks, and we wanted to highlight some of the in-person events that he's spoken at.

We love presenting for local technical user groups. Back in August, Bob spoke at the Chicago SQL Server Users Group on August 9th. This session was his first session highlighting Microsoft's global scale database - Cosmos DB - called "Select Stars: A SQL Server DBA's Introduction to Azure Cosmos DB." Bob also presented this session for the Chicago Suburban SQL Server Users Group on September 18th.

We are also proud to speak at a number of SQL Saturdays. Bob spoke at the SQL Saturday in Oslo Norway on September 1st! Bob presented this Cosmos DB session at this event. His slides are available for you to download.

Bob also presented at the SQL Saturday in Boston MA on September 22nd. This session was called "Supercharging Backups and Restores for Fun and Profit", and his slides are available for you to download.

Bob will be presenting at the Red-Gate SQL in the City Summit in Chicago on October 26th. This session is called "Maximize Availability and More with SQL Server Estate Monitoring".

Bob is also presenting at this year's PASS Summit in Seattle during the week of November 6th. He is presenting two sessions - the Cosmos DB introductory session, and "SSMS & T-SQL Tricks: Working Smarter, Not Harder". This conference is world-class and we want to see you there with us!

If you want Bob or David to speak for your user group or SQL Saturday, contact us!

Welcoming the Year 2018

On behalf of the Heraflux Technologies team, we want to wish you a very happy new year! Twenty-seventeen has been an incredible and exciting year for us and our customers. We had an absolute blast traveling and speaking at a number of different events in 2017, including SQL Nexus, Pure Accelerate, VMworld (USA and EMEA), P21 Connect, PASS Summit, and too many SQL Saturdays and SQL Server User Groups to mention.

Our journey is just beginning. The world continues to change and evolve, especially with the seismic shift from on-prem computing to cloud-based computing, and as it changes, so do we. We at Heraflux have set our sights on a new chapter of innovation for 2018, so stay tuned for some exciting announcements over the next few months!

David Klee announced as speaker for PASS Summit 2017

Heraflux is proud to announce that David Klee has been selected as a speaker for this year's PASS Summit conference, to be held in Seattle Washington from October 31 to November 3rd.

The specific sessions that will be presented are not announced, but we are excited and cannot wait until we can share more details. Stay tunes for more details here and at the PASS Summit 2017 site!

Also, stay in town until at least Saturday morning, as we are planning an event for Friday evening after the conference wraps up.

More details to be announced here as soon as they are made public!

In case you are not familiar with the PASS Summit, it's the best Microsoft-ecosystem data-themed conference in the world. More details from last year's Summit are found here.

Heraflux is now a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner

Heraflux Technologies is proud to announce today that we are now a Microsoft Silver Certified Partner. 

This partnership is based on our employees passing advanced Microsoft exams, as well as receiving enthusiastic references from customers.   Microsoft has a fundamental belief that businesses must holistically plan for - and implement - enterprise platforms that complement their business’s goals. Heraflux Technologies’ approach is to review the entire system stack to ensure optimal efficiency while advising our clients to help to achieve the goals of the business. Many of our primary areas of expertise are around the Microsoft data and cloud platforms, and this partnership is a natural fit for our organization and our customers.

We thank all of our customers who have helped us achieve this partnership status. We look forward to expanding opportunities with Microsoft so we can better serve our customers’ needs.

Introducing Bob Pusateri, our new Data Platform Solutions Architect

The response to our most recent job position was incredible, and we would like to thank all of the folks who responded and submitted their CVs to us for consideration. In the end, we had one open position, and we selected the most qualified candidate for the position.

We'd like to introduce Bob Pusateri as our new Data Platform Solutions Architect!

Bob Pusateri is a Microsoft SQL Server Certified Master and highly experienced SQL Server DBA with over 10 years of deep SQL Server experience. he holds an MS in Computer Science from DePaul University. His primary interests involve database internals, performance tuning, and VLDB management. He is an active member of the SQL Server community, including speaking at many national SQL Saturday events and active with both of the Chicago-area local PASS user group chapters. He has also presented at the PASS Summit. Bob is on Twitter at @SQLBob and has a great blog site at bobpusateri.com.

We welcome Bob on board, and are extremely proud to have him contribute to our customers' success!

VMworld 2016 – A Review of Our First Two Days in Las Vegas

vmworld_2016What an incredible first couple of days of VMware's VMworld 2016 US in Las Vegas for pre-conference activities.  Our first day, Saturday 8/27 was VMware Corporation’s SQL Server Workshop.  Many thanks to VMware’s Deji Akomolafe and Niran Even Chen for inviting our own David Klee to co-present at this all day technical training, and to Don Sullivan for coordinating an outstanding day for Heraflux and the session attendees.

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A look back at my first year at Heraflux and VMworld 2016

At this time last year, I had just joined Heraflux Technologies, and David Klee, the company Founder and Chief Architect, was finalizing his schedule for VMworld 2015.  It is incredible how quickly a business year can fly by when a company has products and services that are valued and in-demand.

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Heraflux Adds Cody Chapman to Consulting Team

Heraflux Technologies, a leading data consulting group, is proud to announce the addition of Cody Chapman to our team of consulting experts as a Solutions Architect. Cody joins the team after ten years of experience as a technical architect and engineer. His background includes managing complex virtual and physical networks, network engineering and telecommunications, enterprise storage, and systems administration.

Cody brings with him an extremely vast amount of knowledge and experience to our team. Most people are either a mile wide and very shallow, or very deep in just a few areas but not wide in scope, in technical ability and experience. Cody’s background sets him apart from the rest in that he is not only extremely wide but very deep in a number of areas that matter for our clients.” says David Klee, Heraflux Technologies Founder.

Welcome aboard Cody!

Cody Chapman

Solutions Architect

Heraflux Adds Jon Shields to Business Development Team

Heraflux Technologies, a leading data consulting group, is proud to announce the addition of Jon Shields to our team of business development experts as Vice President of Business Development. Jon joins the team after twenty years of experience as a sales and business development leader. His background includes sales, business development, strategy, marketing, and business growth in both the database and infrastructure arenas, perfect for our convergence of data and infrastructure focus.

“Jon brings with him an extremely vast amount of specific experience critical to the sustained growth of our business. Jon’s background sets him apart from the rest because of the level of deep experience in sales, strategic alliance relations, and business development in the database, virtualization, infrastructure, and storage industries.” says David Klee, Heraflux Technologies Founder.

Welcome aboard Jon!

Jon Shields

Heraflux is Hiring

Today we are proud to announce that we are looking to fill the position for Vice President of Business Development. When we first started our company in September 2013, we had a number of short and long term goals about how we wanted to grow and scale our business. We wanted to serve our clients as the strategic adviser on the convergence of infrastructure and data for a variety of organizations. As we have expanded over the last year and a half and tackled numerous projects for some great clients, we want to make sure we continue to achieve the highest standards for our current and future clients by appropriately balancing current projects as well as inbound requests.

We are ready to take the next step in evolving our business and find the right person who can help us continue to scale.

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