Infinitely Virtual, a California-based email hosting company and subsidiary of Altay Corporation, now encompasses Microsoft’s (News - Alert) SQL Server 2012 within its menu of servers, which will provide more rapid query performance and faster data discovery.
Microsoft SQL Server is a comprehensive database server and information platform that offers a complete set of enterprise-ready technologies and tools that help people derive the most value from information at the lowest total-cost-of-ownership.
Officials said that in the first major upgrade since 2008, MS SQL Server 2012 introduces “Always On” data protection, a new data recovery feature that involves creating and configuring availability groups made up of databases.
MS SQL Server 2012 also boasts a robust data warehouse query acceleration feature which is based on a new type of index called an xVelocity memory optimized columnstore. When combined with enhanced query processing features, this new index enhances data warehouse query performance significantly.
“Our customers are increasing their investments in the cloud and upgrades such as Microsoft SQL Server 2012 help us give them the most advanced hosting capability, with the latest enhancements in data management, business intelligence and protection,” said Adam Stern, founder and CEO, Infinitely Virtual, in a press release.
Some of the other key features of MS SQL Server 2012 include programmability enhancements, rapid data discovery, self-service business intelligence, and credible, consistent data.
“Microsoft has made impressive upgrades to its SQL Server and recognizes cloud computing requires the most secure data, at the same time that businesses want greater flexibility in how they share data across an enterprise,” Stern added. “Infinitely Virtual customers have the best of both services now – advanced server capability combined with our scalable hosting services and our intrusion detection and prevention system that provides the best security on the market today.”
In related news, TMCnet recently reported that Infinitely Virtual has added VMWare's vCloud Director to its email hosting platform, in order to give IT pros greater control and flexibility in managing applications.
Edited by Jamie Epstein