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PASS Announces Pre-conference and Spotlight Sessions for PASS 2011 Summit

Today, PASS announced the Pre-conference and Spotlight Sessions for the PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle, which will run from October 11-14, 2011. I actually found out last week that I was lucky enough to be selected for a 90 minute Spotlight Session.

I am still amazed that I am on that list of well-known speakers for the Spotlight Sessions for the PASS Summit 2011. Every person on that list is someone that I deeply respect and look up to. This year’s PASS Summit is going to be another great event, with lots of incredible content!

Here is my Spotlight Session:

Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware
Enterprise Database Administration and Deployment
Glenn Berry (NewsGator Technologies)

Here is my abstract:

Making the right hardware selection decisions is extremely important for database scalability. Having properly sized and configured hardware can both increase application performance and reduce capital expenses dramatically. Unfortunately, there are so many different choices and options available when it comes to selecting hardware and storage subsystems, it is very easy to make bad choices based on outmoded conventional wisdom. This session will give you a framework for how to pick the right hardware and storage subsystem for your workload type. You will learn how to evaluate and compare key hardware components, such as processors, chipsets, and memory. You will also learn how to evaluate and compare different types of storage subsystems for different database workload types. This session will give you the knowledge you need to make sure you get the best performance and scalability possible from your hardware budget!

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