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SQL Man of Mystery

Wes Brown is a PASS chapter leader and SQL Server MVP. He writes for SQL Server Central and maintains his blog at http://www.sqlserverio.com. Wes is Currently serving as a Senior Lead Consultant at Catapult Systems. Previous experiences include Product Manager for SQL Litespeed by Quest software and consultant to fortune 500 companies. He specializes in high availability, disaster recovery and very large database performance tuning. He is a frequent speaker at local user groups and SQLSaturdays.

Archives: January 2010

Out Of My Comfort Zone: Building a Web App

If you read Fundamentals of Storage Systems – Stripe Size, Block Size, and IO Patterns you know I built a little web tool to help you with sizing and estimating your RAID array’s performance. This is way out of my area of expertise. Luckily for me I like a challenge… Read more

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Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 19 January 2010

Fundamentals of Storage Systems – Stripe Size, Block Size, and IO Patterns

If you have been following this series we have covered system buses, hard disks, host bus adapters and RAID. Along the way we also covered how to capture your IO patterns and the SQLIO tool. Now we will pull it all together.We move up the stack even further to the… Read more

5 comments, 23,281 reads

Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 4 January 2010

A Year In Review

It’s been a busy year for me. Last year I quit traveling and took a 8 to 5 job so I could stay at home with my new baby boy Theo and my wife Elizabeth, who is now a stay at home mom. This was a pretty big shift for… Read more

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Posted in SQL Man of Mystery on 2 January 2010