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Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek

David Klee is all around geek who loves data - including the platform it resides on, virtualizing it, improving performance, availability, and disaster recoverability, and data presentation and visualization. He frequently advises organizations on the techniques of migrating their business-critical physical SQL Servers to the VMware infrastructure in his day job as Solutions Architect. David speaks at many national SQL Saturday events and SQL Server User Group meetings, as well as writes technical columns on SQL Server and virtualization topics on various blogs. He is on Twitter (https://twitter.com/kleegeek), LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidaklee), and blogs frequently (http://www.davidklee.net).

PASS Summit Cosmos DB Demo Code

As part of the PASS Summit conference session that Bob Pusateri and I are presenting right now called “Cosmos DB for SQL Server Pros“, we are demonstrating a number of Azure Cosmos DB features that we feel strongly about helping you leverage through code. As a result, all… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 9 November 2018

PASS Summit 2018 Activities

What a whirlwind year this has been! I’m thrilled to invite you to my sessions at this year’s PASS Summit, happening this week in Seattle WA.

 

Tuesday 11:30am to 1:00pm I’m part of the cloud availability panel over lunch at the SentryOne Data Day precon at the Summit. I… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 6 November 2018

SQL Saturday Lincoln Precon this Friday Oct 26

I’m presenting an exciting preconference training session on Friday, October 26, ahead of the SQL Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska. This all-day training class, entitled “Level Up Your Cloud Infrastructure Skills“, is designed to help you, the SQL Server professional, ramp up your knowledge so you know… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 23 October 2018

VMworld 2018 SQL Server Sessions

I hope to see you all at this year’s VMworld 2018 USA conference where I’m lucky enough to have been selected to present four SQL Server-themed sessions!

The first is an all-day boot camp (VAP3768WU) with Oleg Ulyanov from VMware Corp. where we take participants through a comprehensive journey of… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 24 July 2018

SQL Server on VMware Boot Camp at VMworld 2018

I am extremely proud to announce that I am presenting in conjunction with VMware Corp. an all-day boot camp for advanced SQL Server operations, performance tuning, and business continuity strategies at this year’s VMworld 2018 USA in Las Vegas on Sunday, August 26th, at the Mandalay Bay conference center. Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 21 July 2018

SQL Saturday Iowa City Precon June 22

I’m extremely proud to announce that I have been selected to present an all-new preconference training session on Friday, June 22, ahead of the SQL Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa. This all-day training class, entitled “Level Up Your Cloud Infrastructure Skills“, is designed to help you,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 22 May 2018

PASS Summit Session – On-Prem SQL Servers, Interstellar Performance

I’m very pleased to announce that one of my sessions submitted for this year’s PASS Summit in Seattle, held from November 6 to 9th, called On-Prem SQL Servers, Interstellar Performance, has been selected and one of the first sessions to be announced for the conference. On-premises virtualization is… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 10 May 2018

Presenting at New England SQL Server Users Group April 11

I am proud to present an in-person presentation for the New England SQL Server Users Group entitled “Level Up Your Cloud Infrastructure Skills” on Wednesday, April 11, at 6pm Eastern.

Abstract: Think infrastructure in the cloud is still just for sysadmins? Think again! As your organization moves into… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 10 April 2018

Free Webinar – DBAs vs. SysAdmins in Cloud Availability April 19

SIOS and I are proud to host a joint free webinar entitled “DBAs vs. SysAdmins in Cloud Availability” on Thursday, April 19th, at 1pm Eastern. This webinar is hosted by MSSQL Tips.

Database and system administrators have historically had different perspectives on many topics such as high… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 2 April 2018

PASS Virtualization Webinar – April 11

I am proud to present a free webinar for the PASS Virtualization virtual chapter entitled “Level Up Your Cloud Infrastructure Skills” on Wednesday, April 11, at 1pm Eastern.

Abstract: Think infrastructure in the cloud is still just for sysadmins? Think again! As your organization moves into the cloud,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 29 March 2018

A Swiss Army Knife Might Not Make the Best Shovel

You might have noticed that I’ve been pretty quiet as of late. We’re working on a super top secret internal project here at my company, and we’ve got the need to ingest a LOT of data around the clock for some analytics work. My preferred DBMS is, of course, Microsoft… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 1 March 2018

Multiple disk controllers in VMs can mean improved performance

I recently had a great question on some of the differences in virtual machine disk presentation from one of our amazing clients, and I thought I’d share the answer here because it’s a common question that I receive.

Some hypervisors (including some hyper-converged compute platform vendors who shall remain nameless)… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 1 February 2018

Guest Post at Pure Storage – VVols and SQL Server are a Game Changer

I’m thrilled to have contributed a blog post on how SQL Servers, VVols, and Pure Storage’s unique implementation of VVols combines to make SQL Server DBA jobs better over at Pure’s blog. Pure’s implementation of VVols is simplifying our world and improving our ability to support our businesses. Read more… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 25 January 2018

SQL Server on Linux Series: Expanding LVM Drives

Next in our SQL Server on Linux series is one important question. On Windows, if you’re about to run out of space, you get your VM admin / storage admin to expand one or more of your drives, and you go to Disk Management and expand the drive with no… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 January 2018

Interview with Mohammad Darab

Recently I was interviewed by Mohammad Darab, and his questions were very insightful! I had a lot of fun answering his questions, and you can read the full interview at his site here.

He’s got an amazing list of interviews on his site as well! Check them out! Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 4 January 2018

Welcoming the Year 2018

I want to wish you a very happy new year! Twenty-seventeen has been an incredible and exciting year for our company, our customers, and ourselves. I had an absolute blast traveling and speaking at a number of different events in 2017, including SQL Nexus, Pure Accelerate, VMworld ( Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 2 January 2018

PASS Linux for the SQL Server DBA Webinar – Dec 13

Join me for a session on Linux administration for the SQL Server DBA as part of the PASS SQL Server on Linux webinar series marathon on December 13th!

Times are certainly changing with Microsoft’s recent announcement to adopt the Linux operating system with the SQL Server 2017 release, and… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 26 November 2017

MSSQLTips Webinar with SIOS – Thursday 1p Eastern

Come join SIOS and me for an exciting webinar discussing the inherent challenges with infrastructure problems, database performance, and bridging the silos within the IT organization. We’ll be discussing some new and exciting upcoming developments from my company in joint collaboration with SIOS.

  • Learn why legacy tools fall short in…

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 14 November 2017

MSSQLTips Webinar with SIOS – Thursday 1p Eastern

Come join SIOS and me for an exciting webinar discussing the inherent challenges with infrastructure problems, database performance, and bridging the silos within the IT organization. We’ll be discussing some new and exciting upcoming developments from my company in joint collaboration with SIOS.

  • Learn why legacy tools fall short in…

Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 14 November 2017

PASS Summit 2017 Precon – Virtual SQL Servers: Right to Ludicrous Speed

PASS has continues to ramp up the plans for the PASS Summit in Seattle this October, and my precon session, “Virtual SQL Servers – Right to Ludicrous Speed” has a few open slots for this Tuesday session. This topic is near and dear to my heart, and… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 15 September 2017

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