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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).

Archives: February 2013

Check out IT Central Station

If you get some time, head on out to IT Central Station.com. You can provide some valuable feedback on the technology products you have had experiences with. I just found out about the site a couple of weeks ago, and am enjoying posting reviews on the products that I… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 28 February 2013

Thanks to my session attendees

To all of the wonderful attendees to both the VMware Partner Exchange SQL Server on VMware VBCA boot camp on Sunday and the guys who braved the nasty weather for the Fort Wayne SQL Server Users Group presentation tonight, I say thank you. All of your questions were great… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 27 February 2013

Microsoft Azure is faster than Amazon

I just read a great article on NetworkWorld that demonstrates that Microsoft’s Azure outperforms most tests against Amazon’s AWS. That’s great news for Microsoft, and all of the work accomplished in the last couple of years is paying off. Check it out!

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 22 February 2013

Keep VMware snapshot growth from wrecking your day

VM snapshots are the best individualization feature since sliced vBread (yeah, I’m a geek). But…have you ever had a VMware snapshot grow out of control and fill the datastore the VM resides on? You know what happens… even the best VM admins out there seem to get burned once when they create… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 19 February 2013

Slides for today’s PASS Virtualization Webinar Now Available

I had a great time in delivering the SQL PASS Virtualization virtual chapter session today on ‘Squeezing the most performance from your VMware-based SQL Server.’ Thank you goes to the chapter leaders for inviting me to speak, and also to all of the attendees! You all had great questions and… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 13 February 2013

Speaking at PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter on Wednesday

This Wednesday I will be presenting for the PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter at 11AM CST on one of my favorite topics, you guessed it – virtualization! I am presenting a new presentation called “Squeezing the Most Performance from your VMware-Based SQL Server”. I am also starting to work on an… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 13 February 2013

Right sizing your virtual machine for maximum database performance

I have a new blog post up at HouseOfBrick.com on why you should understand your workload performance characteristics. When you virtualize, allocate the proper amount of resources to the VM instead of just arbitrarily assigning lots of vCPUs and vRAM without reason. Check it out!

http://www.houseofbrick.com/component/content/article/1/175-Right-Sizing-Your-Virtual-Machines

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 11 February 2013

Back from a vacation and ready to hit the ground running

I doubt you noticed but I took a few weeks to relax, so no tech for me. Last week my wife and I got out of the chilly Midwest and went to Disney World in Orlando! The weather was perfect (mid 70′s and sunny every day), the food and accommodations were perfect,… Read more

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Posted in Technobabble by Klee from @kleegeek on 11 February 2013