This year’s involvement in VMware‘s VMworld conference is up on the content catalog! I am extremely proud to announce my participation in the inaugural SQL Server workshop at this year’s VMworld US on August 27th. If your SQL Servers are running in a VMware environment, this course is… Read more
I’m pleased to announce that I’m launching my next round of all-day precon training session at the upcoming SQL Saturday in Louisville on Friday, August 5 called ‘The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure‘.
The focus of the course is to help those new to the enterprise server… Read more
Hyper-converged compute architectures, meaning clusters of physical servers with self-contained storage configured for a traditional SAN-less solution, are growing in popularity. These architectures provide a solid and simple way to deliver scale-out virtualized infrastructures with a minimum of management overhead. However, one concern of mine with SQL Server and these… Read more
I’m extremely honored to be named Microsoft Data Platform MVP for the third year in a row! I thank the technical community that allows me to speak on topics that I am truly passionate about. A community award like this is never an expectation or an entitlement, and is never… Read more
I’m very honored to be speaking at the PASS Global Summit again this year in Seattle during the week of October 24th. I cannot convey just how much this means to me, as speaking at any event is a gift and a thrill, especially a conference like the PASS… Read more
It’s a wonderfully busy speaking month! I’m going to be remotely speaking for the Edmonton SQL Server User Group at 5:00pm on June 16th! I plan to start the session with my constantly evolving session – Virtual SQL Servers. Actual Performance. – and moving into more of a round-table… Read more
I’m going to be speaking for the downtown Chicago SQL Servers User Group at 5:30pm on June 9th! I plan to start the session with my constantly evolving session – Virtual SQL Servers. Actual Performance. – and moving into more of a round-table format, where all of your questions… Read more
This coming week is packed full of fun events! On Wednesday, June 1st at 2pm Eastern, I’m participating in a webinar with ActualTech Media called ‘Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server‘ where we will talk about key concepts from the recent e-book that we released together.
Session… Read more
I am extremely proud to announce my participation in the inaugural SQL Server workshop at this year’s VMworld US in Last Vegas on August 27th. If your SQL Servers are running in a VMware environment, this course is critical to your success!
The first business critical applications and databases… Read more
I’m pleased to announce the general availability of a new free ebook collaboration with James Green from ActualTech Media called “Modern Storage Strategies for SQL Server“. Storage is so vitally important to SQL Server performance, but the intricacies of one side’s administrators are rarely known by the other.… Read more
Tomorrow I’ll be presenting a new session for the PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter called “Virtual SQL Servers, Actual Performance” tomorrow at 1PM Eastern time. Register for this free webinar today!
Presentation abstract: Virtualizing your business-critical SQL Servers should not imply that they will run slower than if they… Read more
I’m pleased to announce that I’m launching my next round of all-day precon training session at the upcoming SQL Saturday in Iowa City on 6/10/2016 called ‘The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure‘.
The focus of the course is to help those new to the enterprise server infrastructure… Read more
As Bala Narasimhan from PernixData and I discussed in a webinar last week, SQL Server 2005 hit end of it’s extended support life on April 12th of this year. Any existing SQL Server 2005 instances should be first and foremost in an IT organization’s agenda for modernization this year. If… Read more
Next week I am participating in two exciting webinars that I want to share with you!
Application availability is an “across the stack” problem – straddling the… Read more
A number of you sent me some excellent questions about this topic, and my favorite asked me for the query that you can use to get this information DIRECTLY from the VMware vCenter database.
SO… here you go! Just plug in your VM name (which might differ from your FQDN… Read more
Not too many people know about the intricacies of virtualization CPU scheduling and its impact on the performance of the VMs, so application owners out there – listen up! I’ve written about Ready Time (VMware ESXi) / Wait Time Per Dispatch (Microsoft Hyper-V) in the past, but a different challenge… Read more
This Friday I will be holding a precon training session at the next SQL Saturday in Chicago called ‘SQL Server Infrastructure Tuning for Availability and Performance.’ Only a few seats remain!
The focus of the course is to help those new to the enterprise server infrastructure concepts become… Read more
I’m running a flash sale discount for my upcoming Chicago SQL Saturday Precon called ‘SQL Server Infrastructure Tuning for Availability and Performance‘ today from 1-5PM only! I’m offering a $25 discount for those that are watching Twitter and the blogosphere.
The focus of the course is to help… Read more
A few weeks ago a number of us embarked on this year’s SQL Cruise, this time to the Caribbean. It was absolutely amazing. Jes Borland, another cruiser and instructor, just posted a great post on what she learned on the cruise, and I thought I’d do the… Read more