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Engineering 101 for the SQL DBA - Peter Ward (Wardy IT Solutions)
Author: Jeff Wharton Date Posted: 3/14/2007 11:46:02 AM
The deployment decisions for SQL Server are no longer as simple as deciding whether you will run enterprise or standard edition and whether the server will have single or dual CPU’s. There are now decisions such as RAID 5 or RAID 1+0, 32 or 64-bit CPU’s and whether to use virtualization or not? Often the list of options is like a menu from a foreign restaurant as there are lots of choices that you think you like the sound of and others that, well frankly, you have no idea what they are! This session is designed to assist with the intersection between the role of Database Administrator and System Engineer. In this session, Peter Ward from WARDY IT Solutions ( will explain some of the options available and how these options affect SQL Server and explain what those ‘Three Letter Acronyms’ that you have to choose from actually are.

Meet the Presenter

Peter Ward is WARDY IT Solutions ( Chief Technical Architect. Peter is an active member in the Australian SQL Server community and President of the Queensland SQL Server User Group. Peter is a highly regarded and sought after SQL Server consultant and trainer, assisting some of the largest SQL Server sites in Australia. Peter is currently authoring the book Pro SQL Server 2005 System Management Objects in VB 2005 and publishes the acclaimed WARDY IT Solutions SQL Server newsletter. Peter recently presented at the inaugural SQL Server Open World in Denmark as has been selected as a Spotlight Speaker for the 2007 SQL PASS Community Summit, the largest SQL Server event in the world.

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Venue: Canberra Microsoft Office, Level 2, 44 Sydney Avenue, BARTON, ACT | Duration Pizza & drinks from 5:00 pm for a 5:30 pm start. Finish approximately 7pm | On: Wednesday, May 9, 2007