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SQL Server Consolidation - Peter Wad
Author: Peter Ward Date Posted: 22/08/2009 8:22:11 AM
In this session you will see how multiple databases can be consolidated to a single SQL Server 2008 server without the need for a magic wand. Traditionally organisations have continued to increase their SQL Server footprint as they have introduced new technologies to manage business processes. Due to the current economic climate it is becoming harder for organizations to minimize the costs associated with maintaining multiple servers throughout the enterprise. Despite the challenges of tightening budgets, SQL Server 2008 provides an opportunity to reduce costs through consolidation. This session will demonstrate how SQL Server 2008 can be used to assist with consolidating applications from multiple servers without sacrificing the goals of performance and availability.

About the Speaker
Peter Ward is WARDY IT Solutions (www.wardyit.com) Chief Technical Architect. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Management. Peter's credentials and achievements include being a highly regarded speaker at SQL Server events; a sought after SQL Server consultant and trainer providing solutions for some of the largest SQL Server sites in Australia. Peter has been recognised as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his technical excellence and commitment to the SQL Server Community. Peter is an active member in the Australian SQL Server community and President of the Queensland SQL Server User Group. In the last year Peter was a speaker for Tech-Ed North America, New Zealand and Australia. He was also a Spotlight speaker for the 2008 SQL Pass Community Summit, the largest SQL Server event in the world. In addition to WARDY IT Solutions, Peter is also a Director of the industry leading Microsoft SharePoint specialists Portal Synergy (http://www.portalsynergy.com.au).

Venue: Microsoft Brisbane Office, Level 9, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle Street | Duration Catering from 5:30PM for a 6:00PM Start (meetings typically finish at 7:30PM) | On: Thursday, 27 August 2009