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36 to 6 SQL Servers: Consolidation from the Trenches, second attempt (Peter Ward)
Author: Shaun Baggett Date Posted: 20/05/2010 3:32:37 AM
Due to circumstances beyond Peter's control he could not make the meeting last month so it has been rescheduled to this month.

Abstract:
In this session you will see some of the tips and tricks learnt from the trenches in consolidating multiple SQL Server instances. 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, Microsoft SQL Server provides an opportunity to reduce costs through consolidation. This session will demonstrate how SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 can be used to assist with consolidating applications from multiple servers without sacrificing the goals of performance and availability.

Bio:
Peter Ward is WARDY IT Solutions Chief Technical Architect, a company which he founded in 2005. WARDY IT Solutions was awarded the 2008 APAC Microsoft Data Management Solutions Partner of the year and is once again a finalist for the QLD ACS IT Awards. 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.

Venue: Excom Education, Level 2, 33-35 Ainslie Place, Canberra City, ACT, 2601 (Map) | Duration Networking from 17:30 for an 18:00 start and finished by 19:30 | On: Tuesday, 1 June 2010