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DBA: SQL Server Virtualization: How? Why? When? What?
Author: Victor Isakov Date Posted: 4/29/2011 4:00:47 AM
Virtualizing and/or consolidating SQL Server has been a "hot" topic over the last 18 months. Many organisations are going through the process of virtualizing their SQL Server instances. Lot's of SQL Server "experts" are espousing the benefits of virtualization and what they have "implemented" in the field. Yet there still seems to be some confusion in the boardrooms (and water coolers) about virtualizing SQL Server. Should we use Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware? Will performance be better or worse? Should we implement a failover cluster in a virtual environment? Is SQL Server supported on VMware? The virtualization landscape can become very confusing, very quickly!

In this session Victor Isakov (MCA, MCM, MCT, MVP) will answers the more important questions that both management and IT professionals need to know.

Victor will cover HOW different virtualization technologies work, their pros and cons. He will then discuss WHY you would consider virtualization, WHEN you would virtualise and WHAT expectations should be set of all stakeholders. Finally Victor will give some best practices and recommendations with virtualizing SQL Server, with specific examples of design and implementation on different virtualization stacks.

Speaker: Victor Isakov (SQL Server Solutions)
Victor Isakov is a Database Architect and Microsoft Certified Trainer who provides consulting and training services to various organizations in the public, private and NGO sectors globally, and been involved in different capacities at various international events and conferences. He has authored a number of books on SQL Server and worked closely with Microsoft to develop the new generation of SQL Server Certification and Microsoft Official Curriculum for both instructor led training (ILT) and e-Learning. He is one of the first IT professionals to get the Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Certified Achitect certifications globally.

Venue: Sydney Mechanics' School Arts | Duration 12:00 - 14:00 | On: Wednesday, May 4, 2011