My SQL Saturday Presentation on the HP Database Consolidation Appliance (DBCA)

Thank you to those who attended my SQL Saturday presentation last Saturday at Epping Boys High School. It was a very well organised event by Grant Paisley pictured below, enjoying the many boxes of pizza made available during the lunch break for attendees. There are still more SQL Saturday events to go – Adelaide, Perth…

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Event: Microsoft Switched on Briefings 2012 - Optimising your Private Cloud to meet Application Business Demands

  Designing a Private Cloud Strategy that meets Business Demands Your enterprise supports hundreds (or thousands) of applications to meet business demands- and as demand increases, so does the number of applications. This growth increases the cost of deploying and managing data sources for these applications- putting stress on the IT budget that can stifle…

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SQL Server virtualisation improvements with SLAT in Intel and AMD

Recently I had query around documentation that discusses the benefits of running SQL Server in a virtualised environment on modern hardware with SLAT or second level address translation. The below graph shows that (see the solid red line) the relative throughput for hardware with SLAT & Windows Server 2008 R2 (required for SLAT support) degrades…

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Whitepaper: Consolidation Using SQL Server 2008

Many companies are considering or have already implemented consolidation of computing resources, including Microsoft SQL Server instances and databases, in their organization. A consolidation effort is a complex task that requires information, a detailed plan and timeline for success, and a strategy for administering the consolidated environment. This white paper walks through the journey of…

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SQL Server consolidation / virtualization Presentation

I am going to be presenting a session on SQL Server consolidation at the SQL Server User group on 1st of July 2009. See below for details. Hope to see you there. Date 1st July, 2009 Time 12:00 Agenda 12:00 – 12:30: Registration / Networking / Product Demonstration 12:30 – 12:45: News / Case Study…

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