is an Infrastructure Consultant with Microsoft Corporation. He has spent the last 10 years managing and maintaining one of the Microsoft Test Facilities that serve customers from small ISV’s to Fortune 5 companies. His work with customers ranges from proof of concept scenarios, performance testing/optimization, disaster recovery, to private cloud implementations. A hardware junkie, since his Tandy 1000 days, having end to end control/access of the datacenter allows him a unique vantage point of infrastructure and hardware that most don’t often see and the ability to get hands on with everything from WAN emulators to Fusion IO cards.
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|Storage Knowledge for the SQL Server DBA
Know what RAID, DAS, SAN, HBA, SSD, IOPS and more means?
Want to see what makes a SAN and what the N means to you and disk performance?Ever wondered why Microsoft SQL best practices state RAID10 and separate drives/spindles for data, logs, TempDB and why, when you request more storage, they give you RAID5?This presentation won’t bore you to death with slides. Instead expect to interactively talk and learn about basic to advanced storage hardware and concepts/understandings as well as the common scenarios I’ve encountered with my customers both in my datacenter and onsite. I’ll have some hands on hardware and some trivia giveaways (sorry no free Fusion IO cards) as well.