Are you ready to virtualize SQL Server? Virtualization has been a hot topic for several years now, and if you didnít think it was right for you before, maybe itís time to give it another look. The virtualization platforms have matured and DBAs have more insight into the platform than ever before. And with the licensing changes in with core-based licensing for SQL Server, the decision to virtualize may have gotten a little more complex.
This session will help clarify the decision process that goes into deciding to virtualize and guide you on how to deploy or migrate successfully to a virtual platform. It will guide you on how to monitor the environment, and how to avoid the common pitfalls of moving to a virtual platform.
Robert L. Davis is a SQL Server 2008 Certified Master, an experienced DBA, evangelist, speaker, writer, trainer, and consultant. He is the Principal DBA with Outerwall, Inc. and consults part-time via SQL DBA Master. He has worked with SQL Server for more than 13 years, including recent stints as a Sr. Product Consultant and Chief SQL Server Evangelist for Idera Software, Program Manager for the SQL Server Certified Master Program at Microsoft Learning, and as a production DBA at Microsoft.
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