Dec 2011 ~ Virtualization and SAN Basics for Database Administrators ~ Brent Ozar


Presenter: Brent Ozar – SQL Server MVP
Topic: Virtualization and SAN Basics for Database Administrators


These two technologies can make a very big – and very bad – difference in how your SQL Server performs.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the real, honest lowdown from a virtualization administrator, a SAN administrator, and a DBA? Wouldn’t it be even better if one person had done all three, and could give you the pros and cons of each point of view? That person is Brent Ozar, a Microsoft Certified Master who’s been there and done that.


Brent Ozar helps companies like StackOverflow and AllRecipes go fast. He really enjoy helping developers push SQL Server to its limits, and then figure out how to make it go even faster. Doing that requires coordination between programmers, sysadmins, SAN administrators, and project managers. It takes one guy who speaks all of those languages, and does it with tact and diplomacy to avoid throwing people under the bus.

That’s what Brent does. Brent has walked in your shoes. He know what it’s like to see a bunch of people pointing fingers at the database, the SAN, the hardware, the code, and nobody really having good proof. He has over a decade of experience with these niche technologies. With a solid track record of finding the real underlying problem, explaining it in fun, easy-to-understand ways, and bringing the entire team together to deliver the solution. Brent know you don’t have weeks to play politics, and Brent helps you get it done in a matter of hours.

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