Where Should My Data Live (and Why)?
Long gone are the days where the only architecture decision you had to make when scaling an environment was deciding which part of the datacenter would store your new server. There is a dizzying array of options available in the SQL Server and Azure ecosystems and those are evolving by the day. Is “the cloud” a fad? Are private datacenters a thing of the past? Could both questions have a kernel of truth in them? In this session I will go over real world scenarios and walk you through real world solutions that utilize your datacenter, cloud providers, and everything in between to keep your data highly available and your customers happy.
Matt Gordon has worked with SQL Server since 2000 and has worked with versions up to and including SQL Server 2017. He is the leader of the Lexington, KY chapter of PASS, a frequent community speaker, an IDERA SQL Superstar, a 2018 Friend of Redgate, and PASS Summit 2017 speaker. He was recently awarded his Microsoft MVP in the Data Platform. His original data professional role was as a database developer, but that quickly evolved into query tuning work which further evolved into being a full-fledged DBA in the healthcare realm. He has supported critical systems utilizing SQL Server across multiple data centers and managed dozens of 24/7/365 SQL Server implementations. He currently utilizes those years of real world experience as a data platform consultant helping clients design deployment solutions that meet their ever-changing business needs.