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San Diego SQL Server User Group

Join us beginning at 6:00PM for light refreshments and networking with database professionals followed by a technical presentation on a current Microsoft SQL Server topic. Our technical presentation is from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. We are an official affiliate of PASS (The Professional Association for SQL Server).

The Monthly meetings are free and everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there. Please RSVP.

Our presentation will be "SQL Server Consolidation Strategies"

Session Abstract

There are many approaches to SQL Server Consolidation. Each organization
has unique business rules that impact the decision on which approach fits
their needs best. This session will discuss the various approaches from
Instance Stacking / Virtualization to Appliances and where they "fit".
There will also be a discussion on the methods for data collection from
Perfmon to Powershell and the Microsoft MAP Toolkit. Data Collection is
only part of the process. Strategies to uncover the business rules are also
discussed as these will be the true limiting factors of how far a
consolidation effort can go. We will also take a look at Microsoft's latest
Fast Track architecture for a Private Cloud and how that may play into your
strategy.

You will learn

• about the various features of SQL Server that enable consolidation

• about the different approaches for consolidating SQL Server

• how to start building a framework for your organization

• how licensing may impact your framework

• how virtualization may fit into your consolidation strategy


Speaker Bio

Rick Heiges is a SQL Server MVP and a Solutions Architect with Scalability
Experts working with customers on solutions within the SQL Server
environment and educating users on SQL Server by speaking at user groups,
conferences, labs, and road shows across the USA, Europe, and Africa. He
holds an MBA and a M.S. in MIS as well as a B.S. in Computer Science. His
career has dealt with a wide array of job responsibilities including
professor, developer, trainer, database administrator, and project
manager/leader. Rick has been involved with PASS since the spring of 2001
and started up an Official PASS SQL Server user group in North Carolina as
well as authoring several articles for the PASS technical journal, the SQL
Server Standard. Rick served on the PASS Board of Directors from 2003 –
2011 and started the 24 Hours of PASS virtual events.

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  • David S.

    Excellent presentation. I thought Rick Heiges covered the material very nicely.

    March 21, 2013

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