This virtual group is for all database professionals who work on the Microsoft Data Platforms, most notably SQL Server, and are interested in the aspects of business continuity, high availability, and disaster recovery, that are essential skills for database professionals to ensure the livelihood of their business if the inevitable issue occurs.
Thomas Grohser ("=tg=") is presenting for our group this month! Thomas Grohser is an IT professional with over 35 years of experience. Most of this time he spent programming, managing, designing, planning, building, documenting, automating and securing SQL Server infrastructure and databases. He wrote and contributed to several books and spoke at hundreds of events all over the world about SQL Server and managing data. Over the years he has managed thousands of SQL Server instances processing trillions of rows taking up petabytes of storage.
He worked for financial services, entertainment, health-care, insurance, retail and manufacturing industries. Microsoft recognized his skills and community work by awarding him Data Platform MVP 12 times in a row.
The famous phrase "It depends" reaches a whole new level when it comes to SQL Server licensing. This session will introduce you to the many licensing models and options the SQL Server Relational Engine uses and show you how to get the most out of your environment. We will look at physical, virtual and container configurations and discuss how things change when high availability and disaster recovery solutions come to play. You will be surprised how choices like the cloud provider can impact your cost.