March meeting reminder - this Thursday March 21st
- SQL Server Professionals,
Please join us this Thursday March 21st for our regular meeting.
Enjoy pizza and networking starting at 6:00 followed by our presentations
Our presentation will be "SQL Server Consolidation Strategies"
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
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
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.
New Horizons Computer Learning Center
7480 Miramar Road Suite B202
San Diego, CA 92126
Detail directions to the building:
East on Miramar Road from the 805.
Turn left on Carroll Road at the Pyramid.
Turn right into the parking lot.
Suite B202 is upstairs in the last building on the left at the east end of
the lot above Greene Music.
See you there.
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