Without a doubt performance is the database professional’s number one concern when it comes to virtualizing SQL Server. While virtualizing SQL Server is nothing new, even today some people still think that SQL Server is too resource intensive to virtualize. That’s definitely not the case. In this webcast you’ll learn about some of the best practices for virtualizing SQL Server to obtain the maximum virtualized database performance. Some of the essential SQL Server performance virtualization techniques include:
- Maximizing host and guest scalability
- Hardware recommendations
- Storage configuration best practices
- Using VM dynamic memory
- Best use of SSDs
- Using the SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP engine
- Maximizing network performance with NIC Teaming, QoS, and SR-IOV
- Flexile deployment with Software Defined Networking (SDN)
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Michael Otey, technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products.
Michael E. Mitsch is the Vice President of NEC Corporation of America’s IT Platform Group. In this role, Mike is charged with forging and expanding NEC’s North American Alliances, Sales, Marketing, and Support functions of NEC’s Enterprise Servers, Storage, Software Defined Networking, and Software products through OEM, Branded and Cloud channels. Mike has been in the information technology industry for over 30 years. In his 26 years with NEC, Mike has held a series of leadership positions within the product planning, marketing, sales, and business development organizations. He was instrumental in the launch of several award-winning NEC products, including the industry’s first RISC-based servers for Windows® NT, the industry’s first Intel®-based fault tolerant servers, first server in the industry to deliver Dynamic Partitioning, for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. More recently, Mike has championed the first implementation of Software Defined Networking for Microsoft System Center and Hyper-V environments. Mike has studied Electrical Engineering at the College of New Jersey and Northeastern University, and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.