The Virtualization Virtual Chapter is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments such as Microsoft Hyper-V and vSphere.
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Wed, Aug 10 2016 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time


Building High Performance SQL Servers Virtual Machines on AWS and Azure

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Building High Performance SQL Servers Virtual Machines on AWS and Azure

First we had bare metal, then virtualization took the world by storm. Now the cloud is set to change the data center once again with it's quick provisioning, on-demand utility model. But how do we pick out of all the choices on the different cloud providers? You might be required to specify the configuration you want for your SQL Server virtual machine and your organization is now making a move to Amazon's AWS or to Microsoft's Azure. Come learn about the recommended configurations, gotchas and real experiences from clients that have moved their high performance database workloads to the cloud.


Warner is a SQL Server MCM, Data Platform MVP and Principal Consultant at Pythian, a global Canada-based company specialized in DBA services. A brief stint in .NET programming led to his early DBA formation working for enterprise customers in Hewlett-Packard ITO organization. From there he transitioned to his current position at Pythian, managing multiple customers and instances in many versions and industries while leading a highly talented team of SQL Server DBAs.

The Virtualization Virtual Chapter (aka SIG) is dedicated to better management of SQL Servers in virtual environments like Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere.  We:

  • Help the community by producing things like monthly training webcasts, a centralized list of helpful virtualization-savvy administrators, and a periodic report of what works well under virtualization and what isn't quite working yet.

  • Help virtualization vendors by getting training and configuration information out to the people who need it, and helping the vendors build a better product with our feedback.

  • Help PASS management by building assets that PASS can leverage (like a library of training content) and showing that PASS solves real DBA problems.


Call To Speakers!

If you would like to give a presentation to the group, please send an email along with an abstract.

Scott Shaw                                       Tom Norman
Chapter Co-Leader                           Chapter Leader
sshaw@hortonworks.com             armordba@gmail.com