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December 11, 2013  2:00 PM

Clustering in Amazon EC2 – Tomorrow!

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Clustering, Database, Database Administration, DataCenter, High Availability, Microsoft Cluster Service, Microsoft Windows, MSCS, Recovery, Server Hardware, SIOS Technologies, SQL Server, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2014

Tomorrow (December 12th) at noon Pacific Time I'm presenting a session with SIOS Technologies on using their SANLess Clustering Technology to build a clustered SQL Server for High Availability within Amazon's EC2 cloud. This session is...

November 13, 2013  2:00 PM

Old Versions of SQL Server On New Hardware Can Be Interesting

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Database, Database Administration, DataCenter, Microsoft Windows, Server Hardware, SQL Licensing, SQL Server 2008, Windows 2008 R2

Recently a friend was working on one of his clients SQL Servers and he ran into an interesting problem. The hardware in question was a HP DL 580...

August 27, 2013  6:46 PM

SQL Connections Post-Con Coming Next Month

Posted by: Denny Cherry
AlwaysOn, Availability Groups, Clustering, Database, Database Administration, Dev Connections, High Availability, Microsoft Cluster Service, MSCS, Server Hardware, SQL Server

That's right, next month I'm giving a post con at the SQL/Dev Connections conference.  The post con is titled

October 26, 2009  11:00 AM

I’ve got some money for an upgrade, what should I upgrade?

Posted by: Denny Cherry
RAM, Server Hardware, SQL

So you are going along your normal day, and your boss comes up to you and tells you "We've got a few thousand bucks left in this years budget, what would you like to upgrade?"  Assuming that new 26" monitors for your workstation are out of the question, the boss is probably talking about a server...

July 23, 2009  11:00 AM

Design the server to fit the database, don’t cram the database into the server

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Server Hardware, System Design

I am so sick and tired of people posting questions on various forums along the lines of "We just bought a Some brand and model of server and it has n hard drives in it.  How should I setup the database on these drives?"

February 16, 2009  8:58 AM

Optimal Database Setup Hardware Guide

Posted by: Denny Cherry
Article, enterpriseitplanet.com, Server Hardware

A little while back I published an article on Enterprise IT Planet called "Optimal Database Setup Hardware Guide".  In this...


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