Virtualization has been a major technology in computing for the last decade, but for various reasons database servers are typically the last to get virtualized. Frequently, DBAs are left without insight into the underlying operations of the virtualization layer. In this session, you will learn the terminology associated with virtual machines (so you can talk to and understand the VM team), you will learn best practices for SQL Server running on virtual machines, and the basics of troubleshooting performance problems in a virtual environment.
Joseph D'Antoni is a Senior Architect with over a decade of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is currently Solutions Architect for SQL Server and Big Data for Anexinet in Blue Bell, PA. He is frequent speaker at major tech events, and blogger about all topics technology. He holds a MSCE BI, a BS in CIS from Louisiana Tech University, and an MBA from NC State University, and is the co-author of the Microsoft white paper, Using Power BI in a Hybrid Environment.