Archive for May, 2011

SQL Server, Storage and You Part 2!

I saw 500 faces an rocked them all!

To those who attended my webinar today THANK YOU! If you didn’t…. There is a third one coming on solid state! As always the slide deck is posted here. I’ll be adding this information and some additional details to my ongoing series on storage as well.

Pliant Technology, Enterprise Flash Drives For Your SQL Server: Part 1

Pliant Technology, New Kid On The Block

If you have been reading my storage series, and in particular my section on solid state storage, you know I have a pretty rigid standard for enterprise storage. Several months ago I contacted Pliant Technology about their Enterprise Flash Drives. It didn’t surprise me when they made the recent announcement about being acquired by SanDisk. Between Pliants’ enterprise ready technology and SandDisks’ track record at the consumer level I think they will be a new force to be reckoned with for sure. Pliant drives are already being sold by Dell and now will More >

SQLRally is A Smashing Success!

Yesterday I presented Understanding Storage Systems and SQL Server and had a fantastic time! The crowd was great and was very engaged for the entire 90 minutes and made the time fly. I can’t express how grateful I am to the SQLRally people for putting on a great show and selecting my session to be an extended talk. When Jack Corbett (blog|twitter) asked me if I could do a longer session I jumped at the opportunity. Next stop The Summit!

I’m an ACE

I am happy to announce that I’ll be joining Idera’s Advisor & Community Educator for SQL Server program.

Getting More Involved

I’ve always appreciated Idera funding my local PASS chapter and funding SQLSaturday events. Recently the fine folks at Idera have decided to take a more active role in the community. Recently, you may have seen some new faces at SQLSaturday events helping out. Idera made a commitment to put boots on the ground at some SQLSaturday events to just help out. They weren’t there to sell software but to genuinely help out. Now they are taking it to the next level.

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