Category Archives: Storage Subsystems

Analyzing I/O Subsystem Performance at PASS 2014

On November 5, 2014, I had the pleasure of presenting Analyzing I/O Subsystem Performance at the PASS 2014 Summit in Seattle. I was in room 6C, coming on after Conor Cunningham’s presentation on Query Store. People seemed to like the … Continue reading

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Speaking at PASS Database Administration Virtual Chapter

I will be speaking at the PASS Database Administration Virtual Chapter on February 13, 2013 at 12PM MST. I will be presenting the latest version of my Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware deck. The LiveMeeting link is here. … Continue reading

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Three Sessions at Spring 2012 Connections Conference

I will be a busy little beaver today, presenting three sessions at the Spring 2012 Connections Conference, the first one at 8AM! Hopefully enough people will be able to get up by then and join me. It should be a … Continue reading

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Behemoth of the Server Room?

Back during the PASS 2011 Summit in Seattle, I was interviewed by Tony Davis, Andrew Clark, and Rodney Landrum about hardware, storage subsystems and virtualization.  This was a fun little impromptu interview, filmed in a somewhat quiet location during the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Hardware Tidbits

There have been a few interesting developments on the hardware front over the past week that I want to cover today. First, Intel has released the new Core i7-2700K processor, which is their new top of the line desktop CPU. … Continue reading

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Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware

On Wednesday, October 12, at 10:15AM, I am going to get the pleasure of presenting my Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware Spotlight session at the PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle. This will be a 90 minute session, so … Continue reading

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SQL Server Hardware Choices Made Easy

Redgate has released a free eBook that I wrote called SQL Server Hardware Choices Made Easy. This is basically a compilation of the month long series I wrote in April 2011, called A SQL Server Hardware Nugget A Day, along … Continue reading

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