Just in case you forgot, I wanted to remind everyone that the free, 24 Hours of PASS online event starts tomorrow at 12:00 GMT.
My session is Hardware 301: Diving Deeper into Database Hardware starts at 22:00 GMT, and the abstract is below:
Making the right hardware decisions is extremely important for database scalability. Having properly sized and configured hardware can both increase application performance and reduce capital expenses dramatically. Unfortunately, there are so many different choices and options available when it comes to selecting hardware and storage subsystems, it is very easy to make bad choices based on outmoded conventional wisdom.
This session will give you a framework for how to pick the right hardware and storage subsystem for your workload type. You will learn how to evaluate and compare key hardware components, such as processors, chipsets, and memory. You will also learn how to evaluate and compare different types of storage subsystems for different database workload types. This session will give you the knowledge you need to make sure you get the best performance and scalability possible from your hardware budget!
The nice thing about 24 Hours of PASS is that it is completely free, and it requires no travel time or expenses. Assuming you don’t have a crisis at work, and that you are not stuck in too many meetings, you should be able to watch and listen to as many sessions as you want, via Windows Live Meeting. I always enjoy #24hop, and hopefully my two miniature dachshunds will refrain from barking during my session… I hope to see you there!
You can still register here.