Calgary Events

Join us on 10 March 2016 for another user group session, this time hosted by David Klee.

As always, refreshments will be provided, and entrance is free.

You can RSVP using Eventbrite.

Topic: Virtual SQL Servers, Actual Performance
When: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Where: Microsoft Canada, 8th Floor, 110 - 9 Ave SW, Calgary, T2P 1M9


Virtualizing your business-critical SQL Servers should not imply that they will run slower than if they were physical. When properly architected and managed, virtual SQL Servers should be equally as fast as their physical counterparts, if not faster. However, if not properly constructed, silent and seemingly random performance killers can strike and significantly hurt your database performance.

This session is packed with many tips and tricks gained from years of experience for getting the most performance from your virtual SQL Servers. The major roadblocks to performance will be discussed and the knowledge gained will help you work with your infrastructure engineers so you can optimize the system stack for performance. Tools, techniques, and processes will be demonstrated to help you measure and validate the system performance of the key components underneath your data.


David Klee is a Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert with over seventeen years of IT experience. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of mission-critical SQL Servers as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. When he is not geeking out on technologies, David is an aspiring amateur photographer. You can read his blog at, and reach him on Twitter at @kleegeek.

David speaks at a number of national and regional technology related events, including the PASS Summit, VMware VMworld, IT/Dev Connections, SQL Saturday events, SQL Cruise, SQL PASS virtual chapter webinars, and many SQL Server and VMware User Groups.


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