SQL Server Administration & Maintenance

SQTH08 Modern Infrastructure Fundamentals for SQL Server


2:30pm - 3:45pm

Level: Intermediate

Allan Hirt



Since we live in a world where physical deployments are more the exception than the rule, the infrastructure underneath our databases is similar, yet very different. There is still CPU, disk, and memory but what does that actually mean today?

This session will update the core infrastructure concepts anyone responsible for SQL Server should know whether you have physical, virtualized, public cloud, and container-based deployments. As a bonus, you will be able to work better with the other administrators back in the office now that you can speak their language.

If you want to ensure that your SQL Server deployments are available, reliable, and perform well, this is the session for you.

You will learn:

  • The modern infrastructure concepts for SQL Server
  • How things like the cloud and hybrid change how infrastructure is approached
  • Tips, tricks, and best practices for things like performance