Database Administration & Maintenance

DPTH06 Infrastructure as a Service (VMs in the Cloud) for Data Professionals


1:00pm - 2:15pm

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Allan Hirt



Deploying SQL Server - or any database platform - with a traditional operating system in the cloud is just a virtual machine known as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). How do you choose the right VM in a cloud provider? What do you need to think about? How do you ensure that VM will meet your requirements especially for performance while not breaking the bank? How do you navigate limitations and SLAs in the cloud? Whether you are currently deploying or administering SQL Server or an accidental DBA, these questions and more will be addressed so you can be a cloud hero for your database deployments.

You will learn:

  • Understand VM limitations in the cloud
  • Understand cloud SLAs
  • Understand how to baseline and benchmark to deploy in the cloud