Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware
Well the book is finally done. Anyone who is serious about virtualizing SQL Server with VMware or any other type of database on VMware they should take the time to read this book. When I made the decision to publish this book, I put together an Authors Dream Team on virtualization and SQL Server. The database world has always been a very small world and the database virtualization world is even smaller. Everyone in this small circle rallied about this book and gave us incredible support. So in many ways this books collective knowledge goes well beyond the author’s knowledge. Just look at the BIO’s of the authors and technical editors.
Michael Webster (@vcdxnz001) is based in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX #66), author of longwhiteclouds. com (a top-15 virtualization blog), and a SpeakeTop 10 Vmworld Session speaker for 2013. In addition, he is a Senior Solutions and Performance Engineer for Nutanix, vExpert, MCSE, and NPP. Michael specializes in solution architecture and performance engineering for Unix-to-VMware migrations as well as virtualizing business-critical applications such as SQL, Oracle, SAP, Exchange, Enterprise Java Systems, and monster VMs in software-defined data centers. Michael has more than 20 years experience in the IT industry and 10 years experience deploying VMware solutions in large-scale environments around the globe. He is regularly a presenter at VMware VMworld, VMware vForums, VMware User Groups, and other industry events. In addition to this book, Michael was technical reviewer of VCDX Boot Camp and Virtualizing and Tuning Large-Scale Java Platforms, both published by VMware Press.
Jeff Szastak (@Szastak) is currently a Staff Systems Engineer for VMware. Jeff has been with VMware for over six years, holding various roles with VMware during his tenure. These roles have included being a TAM, Systems Engineer Specialist for Business-Critical Applications, Enterprise Healthcare Systems Engineer, and a CTO Ambassador. Jeff is a recognized expert for virtualizing databases and other high I/O applications on the vSphere platform. Jeff is a regular speaker at VMworld, VMware Partner Exchange, VMware User Groups, and has spoken at several SQL PASS events. Jeff holds a Master of Information Assurance degree as well as the distinguished CISSP certification. Jeff has over 13 “lucky” years in IT and is passionate about helping others find a better way to do IT.
Michael Corey (@Michael_Corey) is the President of Ntirety, a division of Hosting. Michael is an experienced entrepreneur and a recognized expert on relational databases, remote database administration, and data warehousing. Microsoft named Michael a SQL Server MVP, VMware named him a vExpert, and Oracle named him an Oracle Ace. Michael has presented at technical and business conferences from Brazil to Australia. Michael is a past president of the Independent Oracle Users Group; he helped found the Professional Association of SQL Server, is a current board member of the IOUG Cloud SIG, and is actively involved in numerous professional associations and industry user groups. Michael currently sits on the executive committee for the Massachusetts Robert H. Goddard Council for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Michael is a frequent speaker at VMworld, Oracle OpenWorld, IOUG Collaborate, VMUG, VTUG, Numerous SQL Saturdays & Numerous Oracle users groups
Our Technical Editor: Mark Achtemichuk (VCDX #50) is currently a Senior Technical Marketing Architect, specializing in Performance, within the SDDC Marketing group at VMware. Certified at VCDX #50, Mark has a strong background in data center infrastructures and cloud architectures, experience implementing enterprise application environments.
As we wrote this book, the community rallied around us. The result a book full of practical knowledge that will teach you everything you need to know to get optimal performance from your database on VMware.
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