If you are one of the lucky ones who gets to attend VMworld USA this year, and you have any number of virtualized databases in your environment, a number of fantastic sessions are being presented that will help you make the most of your virtualized database platforms.
First and foremost, Thomas LaRock (@sqlrockstar) and David Klee from Heraflux are presenting a session called “VAPP4696 – Will It Blend and Scale? Monster Database Virtualization Techniques“. In this session, they will discuss and demonstrate why virtual database servers (SQL Server and Oracle included) are some of the largest resource consumers in your virtual environment, why performance-oriented engineering matters more here than ever, and show ways to help boost your database performance to beyond that of their physical counterparts.
Some other fantastic sessions on various database topics, in no particular order, include:
VAPP5129 – Database Virtualization: Doing IT Right with vSphere 6.0 by Michael Corey and Jeff Szastak
(Are you ready for the single-most rapid-fire tech session ever? This session is PACKED full of goodness!)
We urge you to attend all of these sessions if you can. Virtualized databases are arguably the toughest challenge in your virtual infrastructure, and the business depends on you getting it right. These sessions can help you get there!