Reminder - SQL Saturday Chicago Precon

We just wanted to remind everyone that the SQL Saturday in Chicago is coming up, and that both Adam Machanic and David Klee are holding precons the Friday before the event. The SQL Saturday in Chicago this year has hit peak capacity two months before the event. However, if you enroll in one of the precons, and hopefully my “The Complete Primer to SQL Server Infrastructure and Cloud” session, email the SQL Saturday coordinators with your EventBrite receipt and your admittance will be guaranteed!

This event is to be held on Friday, March 10th, at the DeVry University Campus in Addison, IL. This course has been updated to include key concepts about SQL Server in the cloud, including the similarities, differences, and performance characteristics.

Session Details: Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert David Klee leads this full-day introduction to getting the most out of the infrastructure underneath your SQL Server environment, whether on-premises or in the cloud. The focus of the course is to help those new to the enterprise server infrastructure concepts become familiar with function and purpose of each layer of the architecture around their databases, and how this knowledge can benefit them as data professionals. Participants will gain exposure to all layers of infrastructure, virtualization, and cloud underneath SQL Server, from storage all the way through to the SQL Server instance and database, and will learn how to review and engineer the entire stack with a strong emphasis on SQL Server performance.

Registration is now open here, and seats are limited! Register today!


Introducing Bob Pusateri, our new Data Platform Solutions Architect

The response to our most recent job position was incredible, and we would like to thank all of the folks who responded and submitted their CVs to us for consideration. In the end, we had one open position, and we selected the most qualified candidate for the position.

We’d like to introduce Bob Pusateri as our new Data Platform Solutions Architect!

Bob Pusateri is a Microsoft SQL Server Certified Master and highly experienced SQL Server DBA with over 10 years of deep SQL Server experience. he holds an MS in Computer Science from DePaul University. His primary interests involve database internals, performance tuning, and VLDB management. He is an active member of the SQL Server community, including speaking at many national SQL Saturday events and active with both of the Chicago-area local PASS user group chapters. He has also presented at the PASS Summit. Bob is on Twitter at @SQLBob and has a great blog site at bobpusateri.com.

We welcome Bob on board, and are extremely proud to have him contribute to our customers’ success!


David Klee Awarded VMware vExpert 2017

To add to an already amazing year, recently our David Klee was named a VMware vExpert for 2017. We are honored, humbled, and proud of our contributions to this amazing virtualization community. The vExpert list is up to 1505 this year, and we feel it is special to stand among this list of experts.

vExperts demonstrate significant contributions to the community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. Contributing is not always blogging or Twitter as there are public speakers, book authors, CloudCred task writing, script writers, VMUG leaders, VMTN community moderators and internal champions among this group.

As always, Corey Romero does a fantastic job of herding cats managing the vExpert program, and he and the rest of the VMware Social Media & Community Team do an incredible job with the vExpert program.

We look forward to continuing our work in the virtualization and cloud space, and look forward to seeing everyone at VMworld this year!