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SQL Server is the core enterprise database platform for many of today’s mission critical workloads. Without a doubt, performance is always one of the key issues that virtually every DBA and database professional worries about. Flash storage can be an effective way to improve SQL Server’s performance and it is changing the way businesses are configuring their modern storage infrastructures. For business critical applications like SQL Server, flash storage can effectively eliminate the I/O bottlenecks that introduce latency into your mission critical applications. Flash storage can also improve your data resiliency and simplify your data management requirements at a cost that is comparable to traditional spinning media. 

In this webcast, attendees will get a deep dive into the world of flash storage and SQL Server. They will learn:

  • To compare the different types of flash storage that can be used 
  • About some of the best practices for using flash storage with SQL Server 

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Michael Otey, senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products. He also previously served as technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro. Email him at

Argenis Fernandez is a SQL Server MVP and SQL Server Solutions Architect for Pure Storage. He has worked with SQL Server for over 17 years and enjoys high-end OLTP databases, virtualization, performance troubleshooting, high availability, disaster recovery, best practices, and dealing with hard problems. Previously a Senior Consultant for Microsoft, he is also a Microsoft Certified Master, founder of the PASS Security Virtual Chapter, and an active member of the SQL Server community.