This course starts with general considerations for consolidation where I cover things that you should be thinking about and doing before you even plan your consolidation strategy.
I cover ways that you can identify consolidation candidates in your environment and make recommendations on which type of servers you should consider consolidating first.
If you are planning a consolidation project or an upgrade of your SQL Server environment, and looking at ways to help reduce your SQL Server licensing requirements, this course can help.
Experience with SQL Server installation and virtualization concepts is expected.
He is the author of a book on SQL Server transactional replication and is currently working on books on merge replication and Microsoft search technologies.
Cotter received his bachelor of applied science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and studied economics at the University of Calgary and computer science at UC Berkeley.My first major consolidation effort was the result of SQL Server sprawl and an organization approaching an audit.Since then I have worked with numerous companies, helping with their consolidation and virtualization projects.There are many reasons for consolidating SQL Server.License and hardware reduction have always been primary drivers for organizations to consolidate.He details problems associated with SQL Server sprawl, defines storage and server consolidation, and helps you determine if consolidation is right for your organization.