From the Author
I wanted this book to be a little different from the multitude of good, existing books about SQL Server performance and scalability. I wanted to start, from the ground up, showing how to evaluate and choose hardware and storage subsystems from a SQL Server specific perspective.
Next, I wanted to show how to properly install and configure the operating system and SQL Server itself for the best performance, scalability, and reliability. I also wanted to give you ammunition for convincing your boss or customers why newer versions of the operating system and newer versions of SQL Server were a better solution than older versions. Finally, I wanted to talk about the tangible performance benefits you get from SQL Server Enterprise Edition, that make it worth the extra licensing cost. I think that I accomplished most of these goals, but I will leave that judgment up to the reader. I really enjoyed writing this book, and I hope it is a valuable resource to you!
About the Author
Glenn Berry works as a Principal Consultant at SQLskills in Parker, CO. He is a SQL Server MVP, and has a whole collection of Microsoft certifications, including MCITP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, MCAD, and MCTS, which proves he likes to take tests. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College, University of Denver, where he has been teaching since 2000, and he has completed the Master Teacher Program.