Virtualization has been a major technology in computing for the last decade, but for various reasons database servers are typically the last to get virtualized. Frequently, DBAs are left without insight into the underlying operations of the virtualization layer. In this session, you will learn the terminology associated with virtual machines (so you can talk to and understand the VM team), you will learn best practices for SQL Server running on virtual machines, and the basics of troubleshooting performance problems in a virtual environment.


Joseph D’Antoni, Principal Consultant Denny Cherry and Associates

Joseph D’Antoni is a Senior Consultant and Microsoft Data Platform MVP with over 20 years of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is a Principal Consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates and lives in Malvern, PA. He is a frequent speaker at major tech events like Microsoft Ignite, PASS Summit, and Enterprise Data World. He blogs about all topics technology at He believes that no single platform is the answer to all technology problems. Joseph holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from North Carolina State University, and is the co-author of the Microsoft book “Introducing SQL Server 2016”.