Virteva is an independent managed IT services firm headquartered in Minneapolis MN, offering IT consulting and uniquely efficient IT solutions.
Virteva is a gold sponsor of the SQL Saturday event on October 29th at Mystic Lake. SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server. Tim Plas, Principal Consultant for Virteva, will be presenting two of the scheduled sessions.
Managing & Administering SQL Azure
This discussion addresses operational questions about using "SQL in the cloud" -- Questions like: Just what is SQL Azure? Where does it make sense to use it (or not)? HOW do I use it? How do I get stuff in and out of it? How much does it really cost? How do I manage it? The session covers SQL Azure "how-to" and "why" questions from the viewpoint of operational DBA's and system architects (vs. developers).
High-Availability & D/R Options for SQL Server
A comparison of SQL HA & DR options, by a practitioner who has implemented & managed pretty much every SQL HA and DR approach (& various combinations thereof). Tim is an operational SQL DBA, charged with keeping SQL servers up & running & optimized, for managed-services customers. We will compare trade-offs between the various SQL HA & DR options: for complexity, usability, hardware requirements, licensing, failover speed, initial costs, ongoing support costs, staff skill requirements, etc.
Tim is a Principal Consultant at Virteva, in Mpls MN. His current focus areas are operational-DBA services, storage, server virtualization, & providing level-3 escalation support for IT managed services. Previous specialties in his 25+ years in the IT field have covered Citrix/TS (app hosting), LAN’s / WAN’s / network security, DB architecture, systems analysis & design, app development, systems-level programming, & various IT mgmt roles. Tim has held a variety of MS certifications since 1994.