Meeting Archive:
Storage IO Best Practices for SQL Server and a New Approach to Solving Application Performance Issues

Meeting Description:
Join Kevin Kline, Director of Engineering Services for SQLSentry & Len Rosenthal, Senior VP Marketing for Astute for a 1 hour educational webinar on Storage IO Best Practices for SQL Server and a New Approach to Solving Application Performance Issues.

Tuning storage subsystems for optimal SQL Server performance is typically the domain of very experienced, enterprise DBAs.  It normally requires years of experience with hard disk subsystems to learn exactly what configurations perform best, provide the greatest fault tolerance, and allow for the most scalability. This session removes the need for those years of experience by answering questions like:

  • How does solid state technology compare to traditional SAN storage?
  • What is needed to properly monitor and tune the performance of SQL Server?
  •  In a solid state world, do I still need to tune my SQL Server for improved IO performance?

Configuring hardware can be very intimidating, especially when the application needs to scale. Learning the best practices, tips and techniques described in this session will help you avoid costly mistakes and serve as the foundation for the long-term success of your SQL Server environment. 

Date: Wed, Dec 19, 2012
Time: 08:30 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kristy Morris, Astute
 Presenter Information
Len Rosethal

Len Rosenthal joined Astute Networks in July 2012. Len is responsible for Astute Networks overall marketing including corporate marketing, product management, product marketing, demand generation, and channel marketing. Len is a proven marketing executive with over 26 years of marketing management experience at both leading public and privately held technology companies. Prior to joining Astute Networks, Len was Vice-President of Marketing at Virtual Instruments, the leader in infrastructure performance monitoring solutions for virtualized data centers.


Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline is a renowned database expert and software industry veteran currently serving is the director of engineering services at SQL Sentry, a leading vendor of database and business intelligence tools. At previous companies, his product designs have won multiple “Best of TechEd” and “Readers’ Choice” awards. A Microsoft SQL Server MVP since 2004, Kevin was a founding board member of the international Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and served as president from 2002-2006. He is the author of the best-selling SQL in a Nutshell, and co-author of SQL Server 2012 Management and Administration, Professional SQL Server 2008 Database Design and Optimization, and Database Benchmarking: Practical Methods for Oracle & SQL Server. Kevin writes monthly columns for Database Trends & Applications Magazine, while his frequent blog posts appear at,,, and, as well as at