Azure Best Practices for Lift and Shift

English Intermediate Technology

Going to the Cloud can be a very scary proposition for most companies, but many of your fears can be mitigated as long as you prepare for the experience. Come learn with me and learn from my experiences as we cover the preparatory steps that can be taken to improve the initial experience. Next, we will be review all of the items that need to be setup in order to maintain an expected level of performance. Next, we will be working on how to improve performance on an existing hybrid VM running SQL Server. Finally, we will learn how to use Azure Monitor and Azure Metrics to maintain your investment in the cloud! This will be a deep dive into Azure Storage layer and configuration, be ready for some optimization fun! Note, this session will primarily deal with issues on a hybrid VM running SQL Server in Azure. We will be covering performance issues for Azure SQL instances with some real life examples of production servers.


Michael Wall

Senior Consultant at 3 Cloud

Michael Wall has been an IT professional going back to when he had his own software store and worked with his customers with their “dose” problems. Originally hired by a small consulting firm to write web pages, he was thrust into the SysAdmin world when their lead consultant changed the passwords of all of the servers at a major pulp and paper company’s systems to 100%s$%t and walked out the door. He was sent down with a copy of UNIX for Dummies and 50 cents for the bus ride back. Fast forward a few years, he was asked if he wanted to be a DBA after successfully managing a fifty server Y2K upgrade. Since then, he’s never looked back and has survived a number of data and system challenges. When not wrangling cats at home, he currently keeps busy with being active in the SQL Community by presenting and coordinating. He is blessed with a wonderful family and two lazy cats and keeps treading water literally down at the local pool.

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