Licensing SQL Server-The Elephant in the Room
Sessions at SQL Bits deal with interesting and exciting features, innovations and real world experiences, but none deal with an area unfortunately relevant to us all - licensing. SQL Server licensing is complex and a clear understanding is vital to managers, architects, consultants, DBAs and even developers. Join us and we will walk you through the critical areas of ensuring licensing compliance, CPU core licensing changes with 2012+, Software Assurance, Edition impact, HA/DR solutions and virtualisation. We will also provide real-world examples of customer licensing challenges and solutions.
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Iain Kick has over 10 years experience working with SQL Server since version 6.5 as both a DBA and a consultant. He has presented at User Groups all over Europe and specialises in HA/DR solutions and performance diagnostics.
Iain is currenlty a SQL Server consultant with Computacenter in the UK designing and implementing SQL Server infrastructure, performance troubleshooting and providing pre-sales and post sales expertise for enterprise customers.
He previously spent 5 years with Quest Software as a consultant for their SQL Server toolset and prior to that was a production DBA for financial and media based compaines.
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