This session will teach you how to successfully plan, implement and manage SQL Server consolidation and virtualization within your organization.  We will first provide an overview of the different consolidation and virtualization strategies commonly used such as host consolidation, instance consolidation, Live Migration and SQL Azure.  Next we will share strategies from customer designs and deployments at the Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) on how to; identify consolidation candidates, provision SQL Server virtually machines and proactively manage a consolidated SQL Server infrastructure. 
Presented by Ross Mistry at SQLBits VIII