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March 2016

Shining a light on SQL Server storage tactics

Sponsored by SearchSQLServer.com

A good storage plan is key to proper database management no matter what system database administrators are working in. Without a sufficient SQL Server storage plan, the system may run out of space or process tasks too slowly. This handbook examines the complexities of storage in general and specific to SQL Server.

In the first article, consultant Robert Sheldon takes a look at solid-state drives and what the differences are between using them or hard disk drives for storing SQL Server data. Then database administrator Basit Farooq provides insight into overcoming SQL Server storage management problems. Jessica Sirkin, associate site editor of SearchSQLServer, finishes it out with an article on configuring storage and other database elements for running SQL Server in Microsoft's Azure cloud.

Table Of Contents

  • SSDs reach a more solid state on SQL Server usage
  • Capacity planning, growth controls keep storage in order
  • Microsoft simplifies SQL Server configuration on Azure