The goal of the DBA Virtual Chapter is to provide a PASS community for the DBA. It provides a forum for open discussion and education on issues that face SQL Server database administrators.
Next Meeting

Wed, Mar 11 2015 12:00 Mountain Daylight Time

SQL Farms: Converting legacy SQL Servers to SQL as a Service – sponsored by Dell Software


SQL Farms: Converting legacy SQL Servers to SQL as a Service – sponsored by Dell Software

In today’s IT departments, flexibility, efficiency and security are key. However, those goals often conflict with the reality of supporting legacy SQL Server Platforms. The goal of this session is to provide you a blueprint to convert your legacy SQL Servers to SQL as a Service, where you can control the server availability, performance, and reliability, yet still take advantage of the resource elasticity and hardware flexibility of an on-demand service. We will specifically address how to use features like AlwaysOn Availability Groups, Resource Governor, and Contained Database to achieve converting your SQL Farm to a Service.

Sarah Barela is a Data Platform Technical Specialist for Microsoft focusing on Cloud and Service Providers. She has been a SQL Server DBA for more than 15 years. She has specialized in the administration of environment with large numbers of SQL Server instances. Her recent interests lay in applying cloud technologies to SQL Server. Sarah has spoken at the PASS Summit several times and is a frequent speaker at SQL Saturdays in the Midwest

The DBA Virtual Chapter presentations are recorded. On the Meeting Archive page, you will find  .WMV files that can be viewed on-line.

Interested in Presenting to the DBA VC?

We can always use people to give a talk at one of our bi-monthly events. If you are interested in giving a presentation, please send your title, a brief abstract and a brief bio to Sharon Dooley,

Future Meetings

March 11

March 25