Geek Sync Webcast : Troubleshooting when the issue is not SQL Server

Here we go again – SQL Server is slow but where is the problem? Is there a large blocking chain or a high number of deadlock events? Maybe it is a slow query using a large number of resources? Does the query have a non-optimal execution plan? Many times as a DBA, we ask these same questions and answer NO to all of them because the performance issue is outside of SQL Server.

In this session, we will focus on troubleshooting all of the typical issues that are not SQL Server related but impact SQL Server. We will explore troubleshooting virtualization, storage, memory, CPU, OS and networking issues.

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Ben DeBow

Ben DeBow is an experienced consultant who works with customers of all sizes on their mission critical applications and SQL Server deployments. His versatility allows him to assist with everything from virtualization and consolidation to schema design, performance tuning, disk architectures, and everything in between. He has tuned and deployed some of the largest and most complex SQL Server solutions in the world. An active member of the SQL Server community, Ben is also the Founder and CEO of Fortified Data and can be reached at

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