Denny Cherry

Principal Consultant, Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting

Denny Cherry is the owner and principal consultant for Denny Cherry & Associates Consulting and has over a decade of experience working with platforms such as Microsoft SQL Server, Hyper-V, vSphere and Enterprise Storage solutions. His areas of technical expertise include system architecture, performance tuning, security, replication and troubleshooting. Denny currently holds several of the Microsoft Certifications related to SQL Server for versions 2000 through 2014, including the Microsoft Certified Master, plus Microsoft Windows Server (NT4 - 2012 R2), Microsoft Cluster Services (2000-2012 R2), and Microsoft Load Balancing Services (2000-2012 R2), and he's been a Microsoft MVP for several years. He also has extensive experience in the use of EMC Navispear, EMC PowerPath, HP/Compaq SmartStart, HP/Compaq RAID Utilities, and EMC DRU, and he is both an EMC expert, and a VMWare vEXPERT. Cherry has written several books and dozens of technical articles on SQL Server management and how SQL Server integrates with various other technologies. Twitter: @mrdenny

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Nov 01, 2011

What are storage baselines, and why do I need them?

The what, where, and why of storage benchmarking....More
Oct 25, 2011

Are your disks being short stroked?

What is short stroking, besides something that sounds like it shouldn't be on this website?....More
Oct 18, 2011

Why do the bigger name brand storage arrays cost so much?

The storage array market has really blown open recently with a lot of new companies getting into the storage array business. With all these newer....More
Oct 11, 2011

Why do people purchase SAN over DAS?

As a DBA often the storage solution that is being used is simply thrust upon you. This will hopefully answer some of the questions of why you have a....More
Oct 04, 2011

Let's Have Lunch and Talk Storage

This year at the SQL PASS summit I'm once again taking a lunch table for the Birds of a Feather lunch on Friday. And even better than last year I....More
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Oct 04, 2011

Should I be using table partitioning or auto tiering features of my storage array?

Debating SQL Server's table partitioning and storage array level auto-tiering....More
Sep 27, 2011

What is tiered storage and how can I use it in my environment?

Tiered storage (which you may have seen me talk about at the SQL PASS summit, SSWUG, user groups, SQL Saturday's, etc.) is a technique that storage....More
Sep 20, 2011

What should I be asking my SAN sales guy so he'll give me real world numbers?

In this blog post we talk about what you can do to get some real world performance numbers from your storage array vendor before purchasing. Sales....More
Sep 13, 2011

Making a Large Virtual Lab Using Minimal Hard Drive Space

As a presenter and author one of the biggest problems that I come across is running out of hard drive space when building virtual machines (VMs) for....More
Sep 06, 2011

Can Windows 2003 be used to host databases over a file share?

In this post I talk about some of the reasons that older operating systems like Windows 2003 may not provide a good platform for remotely hosted SQL....More
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