How to Pick SQL Server Hardware
You don't buy a lot of servers, but you're about to deploy SQL Server, and you only get one chance to make it right. Brent Ozar will boil down everything you need to know into just a few simple decisions. Which SQL Server edition do you need, does your RPO/RTO dictate shared storage, and does your app need 2, 4, or 8 sockets? Armed with the right questions, you'll know exactly what hardware to ask for.
Brent Ozar specializes in making SQL Server faster and more reliable.
He's a Microsoft Certified Master of SQL Server and MVP, and he has over a decade of experience. He coauthored Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting, created sp_Blitz® and sp_AskBrent®, and he loves sharing knowledge at BrentOzar.com.