Denny Cherry


Denny Cherry

Principal Consultant, DC&A, USA

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. Denny’s 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 2012 including the Microsoft Certified Master as well as being a Microsoft MVP for several years. Denny has written several books and dozens of technical articles on SQL Server management and how SQL Server integrates with various other technologies.


Session Details

Session Title & Code Abstract Level Track
SQL Server 2014 High Availability & Disaster Recovery – (DBA-02I) In this session we will look at options which are available to the administrator of a Microsoft SQL Server 2014 database server so that the system can provide the 99.99% or higher uptime which customers demand. These options will include Failover Cluster Instances, as well as AlwaysOn Availability Groups within a single site, stretching across multiple sites, as well as stretching into the Windows Azure public cloud. We’ll learn when we want to use each technique, how to decide which option to implement, and how to implement these solutions. Intermediate DBA
AlwaysOn Availability Groups Best Practices and Notes from the Field – (DBA-05A) AlwaysOn Availability Groups are a key part of any modern disaster recovery using SQL Server. In this session you will learn about best practices for implementation, changes in each version of SQL Server, and an understanding of how Windows needs to be configured for optimal performance. We will also share case studies and best practices from many implementations in the wild. Advanced DBA
Where Should I be Encrypting My Data – (DEV-04A) In this session we’ll be looking at all the various places within the application stack that data can be encrypted or hashed, so that as an application/database administrator/developer/architect you can make the best decision as to where in the application stack to do this work. These layers include the application layer, the middle tier, the database layer, encrypting over the wire, transparent data encryption, encrypting using your MPIO driver and offloading encryption to your HBAs.

Encrypting and Hashing data within Application Tier

Encrypting data within the Database tier

Encrypting data within the MPIO / HBA

Advanced DEV/DBA


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