For the final post in this series, I want to list a few resources that you can use to help stay current with what is happening in the world of server hardware and storage. I really think that a database professional has a professional responsibility to know the details of their database server hardware and storage subsystem, especially for their most important database servers.

Many DBAs do not know much about hardware and storage, while many server and storage administrators don’t know much about SQL Server and the demands that it places on hardware for different types of workloads. Becoming educated and staying up to date is not that difficult, and it will make you a better DBA.

Web Sites and Blogs

AnandTech Enterprise

AnandTech

Tom’s Hardware

Real World Technologies

CPU World

Intel ARK Database

CPU-Z

Storage Review

The SSD Review

Transaction Processing Performance Council

 

Books

SQL Server Hardware book

Professional SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting

Pluralsight Courses

Understanding Server Hardware

SQL Server 2012: Evaluating and Sizing Hardware

SQL Server 2012: Installation and Configuration