IEHW: Immersion Event on SQL Server Hardware

Tampa, FL, US: February 6-7, 2014

Special Pricing! See below for special pricing for past Immersion Event attendees.

Refer Someone! See below for how to earn a $50 Amazon gift card for referring a friend or colleague for this class.


This two-day SQL Server hardware training class explains the core fundamentals and deeper details of database server hardware and storage subsystems for SQL Server database professionals. Many database professionals are unfamiliar with the details and nuances of modern server hardware and storage subsystems, while many server and storage administrators are unfamiliar with the specific workload demands of a SQL Server database server.

Attendees of this class will learn how to analyze, select, and size their server hardware and storage subsystems for different types of SQL Server workloads in order to get the best performance and scalability while minimizing their SQL Server license costs.

This class also covers how to properly configure and benchmark your database server hardware and storage subsystems, along with how to properly install and configure the operating system and SQL Server for the best performance and reliability. The class will show you how to diagnose and troubleshoot hardware and storage related performance issues, and will include coverage of how virtualization interacts with your database server hardware and storage subsystem.

For a detailed agenda click HERE.

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Event details:

  • Class will run from 8:30am-5:45pm, Thursday and Friday
  • Detailed agenda:
    • 7:45am Breakfast
    • 8:30am Class begins
      • 9:45am 15-minute break
      • 11:15am 15 minute break
    • 12:30pm Lunch break
    • 1:30pm Class resumes
      • 2:45pm 15-minute break with dessert
      • 4:15pm 15-minute break
    • 5:45pm Class ends
  • For those of you planning air travel and departure times after the class completion on Friday, our general recommendation is for you to purchase tickets with departures no earlier than 8:00pm. However, each city/location may be a little different. Consider contacting the hotel (or the hotel’s website) for more specific insight into travel times and specific travel options to the airport.
  • Evening events:
    • Thursday evening: “Meet-n-Greet” in the bar. We’ll open a tab and pick up the first round so we can get to know each other better and wind down from the first day.
  • You will receive printed materials for all of the lecture content. Additionally, after the event ends, we will provide all possible classroom demo content and electronic whiteboard slides on our website as a zip file.
  • Also included in your registration fee are coffee, breakfast, snacks and lunch. On the registration page, please let us know if you are vegetarian (other dietary requirements are your own responsibility).
  • Class size is limited to 24 students.

Location details:

  • The Immersion Event will be held in the Marriott Tampa Westshore.
  • This hotel is in an area packed with restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, and has a great outdoor pool!
  • Our discounted hotel block/rate expired on January 20 and rooms at our discounted rate may no longer be available. If you are interested in staying at the event hotel, please email Kimberly as soon as possible and provide the following information: name on the reservation, arrival date, departure date, and optionally, your Marriott rewards number. Kimberly will try to see if a room is still available. If not, there are roughly a dozen hotels within walking distance, and Kimberly will provide a list if the Marriott Westshore is unavailable for your dates.
  • The hotel rate includes:
    • Onsite parking.
    • Wireless internet access for the entire stay.
    • Full breakfast on Saturday/Sunday.
    • Free airport shuttle.

Pricing details:

  • Full price for the Immersion Event is US$1,495.
  • Early-bird rate is US$1,295 for registrations received before midnight PST Friday January 3rd, 2014.
  • Any discount code entered (for instance, for past attendees) will be reflected in the price during registration.
  • For general discount information please see the F.A.Q.

Special Pricing Options and Referrals

  • Past attendee price: If you’ve attended an Immersion Event in the past, you can register any time for 75% of the full price ($1,099). Please contact us for instructions.
  • Refer someone: If you know someone who would benefit from this class, refer them to us and when they register, we’ll give you a $50 Amazon gift card. They or you just need to let us know you’re referring them, and when they register, we’ll match them to your referral and send you the gift card.

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancellations prior to December 23rd, 2013: fully-refunded minus $250 administration fee and 5% credit-card processing charges, where applicable.
  • Cancellations from December 23rd, 2013 to January 19th, 2014 inclusive (PST): 50% cancellation charge.
  • Cancellations on or after January 20th, 2014 (PST): 100% cancellation charge.
  • Registrations can be transferred to a colleague or to another class within 12 months of this one.

Registration details:

Click HERE to go to our events registration page.


If you have any questions, please contact us.