Richard and I talk to Allan Hirt about using virtualization with SQL Server. Allan digs into where virtualization makes sense for SQL Server and when it doesn’t. And yes, its true, sometimes virtualizing SQL Server really does make sense!

Allan Hirt has been using SQL Server in various guises since 1992. For the past ten years, he has been consulting, training, developing content, speaking at events (including a recent series on both SQL Server high availability and consolidation for Microsoft), and authoring books, white papers, and articles. His most recent major publications include the book Pro SQL Server 2005 High Availability (Apress, 2007) and various articles for SQL Server Magazine. Before striking out on his own in 2007, he most recently worked for both Microsoft and Avanade, and still continues to work closely with Microsoft on various projects. He can be reached via his Web site.