Chapter 2

Introduction to database server components

One of the best ways to develop a better understanding of SQL Server is to understand the infrastructure that supports the database. Having a better grasp of hardware, networking, availability options, security, and virtualization enables you to design, implement, and provision solutions that benefit your organization. Learning these concepts enables you to make good decisions to help create a stable environment for your databases. These decisions can affect anything from performance to uptime.

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