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About Gethyn Ellis

Gethyn Ellis is the lead consultant with gethynellis.com.

Gethyn is an experienced and successful SQL Server consultant, trainer and author. He has a wealth of technical and business skills acquired in demanding assignments in the UK's public and private sectors along with clients based in the USA and Canada.

Gethyn has been working with SQL Server since version 7 and has worked with SQL Server on every version since through to SQL Server 2014.
Gethyn’s SQL Server skills include
• Disaster Recovery
• High Availability -Clustering/Mirroring/AlwaysOn Availability Groups
• Performance Tuning
• Virtualisation
• Reporting Services
• Integration Services

Gethyn is a freelance SQL Server trainer for Learning Tree; he is the course author of the following Learning Tree courses

2105 SQL Server® 2012: Administration Skills Upgrade
2109 SQL Server Virtualisation and Consolidation

Gethyn is an instructor of the following Learning Tree courses:
2108 SQL Server 2012 Database Administration: Hands-On
2107 SQL Server 2012: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction
2109 SQL Server Virtualization and Consolidation: Hands-On
2105 SQL Server 2012: Administration Skills Upgrade
137 SQL Server 2008: A Comprehensive Hands-On Introduction
140 SQL Server Reporting Services: Hands-On
534 Developing SQL Queries for SQL Server
535 Developing High Performance SQL Server Databases


About David Postlethwaite

David is a Database Administrator for Liverpool Victoria, one of the UK’s largest insurance companies with over five million customers.
He is the Senior SQL Server DBA supporting over 200 SQL Server instances, 2012, 2008, 2005 and 2000 on multiple servers over several sites using NetApp filers.
This includes installing, configuring, managing and tuning DBMS, SSRS, SSIS and SSAS systems.
He is also an Oracle DBA supporting over 100 instances using OEM 12c

Previous to becoming a DBA David was a developer using .NET, c# and vb.net, t-sql, Access, and FoxPro.
He has written a number of applications in c# to support his DBA role

David has spoken at several SQL Saturday events and has four talks available
A real DBA don’t need a GUI - A Guided Tour of SQL Server Management Studio 
Beware of the Dark Side - A Guided Tour of Oracle for the SQL Server DBA 
Taming the Beast - Kerberos for the SQL Server DBA 
Putting Your Head in the Clouds - A Beginner's Guide to SQL Azure

About Sabrina McFarlane 

Operations Manager of gethynellis.com http://www.gethynellis.com.
Sabrina is a successful business manager, who has an extensive background in senior management roles in specialist settings. Sabrina executes excellent leadership skills when planning, implementing and reviewing procedures, recruitment, training and business plans. With over ten year’s experience working for the NHS and in the private sector, Sabrina strives to implement best practice every day.
Being transparent allows Sabrina to set realistic goals and timeframes and aim to exceed business expectations. With experience in mentoring, training and leading teams; providing the best in quality training and practice is Sabrina’s passion. In 2016 Sabrina was a successful finalist when nominated for a Staffordshire Dignity Award in the Outstanding example category.

About Chris Gibson

Chris is an Infrastructure Analyst working for a financial services company, based on the south coast of
the England.  Specialising in Microsoft technologies such as Hyper-V, System Centre and PowerShell.     His interests including Automation, Containers and DevOps.