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SQL Server High Availability Options

Wed, Sep 11 2013 16:00 UTC

SQL Server High Availability Options after Virtualization

We all are intimately familiar with SQL Server’s high availability options – clustering, mirroring, and more recently Availability Groups, just to name a few. But, when you virtualize your SQL Servers, some new technologies available at the VM-layer can be introduced to help maintain or improve your SLAs while simplifying your environment. In this session, we will introduce the high availability features that you can embrace to improve your system uptime. We will also discuss when your SLAs might demand a tighter downtime window than the VM-layer features can deliver, but will show how these features can complement a SQL Server-based high availability configuration to reduce the risk of extended downtime. VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V features and configuration examples will be discussed.

David Klee

David Klee is a Microsoft MVP and VMware vExpert with a passion for the convergence of infrastructure, cloud, and database technologies. David spends his days handling performance and HA/DR architecture of mission-critical SQL Servers as the Founder of Heraflux Technologies. His areas of expertise are virtualization and performance, datacenter architecture, and risk mitigation through high availability and disaster recovery. You can read his blog at, and reach him on Twitter at @kleegeek. David speaks at a number of national and regional technology related events, including the PASS Summit, VMware VMworld, SQL Saturday events, and SQL Server user groups.

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