During the keynote for TechEd North America 2013, Microsoft announced the planned release of SQL Server 2014. As part of this announcement, AlwaysOn Availability Groups will now support up to 8 readable secondaries, and include a number of improvements that will improve stability. While it hasn't been announced yet, it is probably safe to assume … Continue reading Looking to SQL Server 2014 High Availability In Standard Edition
Looking for an introduction into the different high availability technologies available in SQL Server? Check out this webcast that I recorded for SSWUG. It’s being made available on Feb 24th and covers the following: With failover clustering, data mirroring, peer-to-peer replication, and log shipping available there is an option or two for every scenario. While … Continue reading Webcast: High Availability Through SQL Server
Earlier this year, Microsoft released the Microsoft Cluster Configuration Validation Wizard. A handy dandy tool for analyzing the setup and configuration of clustered servers. And this is definitely a tool to keep in the toolbelt when building clusters, especially the ones that I like to build with SQL Server on top of them. And as … Continue reading Is This Cluster Good Enough?