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DBA: SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups (Victor Isakov)
Author: Victor Isakov Date Posted: 2/29/2012 6:20:42 AM
With the release of SQL Server 2005 Microsoft introduced Database Mirroring as a core feature of the database engine. This software-only based solution has proven to be very popular, although it does have a number of limitations, such as support for only one non-readable mirrored database and not supporting multiple mirrored databases. Additionally, failover can be more complex for multi database solutions (SharePoint immediately springs to mind).

With the release of AlwaysOn Availability groups in SQL Server 2012 Microsoft has changed the paradigm of how you can design high-availability solutions and offload reporting and backups from your production OLTP database solutions.

In this session Victor Isakov (MCA, MCM, MCT, MVP) will cover this new feature of SQL Server 2012. He will give an overview of the architecture, current limitations and design considerations of AlwaysOn Availability groups before demonstrating how to set it up. Finally Victor will go through various use cases of where you might like to take advantage of this new technology.

Speaker: Victor Isakov (SQL Server Solutions)
Victor Isakov is a Database Architect and Microsoft Certified Trainer who provides consulting and training services to various organizations in the public, private and NGO sectors globally, and been involved in different capacities at various international events and conferences. He has authored a number of books on SQL Server and worked closely with Microsoft to develop the new generation of SQL Server Certification and Microsoft Official Curriculum for both instructor led training (ILT) and e-Learning. He is one of the first IT professionals to get the Microsoft Certified Master and Microsoft Certified Achitect certifications globally.

Venue: Sydney Mechanics' School Arts | Duration 12:00 - 14:00 | On: Wednesday, May 2, 2012