Presented by Allan Hirt
While performance is usually the first thing people think about when it comes to their SQL Server implementations, there’s no point in having the most optimized system in the world if your databases or instances are not up and running. Are you currently achieving your uptime goals? Do you understand the different options available to you when it comes to SQL Server high availability? Are you curious to see what it really takes to achieve uptime? If so, these three sessions are designed for you.
This full day of availability basics will be led by Cluster MVP, SQL Server high availability expert, author, and SQLHA co-founder Allan Hirt, who will give you a foundation to deploy highly available SQL Server implementations.
- Learn the technical and non-technical factors that govern if you will be up or down
- Learn about the different high availability options available to SQL Server implementations whether you are implementing physical or virtualized servers
- Learn about how to approach designing a solution that will meet your availability needs
Session 1 – Business Continuity: The Real Reason for HA and DR
Technology features should never be the starting point for any implementation. These decisions often lead to more downtime and less uptime if the technology choice was not right or cannot be administered by the current staff. Uptime is less about technology and more about understanding what it will take to keep your business going even when things seems like they are crumbling down around you. This session will cover how to approach achieving business continuity with the right amount of uptime, as well as define the basic concepts that will govern your ultimate solution.
Session 2 – Understanding the SQL Server Availability Features
Before you can design a solution, you have to understand the options that you have available to you. This session will cover the most popular options such as failover clustering instances, availability groups, and more. Other options, such as virtualization and third-party solutions, will also be discussed.
Session 3 – SQL Server High Availability Solutions – A Real World Perspective
While the previous session was focused on describing the individual technologies themselves, this final session of the day will focus on building a solution that meets your needs. Based on the years of Allan’s experience, this session will focus on what works and point out what does not. The different availability options in SQL Server will be compared and contrasted so that you can see how they might or might not fit your needs as well as work together.
If you have any questions regarding this event, the registration process or would like to register more than one attendee, please contact us directly.
Phone: 800-793-5697 or 913-967-1719