Multi-Site Failover Clustering with SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2, and Denali
Presenter: Allan Hirt
Planning a failover cluster implementation in a single data center is fairly straightforward, but what happens when you want to span data centers? While most of the considerations are the same, introducing distance complicates matters. The story is also more complex with SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 than it will be with Denali.
This session will cover how to plan for deploying a multi-site SQL Server 2008 or Denali failover cluster using Windows Server 2008 R2. Note that the Availability Groups feature of Denali will be touched on, but is not the focus of this session.
About the Speaker:
Clustering MVP Allan Hirt is a consultant, published author, speaker, and trainer who has been using Microsoft SQL Server in various guises since 1992 since interning at Sybase in college. He is currently based in the Boston, MA, area and for the past 10 years has traveled all over the world to work with and train clients. His most recent book is "Pro SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering" (Apress), and he is currently working on a mission-critical book for SQL Server Denali.