“High Availability & DR Options for SQL Server”
Meeting sponsor: Digineer
Location: 8300 Norman Center Drive, 9th Floor, Bloomington, MN 55437
- 2:45-3:00 : Registration / hospitality / networking
- 3:00-3:15 : Announcements etc.
- 3:15-5:00 : Tim Plas: High Availability & DR Options for SQL Server
High Availability & DR Options for SQL Server
Tim Plas, Virteva
A comparison of SQL HA & DR options, by a practitioner who has implemented & managed all the SQL HA and DR approaches (& various combinations thereof). Tim is an operational DBA, charged with keeping SQL servers up & running & optimized, for managed-services customers. We will compare trade-offs between the various SQL HA & DR options: for complexity, usability, hardware requirements, licensing, failover speed, initial costs, ongoing support costs, staff skill requirements, etc.
Also, as you may be aware, Microsoft has announced a set of very powerful “AlwaysOn” features for the upcoming version of SQL (“Denali”), features popularly referred to as “HADRON” (“High Availability Disaster Recovery always ON”). We’ll provide a brief overview of those features now, and will have a full presentation on that later in the year.
Tim Plas is a Principal Consultant at Virteva, in Mpls. His current focus areas are operational-DBA services, storage, cloud computing, & providing level-3 escalation support for IT managed services. Previous specialties in his 25+ years in the IT field have covered Citrix/TS (app hosting), LAN’s / WAN’s / network security, DB architecture, systems analysis & design, app development, systems-level programming, & various IT mgmt roles. Tim has held a variety of MS certifications since 1994.