Building Your Second Data Center For many organizations, having a second data center or co-location is not a viable option, either from a financial or logistical perspective.
Traditionally, this would limit available options for disaster recovery (DR). However, now with Windows Azure virtual machines and SQL Server, you can design and build a highly available hybrid solution.
This session will showcase how you can use all of SQL Server’s DR features in this model, as well as how to build an environment solely in Windows Azure. You will learn to back up your databases to Azure Blob storage to protect backups. You will gain an understanding of the networking model within Azure. You will see the implementation of log shipping, replication, mirroring, and AlwaysOn Availability Groups in a hybrid model.
You will walk away with a solid understanding of AlwaysOn functionality within Windows Azure VMs, the costs and benefits of building a DR solution within
Joseph D'Antoni is an Senior Architect and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is a Principal Architect for Denny Cherry and Associates and lives in Malvern, PA. He is a frequent speaker at major tech events, and blogger about all topics technology. He believes that no single platform is the answer to all technology problems. He is the co-author of the Microsoft white paper "Using Power BI in a Hybrid Environment"