Recent Amazon and Skype Outages and The Cost Of NOT Having A Proper HA/DR Strategy

This week started off with news about the Amazon AWS DynamoDB’s outage and Skype’s network-related issues. For organizations who do not run mission-critical applications on Amazon or who use Skype for communications, this may not be a big of a deal. But for companies like NetFlix, BufferĀ (I use this to schedule some of my social […]

Running a SQL Server Failover Clustered Instance on Microsoft Azure

When I started working with virtual machines on Microsoft Azure last year, one of the first test that I did was to configure SQL Server Availability Groups in a hybrid configuration. The configuration consists of a failover clustered instance on production data center for local high availability and an Availability Group replica on Microsoft Azure […]