Tag: High Availability

3 Types of Microsoft High Availability Technologies

Every now and then I get questions about how to implement load balancing with SQL Server databases. Because organizations want to maximize their IT investments, a standby server is almost always a red flag – it’s an idle asset. Hence, the questions about load balancing workloads on SQL Server databases to maximize the resource utilization on […]

Why Performance Optimization Should Be Included In Every High Availability Strategy

A couple of years ago, when my friend SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master Amit Bansal (Twitter | Facebook) delivered a high availability training in Singapore, I asked if I could take a look at the course outline so I can justify attending. Back then, I was responsible for managing several SQL Server 2000 […]

Data Types and How They Affect HA/DR

I previously wrote about Data Types and How They Affect Database Performance which was a way to get database developers to think about the small things that affect overall performance. As a high availability and disaster recovery (HA/DR) professional myself, I like to think of how data types affect database availability and recoverability. The fact […]

StarWind Software Webinar Follow-up Q and A

Last week, I have had the wonderful opportunity to deliver a webinar for StarWind Software on providing high availability with SQL Server failover clustering and cluster shared volumes. I had a great time delivering the presentation and answering some questions regarding SQL Server high availability and how StarWind Software can help meet that goal while […]

The Lion, The Switch and The Wardrobe on Disaster Recovery

While promoting my online virtual class a few days ago, several people asked me about a module that caught their attention – The Lion, The Switch and The Wardrobe. The title of the module was based off of one of the Narnia movies. Since it caught their attention, I started explaining the contents of the module in […]