Cluster MVP Allan Hirt is a consultant, published author, speaker, and trainer who has used SQL Server since 1992. Allan travels all over the world to work with and train clients and is currently finishing his latest book, Mission Critical SQL Server due in 2014.
Allan Hirt has submitted 4 sessions for SQLBits XIV, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions
One of the most important aspects of maintaining uptime with both availability groups and clustered instances of SQL Server is dealing with quorum. This session will cover multiple versions of Windows on how to approach, configure, and manage quorum.
Windows failover clustering is the foundation for clustered instances and SQL 2012's availability groups. To be successful, a DBA needs to understand the underlying Windows portion of clustering. This session will show what you really need to know.
Clustering no longer means just installing a clustered instance of SQL Server (FCI). Availability groups also are clustered. This session will demystify clustering as it relates to SQL Server.
Everyone thinks that consulting is a glamorous life. It can be a lot of fun and very rewarding, but do you have what it takes to be one? Come to this session and find out what it really takes to succeed and be your own boss.
Planning a failover clustering implementation in a single data center is fairly straightforward, but what happens when you want to span data centers? Come and find out how to plan a multi-site failover cluster.
This session will compare and contrast the various SQL Server high availability options and discuss the things you need to do - both SQL Server and non-SQL Server - that you need to do to achieve availability.
Mission critical is a major focus of SQL Server 2012. There are quite a few changes in this release to ensure that you maximize your uptime and reliability when it comes to SQL Server. This session will start preparing you for what is coming.
The way our data will be stored is changing and it's all about your network. Come find out why CSVs, SMB, Windows Scale Out File Servers, fast networks, and maybe even the cloud are in your future.
Patching is often the cause of most of our downtime be it hardware, Windows, or SQL Server. This session will guide you around pitfalls to increase your uptime and reliability while managing your downtime related to patching and updating