17th - 19th July 2014

The International Centre, Telford

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Allan Hirt

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.
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Allan Hirt has submitted 5 sessions for SQLBits 12, although the agenda hasn't been chosen yet. See all submitted sessions.

Pending 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.
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.
We are all hearing about "the cloud" - but what is it and how will it impact DBAs today and in the future? This session will show how DBAs can approach the cloud and make it work for us instead of it being forced upon us.
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
Features like failover cluster instances or availability groups are put in place because the business has a requirement for uptime. This session will fill you in as to why what we need to do is important and change how you approach solutions.

Previous Sessions

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

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