Using Windows Azure to provide SQL Server Disaster Recovery

This session provides an architectural blueprint to deploying disaster recovery solutions combining on-premise and Windows Azure cloud technologies.  The session looks at a design pattern to solve a long standing and often expensive issue of Disaster Recovery for the data platform.  Understanding and utilising the strengths of SQL Server on Windows Azure to provide Infrastructure as a Service enables IT to deliver a cost effective solution to business continuity.

The session reviews capabilities of the Azure platform, including highlighting differences between Windows Azure SQL Database and Windows Azure.  The session looks at implementing a disaster recovery strategy that combines AlwaysOn to provide DR.  The session looks at the prerequisites, challenges, limitations and benefits of this architecture – including security, network configuration and performance.
Presented by Justin Langford at SQLBits XI
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    Justin is a Principal Consultant for Coeo, a Microsoft Gold Partner providing SQL Server consulting services for upgrade, performance tuning, scalability and availability solutions for SQL Server.  Coeo also offer Remote DBA services for mission critical SQL Server platforms.  Justin is an MVP and co-authored Wrox IT Pro: SQL Server 2012 Internals and Troubleshooting, as well as the same title for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2005 Performance Tuning.
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