High Availability in the Real World!

You can read the Microsoft marketing messages about how wonderful the HA options are in SQL Server. So what are they like in the real world? This session will discuss the theory, and see how it works in practice, related to my experience of Failover Clustering, Database Mirroring, Log Shipping and other "HA" options that exist. The session will also cover business considerations, like how expensive the solutions are, both for hardware purchase and software licensing.
This session is held over from SQLBits 5 when the speaker was ill.
Presented by Tom Pullen at SQLBits VI
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    Tom has been a DBA since 1998, he started out using SQL Server 4.2 and 6.5. He currently works for Aris Technologies, a small casino gaming company. He has previously worked for RM Education and Oxfam. He is a Senior DBA, with responsibility for system design, maintenance, database design, performance tuning, scalability and platform architecture. He has written several articles for sql-server-performance.com. He presented at SQL Bits 2, 4 and 6 (he only likes even numbers).
    http://thomaspullen.wordpress.com/
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