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