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How many nines do we need? Introducing SQL Server AlwaysOn

With natural disasters like earthquakes and fires in the news so often, and the economy still struggling to stabilize, IT Professionals know that many disasters can shut down a SQL Server.
Microsoft has already implemented a lot of high availability solutions in previous editions of SQL Server, like failover clustering, database mirroring, log shipping,...  But,when it comes to high availability, SQL Server 2012 changes the game for SQL Server deployments by introducing SQL Server AlwaysOn. You can increase application availability and get a better return on your hardware investments through a simplified high availability deployment and management experience.
In this session you will see the key capabilities and concepts of Database Availability and Instance Availability, deploying availability groups, configuration Application Failover using a Virtual Name, Initiating a failover to the secondary and possibilities with the active secondary.
Presented by Pieter Vanhove at SQLBits XI
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    I'm a SQL Server Consultant (MCTS, MCITP) at Kohera in Belgium, and have been working with SQL Server since 2000. I have a lot of experience with managing large databases in telecom and finance environments. Performance tuning, SQL audits, migrations and training are also part of the job. I have also a profound knowledge in implementing high availability and disaster recovery solutions (Microsoft Failover Clustering, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, Database Mirroring, …).  I'm a regular speaker at events in Belgium like SQL Server Days, 12 hours of SQL 2012, Community Day and Microsoft TechNet Live Meetings.
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