Next Meeting: Thu, May 15 2014
15 MAY 2014 NTSSUG Meeting
6:00 - 6:20 - Welcome, Announcements & Food
6:20 - 8:30 - Enhancing your SQL Server HA/DR capabilities using Windows Azure by Kalyan Yella
8:30 - 8:45 - Raffle and closing.
Event Time : Thu, May 15 2014 18:00 - 21:00 (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Your Local Time: Thu, May 15 2014 23:00 - 02:00
Microsoft Building LC-1
7000 North Highway 161
Enhancing your SQL Server HA/DR capabilities using Windows Azure
Kalyan Yella, Sr. Dedicated Support Engineer Microsoft
You may already know that Windows Azure cloud service will help you build cost-efficient, scalable and flexible SQL Server solutions. But do you know you can also use it to enhance the High Availability and Disaster Recovery of your SQL Server solutions?
In this session, we are going to introduce you to Windows Azure infrastructure, along with features and services available. We will then show you how you can use the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) capabilities of Windows Azure to build highly scalable and available SQL Servers. We will then take it further to demonstrate how you can use AlwaysOn Availability Groups to improve availability and provide disaster recovery for your SQL Servers either on premise, in the cloud or both (Hybrid). We will also look at how Windows Azure Blob Storage provides flexible, reliable off-site storage location for your SQL Server database backups.
Kalyan Yella (Kal) has 13+ years of experience in the SQL Server field as a DBA and Consultant for various financial and consulting organizations. In his current position as a Sr. Dedicated Support Engineer for the Premier Field Engineering team at Microsoft, Kal supports multiple customers in Health Care industry in maintaining and improving their large SQL Server environments. Kal holds several SQL Server certifications including MCITP, MCT (Microsoft Certified Trainer) and the esteemed MCSM (Microsoft Certified Solutions Master).