Upgrade Strategies for Highly Available SQL Server Environments

DH2i sponsored on-demand webinar

Webcast Abstract

If you have high availability and disaster recovery solutions in place for your SQL Server instances, proper planning and considerations have to be made to properly upgrade to SQL Server 2014. In this webcast, we will look at high availability options in previous versions of SQL Server, including database mirroring, failover clustering, log shipping and replication. We will also learn how to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 with minimal downtime when SQL Server high availability and disaster recovery features are part of the existing configuration.

This demo centric webcast will focus on:

  • The considerations for performing an in-place upgrade versus a side-by-side migration
  • How to prepare for the upgrade in order be successful
  • How to upgrade to SQL Server 2014 with existing database mirroring, failover clustering, log shipping and replication configuration
  • How to reduce your downtime and level of effort associated with upgrading SQL Server

By the end of the webcast, you can start building your upgrade plan and understand the options to be successful.

Speaker - Edwin Sarmiento and Carl Berglund

Edwin M Sarmiento is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master from Ottawa, Canada specializing in high availability, disaster recovery and system infrastructures running on the Microsoft server technology stack ranging from Active Directory to SharePoint and anything in between. He is very passionate about technology, but has interests in music, professional and organizational development, leadership and management matters when not working with databases.

Carl Berglund is a senior technical business development leader with over 20 years of experience helping organizations implement complex enterprise infrastructures. He helps organizations reduce spend on overall SQL Server lifecycle costs while reducing risk and maximizing infrastructure ROI.

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