The complete guide to high availability in the Azure cloud
Sponosored by: SIOS
When Microsoft support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 ends on July 9, 2019, a lot of organizations will choose to move their SQL Server instances to Azure. This makes some sense, and it also gets them the Azure offer of three years of extended security updates at no additional cost. The problem with this solution is that you may have a SQL Server failover cluster instance (FCI), or use hypervisor-based high availability (HA), or other clustering technology on-premises for HA. In any of those cases, you’ll probably need the same in Azure. The trouble is, none of those solutions are natively supported in the cloud.
So, if you need to migrate to Azure at end of support (EOS), and you require HA for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2, there’s only one solution recommended by Microsoft: SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS DataKeeper enables clustering in the cloud, including the creation of a SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 FCI, allowing you to achieve your HA goals.
This e-book will give you an overview of a complete, high-availability move to Azure, including an overview of how SANless clusters work.
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