CACTUSS Central - 4/16

Jim Murphy will be presenting this month.

AlwaysOn - Finally, A usable 'mirror'!

 In the past, High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) had many limitations. Clustering and Mirroring are great, but the mirror/secondary database is not very usable since it is not online. Finally, AlwaysOn solves this limitation by merging both multi-node Clustering and mirroring. Denali AlwaysOn also allows the secondary database to remain ONLINE, so we can use it for reporting purposes without resorting to a Snapshot! Come see this lively session with extensive demos of setting up, configuring and testing AlwaysOn. We'll also test automatic fail-over using a real web app to see how well that feature works.

 Jim Murphy has been using Microsoft SQL Server since version 6.0 back in the 90's. He is the President/CEO of SQLWatchmen, LLC., a managed DBA service provider for smaller companies who do not need a full-time DBA. He has been in technology and programming for over 20 years and a consultant for over 10 years. Jim's background is in database administration and .NET development. SQLWatchmen has a staff of DBA's for round-the-clock part-time monitoring.

The meeting starts at 6:00 PM CST with food and open discussion.
Main presentation starts at 6:30 PM

Location Info:
*Parking is street parking, so anywhere you can find around the building
Experis IT
301 Congress Avenue, Suite 375
Austin, TX 78701