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2018-10-05_16-45-37

Moving SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 clusters to #Azure for Extended Support

Earlier this year Microsoft announced extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 at no additional cost. However, the catch is that you must migrate your SQL Server installation to Azure in order to take advantage of the extended ... continue reading
#Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview Overview #SQL #SQL2019 #Linux #Containers #MSIgnite

#Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview Overview #SQL #SQL2019 #Linux #Containers #MSIgnite

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview • Big Data Clusterso Deploy a Big Data cluster with SQL and Spark Linux containers on Kubernetes o Access your big data from HDFS o Run Advanced ... continue reading

Azure Outage Post-Mortem Part 3

My previous blog posts, Azure Outage Post-Mortem – Part 1 and Azure Outage Post-Mortem Part 2,made some assumptions based upon limited information coming from blog posts and twitter. I just attended a session at Ignite which gave a little more ... continue reading
Watch the Live Stream Today of #Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando 24 – 28 September #MSIgnite #Azure #Cloud #DevOps and More

Watch the Live Stream Today of #Microsoft Ignite 2018 in Orlando 24 – 28 September #MSIgnite #Azure #Cloud #DevOps and More

Don’t miss the Live Stream of Microsoft Ignite 2018 Get the latest insights and skills from technology leaders and practitioners shaping the future of cloud, data, business intelligence, teamwork, and productivity. Immerse yourself with the latest tools, tech, and experiences ... continue reading
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Azure Outage Post-Mortem Part 2

My previous blog post says that Cloud-to-Cloud or Hybrid-Cloud would give you the most isolation from just about any issue a CSP could encounter. However, in this particular failure had Availability Zones been available in the South Central region most ... continue reading

Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (September, 2018)

Hi there! Stanislav Belov here to bring you the next issue of the Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News series! As a reminder, the Noteworthy News series covers various areas, to include interesting news, announcements, links, tips and tricks from Windows, ... continue reading
2018-09-14_12-40-55

Quick Start Guide: SQL Server Clusters on Windows Server 2008 R2 in Azure

Apparently Windows Server 2008 R2 lives on in the cloud as I get a calls for this sporadically. Yes, Azure does support Windows Server 2008 R2 and older versions of SQL Server including 2008 R2 and 2012. Of course Always ... continue reading
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Lightning Never Strikes Twice: Surviving the #Azure Cloud Outage

Yesterday morning I opened my Twitter feed to find that many people were impacted by an Azure outage. When I tried to access the resource page that described the outage and the current resources impacted even that page was unavailable ... continue reading

“Incomplete Communication with Cluster” with local Storage Space for SQL Server cluster

When building a SANless SQL Server cluster with SIOS DataKeeper, or when configuring Always On Availability Groups for SQL Server, you may consider striping together multiple disk in a Simple Storage Space (RAID 0) for performance. This is very commonly ... continue reading
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