SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn: High Availability database for cloud data centers

In this tech republic piece, John Joyner explains how to deploy SQL Server AlwaysOn in a failover cluster without shared storage to achieve high availability SQL.

It has traditionally been almost impossible to architect infrastructure-class, highly available (HA) SQL Server solutions using shared storage in the public cloud. Recently Microsoft announced support for some System Center 2012 SP1 applications to work with SQL AlwaysOn, a new way to achieve HA SQL.

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