SQL Server deployments need to be architected for both availability and performance; that is the essence of mission critical. While mission critical is not impossible to achieve, there is no quick formula or Wizard to get there. You must do the proper planning and due diligence to achieve an end result that not only provides the uptime and speed you need, but is also easy to maintain once it is in production.
Written by popular author, high availability and disaster recovery expert, and Microsoft Cluster MVP Allan Hirt, Mission Critical SQL Server contains the complete end-to-end picture, starting with understanding the basics of what it means to have mission critical SQL Server deployments, to learning what technologies are offered and how to plan, deploy, and administer them based on real world scenarios, right on through to ongoing administration and proactive maintenance to keep the systems running optimally whether you are using physical hardware or virtualization. The book will help you do things right from the start to avoid downtime and problems in the future.
Addresses both technical and non-technical factors that can make SQL Server mission critical
Provides end-to-end coverage on how to plan, deploy, and upgrade mission critical SQL Server applications, instances, and databases
Teaches you how to optimally monitor and manage SQL Server after it is put into production to remain mission critical
Covers multiple versions of SQL Server (2008 R2, 2012, 2014) as well as multiple versions of Windows (2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2)
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