Chapter 3. Making a High Availability Technology Choice

Now that the first two chapters have addressed at a high level the basic questions of why you need high availability and how to achieve it, it is time to delve into the world of technology. It is not enough to consider technology and high availability from a Microsoft SQL Server standpoint only—you must also consider the operating system, which is Microsoft Windows. Without Windows there is no SQL Server. This chapter helps you to make an informed decision by providing a basic understanding of the high availability technologies used throughout this book. The following technologies are discussed:

  • Windows Clustering, which includes:

    • Server clusters

    • Network Load Balancing clusters

  • Geographically ...

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