An Overview of SQL Server AlwaysOn

One of the changes coming in SQL Server v11 (not sure what the name will actually be), also known as “Denali”, is the addition of more High Availability/Disaster Recovery Options. When I first heard about this, I was excited, but the public CTP had limited support for it. I’m hoping the next CTP will substantially improve the feature and this makes it to the RTM.

In the meantime, here’s a Channel 9 video from Justin Erickson that gives a short explanation of how this works and how it compares with the current Mirroring/Log Shipping/Clustering options.

SQL Server AlwaysOn

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