Recorded - High Availability and Disaster Recovery of a Windows Environment
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Recorded - "High Availability and Disaster Recovery of a Windows Environment"
Original Event Date: January 1, 2008
Event Location: San Francisco Bay Area
In this free seminar, led by Convergent Computing Author/Experts Rand Morimoto and Ross Mistry, Rand and Ross addresses best practices at keeping Windows, Exchange, and SQL operational as close to 24x7 as possible as well as providing strategies on how to setup these technologies so you can failover from your primary data center to a remote Disaster Recovery site.
Rand and Ross cover in this seminar:
* Technologies built in to Windows 2003 R2 that address system reliability, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery (including DFS-R file replication, Windows clustering, network load balancing, and current disk to disk to tape strategies)
* How to keep Exchange operational (including Exchange 2003 dialtone recovery, Exchange 2007 cluster continuous replication, and Exchange 2007 SP1 standby continuous replication)
* Utilization of SQL high ability technologies and log shipping replication for zero downtime
* Best practices at backing up and recovering from a failure of a Windows, Exchange, or SQL server
* How virtualization technologies are being leveraged for server and remote site recovery strategies
* Use of disk to disk to tape backup strategies
Key areas of discussion include the following:
* Leveraging New Technologies to Meet Business Continuity Goals: Practical advice on how to create attainable Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and to plan for minimal or no down time
* Protecting Against Failure: Learn about specific strategies that provide protection against failures in server systems (hard drives, power supplies, error correcting memory) and improve data recoverability of applications
* Proactive Monitoring: Identify controllable failures before they occur rather than reacting after they occur
* Strategies for Migration: Understanding where the new technologies from Microsoft provide built-in high availability and disaster recovery technologies that might make sense to upgrade to the latest product from Microsoft to get the built-in capabilities desired.