NEW Azure Channel9 Post: SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances in Azure | Data Exposed

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In this episode of Data Exposed: MVP Edition, Javier Villegas will describe the concept of SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances (FCI) covering how we can use them for High Availability purposes using Azure Virtual Machines and the different Azure Storage options. Recently introduced in Azure VMs, SQL FCIs allows to easily migrate HA workload from on-premises environments to the cloud with the added benefit of application compatibility.

[00:30] About Javier Villegas
[01:20] Failover cluster overview
[05:36] SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances in Azure
[09:09] Demo: Created shared disc in Azure portal
[11:42] Getting started

About Javier Villegas:
Javier Villegas is IT Director (DBA & BI Services) at Mediterranean Shipping Company with more than 20 years of experience working with SQL Server, Including Azure SQL.
His specialization is Administration, Performance Tuning, High Availability and Disaster Recovery.
Javier is a Microsoft MVP Data Platform since 2016 and MCT.
He is a frequent speaker in technical conferences and events such as SQL Saturdays, PASS Virtual Groups, PASS Marathons, 24 Hours SQL PASS , vOpen , GroupBy ,DataPlatformGeeks , Data Saturdays and Azure Global Bootcamps.
He is one of the group leaders of SQL Argentina Community and Microsoft Azure Data Advisory Board Member.

About MVPs:
Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are technology experts who passionately share their knowledge with the community. They are always on the "bleeding edge" and have an unstoppable urge to get their hands on new, exciting technologies. They have a very deep knowledge of Microsoft products and services, while also being able to bring together diverse platforms, products, and solutions, to solve real-world problems. MVPs make up a global community of over 4,000 technical experts and community leaders across 90 countries/regions and are driven by their passion, community spirit, and the quest for knowledge. Above all and in addition to their amazing technical abilities, MVPs are always willing to help others – that’s what sets them apart. Learn more:

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