About Show #259
Richard chats with Allan Hirt about the new failover clustering features in SQL Server 2012. SQL Server 2012 has added a number of new features to make clustering more flexible and less wasteful of hardware. Allan talks about how Windows Server 8 will also amp-up the clustering offerings when it ships. The conversation also digs into the controversy around Microsoft deprecating database mirroring in SQL 2012 - it's not the end of the world, the technology won't explode when you upgrade!
Allan Hirt has been using SQL Server in various guises since 1992 and is currently a Cluster MVP. For the past ten years, he has traveled all over the world to train, mentor, and work with clients. He has also authored or contributed to publications about SQL Server for Microsoft, SQL Server Magazine, and others via whitepapers, webcasts, training courses, and books. He is a frequent speaker at conferences like TechEd and SQL PASS. His most recent book, Pro SQL Server 2008 Failover Clustering, was published by Apress in July, 2009, and he is currently working on a new mission critical book for SQL Server 2012. His blog and contact information can be found at http://www.sqlha.com.