Session Schedule

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  • 11:00 AM
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    12:00 PM
    When Clouds Turn to Rain
    Room 1
    Public clouds have become an integral part of the HA/DR toolkit for many virtualized data centers. The large, professionally run public cloud infrastructures give the heft and feel of reliability, and indeed, they're operated within world-class facilities with fat pipes, backup power, and 24-7 staffing. But recent serious public cloud outages show that just having big iron isn't enough to ensure reliability. Large, complex, public networks can fail in obscure ways that cause long-lasting, widespread outages. Mel Beckman talks about the place of public clouds in today's HA/DR milieu: when to use them and how to use them. And how to avoid getting rained upon.

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  • 12:00 PM
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    12:15 PM
    NETWORKING BREAK
    Room 1

  • 12:15 PM
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    1:15 PM
    Choosing Between SQL Server’s High Availability Options
    Room 1
    In this session, you get an essential understanding of the different high availability options available for SQL Server. In each case, you’ll learn about the infrastructure requirements and costs of each option as well as the different business scenarios that each technology is best suited for. First, you’ll see how Windows Failover Clustering can reduce unplanned downtime. Then you’ll see how Live Migration can reduce planned downtime. In addition, you learn when to use the different Database Mirroring modes, as well as when and how to use Database Snapshots, Fast Recovery, and Online Operations. You also get a sneak peek at the new HADR (High Availability and Disaster Recovery) options that will be a part of the upcoming SQL Server Denali release.
  • 1:15 PM
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    1:30 PM
    NETWORKING BREAK
    Room 1

  • 1:30 PM
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    2:30 PM
    High Availability Isn’t Disaster Recovery
    Room 1
    High Availability (HA) solutions are a proactive approach to addressing the potential for disaster. However, High Availability solutions aren’t a replacement for a proper disaster recovery plan. In fact, HA solutions make some form of disaster worse than it would be otherwise. In this session, you'll learn about SQL Server disasters that can't be addressed by HA solutions, and you’ll gain valuable insights into how to mitigate the potential cost and down-time associated with addressing and correcting for these kinds of disasters—as a way of helping ensure greater overall uptime and availability. Specifically, you’ll learn:
    • why RPOs/RTOs are an important baseline
    • why HA solutions aren’t the same as disaster recovery
    • about disaster recovery requirements
    • best practices for HA and disaster recovery
  • 2:30 PM
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    2:45 PM
    NETWORKING BREAK
    Room 1
  • 2:45 PM
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    3:45 PM
    Hyper-V’s Biggest Backup Failures: Five Disasters to Avoid
    Room 1



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  • 2:45 PM
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    3:45 PM
    Top Troubleshooting Methods for Microsoft Exchange Performance Problems
    Room 2
    Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange performance and configuration problems is difficult. Even the best architected high-availability deployments encounter performance, configuration, security and Outlook user experience problems. The root cause of such problems only becomes more difficult to pinpoint when certain Exchange roles are virtualized. This session will arm you with the practical knowledge to take on these problems and win.

    Specifically, you will learn 5 battle-tested troubleshooting strategies for some of the most difficult to solve Exchange problems. We will focus on not only how to avoid these problems in the first place, but also how to proactively monitor for them in real-time to take corrective action before its too late.


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  • 3:45 PM
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    4:00 PM
    NETWORKING BREAK
    Room 1
  • 4:00 PM
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    5:00 PM
    Keeping Exchange Available: DAGs in Exchange 2010
    Room 1
    Exchange 2010 offers a new set of tools for providing highly available services, including the database availability group (DAG) architecture. You can use DAGs to provide server, database, and site resiliency— but what's the best way to deploy them? How do they work? What don’t they protect? In this presentation, we'll delve into the Exchange 2010 DAG subsystem to answer these questions and give you an effective guide to safeguarding your Exchange data and service availability with DAGs.
  • 5:00 PM
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    5:15 PM
    NETWORKING BREAK
    Room 1

  • 5:15 PM
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    6:15 PM
    Windows Server Clustering: The Good, the Better, and the Best
    Room 1
    When you think of high availability for Windows-based services, at the heart of that high availability you will often find Failover Clustering providing the features needed to make services available—even in the event of unplanned server failure. In this session, we'll look at the fundamentals of Failover Clustering, best practices for configuration, troubleshooting, and common services that leverage clustering, including Hyper-V, File and Print, and Exchange.
  • 6:15 PM
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    6:30 PM
    Event adjourns
    Room 1
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