Check out my new Pluralsight Course entitled “SQL Server on Windows Azure IaaS – Optimizations & High Availability”!

This course discusses advanced topics for optimizing SQL Server 2012 performance and availability on Windows Azure IaaS Virtual Machines   Topics include maximizing SQL Server disk performance within Azure storage, minimizing latency through Azure Virtual Network connectivity, properly securing administrative operations, and designing for high availability in case of failure. These design recommendations are key to correctly implementing configuration of SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups, which are presented as the prime data replication option. As a part of AlwaysOn we discuss and show how to properly configure SQL Server VMs using Azure Availability Sets and Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC), SQL Server Availability Groups and Listeners to manage failover between VMs transparently.

This is my second course for Pluralsight and is a followup to the first part entitled Hosting SQL Server in Windows Azure IaaS Fundamentals.

Check it out and let me know what you think!