SQL Server High Availability Solutions
High Availability is a critical consideration for SQL Server (or any database platform) because it is a matter of when, not if, a problem will occur. However, in today’s environment, many systems need 24/7 (or close to it) uptime. On top of the unplanned downtime is planned downtime – scheduled interruptions for Upgrades/Patching and Maintenance.
Since both planned and unplanned downtime need to be accounted for, SQL Server users need to consider these High Availability options:
- Failover Clustering
- Database Mirroring
- Log Shipping
Each of these solutions has its appropriate usage and complexities. Let Ntirety, the Database Experts, help to design, deliver and maintain your SQL Server High Availability solution.