6 Responses

  1. Barry GoldenBarry
    Barry GoldenBarry at |

    Heartbeat is probably one of the worst VMware products out there. I would prefer a proven solution like SQL cluster anyway above heartbeat.

  2. LD
    LD at |

    vCloud is not the only cloud environment which doesn't support SQL 2012 AlwaysOn– Amazon RDS doesn't support it either.

    But like it or not, cloud environments will need to support AlwaysOn, or supply equivalent functionality. Going forward, that will be the only method supplied by Microsoft, as database mirroring will be deprecated. (See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190202….

    Since AlwaysOn is conceptually similar to MySQL readonly replicas, I suspect support by non-MS clouds is technically feasible, and may be forthcoming in the near future.

  3. Krzysztof Waszkiewic
    Krzysztof Waszkiewic at |

    Hi !

    One another question. How is the Heartbeat cheaper ? Do you need 2 separate SQL Licences for AlwaysOn while you don't need it using Heartbeat ? I'm I right ?


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