Shared storage in the cloud. It’s a dream that most IT pros never thought would come true… until Microsoft shook the cloud community.

In July, Microsoft released Azure shared disks—the very first shared cloud block storage technology in existence. This new capability has some exciting implications for cloud-deployed SQL Server. Never before has it been possible to achieve highly available clustered instances in the cloud, but with shared storage in Azure this is now a reality.

In other words, it is now easier than ever before to run your existing on-premises SQL Server instances directly in Azure.

Check out this on-demand webinar to learn more about this exciting announcement from Microsoft Principal Program Manager Kevin Farlee. You’ll also get to view a demo of the technology in action and gain an understanding of how DH2i’s DxEnterprise software enhances Azure shared disks by enabling:

  • Highly available clustered SQL instances on any platform without WSFC or Pacemaker
  • Safe instance stacking on Windows for peak consolidation and cost-savings
  • Quick provisioning and configuration with simple, intuitive management


About Kevin Farlee
Kevin Farlee has over 30 years in the industry, in both database as well as storage management software. In his current role as a Principal Program Manager on the Microsoft Data Platform team, he is responsible for developing features in the SQL server platform focusing on HA/DR for SQL Server solutions across platforms.


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