Senior System Engineer and Senior Expert at Atos, Microsoft MVP Cloud and Datacenter Management
SQL Server Always On Availability Group on top of Windows Server Failover Cluster in a Workgroup with just two servers – is it possible? So far both Windows and SQL Server Clusters were heavily dependent on the Active Directory. Luckily for us Windows Server Failover Cluster Instance is happily running in a workgroup, thus allowing us to have the true high availability with minimal infrastructure. Clusters, once reserved for the enterprises, are becoming widely affordable. Highly available SQL Server can be used virtually anywhere, on-prem or in Azure, with minimal infrastructure requirements. Come and see how to deploy Windows Cluster in a Workgroup and how to use it for the SQL Server Always On Availability Group in Azure and on-prem.