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Posts by Matt Gordon

Why You Need a Disaster Recovery Plan

Posted Jan 12, 2017 by Matt Gordon

As data platform professionals, our number one responsibility is to make sure that the data we are providing to our customers and users is available to them whenever they need it. The last thing we want to have happen is
for our business to lose a customer because their “highly available” data wasn’t available when needed or, worse yet, a datacenter-related disaster meant their data was lost and never available to them.

Don't Be Delta – 3 Tips Keep Your Data Center Out of the News

Posted Aug 15, 2016 by Matt Gordon

Delta Air Lines has been in the news a lot in the last couple of weeks for all the wrong reasons. News reports have been full of pictures and videos of massive lines at airports, people sleeping at gates and sob stories from stranded travelers thanks to a massive computer outage affecting all of Delta’s systems. If you’re a regular Delta traveler it’s a nightmare, and if you’re in IT for Delta, these are probably some of the worst days of your career.

5 Tips to Keep AlwaysOn Always Humming and Users Happy

Posted Nov 09, 2015 by Matt Gordon

If you work with AlwaysOn Availability Groups in a production environment long enough, you will inevitably encounter a situation that forces you to failover your AG. If you’ve just started working with AGs, that failover is likely followed by a developer or application administrator calling you in the middle of the night cheerfully telling you “something is not right with the database”.

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