Azure (Public/Hybrid), Microsoft Sessions

T15 Familiar and Future-Proof: Lift and Shift Your Cluster into Azure IaaS

August 6th, 2019

2:45pm - 4:00pm

Level: Intermediate Advanced

Rob Hindman

Senior Program Manager


Guest clustering in Azure is an increasingly popular lift & shift strategy to move on-premises workloads, including SQL Server (FCI and AG) and traditional line-of-business (LOB) apps, to the cloud. In this session, we'll walk end-to-end through the steps to deploy a Windows Server Failover Cluster inside Azure IaaS virtual machines. We'll cover known limitations, testing tools, and examples of successful deployments, all the important considerations for networking, storage, and quorum, and discussion Microsoft's future direction for guest clustering.