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Application Versus Infrastructure: How to Collaborate for High Availability

We’re all familiar with the IT “war room” scenario. When there’s an issue, members of the IT team come together to troubleshoot and find a solution. For organizations with important applications, such as SQL Server running in virtual infrastructures, these IT teams are no strangers to the IT war room environment. In this case, input from the SQL Server system administrators and DBAs isn’t considered (or even requested) when the infrastructure team implements it virtualization plan.

Inevitably, the SQL Server or application team will get a call—the mission-critical SQL Server is slowing to a crawl or down completely. While the IT infrastructure managers believed it had high availability, they never asked about the requirements needed for the application stack.

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