The new “AlwaysOn Architecture Guide: Building a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solution by Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups” white paper was just published by Microsoft over the weekend.

I co-authored this white paper with Sanjay Mishra, Senior Program Manager in the Microsoft SQL Customer Advisory Team.

This paper covers one of the three common customer HA and DR design patterns discussed in Sanjay’s SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn High Availability and Disaster Recovery Design Patterns post.  You can download the new white paper here.

A big thanks to Glenn Minch, the Content Program Manager for keeping the various aspects of the project going and also to the host of participating technical reviewers. The paper had 17 technical reviewers – including Lindsey Allen (MS), Juergen Thomas (MS), Mike Weiner (MS), Prem Mehra (MS), Yorihito Tada (MS), Curt Matthews (MS), Amitabh Tamhane (MS), Aditya Samant (MS), Daniel Janik (MS), Jimmy May (MS), David P Smith (ServiceU), Richard Waymire (SolidQ), Brent Ozar (Brent Ozar PLF), Wolfgang Kutschera (, Paul S. Randal (, Gianluca Hotz (SolidQ) and Ayad Shammout (Caregroup).