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Always On availability groups between Windows Azure regions

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  • Hello.

    I want to configure SQL Server Always On availability groups between Windows Azure virtual machines in different regions. One machine would be in a data center in Europe and one in Asia. Is that even possible? Cannot seem to find much information about Always On cross-region. I have looked into mirroring instead but I need both databases to be readable.

    Thanks!

    /Niklas

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 8:51 AM

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  • I want to configure SQL Server Always On availability groups between Windows Azure virtual machines in different regions. One machine would be in a data center in Europe and one in Asia. Is that even possible?

    Hi

    currently it does not appear to be supported ref: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/windowsazure/jj870962.aspx

    'You cannot have a Windows Azure-only availability group across Windows Azure datacenters because cross-datacenter virtual networks are not currently supported in Windows Azure, and an active directory domain cannot span multiple Windows Azure datacenters.'

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:57 AM

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