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Mark McIntosh

Mark McIntosh
Mark is the Practice Lead of our Exchange On-Premises team here at KiZAN. His certifications include: Advanced Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Core Solutions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator on Exchange 2010, MCITP Windows Server 2008 R2, MCSA Server 2003, MCITP Windows 7, Network + and A+ His system specialties include: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory
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What Does Active Active Really Mean for Exchange 2016?

Posted by Mark McIntosh on Aug 10, 2016 2:52:38 PM

What is an Active/Active datacenter?

An Active/Active datacenter is Microsoft’s Preferred Architecture (PA) for both Exchange 2016 and 2013.

So what does Active Active really mean?

An Active/Active datacenter within Exchange is when you have Exchange servers deployed to multiple sites with an equal number of servers in each site. The Exchange servers from both sites are added as members of a Database Availability Group (DAG), each holding active databases. (see Figure 1).

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Exchange Server