Availability Groups with Docker Containers


Introduction

Containers continue to revolutionize enterprise architectures. Although there are many benefits of using this technology, many DBAs shy away from it. Perhaps because it’s a foreign technology, or simply because they don’t understand its applications.

When working as a DBA,  I felt the frustration of application teams when I told them they would need to submit N requests and wait a month or longer to provision a PoC environment. Among many other things, containers allow application teams to setup PoC environments in minutes. DBAs, too, can setup environments in minutes to test the behavior of SQL Server and/or test a