Q&A With Morgan Gregory Google Cloud Office of the CTO: Strategy & Programs at Google

DECK 7 | April 30, 2020

Morgan Gregory, Google Cloud Office of the CTO: Strategy & Programs at Google runs strategy and programs for Google Cloud's CTO Office, working closely with their senior leaders and technical CXOs of strategic customers on co-innovation and thought leadership initiatives. Morgan has a passion for paradigm-shifting technology and has side hustle in AI. She's particularly interested in AI for Good and Responsible AI - topics that marry her technical background and desire to make a difference.

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When an Azure region is not available due to issues at the Datacenter level, this should not affect the availability of data. Hence, database replication is required to avoid data loss at any given point in time. Some Microsoft Azure regions do not support Azure database replication in different regions. (Refer to the image given below) To overcome this, manual replication of MySQL database using MySQL workbench is the only feasible option.

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When an Azure region is not available due to issues at the Datacenter level, this should not affect the availability of data. Hence, database replication is required to avoid data loss at any given point in time. Some Microsoft Azure regions do not support Azure database replication in different regions. (Refer to the image given below) To overcome this, manual replication of MySQL database using MySQL workbench is the only feasible option.

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