Sql Server: equivalent to Oracle Data Guard

We are using Sql Server: 2008 R2, and looking for some solution like Oracle Data Guard.

Please do share the best options + best practice doc/link too.

Thanks in advance.
Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAsked:
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
I think there's nothing as Dataguard is SQL Server but some features only.
Are you searching for some specific feature?
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Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
Basically we are looking for high availability, currently using SVC to achieve this HA, this is the primary goal that if by any reason our Primary goes  down, how fast we can be up & running on the secondary db/location or whatever we can achieve, in the fastest and best possible manner.

We are currently in the process of evaluating and come up with the best possible options for our scenario.
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mankowitzCommented:
I think you are looking for Always On Availability Groups, which exists in 2012 and onward. For 2008r2, you want a failover cluster. See this page for a walkthrough http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189134(v=sql.105).aspx
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
If you are only looking for HA feature then as mankowitz wrote, the answer is AlwaysOn but don't exist on you SQL Server version. Problem with failover cluster is that you'll lose connection during the failover and there's no secondary database for you connect as read-only for reporting purposes for example.
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Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
can you please share some link/best practice doc in reference to 2012 high availability features.
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