After running an experiment, using datacenters on each coast of the U.S., our friends in MSCOM ops verified that the combination of Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 are great for enabling database geo-replication, thanks to a 100X gain in performance. The experiment provided sufficient evidence to motivate a more ambitious proof-of-concept case study with MSDN.

A new whitepaper, published this week, explains how SQL Server 2008 was able to take advantage of the all-new core networking stack in Windows Server 2008 to deliver revolutionary gains in replication performance across wide-area networks. The paper includes information on an MSDN case study, in which MSCOM ops significantly lowered MSDN page load times, thanks to replication of MSDN content from the U.S. to Europe.

-David