The SQL Server 2008 R2 Web Edition product marketing site has a benefit listed on its High Availability section:
Benefit from log shipping, which helps automatically back up data on separate servers or keep multiple-read servers online to better handle large amounts of web traffic... through one-way merge and transactional replication.
How is this scenario implemented? Is this referring to:
- log shipping to multiple target instances and using snapshots and lots of T-SQL to keep them in sync
- new functionality to manage multiple-read servers?