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Learn the basics of Microsoft Azure and understand how SQL Server on Azure VMs (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and Azure SQL Databases (Platform-as-a-Service) work. This book shows you how to deploy, operate, and maintain your data using any one or a combination of these offerings along with your on-premise environment. You will find out why it is all very different, but at the same time all so familiar.
Pro SQL Server on Microsoft Azure is a quintessential book for any IT professional who is planning to host their data on Microsoft Azure. This book will not only equip you with the tips, tricks, and tools to manage SQL Server offerings on Azure but also help you in deciding between PaaS, IaaS, or hybrid.
It can be a daunting task when you are responsible for deciding whether to go with Platform-as-a-Service or Infrastructure-as-a-Service or even hybrid or maybe even a combination of all of these. These are decisions which could give you headaches which no medicines can cure. Once you have deployed to the cloud, you will learn that the biggest challenge is yet to come. The world of operations as you knew it has been turned upside down. This is precisely why this book was written. We will help you understand why things are different in today’s cloud world. At the same time, we clear up the clouds for smooth operational flying.
What You'll Learn
- Understand the Microsoft Azure IaaS architecture
- Work with Azure Storage and Networking
- Deploy SQL Server on Azure VMs using best practices
- Apply effective security principles to SQL Azure Databases
- Measure and optimize the performance of SQL Server offerings on Azure
- Implement Business continuity and disaster recovery options with Azure SQL Databases