SQL workloads in the Azure cloud have traditionally been managed with the approach of infrastructure as a service, but Microsoft gives organizations other options when it comes to SQL. Microsoft allows companies to actually move their SQL workloads into an Azure-provided space, ultimately offering the platform as a service. The databases run cleanly in Microsoft’s infrastructure, removing a lot of the overhead and administrative pain that can come along with managing the environment on your own. Mark Knight, Big Green IT’s Solutions Architect, breaks down the benefits of running SQL in the cloud and how the Azure environment makes it easier for businesses to focus on what matters.
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