Azure Virtual Machines Deployment Scenarios
Microsoft Azure is a hosted computing platform and infrastructure that enables building, deploying and managing applications and services such as Microsoft SQL Server 2014 through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. The Azure cloud supports infrastructure optimization through new hybrid cloud scenarios for high availability, backup/restore, data management and virtual machines. Virtual Machine templates include diverse technologies to include SharePoint, Oracle, Linux, and Ubuntu. In addition, Azure supports other storage paradigms such as mobile services as well as NoSQL technologies to include Key/Value and Hadoop MapReduce. This session explores the different data-centric scenarios that Azure enables to provide optimal deployment and design options for the SQL Server DBA and Developer. It also covers migration strategies to the cloud, cloud economics, as well as new cloud-centric networking technologies such as ExpressRoute and Equinix.