Evaluating Microsoft SQL Server Options for Azure

As organisations transition to increasingly sophisticated workloads, applications and solutions to Azure, several common pitfalls have emerged along the way. Modern organisations demand a high degree of governance and oversight on their IT infrastructure and operations while expecting cloud solutions to deliver equivalent or better compliance to their own unique, established best practices.

In this white paper we go over what to avoid so you don’t make those mistakes, and deliver an in-depth examination of the most popular approaches to running SQL Server on Azure, including SQL Server on Ubuntu Pro for Azure.

Considering various deployment options, this white paper examines:

  • Pricing models
  • Support options
  • Availability and Service Level Agreements
  • Licensing and compliance
  • Patch management
  • Security hardening
  • Accreditation
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Self-managed versus self-supported options