How SQL server works on Azure VMs and increase your operational performance?

Azure virtual machines comes in different sizes all over the world. It allows you to use a complete version of SQL server in the cloud, leaving the tension of handling the on-premises infrastructure. Azure VMs eliminates the operation cost and offers pay as you go services

With Azure virtual machine, you can create a SQL server virtual machine with the perfect version, edition and operating system, which makes virtual machines a good option for many often used SQL server workloads.

This blog runs you through the reasons why customers move to Azure VMs and how it satisfies their needs.

Reasons to know why customers move to Azure VMs,

  1. If the company’s hardware contract is about to expire.
  2. SQL server on 2008 or 2008r2.
  3. In search of good options, to move your on-premises workload to cloud as soon as possible but not wanting to make big application changes, or you know, commonly people leverage third party application that requires access to control OS.
  4. One of the major challenge that customers face, is that to hold the operating system control and maintain complete SQL server functionality.

Azure virtual machine has come as a big solution as it offers combined performance, security, and analytics of SQL server, backed by the flexibility and hybrid connectivity.

 Deploy SQL server on Azure VMs:

  • Now, you can deploy your workloads on the data servers with the interface offered by Azure. It is known as marketplace pre-installed SQL Server, which can run on Windows or Linux.
  • You have the choice of installing your own SQL servers.
  • Azure Site Recovery is easy, as you can move any applications to and from Azure VMs.

Resource Provider: 

  • When marketplace is utilized, at the backend, resource provide is used to register your virtual machine with Azure.
  • It provides licensing and edition flexibility, automated backup and security updates.
  • Along with these, it also manages VMs with Azure SQL server in portal. 

Storage and Performances:

  • It has optimized memory or storage sizes to provide the best performance.
  • You can store the multiple data and log on Azure VMs using premium storage managed disks.
  • It also has options for low latency applications with ultra-disks.

Networking and security:

You can run your VMs inside Azure ecosystem at infrastructure, it’s completely ok, as it allows you to have virtual environment to integrate not only virtual machine with Azure resources but even with your on-premises assets like applications and tools. It provides advanced data security services.

High availability:

You are allowed to check and configure the availability of instances and even have backup of databases on VMs. Azure VMs has built-in HA, Azure storage has built-in DR, Azure blob storage uses File-snapshot backups, and you can set up failover cluster instances, availability groups and even HADR, on Azure ecosystems.

Migration to Azure Virtual machines is highly beneficial. WinMethods makes your migration to Azure process, easy and stress-free.