Cloud data solutions


Get more value from your data with the cloud

Extend your data-management capabilities with the power of the cloud. When you access trusted cloud resources, you achieve the speed and scale you need, while reducing your hardware, maintenance and administration costs.

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With Microsoft cloud data management solutions, you can create cost-effective, secure and highly scalable solutions in a private cloud, public cloud or a hybrid of the two. Integrate operations with data and services from virtually anywhere, using familiar tools for development and management.

SQL Server 2014 enables hybrid cloud solutions such as cloud backup and cloud high availability (HA) to reduce costs and improve on-premises disaster recovery. Leverage existing skills and familiar tools like Active Directory and SQL Server Management Studio across on-premises SQL Server and Microsoft Azure.

Have the flexibility to run your SQL Server workloads in Azure Virtual Machines (VM), giving you complete control of the VM. And in SQL Server 2016, you’ll be able to securely stretch large SQL Server tables to Azure with the ability to seamlessly query the data using Stretch Database technology, for cost-effective cold data availability.

Azure SQL Database is a fully managed service, ideal for building applications that can take advantage of massive cloud scale. With HA built-in and near-zero administration, SQL Database provides reliable, predictable performance.


  • Compliment your existing on-premises investments with cloud scale while maintaining control of all your data assets through common management tools
  • Lower total cost of ownership through decreased CAPEX and OPEX
  • Reduce recovery times and come back quickly from database outages with hybrid disaster recovery and backup to Azure
  • Achieve greater data protection using Azure’s geographic redundancy
  • Develop once and deploy to on-premises or cloud SQL Server environments
  • Enable instant and affordable scale-out to thousands of databases and global reach backed by the power of the Azure platform

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