One of the crawl, walk  then run onramps to the cloud would be to exploit Hybrid computing.  Microsoft SQL Server gives you this on ramp as it continues to extend the value to your on premise environment with features that let you extend to the cloud on your terms with low risk, high value and low cost.   This session will walk you through this evolution of Hybrid computing for SQL Server including a taste of where we have been, where we are and where we are going.
Presented by Mark Souza at SQLBits XIV
MP4 Video HD 528 MB