SQL Server Cloud Fundamentals

Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud Platform are either already part of your daily lives or will be soon. Deploying SQL Server-based solutions to the public cloud means different things to different people – are you going to use virtual machines (VMs) as part of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)? Use the native cloud-based solutions for Platform as a Service (PaaS) where you may just need a database or an instance of SQL Server? Still keep some on premises but extend to the cloud with hybrid solutions? Where do containers fit into the picture? For some solutions, is it a good idea to deploy to the cloud at all?

Whatever deployment method you choose, SQL Server and its databases still need to be made available, scalable, and reliable. This full day session will cover how to approach planning and deploying SQL Server solutions that utilize the public cloud. The topics that will be discussed include:

  • How the public cloud is both similar and different to deploying on premises
  • Considerations for when to use – and when not to use – the public cloud for SQL Server
  • How to plan availability for SQL Server solutions that are hybrid, IaaS, or PaaS
  • How to ensure that your cloud-based SQL Server solutions perform well and are secure
  • Best practices, tips, and tricks

No matter where you are on your journey to the cloud, this day will modernize your SQL Server skills to be able to deploy successfully regardless of your public cloud provider of choice.


Tuesday 29 September 2020