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Getting Started with SQL Server 2014 Administration by Gethyn Ellis

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Chapter 1. SQL Server 2014 and Cloud

Cloud is a buzzword that has been around for a long time, and it can in fact have many different meanings. Generally, it is considered as a process where remote computers are used to provide services possibly over the Internet, rather than using local computer servers or personal computers. A cloud can be public when computing resources are provided and hosted by a third party over the Internet and shared by all the paying subscribers, or private when computers and servers are hosted and owned by a company or business. A cloud can be Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or even Hardware as a Service (HaaS). Microsoft's strategy seems to be pushing towards a cloud infrastructure, ...

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