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Getting Started with SQL Server 2014 Administration by Gethyn Ellis

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Integrating Microsoft Azure Storage

SQL Server 2014 offers you the ability to store your SQL Server data files in Microsoft Azure. This will allow you to combine on-premise and cloud-based storage solutions for your SQL Server 2014 databases. The files are stored as blobs in Microsoft Azure. This offers the DBA a number of benefits, some of which are listed as follows:

  • Fast and easy migration
  • Low cost storage—potentially limitless storage
  • High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR)
  • Security

Creating a database that uses the Microsoft Azure Storage integration

In order to use Microsoft Azure Storage for your SQL Sever database files, you will need to create a Microsoft Azure Storage account, and you will need to create a storage container.

To create ...

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