In this article, we talk about how running SQL Server on Windows Server 2016 can be beneficial for the users.
Have you ever witnessed a hybrid tree comprising of different species of leaves and fruits? These trees have fruits like oranges, lemons, apples, peaches, and plums all growing on them at the same time. The grower gets the benefit of living in a consistent environment while selecting the desired fruit they need, without spending loads of time and investment in specialized plants.
Here, these hybrid tree fruits can be seen has Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Azure and SQL Server, all working on the same platform, Microsoft, which allows the user to hyperlink and run their data seamlessly on-premises in a strictly cloud-based or hybrid environment. Users can select any environment they like, and can still move from one environment to another whenever they need to. Using 2016 Windows Server and 2016 SQL Server together, users can move their data safely to cloud while making backups on their other on-premises virtual machines.
Key Benefits of Running SQL Server on Windows Server 2016
1. Free Migration Tools
By using SQL Server on a Windows Server 2016, users will be able to obtain free cloud and hybrid solution using SQL Azure Wizard. These free migration tools are designed to offer easy migration to Windows Server to different virtual machines in the cloud.
Users can create and manage backups, recover or migrate data and also limit previews while allocating applications, migrating existing workloads, and downsizing datacenters of their databases into the virtual clouds.
2. SQL License Mobility and Hybrid Use of Azure
Microsoft has designed its modules licensing in a way that users can deploy and cost-effectively take benefit of all the services offered to them.
- SQL Server Customers who have an active Software Assurance can use their license on Azure Virtual Machines for free for their SQL Server Licensing.
- Users can also use License Mobility which allows them to move SQL Database to cloud using the existing license agreement with an Active Software Assurance.
- Users with Windows Server can also save over 40%, by using their on-premises licenses to transfer or import their database or workload to Azure VM.
3. 2016 Windows and SQL Server: Designed for Hybrid Cloud
Microsoft is known for coming up with innovative features, so that users don’t have to look at other companies or brands to purchase add-ins, to get the advantage of cloud security features, or to operate easily while having consistency across the cloud and all on-premises. Together both these software can bear fruit for your company. Not only can users save money and their resources while using both these software together, they can also assure data protection by limiting the usage of a different application.
4. SQL Server + Window = Better Security, Flexibility, and Performance
By running Windows 2016 and SQL Server 2016 together users can unlock the full potential of operating and managing Microsoft data platform. Both these software are designed with a similar set of interface and hybrid technology which makes most of their features unified. They also exude better compatibility which automatically results in better performance and flexibility, while ensuring to keep your databases safe and reduces incidents of SQL Server corruption.
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