How to Implement SQL Server with a Private Cloud – A Primer

In this article we check out why it makes sense to implement SQL Server with a private cloud solution

Public Cloud And Private CloudUsing disk storage, off-site premises, or even Azure Cloud for storing SQL Server data is old school. Private Cloud for storing SQL Server data is the new storage trend. There is now a distinction being created between a public cloud and a private cloud. This is currently what the IT industry is clouded by. Although the trend of private cloud storage hasn’t really gained momentum yet, it is certainly being talked about. Its pros and cons are being weighed through an obvious comparison with public cloud. Currently public cloud storage is common among some large businesses, but is not one of the most preferred forms of storage.

Business owners choose to not use Public cloud for storing mass data due to various risks like security, accessibility, performance etc. Keeping all this in mind, storing data in another device or system has instead been chosen as the safest storage option. Amidst all this; if an option like a private cloud is made available, it will surely become the talk of the town. A private cloud is implemented with the help of given resources of an organization, thus the organization has control over it, and it offers all the same benefits as the public cloud.

Private Cloud Offers Flexibility and Security Assurance

SQL Server With A Private CloudPrivate cloud can offer you equal amount of flexibility and scalability as in public cloud, but it has fewer computing resources. To use SQL Server on a private cloud it is important to first weigh all its advantages and disadvantages. Unlike a web server, SQL Server cannot simply be added to web and scaled up. It contains clusters for increased availability, not scalability, you can make use of features like distributed partitioned views, but you would first need to alter your database. Using SQL Server on private cloud is more complicated than simply adding a server in the clusters. The databases cannot move between servers, making enterprise databases not the best clients for private cloud.

However in spite of these limitations one can’t conclude that you cannot have SQL Server on Private Cloud. Although the databases might not be able to move, but if we make use of technologies like live migration along with Virtual Machine Manger and its Dynamic Optimization, things can change drastically, really soon. This will allow you to move virtual instances of SQL Server to new hosts. Private cloud will also allow SQL user to deploy new applications, it will provide IT with higher levels of management, allowing them to use applications as services. So now you will not have to use individual virtual machines to deploy applications. The private cloud will offer you with plenty of virtual resources to carry out any common task.

Private cloud allows for all related virtual machines to deploy as a single unit, which can also be managed like a single unit. Lastly, features like Dynamic Power Optimization in Virtual Machine Manager 2012 can make use of private cloud resources for the purpose of reducing power consumption when there is low resource utilization.

Data Corruption Incidents are Common during a Transfer Process

When you are attempting to store data onto a cloud, incidents of data corruption can occur during the storage process. To recover any messed up SQL file you can try using a mdf repair tool like DataNumen SQL Recovery. This powerful tool can handle nearly all forms of data corruption in SQL files and can even negotiate large MDF files with ease. Further the tool can maintain complete data integrity during the recovery process.

Author Introduction:

Alan Chen is President & Chairman of DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including access recovery and sql recovery software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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