7. Hybrid scenarios (Microsoft SQL IaaS)
This final chapter builds on what you've learned in the previous six chapters and discusses the various ways in which you can develop a hybrid environment, leveraging Azure services to complement your on-premises SQL Server environment.
We will explore several Azure licensing and technical offerings, including Azure Hybrid Benefit and Backup to URL. We will discuss the basic principles of disaster recovery, and then provide use cases for Azure VMs running SQL Server on Windows and Linux, known as infrastructure as a service (IaaS). We'll also cover the ways you can keep a workload in sync between your on-premises and Azure environments, and how these relate back to scalability, migration, and disaster recovery scenarios. We’ll finish with a summary of the chapter.