SQL Server can excel with cloud storage

At any given time, you can be responsible for dozens of SQL databases. Enterprise-grade storage like Cloud Volumes is needed for Microsoft Azure cloud services to gain automation, high availability, and cost containment for MS SQL database.

  • Cloud Volumes ONTAP

    Cloud Volumes ONTAP is a self-managed storage service built upon native cloud compute and storage resources. MS SQL database services require critical data protection and advanced data control management designed to enhance storage efficiencies and dramatically reduce cloud storage costs

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    SQL Admins can deploy an advanced storage layer in their cloud of choice to gain greater control of the cloud storage infrastructure with:

    • Shrink cloud storage costs up to 70% with efficient data deduplication, thin provisioning, data compression, and tiering.
    • Provision both NAS and SAN storage with NFS, SMB, and iSCSI support with common feature sets and APIs across cloud providers.
    • Intelligent caching to improve I/O read and write performance.
    • Remove the risk of downtime with high availability (RPO=0) configurations.
    • NetApp SnapMirror® brings your hybrid cloud environment together by tying on-premises to your cloud instance.
    • Zero-impact NetApp Snapshot™ copies with near-instantaneous point-in-time backups without using extra resources.
  • Azure NetApp Files

    Azure NetApp Files is built for cloud architects and Microsoft SQL Server database admins to experience on-premises flash performance and advanced storage capabilities within the construct of a native Azure cloud storage service. As a first-party service, Azure NetApp Files allows for seamless cloud infrastructure administration.


    A fully managed storage volume can be seamlessly deployed with zero-touch management and advanced features to:

    • Eliminate the challenge of configuring and managing high-performance cloud storage.
    • Connect your Linux and Windows applications with SMBv3 and NFS (v3, v4.1).
    • Achieve millisecond latency and over 250k IOPs on your choice of performance tiers and guaranteed SLAs.
    • Consume storage as you need it via the cloud provider console or native cloud APIs.
    • Move data to & from on-premises or other repositories via NetApp Cloud Sync
    • Create efficient snapshots with advanced volume copies to prevent data loss or corruption and experience guaranteed 99.99% availability.

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