Check out this great overview from MSDN on the SQL Server 2014 features that support hybrid cloud scenarios includingBackup and restore databases tofrom Azure storageMaintain database replicas on Azure VMsStore SQL Server data files in Azure storageMigrate existing SQL Server database to Azure VMsMore Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Hybrid Cloud
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This great Redmond Magazine article by Kurt Mackie gives you an inside look from Microsoft executives Brad Anderson and Mark Russinovich on Microsoft39s early vision of Microsoft Azure and the hybrid cloudMore Microsoft Execs Offer the Case for Hybrid Cloud
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Author Simon Bisson nicely describes how SQL Server 2014 is a robust database that gives you a path to delivering the hybrid cloud in an article for ZDNet With hybrid cloud scenarios in mind Bisson describes how the Azure wizard will migrate a SQL Server database from an onpremises server to a virtual machine running on AzureMore SQL Server 2014 First Take Powerful and flexible with added inmemory support
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