Organizations are increasingly looking to migrate their on-premises databases to cloud, whether to take advantage of built-in high availability and disaster recovery features or to reduce operating costs by getting rid of administrative overhead and becoming more efficient. While customers recognize the benefits of moving to the cloud, they need help and guidance on planning and executing migration of their databases.
We often hear that customers need help determining the best option when migrating their on-premises SQL Server to Azure. We developed this video to address that question. The video will help you begin your migration journey to Azure SQL by learning about the best options available for SQL Server migration to Azure based on your unique needs. From simple ‘lift-and-shift’ migrations to an Azure virtual machine (VM), to modernization to fully managed database-as-a-service, you can leverage this guidance to quickly move your databases. See how to realize cost savings and efficiencies with offers like Azure Hybrid Benefit and free Extended Security Updates. You’ll watch an online migration performed starting with an assessment of databases and applications using Azure Migrate and completing the migration process with Azure Database Migration Service (DMS). See how easily you can translate your existing SQL Server knowledge to perform the migration yourself!
For advice on what Azure SQL destination to use for your workload, try our Choose Your Database tool.