On-Prem vs the Cloud: Comparing the Cost of Configuring for High Availability

Any way you look at it, configuring SQL Server for high availability involves the cost of redundant infrastructure. If you need your SQL Server data to be available 99.99% of the time and the infrastructure supporting your database goes offline — for whatever reason — you need backup infrastructure that can take over immediately.

But the costs of deploying a high availability infrastructure on-premises vs. in the cloud are very different and it’s important to understand those differences in order to achieve the high availability assurances you seek at the optimal cost to your organization.

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