With Azure Arc we are not just allowing you to use the Azure control plane to manage resources like servers and Kubernetes clusters outside for Azure, we are also bringing Azure services to the customer hybrid locations on-premises, at the edge, or even other cloud providers. In a video series, I had the chance to talk with Travis Wright (Principal Group Engineering Manager at Microsoft) and Dhananjay Mahajan (Principal Program Manager at Microsoft) about Azure arc enabled data services.
What are Azure Arc-enabled data services?
Azure Arc makes it possible to run Azure data services on-premises, at the edge, and in public clouds using Kubernetes and the infrastructure of your choice. Currently, the following Azure Arc-enabled data services are available:
- SQL Managed Instance
- PostgreSQL Hyperscale (preview)
You can learn more about Azure Arc-enabled data services on Microsoft Docs.
Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance
Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance has near 100% compatibility with the latest SQL Server database engine, and enables existing SQL Server customers to lift and shift their applications to Azure Arc data services with minimal application and database changes while maintaining data sovereignty. At the same time, SQL Managed Instance includes built-in management capabilities that drastically reduce management overhead.
You can learn more about Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance on Microsoft Docs.
Choose the right data solution for your hybrid environment
Learn how to understand your hybrid environment and set up the right solution for success. This session covers use cases for Azure Arc – enabled data services in both connected and disconnected scenarios.
Azure Arc – enabled data services in connected mode
Get an overview of the end-to-end experience for deploying Azure Arc – enabled data services in connected mode. This session also covers aspects like high availability, scalability, and monitoring.
Azure Arc – enabled data services in disconnected mode
In this session, you’ll explore the end-to-end experience of deploying Azure Arc – enabled data services in disconnected mode. You’ll also learn about the tools available for managing and monitoring your local environment.
Azure Arc – enabled data services with Azure Stack HCI and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Explore the comprehensive Azure hybrid solution and how Azure Arc – enabled data services run on top of Azure Stack HCI and AKS.
- Azure Arc overview
- Azure Cloud Adoption Framework for Hybrid and Multicloud Scenarios
- Learn more about Arc enabled servers, see the following overview
- Learn more about Arc enabled Kubernetes, see the following overview
- Learn more about Arc enabled data services, see the following overview
- Experience Arc enabled services from the Jumpstart proof of concept
- Azure Arc for Cloud Solutions Architects
- Azure Arc for IT Pros
- Azure Arc for Security Engineers
- Azure Arc for Developers
I hope the Azure Arc enabled Data Services video series was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below.