How to get the biggest bang for your buck with SQL Server on Azure VMs

Running SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine is one of the quickest and easiest ways to lift-and-shift your SQL workloads into the cloud. The great thing about SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines is that it’s the same SQL Server database engine you’re used to running on-premises. For the most part, configuration, settings, maintenance, and performance tuning techniques are all going to be the same, but infrastructure configuration such as choosing the right VM size and designing a storage layout are going to be quite different. The choices you make when creating and configuring a SQL Server VM in