"Customers can easily and securely backup and recover on-premises SQL Server databases using Windows Azure," Clark says. "SQL Server 2014's AlwaysOn technology was not just improved for this release, it was built to enroll Windows Azure virtual machines running SQL Server into a customer's disaster recovery solution. This turnkey solution builds on SQL Server 2014 availability in Window Azure virtual machines - one can get SQL Server with its in-memory and mission-critical features up and running in an Azure VM in literally a few minutes."
Clark says that SQL Server 2014 will be available in a Windows Azure virtual machine image as part of general availability on April 1. He adds that SQL Server 2014 will keep the same licensing and pricing model as SQL Server 2012.
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