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Managing Azure Arc-Enabled SQL Server With Azure Lighthouse

Azure SQL — a family of managed, secure and intelligent products that use the SQL Server database engine in the Azure cloud – will be generally available on July 30 as an Azure Arc-enabled resource to be managed with Azure Lighthouse, joining Windows Server, Linux and Kubernetes.

“This enables customers to consistently manage their hybrid SQL Server environments during and after the move — on their terms,” Tanuj Bansal, Microsoft’s senior director of Azure product marketing, said in a blog post. “Azure Arc now integrates with Azure Lighthouse, giving partners additional opportunity to manage resources across edge, datacenter and multi-cloud environments.”

Azure Lighthouse enables cross- and multi-tenant management, allowing for higher automation, scalability and enhanced governance across resources and tenants. Partners already using it to manage multiple customer data services across environments will see increased control and agility with Azure Arc-enabled Azure SQL, according to Microsoft.

 
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