Windows Azure SQL Database Premium Preview
July 23, 2013 Leave a comment
As of today, Microsoft is offering access to a limited preview of the new Windows Azure SQL Database Premium service. As opposed to non-Premium, the new offering provides reserved instances for databases requiring higher performance capacity and predictable performance.
To sign up:
- Visit the Preview Page and click the ‘Try it Now’ button.
- When approved, visit the Windows Azure portal and request a Premium Database Quota assigned to your Cloud Services.
For the Preview, customers will be limited to one database per logical server, priced at 50% of the eventual GA pricing. Please see the Windows Azure SQL Database Premium page for more details and availability updates.