The cloud delivers information technology as a service on demand, allowing users only to consume the capacity they need. The cloud is the infrastructure that the services run on. The cloud is a computing solution that provides shared resources over the Internet or on a private network. Computers in the cloud are configured to work together. The various applications use the collective computing power as if they are running on a single system. The flexibility of the cloud is a function of the allocation of resources on demand. This assignment of resources facilitates the use of the cumulative resources of the system, negating the need to assign specific hardware to a task. With the advent of the cloud, resources are used as an aggregated virtual computer. This amalgamated configuration provides an environment where applications execute independently without regard for any particular setting. Users only access the resources that they need for a specific task. As such, users benefit from the flexibility, economies of scale, and optimized management of resources.
The 12-page solution brief “IDERA’s Solutions for the Cloud” discusses the fundamental concepts of the cloud (such as virtualization, building blocks, layers, service delivery models, deployment models, and providers). The solution brief also presents the cloud-oriented capabilities of IDERA’s products.
Accessing your databases and applications in the cloud has become easy to do, with multiple options available for selection based on your specific needs. Whatever the cloud configuration, IDERA provides a wide range of database tools to help you manage and monitor your environment.
SQL Diagnostic Manager is a robust performance monitoring, alerting and diagnostics solution for Microsoft SQL Server. It supports Amazon RDS for SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
ER/Studio Data Architect is a powerful data modeling tool, and enables companies to discover, document, and re-use data assets. It supports data modeling operations for Microsoft Azure SQL Database along with Microsoft SQL Server on an Azure VM.
DBArtisan protects data security by managing permissions and privileges for cloud and on-premises deployments of Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, and more.
SQL Safe Backup provides a high-performance backup and recovery solution for Microsoft SQL Server. It supports Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Microsoft Azure Blob Storage.
SQL Doctor analyzes cloud and on-premises deployments of Microsoft SQL Server (including Microsoft Azure SQL Database and Amazon RDS SQL Server) to generate expert recommendations with executable scripts to improve security and performance.
SQL Secure discovers security vulnerabilities and user permissions for Microsoft SQL Server. It identifies who has access to what and sends alerts on violations of corporate policies. It supports Microsoft Azure SQL Database.