Microsoft recently announced a major licensing change that may benefit you. Any licensed SQL Server 2012 and newer is now allowed up to three free secondary replicas including High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and Azure secondaries.
While deployments in Azure reap benefits like cost savings, connecting on-premises primary replicas to secondary replicas in Azure can be a hassle. Many companies resort to traditional solutions like Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), despite the complexity of setting it up and its countless security requirements.
So, what is the best alternative?
DH2i and Microsoft are partnering up to provide you with the ultimate solution. Our DxEnterprise software makes deploying and managing free availability group (AG) replicas as painless as ever. Automatic failover support and simple configuration across networks without the requirement of VPNs are just a few of the many benefits that come with DxEnterprise.
You can learn more about it in Microsoft ‘s blog here: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2020/06/29/unlock-your-free-azure-replica-for-sql-server-with-dh2i/