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A new normal is emerging globally as businesses restart or rebuild in the face of rapidly changing conditions. To keep up with the pace of change and address new opportunities that arise, businesses are looking to the cloud for ways to optimize their IT and other data-related costs—and redirect the savings to higher priorities.  The Azure SQL family of database services can help you cost-effectively adapt and scale with flexible options that can help you make the most of your data spend.

Whether you’re rehosting your SQL Server workloads onto an Azure Virtual Machine, or modernizing them on evergreen, fully managed Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance, you’re shifting your capex to opex by avoiding the cost and complexity of buying and managing physical servers.  On top of that, Azure provides flexible management options that can boost productivity and provide more bandwidth for IT and database administrators alike to focus on more value-added initiatives. Backups, patching, and updates are performed on your behalf, and features like high availability, performance tuning, and more are part of Azure SQL’s managed services.

What more could you do if you could save up to 80 percent or more on your database costs? Read on to discover the top eight ways you can optimize your data spend on Azure.