In a blog post, Microsoft announced some recent advancements they've made with SQL Server 2016 and Microsoft Azure StorSimple updates in the development of hybrid cloud technology for enterprise customers. Microsoft believes that the use of the hybrid cloud will allow companies a more effective way of accessing their information and reducing costs by combining a hybrid cloud approach that utilizes on-premises resources and the use of the Microsoft Azure.
"Microsoft believes a hybrid cloud approach can offer unique ways to manage today’s data proliferation. We believe you should be able to take advantage of the best of the public cloud and the best of your on-premises technology. Hybrid solutions should enable mission critical, recent, or latency-sensitive data to remain on-premises, while backups and archival data can seamlessly move to low cost and nearly limitless cloud storage. Today, we are extending that commitment with new offerings in SQL Server 2016 and StorSimple that make it even easier for you to leverage a hybrid cloud model to put you in control of how you store and protect your applications and data."
For a more in-depth look at how Microsoft is updating SQL Server and StorSimple, take a look at the Microsoft Azure Blog.