Securing your data is important and you have lots of options in Windows Azure SQL Database according to your needs.
If you read my previous article Windows Azure SQL Database - How to create Windows Azure SQL Database you know basics of creating your Windows Azure SQL Database. In this article, I’ll focus on securing your database and data.
Windows Azure SQL Database is a relational database-as-a-service. So, it’s obvious that you are not managing your database server physically, you can’t touch it but it’s still secure and you can always manage security related features according to your requirements.
First of all, I want to say that there are two security layers in Windows Azure SQL Database service : Network Layer and Database Layer.
1. Network Layer Security: You can configure IP based firewall rules to grant or deny connections to your service. There are two types of rules : Server-Level Firewall Rules and Database-Level Firewall Rules.
I’ve summarized Windows Azure SQL Database security topic in my previous post Secure Your Windows Azure SQL Database.
In this article, I’ll show you interesting scenarios that you can use with your applications or services. I’ll share you how you can apply the following scenarios.
I think best way to learn something is to try it. Cloud computing and Windows Azure doesn’t need to learn lots of things. It’s pretty easy and I think you’ll see this if you start trying it.
When it comes to try it, I think most of the people doesn’t have any clue about Windows Azure Free Offers.
Currently Windows Azure has lots of offering and I’ll give you a quick brief about Windows Azure offers.