Lift and shift is a utopia many IT professionals have about moving on-prem resources to the cloud. The truth is you must understand how the cloud works so you can adjust, design accordingly, and deliver to expectations. As SQL DBAs, you have options and can choose between IaaS or PaaS, between SQL in a VM or SQL DB, NoSQL, Azure Data Warehouse, and more. In this session, we’ll explore these options to help you understand some key points on the platform through demos on the Azure cloud ecosystem, specific VM templates for SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Elastic pools, and Azure Synapse.