You can now spin up a virtual server in Amazon’s datacenter with Windows running.
Even better, you can spin up a fresh new SQL Server for around $1 per hour.
- Amazon Web Services Blog announcement on Windows support
- Amazon EC2 description with Windows and SQL Server pricing
And of course, this comes on a day when I just told myself I wasn’t going to do anything except work on SQLServerPedia, and on a weekend when I’ve got a ton of stuff planned. You guys will get a head start on me with this one. I’ll definitely be all over it next week – I can’t wait to write a video tutorial on how to do database mirroring to Amazon’s datacenter. Gosh, if only there was somewhere that I could host that training video…