Recently, a virtual server hosting company opted to deploy Microsoft SQL Server 2008 throughout its virtual environments. By using the application, companies can leverage SQL to obtain improved computing resources from virtual server environments.
Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 allows businesses to apply a number of computing solutions in the enterprise, including policy-based management support, auditing, geospacial data, reporting services and large-scale data warehousing. Essentially, SQL Server provides organizations with the tools necessary to manage, access and deliver business-critical applications and data.
Other major advantages delivered by Microsoft SQL Server in virtual server hosting environments tend to focus on the cost benefits of creating applications in-house instead of purchasing physical copies of software. SQL Server allows companies to create and deploy their own web applications in a secure virtual environment. This makes it possible for organizations to manage software and easily meet programming needs without obtaining new software licenses.
Deploying an SQL-based hosted server to meet the needs of a large business can also improve overall IT security in the enterprise. SQL Server 2008 has built-in security protocols, allowing the program to intuitively manage the security functions necessary in a number of business environments.